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Antique Allis Chalmers Tractor: AC D17

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This picture is a 1959 version, with a 226ci gasoline engine rated at 54 HP. The D17 was one of AC's most popular tractors and was built from 1958 until 1967. It featured a power director hand clutch, power adjustable rear wheels, traction booster system and diesel or LP gas optional engines. Picture contributed by Rick Nikolich.

AC D17 Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

mark goering wrote on Thursday, February 06, 2014 (PST):
  • how much motor oil do I need to change the oil
    Dalton wrote on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 1966 D-17 series IV diesel and my hydraulic pump leaks. Where can I get repaired or replaced You can call me at 410-621-5321
    C.Hartman wrote on Monday, October 14, 2013 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know where I can find a D-17 that was run on tractor fuel kerosene ,it will have a small tank in hood for starting on gas.
    Dennis wrote on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 (PDT):
  • Lift arms will not lower on series 4 17 any ideas would be of help
    jerry coker wrote on Sunday, April 01, 2012 (PDT):
    junior frazier wrote on Sunday, March 06, 2011 (PST):
  • The serial # on the d-17 can be found on the left side ,top of bell housing mountsto the tranmission
    Eric Diedrich wrote on Thursday, February 24, 2011 (PST):
  • anyone no where to find a wiring diagram for starter solenoid on a 1967 D17
    Eric Diedrich wrote on Thursday, February 24, 2011 (PST):
  • anyone no where to find a wiring diagram for starter solenoid on a 1967 D17
    kenny mulholland wrote on Thursday, November 18, 2010 (PST):
  • i just bought a 1959 d17 with the oval decals. she is in rough shape but has not been abused just wheather where. nice running when i get her started just has a bad battary. needs some gages and a good paint job if anyone has advice on why there is a air leak in one of the cyldenders let me know when or if adjusting the valves will help thank you
    kenny mulholland wrote on Thursday, November 18, 2010 (PST):
  • i just bought a 1959 d17 with the oval decals. she is in rough shape but has not been abused just wheather where. nice running when i get her started just has a bad battary. needs some gages and a good paint job if anyone has advice on why there is a air leak in one of the cyldenders let me know when or if adjusting the valves will help thank you
    Dustin Goraczkowski wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • we have 3 D17 s 2 series IV with live low pressure high volume hydraulics we have owned the Series III since new and it has around over 7000 hours on it and one of the Series IV s has 9,700 hours on it and is used every year to run augers and other odd jobs and we recently purchased another series IV but the Tac was stuck so the hours are unknown... needless to say the engines last a very long time. If it has been stuck for 7 years its anybody s guess but with proper care it would be a very good tractor
    steve gilmor wrote on Thursday, September 02, 2010 (PDT):
  • Neighbor of mine has a D-17 that he will sell me for 500. The tractor has been sitting for about 7 years and the engine will not move. I know how to free it up, but is it worth it How long will the engine last Comes with a du-all loader that runs off of the PTO, and 7 ft. back blade.
    steve wrote on Wednesday, September 01, 2010 (PDT):
  • Neighbor of mine has a D-17 that he will sell me for 500. The tractor has been sitting for about 7 years and the engine will not move. I know how to free it up, but is it worth it How long will the engine last Comes with a du-all loader and 7 back blade.
    David Lucas wrote on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (PDT):
  • This looks like the one I have but mine is in terrible condition, it is a diesel and I have to work hard and buy a lot of used /refurbished parts for it. The serial # says it is a 1959. I hope when I am done mine looks so good.
    Dave Laven wrote on Monday, June 21, 2010 (PDT):
  • I am looking at buying a 1960 D 17 Allis in central MN. The tractor is in very good shape and is ready to be used or shown in parades. Can you tell me what the tractor is worth in my part of the country. Asking price is 4,000 without three point. 4,500 with three point. Thanks.
    Russell Cmejla wrote on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (PDT):
  • I have a chance to get a 1958 AC D17 which spun the rear crankshaft bearing long ago. Does anyone in AC land think this can be repaired Any experience in this area Earlier comments say offer 500 tops in this condition. I remember how this D17 pulled a four bottom plow and would growl when the pull got tough. Please help me on this decision.
    Terry Stefancik wrote on Friday, February 19, 2010 (PST):
  • My dad has 3 D17 s all propane, one of which is a highboy. The highboy gets used all the time for spraying. The highboy is a 6 cylinder and the others are 4. Dad also has a D19 propane that he has had for a very long time and he pulls a Vermeer 605J with it.
    Mark Pederson wrote on Friday, February 19, 2010 (PST):
  • Looking for a d-17 gas complete tractor for parts or just a rebuildable engine block and crankshaft.
    Brandon Thomas wrote on Tuesday, February 09, 2010 (PST):
  • I ve been looking for a d-17 series IV for 2-3 years and finally found one thats in exelent condition other than paint. Going to get it this weekend if i can. Didn t get to get last weekend cause of snow but it s putting it down now. Also dan i m glad your found your dad s tractor
    dan clark wrote on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 (PST):
  • i just bought a d17 ac been outside for 8 years looks bad but this is not any old d17 my dad bought it new in 1960 or 61 from his son in laws dad a ac dealer don morr in central ill. dad sold it in 1996 i tracked down paid 500 got it home 1 09 2010 back where it belongs planing complete reworking on it so glad to get back the last new tractor my dad bought he past away 3 of 01 he would be glad its back home to thought i would share my story was wanting to tell some body who would like to here it thanks for listing dan
    Madison Orange wrote on Sunday, January 10, 2010 (PST):
  • Do anyone have the wiring diagram for a D17 starter solenoid Specifically need to know if the solenoid is ground or 12v activated.
    Brian Watson wrote on Saturday, December 12, 2009 (PST):
  • The only D18 s built were experimental prototypes. The D18 tractor had the drivetrain of what became the D19 tractor with the sheetmetal of the D17. Just didn t look right. They raised the hood line to make it a bigger tractor and somewhere along the way the model changed to D19.
    Jr. Roby wrote on Monday, December 07, 2009 (PST):
  • How many d-18s did they make
    Dave Jacobs wrote on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 (PST):
  • I just bought my first tractor. AC 170 with Perkins diesel. Looks like it needs brakes. I believe I know where the parts can be found and will purchase a manual. However I know someone could have some time saving advice about this project.
    Carey Lambeth wrote on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 (PDT):
  • Am I the only one that owns a D-17, LP It was the first tractor that I ever owned, and I recently trailored it from Oklahoma to Washington. I m in the process of getting it back in shape so that I can bale hay with it again. Back in the day, it seem like I could run all day on a tank of propane. If anyone else owns one, let s talk. 350-435-6448
    KENNETH ARMSTEAD wrote on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 (PDT):
  • hello was hopeing some one could help by telling me if the know what other starters my fit a d 17 diesel the one on my is a dellco 1113082 witch i need a nose cone for and can not find if some can help thanks
    LDE wrote on Sunday, July 12, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a ac d17 the pto leaver will not take pto out of gear is there a sheer pin inside the case
    KMC wrote on Sunday, July 12, 2009 (PDT):
  • For those of you looking for the serial, as you are facing the front of the tractor move to the right side. Look at the torque housing where it meets the engine block. Should be stamped vertically.
    cinqueneuf wrote on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 (PDT):
  • Just got at D17 and like so many others, would love to know where to find the serial number and a front grill. Any help greatly appreciated.
    Daryl Weaver wrote on Friday, April 17, 2009 (PDT):
  • My Dad has a D17 that is in nice shape and recently overhauled,wide front,nice sheet metal,starts and runs great.I have posted it on craigs list in South Dakota under farm/garden equipment My phone is 605-978-0385-Daryl
    DANNY KEITHLEY wrote on Monday, April 06, 2009 (PDT):
  • Im looking at a D17 with loader will the the hydraulic pump that works the loader rise and lower a john deere haybind.
    Bill Burney wrote on Monday, March 30, 2009 (PDT):
  • Hey everyone, Just call me BB. I have a 1963 AC D17 serial # 17 69098. I think it is a series 3 but I,m not sure and I can t find anything that will tell me the differences in the 1,2,3,and4. Is there anyone out there that can give me this info It will be greately appreciated. This tractor is a nice one owner. Thanks BB
    Bill Burney wrote on Monday, March 30, 2009 (PDT):
  • Hey everyone, Just call me BB. I have a 1963 AC D17 serial # 17 69098. I think it is a series 3 but I,m not sure and I can t find anything that will tell me the differences in the 1,2,3,and4. Is there anyone out there that can give me this info It will be greately appreciated. This tractor is a nice one owner. Thanks BB
    Dave wrote on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PDT):
  • I truly enjoy reading through all of the comments, stories, and questions of all the A-C devoted owners. I too grew up on a farm within a family and extended family that had a fair share of various Orange Tractors. It is difficult to say which were my favorites. On our farm we had a really great D19. While the companion D17 is a great tractor in its own right and I loved the handling and manuverability of the D17, the extra power provided by the larger D19 really came in handy on our farm. I learned to drive tractors on the WC models one of which is 1941 model still owned by my brother. It is essentially as good as the day it was new.
    David Twitchell wrote on Saturday, January 31, 2009 (PST):
  • I am looking for a D17 in the northeast to buy and Can t seem to find any close looking for web sights or a name or some one how could help me find a tractor within 300 miles of area code 05361
    John Myles wrote on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (PST):
  • I bought 1960 D17 it serial 28813 the engine 24374m it has 1969 517 loader on it.It has auxillary pumpfor the loader. It work fine. Iam a John Deere man but like D17 with the loader on
    Dwayne Smith wrote on Sunday, January 11, 2009 (PST):
  • I just bought a Allis Chalmer s tractor. The only number I can find on it is D17 6124. I d like to know the year model and where I could find a manual if possible. Also how much do you think it is worth
    Becca Upchurch wrote on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 (PDT):
  • My brothers and I own a 60 s model D17. Do you have to install an auxillary pump on it in order for the loader to perform well Or will it be ridiculously slow Any input would be greatly appreciated!
    elmer wrote on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (PDT):
  • I have a 1964 Allis- D-17 series 3,Can anyone tell me what is the purpose of the tractor booster I understand that it somehow distributes the weight to the other wheel. How Is that something like posi trac Help if possible Thanks
    R. Shrum wrote on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 (PST):
  • I just brought home my first AC and I think I am going to like it, but have a problem. The Powerstearing does not work well, and I cannot find the SN in the place I was told it would be. Someone has added a IN 2002 loader on this tractor, it works fine. Oh, Ya, the 3point will not raise when you put a load on it. It stays up when raised and left for several days, but I don t know what to look at next to find where it is leaking or what. any advice from you old AC people would be great. Thanks RS
    James Morse wrote on Tuesday, September 18, 2007 (PDT):
  • I am thinking of purchasing a d-17, this is setting a junk yard. I was wondering a couple of things about this tractor. First what is a far price for one missing a radiator, and I think the governor and has a knock in engine tires fair, paint, needs repainted, and am I right about thinking the governor being on the right side up near fan Thanks need answer asap.
    Chris wrote on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 (PDT):
  • This was one of the first tractors I learned to use. I was nine years old 30 years ago , helping my grandfather on our family dairy farm. I since have taken over the farm and still use this fine old tractor on a daily basis. It s never had an overhaul or any major work, except for a clutch a couple of times. Allis Chalmers forever ! ! !
    Marlow Swedzinski wrote on Friday, August 31, 2007 (PDT):
  • Dear Mr. Nikolich; Wonderful photo of a 1959 D-17. I inherited my Dad s 1958-1960 D-17. It has the same black grill and orange wheels. How do I know what year it is Did the 1960 have this paint sceam Thank you, Marlow Swedzinski
    Norman Godfrey wrote on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me where the drain plug is for the power director clutch reservoir on a D 17 tractor.The tractor we have has the wrong fluid. please email response Thank you
    Rik Gordon wrote on Thursday, August 03, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have one that I am rebuilding. I was running it the other day when the governor gear self destructed. It destroyed the cam gear on its way to the oil pan. I have found a cam gear but cannot find a governor assembly. Someone told me that a D-15 might work. I ne4ed this assembly to get her back running. rik
    Jay McLaughlin wrote on Monday, July 31, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a parts tractor to buy, for a Allis Chalmers 170...... 1968-1973 My phone is 765-623-5423 or 574-278-6387. Thankyou very much
    mr bob from SE ohio wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (PDT):
    pete wrote on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 (PDT):
  • Its good to see some one knows a 59 D17, most poeple dont know the 59s had the black grills, yours looks good
    wayne fausnight wrote on Friday, May 26, 2006 (PDT):
  • can some one tell the way too start lp.gas, the tank has two valves on it do you open one or both? It is a D 17 Allis Chalmers
    Henery Shumaker wrote on Friday, May 19, 2006 (PDT):
  • David Siders, this is a normal sound. We had a series IV d-17 and it did the same thing. its just the gears
    Shawn Whiteley wrote on Friday, May 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • I was wondering if anyone could tell me About my tractor? I know it is a D17 And I was wondering what year it was And what Series it is? I have the Tractor Serial # D1722688D And The Engine Serial # 107360 I think these are correct not for sure though they where in a book that came with it. But if anyone coulnd tell me about my tractor It would be helpfull Thanks
    David Siders wrote on Monday, May 08, 2006 (PDT):
  • i have a series 4 d 17 it makes noise in the transmission rearend area when it is backing up also when coasting down a hill is this normal for this tractor or does anyone know what might be causing it thanks David
    Michael B wrote on Monday, May 01, 2006 (PDT):
  • I just bought my first tractor a d17 with cab, I am also getting a front end loader to go on itthat was on anlother d17, it is a trip loader. I would like to get info pics and models of hydraulic pumps and valves to put hyd on front crank. I want to put hyd on loader and bucket dump, also thinking about adapting loader to quick attach plate has anyone done this. I also need a bush hog and a disc for my d17. thanks Michael B
    Henery Gay wrote on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • Hey big boy, I'm lookin' for someone special to satisfy my needs. I'm 500 pounds, and would love for you to fill my rolls with jelly. See ya
    E.T. Zandarski wrote on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • D17 hydraulics problems. This was my fathers tractor, he died 11 years ago of cancer. I finally got it back in the family, but it has problems, it sat for 5 years under a lean-two. Hydraulics are not lifting, please help. Checked hydraulic hose in pumpkin and o-rings in cylinder.Everything looks good. Why wouldn't any oil come out the back of the hydraulic line, going back to the rear hydraulic lift system? Screwed transport valve in, no lift. Screwed out, no lift. Loosened line on pressure side of transport valve, started engine no fluid came out the pressure side of line. Pulled relief valve apart and everything looks good. Left relief apart, started engine and no oil came out at all. Followed both hydraulic lines to the front, one was on the left side of the gastank and the other is on the right side. Disconnected both lines, blew air threw lines and were clear. Next, blew air into pressure side heard oil bubble on pressure side. Did the same to return side, same thing. Started engine with lines disconnected, no oil at all. Moved levers up and down still no oil. Also, power director lever is stuck in the forward position. PTo lever will not move. Will not engage. Is this a pump problem? We have the IT manual is that the best one?
    Jeanette Harwood wrote on Monday, March 27, 2006 (PST):
  • March 27 2006. I'm not sure when we got it but my late husban got our D 17 at a farm sale, I have sold it to my son-in-law and it is still being used on our farm, he has put some work on it like new fenders and some other repairs . we also still have a WD that we got new in 1953,that he is starting to restore, my husban used it just before he passed away in 1996, the rims went bad and has just been setting, we also have a 190, that he baught in the early 1970's still being used. I do quilting and wanting to make a quilt with AC tactors,that is the way I found our sight, looking for ideas, Do you know where I could find picures that I could use for this, we have had nothing but AC from back in 1953.
    keith wrote on Monday, March 06, 2006 (PST):
  • I just bought a d17 it is a 1957 modol. allis started making them in fall of 57. mine is sn 3150
    dallas gronefeld wrote on Sunday, February 26, 2006 (PST):
  • i'am looking for a rebuild kit for a ac. d17 LP engine.any help on finding a website to buy them would help. have a d17 iv. gas love it. but the d17 LP. to play with.thanks for any help.
    John wrote on Sunday, February 05, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a D-17 Series I Wide front with loader. Has new 3 pt. conversion and other new parts. Looks and runs good. Need to sell. In Mid. Tn. $4000 neg.
    Ray Herndon wrote on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 (PST):
  • I am looking for a hydraulic cylinder that operates the lift arms on a 1961 D17 series 4. Mine is leaking and I have had it packed 2 times but with no good results. If anyone has any information where I can purchase a used one, please let me know. Thanks, Ray
    John wrote on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 (PST):
  • I own three D-17 and they have always been fairly nice tractors. However on one of the diesles i have had a problem with the headgaskets blowing out on them.
    dick wrote on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 (PST):
  • you people have way to much time on ur hands if u go through and write about all these tractors
    Eli - NE wrote on Monday, January 23, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a AC 2 bottom lister (planter) that I have been doing a lot of research for and can seem to find anything on it as far as value. I also have a 2 row cultivator that I also am unable find any information about. Thanks Eli
    wayne of al. wrote on Monday, January 16, 2006 (PST):
  • i have d14 d15 d17 im restoring the 14 d17 i need the rear wheels some one has jd wheels on her can enyone find them for me i like the d modals
    Dave (NE) wrote on Monday, December 12, 2005 (PST):
  • Just acquired my first D17 last weekend. It is a series IV gas. The wiring for the lights is not working properly. Apparently some mice got in and chewed the wires last winter. Any ideas on how the wiring should run from the light switch to the fuse and on? It has been spiced back together, but is still not working. Thanks, Dave
    Mark Olinyk wrote on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 (PST):
  • I am looking to purchase a D 17 series IV. Narrow front, power steering. I think that the one that we had when I was a boy also had an ivory colored steering wheel. I will pay a premium for this tractor in excellent condition. Thanks to all.
    Kerry Steffens wrote on Thursday, November 10, 2005 (PST):
  • To T. Roger on your rough running 1960 D17. Mine runs rough also at times. Try using a good lead substitution additive and Marvel Mystery Oil to every tank of gas. If it smoothes out after a tank full continue using it until the next overhaul and replace with modern valves and guides. If this doesn’t affect it, then rebuild the centrifugal advance behind the points in the distributor housing and see if that doesn’t help a bit. Also I use a good multi-viscously oil while using the tractor on light loads. It seems to keep it a bit cleaner. Remember to change the oil to 30 wt summer and 20 wt winter if you have it in regular service. Hope this if of help.
    Bob Soper wrote on Monday, October 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • Have a chance to buy D17 - unspecified year, have yet to get serial number. Problem with water in the oil pan. Seems to be when tractor is sitting for a period of time. Any ideas? O rings around sleeves? Cracked block? head gasket? Are any of these problems common to the D17 4 cylinder gas?
    Jim Thomas wrote on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a 262 diesel engine for a D-17 or looking to buy a D-17 Series III or Series IV or a D-19 Diesel
    walter wrote on Friday, September 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • Looking for a D17 series IV diesel with wide front end.
    mark wrote on Thursday, September 22, 2005 (PDT):
    Kellie wrote on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • I own a D17 and am trying to make it work properly. When i recieved it the first thing i noticed was the battery was wired backwards. but it starts. It runs a little rough but part of that is due to then fact that it had been sitting for about 15 years. does anyone now where i can get some manuels on this wonderful piece of machinery. I have just got out of the military and moved back to the family farm and am trying to get things fixed up and going so we can stopp renting and i can farm the land. any help would be gfreatly appreciated
    Eric Mullen wrote on Friday, September 16, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hello all. My Grandfather and Father both farmed with AC's all their lives. My father and I are now buying all of them we can find. If anyone on this forum would like to purchase a tractor or just some parts please e-mail me at emullen66 at We currently have the following tractors; Very early kerosene WC (haven't check SN# yet), '51 WD, '61 D17, '62 D17 with power steering, and a '57 WD45 wide front, blades, dirt scraper, snap couplers, carbeurators, etc. If you're into AC's drop me a line, if we don't have what you are looking for we can certainly find it. We bought 4 more tractors last weekend. We're in central IL.
    Brad Alderton wrote on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 (PDT):
  • I purchased a D17 last year to help keep up with my lawn 2.5 - 3 arces. I still do not know much about the tractor. Is there some place on it that I can find a serial number to tell me what year and series it is? I want to know more about it so that I can keep it up and maybe even make a few improvements. Thanks!
    Randy Bone wrote on Sunday, August 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for parts for an adjustable wide front end for a D17 serial number series 38000. I need the spindle support and the front axle spindle for the left side. Would consider buying complete front axle assemble if available.
    profJJ wrote on Sunday, August 21, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1959 D-17 diesel, series one black bar that I want to sell. It runs pretty good, some blow bye. It looks rough, but all of the body parts are present and in good shape. Any idea what I should ask? Thanks, profJ
    KELLY ONEAL wrote on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PDT):
    T. Rogers wrote on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a 1960 D17 (Gas) tractor, even after replacing plug and points will run good for a while but will start running rough again any suggestions? also i'm looking for a front end loader reasonable price and in north arkansas area. Thanks
    R. White wrote on Thursday, August 04, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hello All, I currently have a 57 or 58 Allis Chalmers D17 6-cylinder diesel for sale. I've owned it for a year. It's strong running and more than I need to handle grass task around the house. This tractor is for sale. I'm asking $2,850.00 dollars (obo)!!!! RWW Fairfax, Va. (must sell)..... Thanks ....
    Big Joe wrote on Sunday, July 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have to say that this is a good meesage board for talking about tractors and equipment, etc. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone could help me out. i need to know if there is a website where i can look up serial numbers for tractors and booster pumps. If so, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
    billy bob wrote on Sunday, July 03, 2005 (PDT):
  • my uncle has one. it is about a gas hog and a half
    Kevin L. Stewart wrote on Thursday, June 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a AC 500 front end loader for sale that I just took off a D17 tractor.
    Karl Brown wrote on Wednesday, June 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • I'm lookin for a narrow front end for a D-17 I've had no luck maybe some one could point me in the right direction. Thanks
    Melody Ramsey wrote on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 (PDT):
  • We have a D-17 Series IV that has the grill all messed up, but I don't know the year. The frame is good just the mesh.Please email me if you have one for sale or where to buy.thanks
    Brian Thompson wrote on Sunday, May 08, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking to purchase a D-17 gas series III or IV. Please email me at brianandjill at thanks.
    Walter Anderson wrote on Thursday, April 07, 2005 (PDT):
  • Looking for a d 17 IV diesel tractor. Please email or call 208 405-1267 if you know of one.
    Scott Reppert wrote on Monday, March 28, 2005 (PST):
  • I HAVE A D17Dseries1 the traction booster lever doesn't sty frwd. It pops back. I Ride it with my foot, raking hay, what not, light loads. Any idea no adj left on the outside.
    Brad wrote on Monday, March 28, 2005 (PST):
  • I have an allis chalmers farm d17tractor that is leaking hydraulic oil into rear end oil does anybody know how to correct this problem
    Joe Kohnen wrote on Thursday, March 10, 2005 (PST):
  • Can anyone tell me the difference between a series 3 and a series 4 D17 tractor? Thank you.
    563 7732789 wrote on Thursday, January 20, 2005 (PST):
  • please call with price on d17 thank you
    George Touchette wrote on Sunday, January 16, 2005 (PST):
  • I am interested in selling a D17 series IV with blade and brush hog if anyone is interested please email me
    Neal Breitbarth wrote on Monday, December 06, 2004 (PST):
  • I am looking to purchase a D17 gas, series III or IV. I also need a 3 point hitch for D17. If you have either of these or know where I can find I would appreciate your help!
    jerry arnold wrote on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 (PST):
  • i am looking for a "power take off clutch" for a ford jubilee, part #T&ID 239201 it is a lever located just above the pto lever on the same plate that bolts at the same location of the pto lever on the right hand side, it's purpose is when the tractor is running with pto engaged it will move in whatever gear it is in provided the lever is pushed forward, but when lever is pushed back the tractor ceases to move but pto will continue to operate my tractor has quit pulling regardless of lever position and i need this part real bad
    Jeff Danalds wrote on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 (PST):
  • I purchased a D17 diesel 2 years ago. It was mostly a pile of junk when I got it. Had the engine rebuilt by a great diesel machanic. it runs better now than it did when it was new. I use the tractor on my farm but have been looking for some sheet metal. The front grill and both side panels, and the tail lights on the fenders. [there not the same as a WD45] I would appriciate any ehlp al you allis fans can give me. Thanks
    james wrote on Sunday, November 14, 2004 (PST):
  • my dad had one when i was a kid in the mid 60s he used it on 4row equip . later traded it for a4020 jd when he got six row equip. he always said it was the most powerful little tactor he ever saw wish i had it now
    Bob Parks wrote on Friday, November 05, 2004 (PST):
  • Is a d-17 or d-19 propane narrow front a very rare tractor? What would their value be if the tractor s were in better than averafe condition? I have an allis "G" and a wd-45, but know nothing about thes tractors. Thanks
    george dyck wrote on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 (PST):
  • i have used a d17 series 4 on the farm since 1970. had the starter rebuilt and brakes replaced.that's it. geat little tractor.
    Wayne Swartz wrote on Thursday, October 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • Have two D-17's (going to keep one & sell one) in southwest Pa. A series I and a series III.
    brian maddox wrote on Monday, October 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • i have a d-17 for sale with all the original equipment make offer !! 254-576-1537
    harvey wrote on Friday, October 01, 2004 (PDT):
  • i bought a d17 in high school for a $100 for a voag shop project and now i would like to find a loader and equip for it i just bought 5ac . looking for plow and any other equip for quick hitch
    Jim wrote on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a 1959 D17 and the 2-point liftarm slides out. Does anyone know how difficult this is to repair? Thanks for any info on this.
    Ted wrote on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • Looking for a D-17 to purchase in the midwest (Kansas) anybody know of any for sale?
    DAN wrote on Monday, August 16, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have just finished my greatgrandfathers d14,i am now looking at a D17 series III HIGH CROP PROPANE, HES ASKING 3500.00. I HOPE TO RECOVER MY MONEY & THEN SOME
    Gary Veach wrote on Thursday, July 29, 2004 (PDT):
  • I restore old tractors as a business. Right now I'm restoring a 1957 D-17 diesel. I want to paint it the exact same colors as it came off of the show room floor. I don't have any pictures that show me how the tractor was origially painted. I'd like to get a sales brochure or someting that has some pictures of the tractor on it. If anyone has any information that will help me, please e-mail me. thanks
    jEstherTreib wrote on Friday, July 23, 2004 (PDT):
  • We need a radiator for our D17 Allis Chalmers tractor. It is a gas and the best baling tractor. Our son has used it to bale with her years.
    Phil Dublin wrote on Thursday, June 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • My dad has a 1962-1963 D-17 Diesel. It needs brakes. Does anyone know of anyone in East Texas that might be able to fix the brakes or where we can find parts? The tractor runs good, just needs brakes.
    Len Rance wrote on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a Buda diesel D 262. I have one in a hough payloader and it threw a rod. AC d-17 used the Buda. Im near Peterboro. Thanks Len
    LARRY wrote on Wednesday, June 09, 2004 (PDT):
    steve mitchell wrote on Sunday, June 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have A 1959 D17 Blackbar series 1 seriel# 27000 D I would like to know if it is worth anthing its in pretty good shape its a diesel
    Ben wrote on Thursday, June 03, 2004 (PDT):
  • Do the D-series tractors have live PTO?
    Duke Duclos wrote on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for an Allis CA or B, perhaps a D17. I have a small farm of 30 acres, with about 15 acres of fields that need some help. I'd want to use the tractor for mowing and baling, and do some odd hauling. It doesn't have to be perfect, just needs to run well and be in decent shape. If you have one or know of one, please get in touch. Thanks
    John Portelli wrote on Sunday, April 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • Can any body help me with some informtion about a d-272 4 cylinder petrol motor that i own i need to now what year & also ID this tractor is as i need to buy parts for it
    kevin moore wrote on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 (PST):
  • hi everbody kev here i am starting to restore my allis that i told you about in february. i need help from some allis freinds. how do you get the steering wheel off of the columm all i can see is there is rivit holding it on can someone please help . my email # is kjm_ at thanks kev
    WILL STREET wrote on Friday, February 27, 2004 (PST):
    kevin moore wrote on Monday, February 16, 2004 (PST):
    Henry Bliss wrote on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 (PST):
  • I should have specified at that price,it would be buyers responsability for shipping,thanks.
    Henry Bliss wrote on Friday, January 09, 2004 (PST):
  • I have A series 1 D17 Deisel, I bought about 4 years ago and I am thinking of selling,has near new 8 ply tires.The tractor runs good,could use new brakes.Has the after market 3 pt.I am going to ask 3500.00.I live in southwest MO.
    Bob Schwab wrote on Sunday, December 14, 2003 (PST):
  • E-mail me if anyone has this part for a 1959 D17 Allis Chalmer tractor....(grill screen.) I used this tractor to farm with for many years. e-mail address is janchs52 at
    Bob Schwab wrote on Sunday, December 14, 2003 (PST):
  • I need a grill screen for my 1959 D17 Allis Chalmers tractor.
    casey sikes wrote on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 (PST):
  • I recently bought an AC D17 series 3, What color were the rear wheels originally painted? Right now my 17 has white rims with an orange hub. Is this correct?
    Mike Lewis wrote on Monday, October 06, 2003 (PDT):
  • My D17 has a 12 volt system and the wiring fried from the generator to the amp gauge and from the starter solenoid to the amp guage. The battery was hooked up with a negitive ground. Is this the correct hook up Negitive ground or is it a positive ground. Thanks for any help!
    Steve wrote on Friday, October 03, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a D-19 deisel that needs some help and would like to buy a parts one reasonably priced, any help would be great.
    johnh wrote on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just bought a D-14 of unknown year. Where can I find information on just what I have? Engine and all do well but the metal is getting poor and will need some help.
    Doug Dougherty wrote on Sunday, September 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • Looking for a D17 series I, and a WD45 gas. My ggrandfather and grandfather farmed with these for many years, and interested in obtaining these. Reply via email if anyone has for sale.
    Jeff Weinberg wrote on Saturday, August 30, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a gas, D17 Series 1, w/ aftermarket 3-point hitch, wide front with fair tires, good sheet metal, starts and runs like a kitten! Asking $3700.00 Central Illinios Thanks Jeff.
    Brian Kuester wrote on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 1962 D17 allis chalmers and was wondering if there is a hydraulic pump that will bolt right up the housing and flywheel. Thanks Brian
    jmancina wrote on Thursday, August 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • looking to purchase ac d17 or d19 wide front, full electric, power takeoff, 3pt hitch gas or deisel has to be in good condition & tires. we live in Northern Minnesota, 125 miles north of Hinckley, thank you
    Scott Ousley wrote on Tuesday, August 19, 2003 (PDT):
  • I would like to eventually restore my 1960 AC D-17 Gas tractor. Where can I obtain info on exact colors for different parts of the tractor, decals, etc. scott at
    Gerry wrote on Friday, July 18, 2003 (PDT):
  • Parting out d-17 series 2 most parts with high clearance front axel
    Gerry wrote on Friday, July 18, 2003 (PDT):
  • Parting out d-17 series 2 most parts with high clearance front axel
    J.T. Eastburn wrote on Monday, July 14, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a early D17 diesel for sale. Serial #D17 57950. It has a block warmer, new rubber, wide front end , rear wheel weights, good condition. $3300 firm. N.E. Missouri.
    Mike wrote on Friday, June 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a D-17 high clearance for sale. Sheet metal is straight.Gas engine.Runs but needs restoration.Asking $2000.Located in central Missouri
    John Gibson wrote on Monday, June 09, 2003 (PDT):
  • Hi folks. As you may of guest I am from Staffordshire England. I am currently restoring an Allis Chalmer ED40 which looks very similar to your D17. It is fitted with a 2200cc diesel engine manufactured by Standard of England and was built in approx 1960. The restoration is now nearing completion but I am in desperate need of a pair of rear wings (fenders)the wings do not fair very well in this country so if you know where I might be able to find some in the states I would very much appreciate it.
    Richard Weiner wrote on Friday, April 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am looking to sell an Allis Chalmers D17. It has hydraulics already set up on it and has some kind of belly hanger for implements that I believe is hydraulicly controlled. It also comes with a box scraper. It was running very good until it stopped. I took off the head and found 1 scored cylinder insert and piston. It was not leaking any fluids before that and I would guess that it needs very few parts to get in good running condition. All the sheet metal is there and the tires are in very good shape 75% or better. I am asking $500 for everything if you are interested. It does need paint however as there is a of of oxidation and some rust. Please contact me if you are interested as I will sell it to the first taker. Richard
    Elie Esparza wrote on Tuesday, April 01, 2003 (PST):
  • I just bought an A/C D-17 serial number 221826 and can't find the exact year when it was made? It also came with Rear Loop Rims which I am trying to find a way on how to adjust the spacing on those. Can anybody help? Thanks. Elie spacing on the
    Theresa wrote on Monday, March 24, 2003 (PST):
  • Looking to purchase an AC D17 for my husband as a surprise. We are new to farming and would need the basics to come with. Any ideas where I can find this type of tractor for sale. Interested in the looks and the history. Thanks.
    Gordon Danielson New York Southern Tier wrote on Tuesday, March 04, 2003 (PST):
  • I have the opportunity to buy a D-15 and wonder if anyone can give me an idea of the spec differences between a D-17 and the D-15. I had a D-17 when I ownded my dairy farm and wish I had never sold it when I sold the farm.
    Gary Wattier 506 Willow Way Wylie, Tx 75098 wrote on Sunday, February 16, 2003 (PST):
  • The best place I have found for a three point conversion kit for the AC D-17 and D-15 is.....Saginaw County Tractor Parts 9161 Sheridan Rd. New Lothrop, MI 48460 PH # 810-638-5787 also at www.saginawcounty Good Luck
    Robert Whitaker wrote on Friday, January 17, 2003 (PST):
  • I have D-17 diesel. It is sleeved and around the cylinders are small heat cracks. Can these be sealed off from water. Also I would like to but a gas or diesel engine for a D-17.
    D Gatzemeyer wrote on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 (PST):
  • I grew up with a 1957 D17 and spent countless hours plowing, discing, cultivating, etc, etc....(Of course I had to learn to drive a tractor using a WC). And for a short time, worked on them at an implement dealer. Recently bought a D17 Series IV at an auction. It has the heavy 3-pt hitch, but it goes down rather quickly when engine is shut off. Anyone have an idea what might be the problem? Perhaps faulty check valve? Also, where would be a good place to find an additional "stack" valve to add to the valve bank to run a loader bucket. This tractor came with an Allis loader but has a trip bucket that I'd like to convert to hydraulic-cylinder controlled and perhaps make it self-leveling. Does the Series IV use the 821 Lube for hydraulics/power director? Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Barry Whalen wrote on Monday, January 06, 2003 (PST):
  • Would like to know if a Series 4 D-17 hydralic pump/system could be installed on a Series 3 D-17. Thanks!
    Lyle Olson wrote on Sunday, November 17, 2002 (PST):
  • I had a 1958 D17 and farmed with it for about 6 years until I sold out. It was one of the best all round tractor we had. I had a rear mount cultivator and would cultivate in the morning drop the cultivator and use the tractor on the baler. Used a 4x14 plow behind it.
    James Russell wrote on Wednesday, October 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • I own a 1963 series III D17. First ALLIS that I have used like it quite well. It came with a two mounted cornpicker It is a nice straight tractor that I would like to restore. I would like to find the correct color for it as they tell me it is know longer avialeable. I got the paint codes but can't get anyone to mix it. Also need to know where to put the headlights as there are no holes where I have seen them put. It has tail lights but no headlights maybe because of the picker. Thank you for any information. email at jamar at I own a 1963 D17 series III. First ALLIS that I have used it
    richard tolbert wrote on Monday, October 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • my father and i are looking for a D-17 for possble restoration. if the price is right and not too far away thank for any imformation
    STEVE MURRELL wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have been told that some of the older d17 tractors were set up like the old jd's with the rock shaft 3pt.It was up or down ,no in between. Is this true if so what year d17 was like this?When did they stop putting the high preasure hydrolics on the d17?
    STEVE MURRELL wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have been told that some of the older d17 tractors were set up like the old jd's with the rock shaft 3pt.It was up or down ,no in between. Is this true if so what year d17 was like this?When did they stop putting the high preasure hydrolics on the d17?
    STEVE MURRELL wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have been told that some of the older d17 tractors were set up like the old jd's with the rock shaft 3pt.It was up or down ,no in between. Is this true if so what year d17 was like this?When did they stop putting the high preasure hydrolics on the d17?
    STEVE MURRELL wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have been told that some of the older d17 tractors were set up like the old jd's with the rock shaft 3pt.It was up or down ,no in between. Is this true if so what year d17 was like this?When did they stop putting the high preasure hydrolics on the d17?
    BOB CABLE wrote on Saturday, August 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • Looking for D-19 for possible restoration
    Scott Bowden wrote on Wednesday, July 31, 2002 (PDT):
  • I was wondering if a version of the D17 was built with a single front wheel. I'm trying to identify this old AC I have. Someone once told me it was a D17.
    Bill LaCoe wrote on Thursday, July 11, 2002 (PDT):
  • D 17 wont roll with high/low lever in forward possition. What may be wrong? Also wont stay in 3rd gear and rear lift wont stay up.
    BUD SCHAEFER wrote on Wednesday, July 10, 2002 (PDT):
    Bill LaCoe wrote on Monday, July 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • Also have 1944 "B" for sale, Includes AC plows and belly mount cultivators. New sleeves, pistons,head planed,seats ground,new valves,new rubber,muffler,gaskets,battery,wiring,headlights included etc.
    Bill LaCoe wrote on Monday, July 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • Where is the best place to pick up a 3pt. conversion kit for my series 1 D17
    BUD SCHAEFER wrote on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 (PDT):
    Greg S. wrote on Tuesday, April 02, 2002 (PST):
  • Have 1960 ac d17 motor says power creater on side is this or
    Ted Allison wrote on Sunday, March 17, 2002 (PST):
  • Ya i have a 1961 AC D17 that was my great grandpa's...he didn't use it much on the farm cuz he passed on a few years later, it was pretty much a retirement tractor for him to run around on, kinda like his own's still in the condition he left it, shinny orange and still settin in hte garage
    JEFF HELMUTH wrote on Thursday, March 07, 2002 (PST):
  • my grandpa has a 1958 d-17 diesal allis chalmers and i am wondering if the tractor is a rare tractor, because i cant seem to to find any info on this modle year of ac eamail me jeffhelmuth at
    JOHN KARNS wrote on Wednesday, February 20, 2002 (PST):
  • I just purchased a D17 6 months ago. It is myfirst tractor ever.I fell in love with it the the first time I drove it. I mow about 25 acres with it. After 3-4 months it started loosing power and running ruff. I changed plugs,wires,rotor & cap.It ran great for a short period of time, then started loosing power and missing bad. I have no idea what year it is.If someone could help me out ,telling me where the serial # is located,so I know what year it was made.And if anyone has any advice for me. Thanks for anyones input!
    Brian Wright bothwell ontario canada b rian wrote on Monday, February 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I own a 1967 series 4 it is in mint shape
    Byron Neiderhiser wrote on Friday, February 08, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a D-17 Deisel Series 4 to buy.My Grandfather bought one new and now my Father has it and i am looking for one now. THANKS FOR ANY LEADS.
    Jake Benton wrote on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 (PST):
  • My Father farmed for his whole life with AC equipment. His D-17 (1961 gas)was the best tractor we ever had. Very versatile and quite a workhorse. We did everything from powering the cotton picker to pulling an all crop harvester, and never had a minutes trouble. I would love to purchase one. Gas or diesel. If anyone knows of one for sale, please notify me. Thanks...
    Stephen LaBrake wrote on Saturday, January 12, 2002 (PST):
  • My father has a AC D-17 series 4 with a quick coupler. Dad would like to obtain a 3 point cat.2 hitch and give the quick coupler in trade.
    Chris Padilla wrote on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 (PST):
  • We have 2 D17 Tractors, Gas and Diesel. I love the gas engine, prefer to use it over many of the other bigger tractors we have. The diesel has more power, but the gas is easier to operate and maintain.
    Stan Davidson wrote on Tuesday, January 08, 2002 (PST):
  • Still have the 1963 series three my dad bought new. Just replace the orginal tires a few years back. Had it overhalled with a 170 kit back in the early 70's. Still use it on augers, spraying and mowing. Also have the loader my dad put on a year after he boughtit and the 13 foot disk. Have the swinging T hitch for the disk. Have a 1968 180 with 4000 hours on it. would rather run these two tractors than the jd4400.
    Martin Bormann sept.30 2001 wrote on Sunday, September 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • The D-17 I own Does my grain drilling ,feed grinding,and square bailing.Originally I bought it for my wife to use to rake hay and pull in loads of hay and corn, but it seemed so handy now I find myself using it more and more. I am going to construct my own three point hitch,and make the tractor more useful yet. I will share this with anyone who is interested. I also have a D-14 manuel will trade for a D-17 manuel .
    Vern Heyer wrote on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • Am willing to sell my mint condition D17, it has original paint 1958 wf, ps, 3pt, new rubber. This tractor has always been sheded. Came from Redwod Falls, Mn. I am second owner. this is a nice tractor $4000. Also have a 3 16 plow for it. call 218-846-9232 leave message
    Bob Norris wrote on Sunday, August 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • Looking for a wide front end with yoke, and a left rear brake assembly for a D17-Diesel, with seriel # before 24000
    Brad Richards wrote on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have just looked at a D-17 with a 6 cylinder gleaner engine. It has undergone a decent restoration although the engine was not opened up (I was told it has very low hours). Some of the gauges do not function and the rear tires are weather checked. The tractor has been converted to 12 volt and it does not smoke. What is somthing like this worth? Thanks.
    Roger Balderston wrote on Monday, July 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • I need some help. Can anyone tell me where to locate the serial number for my D17 Alis Chamers? I need to know if it is a series IV or not to be able to get the right 3 point hitch for it. I've looked and can't seem to find it thanks Roger
    Bill Caracofe wrote on Tuesday, July 24, 2001 (PDT):
  • I own a D-17, I'm looking for a 3pt. hook up.
    Dave wrote on Sunday, July 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I recently acquired a D-17 gas with a loader. It does a nice job pulling my 90 inch LandPride mower. I'm intersted in locating good sources for parts or a parts tractor.
    Roger Balderston wrote on Wednesday, July 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a 3 point hitch setup for my Allis D17. I live in Western NY. Can anyone tell me where I can get this and what I should expect to pay? thank you
    Pat wrote on Saturday, July 14, 2001 (PDT):
  • Looking at a D17 at a JD dealer. How do I find out what year I'm looking at, horsepwer ect. Freinds tell me this would be a good small farm tractor. Can anyone help me out? They want $3500 and it looks a little rough. I'm in Western NY. Is this a good price for one of these?
    Johnny wrote on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • A D17 was the first tractor i drove as a boy. I can remember i was 6yrs old and drove the tractor while my Dad forked silage to the dairy herd. 20 yrs later I was once again drove the very same tractor again. Brought back a lot of good memories
    chris wrote on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • can anyone send me a pic of a d17 baling hay please?
    allen byrd wrote on Monday, June 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • i am restoring a d-17. i was told it was a series 4 but the fuel tank say's would i go about finding out which one it is. also what are the paint codes. mine is a deisel. would welcome any replies on restoring this tractor. thanks
    joe wrote on Friday, June 08, 2001 (PDT):
  • recently purchased a 1966 D-17 gas AC. Need all manuals or copies of same. What can I expect to pay for good straight fenders? Really would like to know what weight fluids to use to service tractor so I can use, any help would be appreciated. Additionally rear tire has a wobble in it, could it just be a bent rim? Thanks in advance Joe
    Joe wrote on Friday, June 08, 2001 (PDT):
  • recently purchased a 1966 D-17 Gas AC. Need all manuals or copies of same. What can I expect to pay for good straight fenders? Really would like to know what weight fluids to use to sevice tractor so I can use, any help would be appreciated. Additionally rear tire has a wobble in it, could it just be a bent rim? Thanks in advance Joe
    Brian Backstrand wrote on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • Looking for a D-17, gas or diesel, with or without loader in Southern Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa or Northern Illinois. Thanks, Brian
    Tim wrote on Thursday, May 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a D17 series four.. Gotta get the brakes done on it.. Rods where sheared off.. Does anyone know where I can get fenders and lights for it resonable.. Also the front grill.. Someone just put screen over the opening.. And does this tractor run well.. Besides the other problems and needing new rubber all around not a bad deal.. It has a loader.. But I need to find a manure bucket for it. Trip style... Thanks
    David Snelling wrote on Monday, April 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • I`m looking for a front end loader for my D17, any ideas would greatly be appreciated.
    GLENN wrote on Sunday, April 01, 2001 (PDT):
    Jonathan Bear wrote on Friday, March 30, 2001 (PST):
  • A friend has a D-17 Series 4. It has a add-on hydralic spool valves with two control levers, is this an option avialable through A/C or is some farmer doing some "shade-tree mechanicing"?. We are not sure if it works as it isn't plumbed correctly. One of the pressure ports are hooked to the return side of the spool valves. Can someone tell me the correct place to hook up the return line from the spool valves to the hydralic resevoir. I am wondering about the hydralic specifications (p.s.i. and g.p.m.). The tractor is a later model of the series 4. We have been told it is rated at 60 hp.. If the hydralics can be made opperable is it possible to run a Hesston 14 foot hydroswing hay conditioner? Appericiate any comments concerning the hydralic system.
    John Panowicz wrote on Friday, March 30, 2001 (PST):
  • I've been born and raised around allis all my life so was my dad. WE have a d12,d15,d17and we did have a d19. We also have a WD45 Deisal we did have a wd45 and we have a 1938Uc and 1938 Wf ,180,185,WE did have a 190xt
    Gary T. McGhee wrote on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 (PST):
  • I have a mid sixties D17. I need to repair the brakes and power steering leak. Where's a good place to buy the necessary parts.My address is HC 64 box 5 Star City AR 71667. I also have a fifties WD.
    James R. Kelley wrote on Saturday, March 24, 2001 (PST):
  • Thanks to everyone who replied to my ad wanting to buy a Allis D-17. I got lucky and bought a Series IV from someone who's mother-in-law only used it to go to the mail box which was about one mile each way. However the owner said he occassionally caught her drag racing with the neighbor. Thanks again.
    James R. Kelley wrote on Sunday, March 18, 2001 (PST):
  • I would appreciate someone advising me the horsepower of a Allis D-17 Gasoline series III & IV. Thank you.
    James R. Kelley wrote on Sunday, March 18, 2001 (PST):
  • I would like to buy a Allis D-17 Gas - Series III or IV. Prefer to be within 300 miles of Rolla Missouri. Thank you so much.
    Sean Welsh wrote on Thursday, March 08, 2001 (PST):
  • I just got on the internet yesterday and I see a lot of the D17 e-mail Questions are a few months old so I don't know if the questions have been answered yet. If not I should be able to help with alot of them, I grew up driving my grandpa's D14 and the first tractor I bought for my farming operation was a D17. I have in the last five years gone throught EVERYTHING on both tractors ie. motor, convert from 6 to 12 volt on the D14, the piston hyd. pumps for high pressure low volume, addition of front crank driven pump to run modern loader, added 3 point to D17 etc. etc. Just thought i would throw that out there, i have read most a-c books and manuals and I guess I am a true A-C fan. The above mech. work I did with an old friend that worked as amech. at an AC dealer when they were making and sellings these tractors and I would be happy to share any info. with someone wanting to get into A-C's.
    B.Canada wrote on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 (PST):
  • I have recently purchaced a Ac I think It is a D 17 but I can not find a model number or a serial number for it. It has a 4 cylender propane ran engine If it is a D 17 does anybody know what the horse power is, and where I can get a shop manual for it. If anyone can help please let me know?
    Eldon wrote on Monday, December 11, 2000 (PST):
  • Looking for a fuel guage for a to get a price..I enjoy my D17..seems to be the right size for most jobs to be done on a hobby farm..
    AL wrote on Wednesday, December 06, 2000 (PST):
  • Looking for Allis D15,17 or 19 in good or restored cond. for use on acerage, preferably gas with 3pt hitch. Live in Alberta, anyone know of one for sale within reasonable distance? thank you.
    pat vandiver wrote on Sunday, October 29, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad farmed with A.C.'s when i was a woungster.My beighbor has a D-19 for sale and I am thinking about buying it.Appears to be a good clean,dry tractor that is always parked under a shed. asking price of $2500.oo IS this a fair price if not what would be? It also has a 3 bottom a.c. plow with it at that price.
    Bill Jeffrey wrote on Monday, October 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • Anybody know of a D17 for sale in Georgia/Alabama/South Carolina? Grew up in South Arkansas now I live south of Atlanta, and I want one to keep.
    GeneD14 wrote on Monday, October 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • A D14 is a perfect size to grade a driveway with and other general chores. It can handle a 5'-6' Bush Hog mower, 2 or 3 bottom plow. I have a heavy 7' blade that I use behind mine to grade the drive. It's a great tractor!
    Hershel Evans wrote on Friday, October 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am interestes in purchasing a tractor for grading my drive way and other small task. would a D-14 be large enough for this? And how much can I expect to pay for one in top shape? I live in west Ky. I would like to see one whithin 150 mile radius Your help will greatly appreciated.
    Tom Saathoff wrote on Thursday, September 28, 2000 (PDT):
  • I started driving AC many years ago. I have used WD.WD45.D14.D17 (4) D19 7010. &B. You can do more work on less fuel with a 17 than any thing else made. I use mine for discing,sowing hauling everything,mowing and even baling. As to the problem of creeping with the hand clutch in nuetral,(they all do this), try a novel solution; either use the brakes, or idle all the way down and turn the front wheels full. This works on mine. As to the gentleman who inquired about the 17 stuck in gear; We had a 19 that did this and we had to pull the trans cover off and align the shifter forks and move the gears to nuetral. Hope these tips help
    Ray Brown wrote on Thursday, September 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • I'm interested in a D-17, series IV with wide front and 3 pt. hitch, gas or diesel, prefer gas. I live in southern Indiana. Would prefer to find one within 100 Mi. Thanks, Ray
    Larry D. Smith wrote on Monday, September 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an older model allis chalmbers D-17 diesel tractor. I would like to convert the snap cuppler hitch to a standard 3 point hitch. Does anyone know of anyplace where I can puchase the standard 3 point hitch or a web site? Thanks, Larry
    Randy Joline wrote on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • Would like to know where I could find a grill for a D-17 series 3. I would appreciate any information. Thank You
    aaron wrote on Tuesday, August 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hey Buz is this what the bloader use to look like?
    Dee wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Learning about D-17's with a neighbor. He'd like to buy gas, series 4. We're in Michigan. Let us hear from you.
    Dee wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Learning about D-17's with a neighbor. He'd like to buy gas, series 4. We're in Michigan. Let us hear from you.
    Bill Beavers wrote on Tuesday, July 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • would like to get parts for this tractor that burnt in 99
    Bill Beavers wrote on Tuesday, July 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • anyone know where I can buy a d-17? I owned one but it was burnt in a fire we had in nov.99 would like to replace it
    Jim Brown wrote on Sunday, July 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • Where is the serial number located on the D17 series III
    Jon wrote on Sunday, June 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • I own a D17. I would like to install a new front end loader. The hydralic pump is a little slow. What's a good after market loader for this tractor and are the pumps hard to work on?
    GeneD14 wrote on Monday, June 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • The D17 will easily handle a 4 bottom plow. The traction booster will transfer extra weight over the rear axle for better traction when plowing.
    Dale wrote on Saturday, June 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a friend who is considering a trade for a D-17. How many bttoms will this pull? Does anyone think it would pull a 717 chopper?
    phil wrote on Sunday, June 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • we have owned a D17 for several years,its been a very good and usefull tractor
    DAVID SCHMIDT wrote on Tuesday, May 30, 2000 (PDT):
    DaveS wrote on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I grew up on a farm. Never could afford the "green line" of tractors and my relative was an A-C dealer. We had a WD45, D17, 170, 180, D19, 190, and a 200. All were gas except the 200. I began driving the WD45 on a baler when I was 7 yrs. old and admit the hand clutch was great for "feathering" into hay lumps in windrows to keep the baler from shearing a pin. I still have the 170. It has an A-C 500 series loader on it. It was the most useful tractor on our farm. It has only about 3000 hrs. on it and has been shedded all the time. Really liked the 190 but it had more power than the rear end could handle. A weak spot. The 200 was better in that regard. We had A-C cultivators, A-C plows, an old 60 combine with a Wisconsin V-4 engine, an A-C digger, and an A-C disk. Very few A-C (Agco-Allis now) dealers still left around here. I'll always have a soft spot for those orange tractors even now. Nice to see so many of you out there who have one or like them. The 226 cu. in. 4 cylinder put out a lot of power. Only bad thing about all of the older models was that the poor operator sat down in the dirt when it was dusty/windy. If I could find a nice D14 or D15 I'd buy it as the C that we have a Woods 72" belly mower on is getting a bit touchy to start (6 volt). Sorry I rambled on.
    Andy wrote on Thursday, May 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • I bought a 1965 D17 series IV gas from a dairy farmer who went out of business. He had just overhauled the top end and did some minor clutch work. It looked very rough when I bought it, but I knew inside it was a gem. I completely restored it and to this day it is the best tractor I have ever owned. I use it for mowing, snowplowing and general use. I wouldn't mind restoring any "D" series Allis's.
    don mclean wrote on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • The d-17 diesel has about 68 hp
    don mclean wrote on Wednesday, May 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • The d-17 diesel has about 68 hp
    Bill wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I also need to know what kind of hydraulic oil to use in my D17 AC.
    Bill wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a D17 series IV 1965 or 1966 year model. I am having some trouble with the hydraulics. When I use a 3-pt piece of equipment the hydraulics will not hold the equipment down. If I'm pulling a bush-hog or a small disc. It seems that if i'm on completely level ground it does better but it not the 3-pt hitch will raise up. When i'm using a disc, it will not go it the ground only 1-2 inches, even in soft ground. Can anyone explain to me what the problem might be?
    Gary Whiteley wrote on Wednesday, May 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • We just bought an Allis Chalmers D17 with diesel engine. The guy I bought it from said it is a 1960 model and it is 65 hp. My uncle and cousin say is could not me 65 hp, that it is probably only a 40 something hp. What is the hp of the D17 diesel?
    Virgil Walden wrote on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a AC D17 with the gas engine. Could you tell me where I could get a maintenance book for it? I need to replace the steering wheel and don't know quite how to go about it. It also need other work. Thanks Virgil
    Russ wrote on Monday, March 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I just wanted to say that I learned to drive on a D17 .It was our only loader tractor for many faithful years, we had a f11 farmhand loader on it and it was amazing that a tractor off that horsepower would handle the big round bales with such ease.But the winter of 97 finaly did it in, and dad gave up on it. But IT will be restored again someday.
    J.WOTRANG wrote on Monday, March 20, 2000 (PST):
    Austin Ferguson wrote on Wednesday, March 01, 2000 (PST):
  • I am at school and we would really get into trouble if our teacher seen we were in here, my family are Allis Chalmer farmer. That is all we drive. We have a 4W 305. We also just got a brand new 9695. Write back and tell what kind of tractores you have.
    Austin Ferguson wrote on Wednesday, March 01, 2000 (PST):
  • My grandpa,dad, and I are big A.C. farmers!
    Aaron Ochs wrote on Tuesday, February 29, 2000 (PST):
  • My grandpa has a D17 and that was the first tractor I drove. They are nice tractors.
    GeneD14 wrote on Saturday, February 26, 2000 (PST):
  • You may want to take a good look at that engine. The gas version for the D17 was a 226 cubic inch 4 cylinder. It was common to swap engines with a Gleaner combine. Good Luck!
    Mike Truster wrote on Friday, February 25, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a d-17,series 3,with a 6cyl. gas,but it was originaly a deisel would like to find parts
    Kurt Knudson wrote on Wednesday, February 02, 2000 (PST):
  • looking for information about the D17 - does it have a live PTO? Power steering? Live hydralics? Low pressure high volume or high pressure low volume? More than one set of of hydralic couplings? Three point hitch? 12 volt system? Differential lock? Thanks for any information! email me at kknudson at
    jim lamb wrote on Sunday, January 30, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a D17 i bought from a neighbor who bought it new i have the operator manual that came with the tractor new i use it to rake and bale with it is a great tractor. I am now process of completly restoring it.
    Ronald Green wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a D17 diesel and the power devertor needs new clutch plates in it or a power devertor does anyone have one if so e-mail me.
    J.R. BENNETT wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • After finding the D17 picture, I just had to write and put my two cents in...we have one D17, two D19's and one 190. My wife used to never want to drive the D17, but she loved the 190. After getting her to bail hay with a D17, she perfers it over any of the others. We have three kids, and all three children love to drive the 190. But I have to say my farvorite is the D19. If anyone can help me locate a sickle drive gearbox for a Model 904 AC conditioner I sure would appreciate it. Thanks. E-Mail me at BENNETTCLAN at WEBTV.NET
    Darrell Wuensch wrote on Tuesday, January 04, 2000 (PST):
  • I looking at a D17 to buy and wondering if anyone knows what model year if any did the D17 have a low pressure high volume hydraulic system. Thanks.
    David Hutchins wrote on Wednesday, December 29, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a Gas 17& a Diesel,as well as original Allis shop manuals.Pretty good at getting Diesels easier to start and tech data on old Rosa-Master inj. pumps.Will help any way I can.
    Rick Nikolich (GeneD14) wrote on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 (PST):
  • Vermeer has a required horse power table for their balers on their web site, but the 506 must be an obsolete model. Your best bet is to contact a dealer. If your D17 is an older series it has a high pressure low volume hydraulic system that won't be compatible with your baler. If you want to use an older D17 with modern low pressure high volume hydraulic implements like; loaders, balers, etc.... It is common to add an auxilary pump and spool valve to handle equipment that requires low pressure high volume. Good Luck!!
    Bob wrote on Monday, December 20, 1999 (PST):
  • I have an AC D17. Will it handle a 506 vemeer round baler? If so, what do I need to connect the hydraulic system? The baler has 2 hydraulic lines and the tractor only has one hook-up.
    Jim Warnke wrote on Saturday, December 18, 1999 (PST):
  • I bought a D-19 and am just wondering if there is anyone out there who has ever owned one could tell me any special characteristics of the 19. I have experienced the partial engagement of the hi-lo lever and I am glad to know that this is normal in the D series. I did discover that the O-rings on the power iverler lever shaft can be replaced without breaking the tractor apart if you happen to have a fluid leak around the diverter lever shaft. Be careful not to slide the shaft too far either direction when changing the O rings or the half moon key maight fall out and into the bottom of the housing. It can be reached by taking the cover off the right side of the housing, but it added about 3 hours to my original 30 minute job, but it could have been a lot worse.
    Scott wrote on Sunday, December 12, 1999 (PST):
  • I have drove a D17 that belongs to my friend and is is the very best tractor I ever baled hay with. In Custer Wa
    Rick Nikolich (GeneD14) wrote on Friday, December 10, 1999 (PST):
  • Alot of factors are used to determine value; sheetmetal, tires,wf,power steering,year,electrical system,rim cond.,gauges, etc....The good 3pt conversions go for about $400 and they are worth it if you plan on using it alot. An early model D17 in good all around shape will bring around $2800 in the mid west. If it's in rough shape and has a bad engine or trans. I wouldn't go over $500. Good Luck!
    Roger wrote on Sunday, December 05, 1999 (PST):
  • I am interested in purchasing D17. I have looked at one and found that it has been sitting in a farmers field for one year. Apparently it is locked in gear. Can you tell me anything about this. Is this relatively easy to fix? What is a tractor in this condition worth? Other than the tractor being very dirty, Covered with over spray from whitewashing a barn. Tires are good. Haven't heard engine run yet. Has a front end loader attached to it hand release bucket. If you can help me I would appreciate it. Also what is the value of a conversion fro quick point hitch to three point hitch?
    HENRY T. MARTINEZ wrote on Saturday, November 27, 1999 (PST):
    GeneD14 wrote on Thursday, November 18, 1999 (PST):
  • When the power director clutch is in the neutral position the transmission oil between the clutch discs causes just enough drag to make the tractor want to move. In cold weather the fluid is even thicker and will make this even more noticeable. This is normal for D-series tractors, so be sure to shift the gear selector into neutral before dismounting the tractor.
    mark wrote on Sunday, November 14, 1999 (PST):
  • when engaging my D-17's power director clutch lever into forward or reverse, the tractor will act as if it wants to move and then stop moving.....anyone have a solution?

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