Pumpkin at the Farm Museum
We found this Allis-Chalmers Model G at a yard sale in Ohio during May 2001. We gave it the name Pumpkin because of the rather obvious color.
We displayed Pumpkin at the WV State Farm Museum annual Gas and Steam Engine Show in 2002. It is seen here parked by one of the log cabins. We have been presented two Exhibitor plaques by the West Virginia Antique Steam & Gas Engine Association, Inc. in 2002 and 2003 for showing Pumpkin.
The rims should be painted silver for it to be a more accurate restoration.
Any number of attachments like a plow, disc, sickle-bar mower, etc., were available for these small tractors. They were designed to replace a horse or mule and apparently did that very well. They certainly have outlived any mule born in the 1940s. This tractor was made sometime between 1949 and 1952.
The G is most useful on farms of today as a cultivating tractor. The driver sits in the center of the tractor directly over the row being cultivated and has unlimited visibility. No excuse here for plowing up your tobacco or as they say in the south your "backer" plant.