Allis Chalmers introduced their Model D10 farming/agriculture tractor in 1959. The D10 was produced for eight years, with a total of about 9,100 being manufactured. The D10 was a two-wheel drive tractor with a four-speed sliding gear transmission. At the D10’s start, it produced about 24HP. After three series updates, however, the horsepower had been increased to 31HP.
Allis Chalmers’ D10 had a wheelbase of 78.75 inches, and a weight of 2900lbs. The engine was an Allis original, and was run on gasoline. It was a liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine that, in its initial production year, had a maximum PTO power of 28.5hp, a maximum Drawbar power of 25.7hp, and a maximum Drawbar pull of 2,409lbs. After a Series upgrade, the Nebraska Tractor Test was completed in 1962 and the max PTO power had increased to 33.5hp, and the max Drawbar power had increased to 28.8hp.
The Allis Chalmers D10 was successful, however by the late 1960s, farmers were beginning to flock to the more powerful diesel-run tractors. Allis saw this trend, but could not compete at the price point that the customers were wanting.
The serial numbers for D10s are located on the Torque Housing, and correspond with the production year as follows:
1959: 1001-1949 | 1960: 1950-2800 | 1961: 2801-4510 | 1962: 4511-6800 | 1963: 6801-7674 | 1964: 7675-9203 | 1965: 9204-9465 | 1966: 9486-9794 | 1967: 9795+
Allis Chalmers D10 Tractors And Parts