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Author Topic: Allis H-3 H-4 and 652 and 653 Crawlers  (Read 6097 times)
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« on: February 26, 2004, 07:54:21 PM »

Hi Guys: I was reading the other day in my Allis Industrial Book that the little H-3', H-4's and 652 and 653 were used in Vietnam.  How reliable are  these models? Also noticed that the H-3's set a record in Nebraska for pulling 107 to 108 % of its weight .. thats a pretty great torque rise for a small dozer. Anybody know about these machines? Thanks! Orangeman
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2004, 12:47:29 PM »

Do you know the Nebraska test numbers on those pulls? Interesting.

My gramps had the first ever tractor in Nebraska to pull its own weight - an Oliver OC-15.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2004, 10:00:35 PM »

I've got an HD4 dozer with a 6-way blade.  What do you want to know about it?
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2004, 05:33:59 AM »

Hi John:

Some questions I have are:

How reliable are they? Any particular weak points that you have observed besides the normal wear on the u/c.  Also, given there horsepower to they have sufficient push as compared to a International or a Cat?  Thanks John. They look like good machines but have never had the chance to operate one.  Would really enjoy hearing your thoughts also on its ease of operation?  Thanks! Orangeman
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2004, 07:48:30 PM »

Blake:

The Nebraska Test for the HD-3 Allis was # 794 hope that helps ... wish I could have answered your question sooner. Orangeman!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2004, 12:22:35 AM »

I had a model 655 with loader bucket and detachable backhoe. Sure would dig well with the bucket. Handled the backhoe unit pretty well too. A couple of things I didn't like. They started with a radiator and built a tractor around it. If you ever have to repair the radiator you'll know what I mean. Adjusting the the steering brakes was easy. Looked like replacing them would be a major operation. Mine was a tough little machine and I got alot of work out of it even though it was on its last legs.
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