Shifting Gears…Gay


1948 Allis Chalmers WD
Owned and restored by Jim Gay, Atwater, Ohio

James Gay of Atwater, Ohio, bought this 1948 Allis Chalmers WD on Oct. 8, 1948, and he sent along a copy of the purchase receipt from the Paul G. Mills Farm Equipment Co. in Ravenna to prove it. The purchase price: $1,715! It was the first WD in Portage County, Gay says. He restored the tractor in 1996, celebrated its 50th birthday in 1998 (when this photo was taken), and used it the first week of May 2008 for spraying!

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