Allis Chalmers 185

Allis Chalmers 185 Technical Specifications

Allis Chalmers 185 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1970 – 1981.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Allis Chalmers 185 covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Allis Chalmers 185 Production

Manufacturer: Allis Chalmers
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Total built: 14,961
Original price: $18,891
The Allis-Chalmers 185 was one of the “Crop Hustler” models, designed to pull at higher speeds to cover more acres per hour.

Allis Chalmers 185 Power

Drawbar (tested): 63.82 hp
47.6 kW
PTO (tested): 74.87 hp
55.8 kW

Allis Chalmers 185 Electrical

Ground: negative
Charging system: alternator
Charging amps: 55

Allis Chalmers 185 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: power
Brakes: differential mechanical band and disc
Cab: Open operator station. Optional two-post ROPS and canopy.
Transmission: 8-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 24.6 gal
93.1 L
Hydraulic system: 6.5 gal
24.6 L


Type: open
Capacity: 6.5 gal
24.6 L
Valves: 2
Total flow: 20 gpm
75.7 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: continuous
Rear RPM: 540
  540/1000 (optional)

Allis Chalmers 185 Engine detail

Engine Detail
Displacement: 301 ci
4.9 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.875×4.25 inches
98 x 108 mm
Compression: 16.25:1
Rated RPM: 2200
Firing order: 1-5-3-6-2-4
Oil capacity: 11 qts
10.4 L
Coolant capacity: 17 qts
16.1 L

Allis Chalmers 185 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Allis-Chalmers Power Director
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse
Oil capacity: 27 qts
25.6 L

Allis Chalmers 185 Dimensions

Wheelbase: 99.2 inches
251 cm
Length: 158 inches
401 cm
Width: 76.5 inches
194 cm
Clearance (front axle): 20.5 inches
52 cm
Clearance (rear axle): 32.9 inches
83 cm
Front tread: 53 to 77 inches
134 to 195 cm
Rear tread: 58 to 93 inches
147 to 236 cm

Allis Chalmers 185 Weight
Operating: 6710 lbs
3043 kg
Ballasted: 8700 lbs
3946 kg (factory listed)
  9400 lbs
4263 kg (Nebraska test)

Allis Chalmers 185 Height
Steering wheel: 76.6 inches
194 cm
Hood: 61.4 inches
155 cm
Exhaust: 95.6 inches
242 cm

Allis Chalmers 185 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 1044
Diesel 8-speed 2WD
May 26 – June 3, 1970
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 1044 file
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 74.87 hp
55.8 kW
Fuel use: 5.3 gal/hour
20.1 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed: 70.72 hp
52.7 kW
Fuel use: 4.9 gal/hour
18.5 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 63.82 hp
47.6 kW
Fuel use: 5.3 gal/hour
20.1 l/hour
Gear 2-Hi used for power test.
Max pull: 7,568 lbs
3432 kg
Gear 1-Hi used for pull test.


Is Allis Chalmers 185 a good tractor?

The Allis Chalmers 185 is one of the great tractors in the Allis Chalmers stable, and it has earned Allis Chalmers a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Allis Chalmers 185 take?

Check out the Allis Chalmers 185 oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Allis Chalmers made the 175

The Allis Chalmers 185 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1970 – 1981

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