Allis Chalmers D17

Allis Chalmers D17 Row-Crop tractor Technical Specifications

Allis Chalmers D17 is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1957 – 1967.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Allis Chalmers D17 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 D17 Production

Manufacturer: Allis Chalmers
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Total built: 84,914 (total)
  51,598 (gas)
  12,284 (diesel)
Original price: $5,400 (1967 )

Allis Chalmers D17 Power

Engine: 63 hp
47.0 kW
Plows: 5
Drawbar (tested): 48.64 hp
36.3 kW
Belt (tested): 52.70 hp
39.3 kW

Allis Chalmers D17 Electrical

Ground: positive

Allis Chalmers D17 Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Steering: manual
Cab: Open operator station.
Transmission: 8-speed partial power shift


Fuel: 19 gal
71.9 L
  22.3 gal
84.4 L (LP gas)
Hydraulic system: 9.75 gal
36.9 L


Type: open center
Capacity: 9.75 gal
36.9 L
Pressure: 2000 psi
137.9 bar (Series IV)
Valves: 1
Pump flow: 1.5 gpm
5.7 lpm (Traction-Booster)
Total flow: 10.5 gpm
39.7 lpm (main pump Series IV)

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type: II*Category II hitch was optional on the D17 Series IV.
Type: Snap-Coupler

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO: live
Rear RPM: 540

Allis Chalmers D17 Engine detail

Engine Detail
liquid-cooled vertical I-head
Displacement: 226 ci
3.7 L
Bore/Stroke: 4.00×4.50 inches
102 x 114 mm
Power: 63 hp
47.0 kW
Compression: 7.25:1
Rated RPM: 1650
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Starter volts: 12
Coolant capacity: 14.5 qts
13.7 L
Sparkplug gap: 0.025 inches
0.635 mm
Point gap: 0.022 inches
0.559 mm
Intake valve clearance: 0.013 inches
0.330 mm hot
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.013 inches
0.330 mm hot

Allis Chalmers D17 Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Transmission: Power-Director
Type: partial power shift
Gears: 8 forward and 2 reverse
The transmission offers four speeds forward and one reverse. The separate Power-Director hand lever provides an on-the-go shift between direct and a lower drive, plus a neutral position that allows the PTO to continue operation.

Allis Chalmers D17 Dimensions

Gas Wheelbase: 93 inches
236 cm
Diesel Wheelbase: 95.75 inches
243 cm
Gas Length: 140 inches
355 cm
Diesel Length: 143 inches
363 cm
Width: 76.75 inches
194 cm
Height (hood): 62 inches
157 cm
Height (exhaust): 81 inches
205 cm
Operating weight: 4,670 lbs
2118 kg
Ballasted weight: 9,395 lbs
4261 kg
Front tread: 53 to 79 inches
134 to 200 cm
Rear tread: 58 to 92 inches
147 to 233 cm

Allis Chalmers D17 Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 635

Nebraska Tractor Test 635
Gasoline Power-Director 2WD
November 14 – 25, 1957
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 635 file
Belt power (max): 52.70 hp
39.3 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 4.5 gal/hour
17.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 48.64 hp
36.3 kW
Gear 3-High used for power test.
Max pull: 7,061 lbs
3202 kg
Gear 1-Low used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 636

Nebraska Tractor Test 636
Diesel Power-Director 2WD
November 14, 1975 – November 26, 1957
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 636 file
Belt power (max): 51.14 hp
38.1 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 3.7 gal/hour
14.0 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 46.16 hp
34.4 kW
Gear 2-High used for power test.
Max pull: 7,126 lbs
3232 kg
Gear 1-High used for pull test.

Nebraska Tractor Test 644

Nebraska Tractor Test 644
LP gas Power-Director 2WD
April 1 – 12, 1958
Link: Nebraska Tractor Test 644 file
Belt power (max): 50.79 hp
37.9 kW
Belt fuel use (max): 5.4 gal/hour
20.4 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 46.23 hp
34.5 kW
Gear 3-High used for power test.
Max pull: 6,845 lbs
3104 kg
Gear 1-High used for pull test.


Is Allis Chalmers D17 a good tractor?

The Allis Chalmers D17 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 D17 take?

Check out the Allis Chalmers D17 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 D15

The Allis Chalmers D17 was an agricultural tractor model made from 1957 – 1967

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