Allis Chalmers RC

Allis Chalmers RC Technical Specifications

Allis Chalmers RC is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1938 – 1941.

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

Manufacturer: Allis Chalmers
Type: Row-Crop tractor
Factory: West Allis, Wisconsin, USA
Total built: 5,501
The Allis Chalmers RC was a less-expensive version of the WC, using the engine from a B in the chassis of the WC. It used the same frame so it could mount the same implements as the WC. The RC sold poorly, and was replaced by the successful Allis model C.

Allis Chalmers RC Power

Drawbar (claimed): 12 hp
8.9 kW
Belt (claimed): 16 hp
11.9 kW
Plows: 2
Drawbar (tested): 12.11 hp
9.0 kW
PTO (tested): 16.24 hp
12.1 kW

Allis Chalmers RC Mechanical

Chassis: 4×2 2WD
Transmission: 4-speed non-synchronized gear

Title serial numbers

1939: 4
1940: 4392
1941: 5417

how to read serial numbers…

What year is my Allis Chalmers RC? Serial Number Decoder

The serial number list shows the first tractor built in each year. The other tractors for that year will have successively higher numbers. Your serial number should be between two of the stated numbers.

The list only includes the numbers of the first tractors produced in each year. Your serial should be somewhere between two numbers.Unless you happen to be the first person to own a tractor, your number will not appear on the list.

Allis Chalmers RC Engine detail

Engine Detail
liquid-cooled vertical I-head
Displacement: 125.2 ci
2.1 L
Bore/Stroke: 3.375×3.50 inches
86 x 89 mm
Compression: 4.75:1
Rated RPM: 1500
Firing order: 1-2-4-3
Coolant capacity: 9 qts
8.5 L

Allis Chalmers RC Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type: non-synchronized gear
Gears: 4 forward and 1 reverse

Allis Chalmers RC Dimensions

Length: 126 inches
320 cm
Height: 66 inches
167 cm

Allis Chalmers RC Weight
Shipping: 2,495 lbs
1131 kg (steel)
  3,204 lbs
1453 kg (rubber)
Ballasted: 4,005 lbs
1816 kg

Allis Chalmers RC Tests

Nebraska Tractor Test 316
April 1939
PTO performance
Power at rated engine speed: 16.24 hp
12.1 kW
Fuel use: 1.4 gal/hour
5.3 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power: 12.11 hp
9.0 kW
Fuel use: 1.3 gal/hour
4.9 l/hour


Is Allis Chalmers RC a good tractor?

The Allis Chalmers RC 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 RC take?

Check out the Allis Chalmers RC 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 RC?

The Allis Chalmers RC was an agricultural tractor model made from 1938 – 1941

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