Jim Allen, Author at Diesel World

Jim Allen

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VINATGE SMOKE

A 1950 Cat D315 Caterpillar was on a roll before World War II and rapidly dominating the crawler market. The war sped that roll up and they were smart and agil...
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TRACTOR TALK

1969 MASSY-FERGUSON 1130 The early 1960s marked the beginning of the large scale application of turbocharging to diesels in the tractor world. Massey-Ferguson’...
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VINTAGE SMOKE

OLIVER POWER UNITS Like most Tractor manufacturers, the Oliver Corporation looked for other venues in which to sell diesel engines. One that kept them pretty c...
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TRACTOR TALK

1966 CASE COMFORT KING 1032 WESTERN SPECIAL The 1960s had not been good to J.I. Case. Besides the ag market being a little wonky, they started the decade with ...
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Orange Smoker

1955 Allis-Chalmers WD-45 Diesel Allis-Chalmers followed the trend to diesel power in October of 1954 when they introduced the WD-45 diesel tractor. The WD lin...