Like so many, my AC passion started with my dad’s first tractor – a 1949 WD. He bought it new in March 1950 and we used it on our dairy farm in Merrill, Wisconsin. In 1992 I was lucky enough to buy the WD from him, which became the first tractor I restored. My interests expanded to the other tractors of that style, the fenders and hoods, so I decided to collect WD 45 diesel, propane, WC, WF, RC. That then expanded into all the attachments, then a few other tractors came along, and “suddenly” I had put together over 30 tractors!

I went to my first show in Rolag in 1996. Since then I have become involved in the network of folks from all over who I have had the opportunity to meet, visit with, and share experiences.

My focus is on original if possible and not aftermarket. I like to bring them back to the way they were when they came off the assembly line. By collecting the abandoned tractors I am able to get a lot of those original parts and get them into tractors so they are in working order.

I love to “talk Allis.” Many collectors that I know have passed on their knowledge and now it’s my turn in hopes that we can continue the collecting and help others create their own stories.

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