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Allis Chalmers D21
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No: 1255   Contributor: Alister Anderson   Year: 2010   Manufacturer: Allis Chalmers   Country: New Zealand
Allis Chalmers D21

2010-04-17 Methven NZ the only Allis-Chalmers D21 tractor too get too New-Zealand...originally sold too a Southland Contractor (who's name escapes me) for land development work on the Lands & Survey Department blocks in "The Te Anau Basin" area of Northern-Southland it moved north some years ago and into preservation.
Picture added on 08 January 2011 at 09:50
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World Ploughing Contest, Methven, New-Zealand
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This tractor used to belong to Russell McIvor contractor of Te anau, and we used to drive it for him. We would love to see it again, and drive it - it was a top machine for its day.

Added by Russel McDonald and John Weatherall email r.n.mcdonald@xtra.co.nz on 01 February 2011.
I drove this tractor when it was new in 1965 mostly on the Takitimu block in the Te Anau basin. It was rated as 119HP then a month later international had an editorial in the Southland Times claiming to have the biggest tractor in the country also 119HP. I have seen one other D21 belonging to a Mr.Hill at St George in Queensland. I was most disappointed when after the great memories of this tractor I saw how small it was against todays tractors.

Added by Lindsay McCulloch on 14 February 2011.
I did 7 seasons in the Te Anau basin driving tractors for Aspenall & James Contracting (formerly Counsell Contracting) mostly ploughing on Land Corp Farming block's as well as Manapouri Downs & Te-Anau Downs Station's

Added by Alister Anderson on 28 February 2011.
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