“Before I started to build this skidder I collected parts that I thought I might use on the project. When I got ready to build it I borrowed $4,000 to buy all new parts for the WC Allis engine, all new hydraulic parts and hoses, new tires, steel as needed. The two rear ends are Farmall F12s, I found out afterwards that F12s had six different gear ratios in them so you have to make sure they are the same otherwise you can’t ¬†use it in four wheel drive! The wheels are 28″ from an Allis and I made my own hubs to fit the F12 axles. From the Allis transmission to the F12 drive line there is a #100 roller chain with a one to one ratio that connects the two. I spent six Saturdays and a few evenings building it probably about 200 hours.”

Gerald Sundberg
Duluth, Minnesota