“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