The story on my tractor goes like this. I was cruising around one of my diesel truck sites back in December and noticed a guy had an Allis Diesel Garden tractor listed in his signature, I knew right away exactly what he had and had been looking for one for about 2 years. So I throw the guy a PM and ask if he had ever kicked around the idea of maybe selling it. I was expecting him to say no as this was a fairly rare tractor and figured he knew what he had, well he replied back and said he hadn't thought about selling it but he might be in the market for a newer bigger machine so he shot me a price of 1000$ and with out hesitation I said I'd take it. After numerous emails we arranged a date and time to meet somwhere about half way for both of us keep in mind he was in Erie PA and I'm just outside Lincoln NE. So 3 months and 1500 miles after the first contact we met in Sellersburg IN for the exchange and I couldn't be happier. The tractor had been very well cared for and stored inside its whole life and the guy I got it from had owned it since 86. I was as happy as a fat kid with a Twinkie.