Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W
The Allis-Chalmers HD10W Tractor / Bulldozer was introduced in 1940. About 1,760 HD-10W units were used by the U.S. military during WW II. The HD-10 continued to be manufactured until 1950.
The HD-10W was the wide-track version of the HD-10, with a 74 inch gauge. Models produced during WW II (until s/n 5574) had tracks with 32 links and five rollers. The reliability of the HD10W in military service moved Allis-Chalmers forward as a producer of tractors following WW II.
Spring 1944 photo of Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W Tractors at the Engineer Depot, Thatcham, England in preparation for the D-Day invasion, 6 June 1944.
Today in WW II: 15 Jul 1941 Double agent spy Juan Pujol Garcia [nicknamed 'Garbo'] sends his first communique to Germany from Britain.
Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W Tractor / Bulldozer (G-98)
During WW II, the Allis-Chalmers HD10W was one of the bulldozers collectively known as "Tractor, Heavy, M1." The Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W was Ordnance G-98. Equivalent tractors were produced during WW II by Caterpillar Tractor Co. (Model D7, G-126) and International Harvester (Model TD-18, G-101).
Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W Characteristics
||14 ft 5.5 in
||8 ft 3 in
||8 ft 3 in
||GMC 4-71 RC14 in line 4 cyl diesel
||6 fwd/2 rev
Manuals for the Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W include:
- TM 9-1787A, Heavy Tractor M1, Engine
- TM 9-1787B, Heavy Tractor M1, Engine Accessories
- TM 9-1787C, Heavy Tractor M1, Electrical System, Power Train, Frame, and Tracks
Allis-Chalmers Co. HD10W Tractor / Bulldozer.