Design of new lawn machines harkens back to the distinctive orange tractors that were a farming mainstay in the mid-1900s.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products group is restoring the Allis-Chalmers brand to the lawn & garden industry with two new lawn tractors. Available at Simplicity dealerships beginning this fall, the new tractors harken back to the glory days of the Allis-Chalmers farm tractor.
Allis-Chalmers first entered the farm equipment business in 1914 and, over the next 75 years, the company was responsible for many innovations in the farm equipment industry. Its distinctive orange tractors became a mainstay on farms across America and the Allis-Chalmers name is fondly remembered by many generations. The design of the new AC130 lawn tractor is reminiscent of these products, leaning heavily on the familiar orange color and distinctive Allis-Chalmers logo.
The AC130 model will be available in two versions: a 23-hp unit with 42-inch mowing deck and a 24-hp tractor with a 46-inch mowing deck. Both lawn tractors will feature a Briggs & Stratton Extended Life Series™ V-Twin engine with spin-on oil filter, advanced debris management system and full pressure lubrication. Other product highlights include single pedal foot-controlled hydrostatic transmission, cruise control, a cast-iron front axle, and a tight 14” turning radius.
The new 23-hp AC130 retails for approximately $1,799; the 24-hp unit retails for approximately $1,999. Sale prices vary by dealer. For more information about this new Allis-Chalmers lawn tractor or to locate the nearest Simplicity lawn & garden dealership, visit the Web site.
Briggs & Stratton Corp. is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris® and Allis-Chalmers® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on all seven continents.