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How many 918 backhoes were built?

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    Posted: 06 Sep 2020 at 6:54am
I have a guy near me with a 918 allis chalmers backhoe and it got me to thinking if I remember correctly they were not built very long. Does anyone happen to know how many where built?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Calvin Schmidt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Sep 2020 at 7:21am
Looks like A-C did a big serial number jump according to Swinford's book.
My guess is less than 400.  
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Ok thanks. I didn't think that they made many.
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By my math, and Wendel's  data, only 285 were made...Wink
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https://www.mecum.com/lots/CJ0717-301726/1975-allis-chalmers-918-loaderbackhoe/

link has pictures with info
says 18,500 lbs
1967-75
238 made
$28,000 +
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ac89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Sep 2020 at 8:39am
Guy is using it to loosen and load gravel in a pit I told him if he ever wanted to sell it I would be interested
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I looked at 3 machines in this area of MN - 2 with ROPES post , one open operators station , no cab machines - then they were BIG machines with almost 2 yard bucket and 18' hoe standard and 10.00 x 20 front tires . A machine made for big jobs not the average hoe use . 
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That's probably why they didn't make /sell very many of them.  Too big for most guys and not big enough for big jobs that a wheel loader would be handier for or a track hoe that would dig deeper.  I Looked at a Case 780 years ago, just too big a horse for me.
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