Allis Chalmers 916

Allis Chalmers 916The Allis Chalmers 916 is a garden tractor model from the 900 series, manufactured from 1979 to 1985 by Allis Chalmers in Port Washington, Wisconsin, USA. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Allis Chalmers 916 is equipped with a 588 L (35.9 cu·in) single-cylinder gasoline engine with 95.3 mm (3.75 in) of the cylinder bore and 82.6 mm (3.25 in) of the piston stroke, and a belt-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Allis Chalmers 916 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K341 gasoline engine which produces 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual steering
  • Mechanical band brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Sleeve hitch
  • Live type front PTO
  • Live type middle PTO
  • Live type rear PTO

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelAllis Chalmers 916
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1979-1985
FactoryPort Washington, Wisconsin, USA
Dimensions and weight
Length1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Width930 mm (36.6 in)
Height (steering wheel)1,000 mm (39.4 in)
Wheel base1,280 mm (50.4 in)
Ground clearance (front axle)200 mm (7.9 in)
Weight313 kg (690 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity11.4 liters (3 US gal.; 2.5 Imp. gal)


Engine Specifications
Engine modelK341
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), single-cylinder
Displacement588 cm3, (35.9 cu·in)
Bore and stroke95.3 mm X 82.6 mm (3.75 in X 3.25 in)
Max. horsepower16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemCarburetor
Starting systemElectirc starter
Compression pressure
Normal:7.7-8.4 kg/cm2 (7.6-8.3 bar, 110-120 psi) / 1,000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.43-0.48 mm (0.0169-0.0189 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Splash type
Oil type:API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Ignition system
Spark plug:Champion RH10
Spark plug gap:0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque:27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual
BrakesMechanical band
Transmission manufacturer or model
Transmission typeBelt-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 11.3 kmh (7.0 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4.0 mph)
Transmission oil capacity2.8 L (0.7 US. gal, 0.6 Imp. gal.)


Front tiresLawn/turf: 16-6.50×8
Rear tiresLawn/turf: 23-10.50×12

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
CategorySleeve hitch
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Front PTO typeLive
Front PTO speed
Middle PTO typeLive
Middle PTO speed
Rear PTO typeLive
Rear PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemFlywheel alternator
Charging amps15A
Battery12V, 45Ah


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Cutting width1,060 mm (42 in)
Cut height40-70 mm (1.625-3.125 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lbs)
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Cutting width1,210 mm (48 in)
Total width1,540 mm (61 in)
Cut height40-70 mm (1.625-3.125 in)
Weight71 kg (158 lbs)
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Cutting width1,060 mm (42 in)
Height220 mm (9 in)
Weight33 kg (74 lbs)
Allis Chalmers 46″ front-mount blade
Cutting width1,160 mm (46 in)
Weight51 kg (113 lbs)
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Width910 mm (36 in)
Clear height480 mm (19 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
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Width1,060 mm (42 in)
Total width1,100 mm (43.5 in)
Clear height480 mm (19 in)
Weight61 kg (136 lbs)
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