I thought a would post a few pictures of some of the Fiat-Allis equipment my brother runs, or has run.
For several years he had a Fiat-Allis FD30, which was an absolute beast. One full blade worth of dirt would fill an average tandem dump truck. We had an abandoned sand pit on our farm that was quite large...one morning after the FD-30 first arrived on the scene my brother told dad and I he was going to fill in the pit. Ok, have fun - he came back for lunch and told us he was done. We did not believe him, and went out to look. The adjacent hill was gone, and the pit was filled in...with topsoil graded over all of it.
The other machine is a Fiat Allis 21C, which pulls the tile plow. This machine has done a tremendous amount of work over the last 10 years. Steven and his team replaced the undercarriage, and overhauled the engine. It has an Allis 25000 series engine, which is the same platform as the purple "Big Al" truck engines. This year it got a nice upgrade with a propane-fired block heater, which turns itself on automatically. Nothing like getting to the field at 0600 and having the engine already warm.
I will try to dig up some more pictures of the dozers working. Unfortunately parts are becoming more and more scarce for these machines, which makes them a rare sight out in the field/pit.