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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:32 am    Post subject: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rick Stair sent me a link to this story about the 500s and 600s from Farm Collector Magazine. Pretty good story on the history of them. I sure feel downright giddy about this little 500 gasser that I brought home.
500 Oliver story

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Careful, your going to start a craze of repainting DB 850's in Oliver colors.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Guess I wouldn't be too worried about that- I've seen one Oliver 500, but have never seen a DB 850 around here. Were there very many sold in the US?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know if there were any 850s sold here. DB didn't sell tractors in the US until sometime in 63 and they discontinued the 850 in 65. They would have had to come from Canada,but even then Oliver had their own set of serial numbers stamped in the frame. As far as the 600s,it's simple to tell if somebody painted a 990 green. The hood was longer on the 990. They had the batteries ahead of the radiator. The Oliver 600s had them back by the seat. I'd sure like to find one of those. Definitely more Super 44s than there were 600s.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There were almost 16,000 db 850/Oliver 500 produced, shouldn't be to hard to get your hands on one.

http://winchester.craigslist.org/grd/4406308018.html here's a link to a guy parting out both a 500 gas and diesel

http://tuscarawas.craigslist.org/grd/4397553431.html. Here's a guy with a complete 500 diesel for sale

Must be they are harder to find as you go west.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There were 1648 sold as 500s. Apparently all of the 850s sold in Europe were diesels. Here's what it said in the article: "All David Brown 850s were diesel models. Crop Master gasoline engines were used in the rebadged tractors exported to the U.S., where gasoline tractors remained popular.".

Along with this quote. An article in Hart Parr Oliver Collector in 2006 gave the same figures. "As for the deal between Oliver and David Brown, which started in 1960 and ended in 1963, 1,648 Oliver 500 models were produced, more diesels than gasoline models (all of the 1963 models were diesels)."

Read more: http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/reviving-an-oliver-500.aspx#ixzz2ysO2ss5C


Read more: http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/reviving-an-oliver-500.aspx#ixzz2ysNB8Gaf
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I contacted that guy on the Winchester craigslist last week. I wanted the badge off the front of the hood. He said he had already sold the whole hood off of it. He said he has two running tractors and those two parts tractors.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

we had a couple of 990's at one time.great tractors,who made the engine for the 990?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where r the serial num tags located
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The actual Oliver shield tag was on the front of the right side battery box,just to the right of the seat. If it's missing,the number is stamped in to the top of the right side frame rail toward the front. Just behind the radiator.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know. That Crop Master gas engine in mine has David Brown cast right in to the side of it.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

2-0A/100815D what would that b
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1961,same as mine. Mine's 2-AO/100537G
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So it is a 500 then?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Oilver 500 story Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Is mine a 500 then?
 
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