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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 7:26 am    Post subject: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am not familiar with Oliver Tractors. However, I keep hearing about how good the 60-80 Oliver's are. I've thought the 6 cylinder engines would use more fuel and, with the extra cylinders, there would be more to go wrong and it would cost more to repair. But, I still keep hearing what a bargain the 1600-1800 series Oliver's are. Can someone point me to a website that explains the different series and point out the series to stay away from.

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Pick of the litter would be the 1600-1650-1655 or an 1850 Diesel. The 1850 D had a Perkins engine. The 1550-1555 and 1750-1755 are good ones too. Approach an 1855 diesel with caution. The brakes and hydraulics are better than the 1850, but they had a 310 Oliver/ Waukesha engine. They were fine if they've been overhauled by somebody who knew to do all the updates to the engine.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I had a 1942 70. It was good for it's age. The 77s and 88s were a big improvement.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote



I don't think a website like that exists. If you're looking for a fairly reliable cheap older Oliver, I'd buy a Super 88 diesel.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-WNYBill wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:49 05/03/21) I am not familiar with Oliver Tractors. However, I keep hearing about how good the 60-80 Oliver's are. I've thought the 6 cylinder engines would use more fuel and, with the extra cylinders, there would be more to go wrong and it would cost more to repair. But, I still keep hearing what a bargain the 1600-1800 series Oliver's are. Can someone point me to a website that explains the different series and point out the series to stay away from.

Thanks,

Bill

Not a website but a good guide to the different model series.
https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Hart-Parr-Oliver-Tractors-1901-1996/dp/0929355873

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had to re read the post before I replied the first time. I thought he meant model 60s through 80s, but I think he meant 1960s
through 1980s. Maybe I'm wrong.
 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2021 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If you go to oliverheritage.com they have on that site a break down of the history of the Oliver tractors. It's not perfect, but it's a good start. Are you just looking for information on the Oliver's, or is it you're intent to purchase one? If you are looking to purchase one, it would be helpful to know what you are planning to do with it. A little more on your thoughts or needs will narrow the fields considerably.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Where abouts in WNY are you from? I am also from wny area. How big of a tractor are you looking for? What type of work are you going to use it for mainly? I know where there are a few nice tractors for sale.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:16 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I did not proof read!!!!! I meant 60-80 Horse Power Tractors, the 1600-1800

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I am in Cuba.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:22 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Then the best tractor by far is the 1655 diesel (or White 2-70, if you prefer silver).
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nobody replied to my concern about the extra 2 or 3 cylinders being a asset or a problem. An added expense or nothing to worry about, I lean toward a diesel rather than gas. I believe the 1600, 1650 or 1655, maybe an 1800 series but they may be too big in size.

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Nothing to worry about. Oliver had been using 6 cylinder engines since 1935. Since you thing the 16 series might be what you want, definitely nothing to be concerned about.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2021 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Oliver Tractor information Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I guess it will help us further if you explain your needs. What sort of work do you plan on doing to be concerned about (I'm assuming) fuel consumption of a six cylinder? Sizewise, there's not much difference between a 1655 and 1850, other than weight and performance.
 
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