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Oliver, Cletrac, Co-op & Cockshutt Tractors Discussion Forum

replacing Oliver 1800 steering

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11-30-2019 12:31:47

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I have an Oliver 1800a that I would like to fix up. The tractor is in great shape except for the steering. The original Gemmer box is leaking, tends to be difficult to operate in both directions.
I know some of these 1800s can be switched to full hydrostatic steering with a charlynn system.

My question is whether this can be done with the early models that had the Gemmer units. Can the Gemmer unit be swapped out for a different steering box that is compatable with the charlynn drive unit?

If this impractical or impossible, where can I have the Gemmer unit rebuilt, if at all?

Thanks so much!


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J. Schwiebert

12-02-2019 13:50:40

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 Re: replacing Oliver 1800 steering in reply to nordicdvm, 11-30-2019 12:31:47  
Do you intend to install a loader on the tractor at some point? If so I would go with the hydostatic steering. Question? Not to take anything from Phil's answer, but I think the nut on the main shaft has worked loose. Do you have a shop book? How about a 2000 PSI pressure gauge? My e-mail is open. J.

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12-02-2019 09:14:09

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 Re: replacing Oliver 1800 steering in reply to nordicdvm, 11-30-2019 12:31:47  
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Thanks you Phil,

I'll give you a call when I get the tractor project started!

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P Heisey Harleysville,PA

12-02-2019 05:52:29

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 Re: replacing Oliver 1800 steering in reply to nordicdvm, 11-30-2019 12:31:47  

D or Mr. 1800A troublesome Gemmer PS man,

We have the parts for your repairs to your Gemmer PS Head.

We have contacts that can repair your Gemmer Head.

Phil Heisey

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