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WNYBill

05-03-2021 08:26:49




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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

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WNYBill

05-04-2021 10:34:03




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
Right now I have a Allis 6060, I need 60-80 hp to run my heavy duty 8 ft mower, and handle 3 16 plows. I need live PTO and 3 pt hitch. Only use the tractor about 50 hours per year, we also have a 4wd 50 hp compact/loader. Would like to replace both with a 4wd utility farm tractor 60-80 hp with a loader, and dependable, but $30K-40K is only in my dreams.

Bill



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rrlund

05-04-2021 14:22:36




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-04-2021 10:34:03  
If you want to put a loader on it, it's hard to beat an Oliver. They have a full frame so there's no stress on any other components. Ideally, a 1755 with the big closed center hydraulic pump would be your best choice, but nothing wrong with any of the 16 series for the job either.



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scootergmc

05-04-2021 09:36:47




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
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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WNYBill

05-04-2021 08:25:05




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
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.

Bill



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Traditional Farmer

05-04-2021 12:01:46




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-04-2021 08:25:05  
I run 3,4 and 6 cylinder tractors of different brands can't see where the number of cylinders really makes any difference.Olivers bring pretty good money in my
area the real bargain tractors are the big Fords like the 8000,good old dependable,powerful beasts usually sell in the $2500 to $3500 range.Also have
a Long/Landini R9500 with a 6 cylinder 354 Perkins rated at 98HP paid $900 at auction looked rough but runs and operates good.

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rrlund

05-04-2021 09:06:07




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-04-2021 08:25:05  
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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scootergmc

05-04-2021 08:22:55




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
Then the best tractor by far is the 1655 diesel (or White 2-70, if you prefer silver).



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WNYBill

05-04-2021 08:16:51




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
I did not proof read!!!!! I meant 60-80 Horse Power Tractors, the 1600-1800

Bill



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NYOlivers

05-04-2021 03:47:56




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
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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WNYBill

05-04-2021 08:18:14




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to NYOlivers, 05-04-2021 03:47:56  
I am in Cuba.



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WNYBill

05-04-2021 08:25:48




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-04-2021 08:18:14  
I have an e-mail listed.



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JohnRowehl

05-03-2021 11:15:10




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

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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rrlund

05-03-2021 14:33:28




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to JohnRowehl, 05-03-2021 11:15:10  
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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scootergmc

05-03-2021 10:07:26




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
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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J.Wondergem

05-03-2021 09:50:42




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
I had a 1942 70. It was good for it's age. The 77s and 88s were a big improvement.



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rrlund

05-03-2021 09:28:47




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to WNYBill, 05-03-2021 08:26:49  
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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Cash4Toys

05-03-2021 16:44:04




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 Re: Oliver Tractor information in reply to rrlund, 05-03-2021 09:28:47  
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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