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    Oliver tractors

    I know there's some farmers on here, anyone know much about Oliver's? I'm looking into a 1655 to use primarily for hay duties. It's a wide front, 2wd, diesel tractor. I know it's got enough power and mass to pull the haybine, but what are these things going for? I don't see many for sale. Obviously condition is key, but for a standard condition, still being used, running and driving 1655, anybody got a ball park other than about tree fiddy? Anything to look out for on them?

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    Price would depend on hours and overall condition. Prices between 5000 and 9000. Don't forget depending on size rear tires may be 600-1100 each, so that can be a selling point / place to haggle price on. Make sure the over-direct-under does not slip and functions properly.

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      #3
      http://www.tractordata.com/farm-trac...iver-1655.html

      A bit long and rambly, but this guy gives you some good info on the 55 model tractors.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vFkr0RwODo

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        #4
        I think there is a guy on youtube who makes videos about them

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          #5
          Originally posted by taternutz08 View Post
          Price would depend on hours and overall condition. Prices between 5000 and 9000. Don't forget depending on size rear tires may be 600-1100 each, so that can be a selling point / place to haggle price on. Make sure the over-direct-under does not slip and functions properly.
          Olivers stopped in what 1976???

          No hours is going to be accurate measure on a old Oliver.

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            #6
            I'm not much help to figure out value, but if you end up getting it and need a manual, we have these Oliver books available - https://www.binderbooks.com/olivermanuals.html
            Jeff Ismail
            IH Parts America,
            Binder Books & CPT - Crawler Proven Technology

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              #7
              Originally posted by ihpartsjeff View Post
              I'm not much help to figure out value, but if you end up getting it and need a manual, we have these Oliver books available - https://www.binderbooks.com/olivermanuals.html
              LOL You had me excited for minute hoping you had IHC tractor parts!

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                #8
                $5-7k depending on condition. They are good tractors. As someone said, make sure the over/under/direct drive is working. Something to keep in mind, if I remember correctly when you are in under drive it free-wheels downhill without engine braking. That may have only been on the Whites, but I thought the Oliver's were that way also. I spent a lot of hours as a kid/teenager on a White 2-85, which is basically an Oliver 1755.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bigun View Post

                  LOL You had me excited for minute hoping you had IHC tractor parts!
                  Yeah no tractor parts per se but I do have a bunch of NOS tractor stuff I need to dig out and take to a tractor show.
                  Jeff Ismail
                  IH Parts America,
                  Binder Books & CPT - Crawler Proven Technology

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by grumpy356 View Post

                    Olivers stopped in what 1976???

                    No hours is going to be accurate measure on a old Oliver.
                    White bought them in the late 60s and started sucking money to support the over-the-road truck group. Then bought Cockshutt to do the same thing. Killed off Cockshutt merging it with Oliver, then killed off the Oliver name in late 70's, rebranding the Oliver products as White but without the quality or customer service.

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                      #11
                      Alright, it was offered to me for "$4500?". Yes, they put a question mark. It's one of my girlfriend's friends tractors, and I know they don't take good care of their stuff, but I'm hoping this thing is decent. Only thing I recall is I think it was converted to a single battery. Hoping to check it out this weekend. Thanks for the info so far!

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                        #12
                        they're pretty basic units.

                        if the gearbox isn't fucked up and it runs, you can't go wrong at 4 grand for a 70hp tractor.
                        and make sure the brakes actually work.
                        Penguins can't fly, I can't fly, therefore I am a penguin.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by bigun View Post
                          I think there is a guy on youtube who makes videos about them
                          That Oliver Guy.
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                            #14
                            The made cars too

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                              #15
                              So, went to look at the tractor last weekend. It was in the middle of a field with a disc plow hooked to it..... Said they were plowing, downshifted from 4 to 3, and it locked up the rear.... I looked it over, and they "showed me what was wrong by starting it up and dumping the clutch".... Engine loaded up but kept running.... But no movement (that poor clutch). So I pulled the top off the trans, set neutral, put the top back on and it was driving again. Engine didnt have much if any blow by out of the breather tube, over/under/direct worked as it should, hit all the gears. It does leak, like, everything.... But, that can be taken care of when I do the clutch in a few years. Clutch had enough life to pull that disc no problem in 3rd. Rf tire is a truck tire. Rear tires, one is newer, one is a little cracked but has the same life as the newer one. Alternator needs replaced. I offered 3k, and they accepted. I don't think that's a bad deal?

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