Posted by Michael Furgat on January 29, 2018, 10:41 pm
hello was wandering if I could put 770 valves in a 77 head or would I be better to find a 770 head to put on my 77 motor or is there another head that I could use for more power thanks you any help would be greatly appreciated
Re: Oliver 77
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 10:58 am, in reply to "Oliver 77"
The 770 head would be a good choice to put on your 77. It will fit right on there. Larry
70 standard differential bearing removal and replacxement
Posted by jim vorst on January 29, 2018, 4:20 pm
How do I remove the worn out bearing that is behind the differential brake drum? This is the large bearing that supports the differential gear. Is there a way to remove the bearing from the outside 158without removing the final drive cover? Thanks
70 standard differential bearing removal and replacxement - jim vorst January 29, 2018, 4:20 pm
Re: 70 standard differential bearing removal and replacxement
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:01 am, in reply to "70 standard differential bearing removal and replacxement"
No. You are going to have to get a shop manual from the museum in Charles City.. 641-228-1099 Larry
Oliver 1750 gas
Posted by Rob Fleer on January 24, 2018, 8:55 am
Bought this 1750 Oliver from a man in Northwest Iowa about 15 years ago. His Father was the one who used it. Anyway it came with an electric fuel pump (NAPA) in line under gas tank. When the tractor starts acting like it is starved for fuel I replace the fuel pump. Usually I can go 2 years or so. Put the latest on in June 2017. Yesterday pushing snow & working great after 3 hours tractor started loosing power. Got a new fuel pump & it works great again. Does this tractor need an electric fuel pump? Have 5 - 770 Olivers & they don't need a fuel pump. I took gas bowl screen out & it was fine. Gas comes out of gas tank good. Just wanted to know if this tractor needs an electric fuel pump. Also use 10% ethanol. Don't think tractor is vapor locking.
Oliver 1750 gas - Rob Fleer January 24, 2018, 8:55 am
Re: Oliver 1750 gas
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:04 am, in reply to "Oliver 1750 gas"
An electric fuel pump might solve your problem. I don't know since you are having that kind of trouble. I really don't have any other suggestions either. Larry
Posted by Steve Carpenter on January 23, 2018, 1:38 pm
I have a 1370 Oliver tractor in Oliver colors with special Oliver 1370 decals. The decals include a small "WHITE" decal on the front cowl. This tractor has been completely restored.
I was told that the tractor was assembled in Iowa before the 1370 White production took over in Canada. My first question is - Did they produce (assemble) any 1370 tractors in Iowa? And my 2nd question is - Where can I find the 1370 Oliver decals?
Re: Oliver 1370
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:08 am, in reply to "Oliver 1370"
I think your tractor was built in Iowa. You may be able to get some decals from Lyle Dumont Decals 641-622-2592 or firstname.lastname@example.org Larry
Fluids for Oliver 1550 Gas Engine
Posted by Tim on January 21, 2018, 8:15 pm
what fluids should I use for the transmission and hydraulics on my Oliver 1550 gas engine tractor? I can't tell any difference (visual) in the fluid type, both seem to use universal hydraulic oil.
I also cannot get the 3-point to lift, is there a valve to engage to set working the 3-point. The front end loader works fine.
Fluids for Oliver 1550 Gas Engine - Tim January 21, 2018, 8:15 pm
Re: Fluids for Oliver 1550 Gas Engine
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:14 am, in reply to "Fluids for Oliver 1550 Gas Engine"
The trans. uses 80-90 trans. oil. The hydraulic uses med hydraulic fluid similar to 20 weight engine oil. On the 3 pt. it may be that a bypass valve needs to be closed. Check your Operator's Manual. Larry
Oliver 74 h picker
Posted by Bruce on January 18, 2018, 2:29 pm
I have a two row mounted Oliver 74 h picker what is your recommendation for the Oliver tractor I should use?
Re: Oliver 74 h picker
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:15 am, in reply to "Oliver 74 h picker"
Good choices are 770 880 Super 777 Super 88 etc. Larry
clutch pedal and linkages;
Posted by james keese winterset ia on January 18, 2018, 11:30 am
dear oliver dealer; I have been looking at several 1655 model oliver"s when I noticed one in pomeroy with a lower mounted clutch pedal not hung from above on the console but under-neath, like the older 77"s and 88"s two of these dealers think I'm coo-coo but I just drove that tractor last week !! Can I convert the 1655 gas unit I'm looking at in colfax too the more comfortable position like that ?? I have a tender left foot other wise I would'nt ask.
clutch pedal and linkages; - james keese winterset ia January 18, 2018, 11:30 am
Re: clutch pedal and linkages;
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:19 am, in reply to "clutch pedal and linkages;"
I haven't seen that done before, but I suppose you could get a pattern from the ones you looked at and try it. Larry
88 Wide Front doesn't turn sharp
Posted by Chris on January 14, 2018, 10:25 pm
I have 3 Oliver factory wide front end tractors. The 77 and the Super 88 both turn sharp right and left. The 88 front wheels turn about half as much. I marked the steering shafts. The 77 and Super 88 shaft turns about 5 times lock to lock. The 88 only turns about 3 times lock to lock. There are no issues with it other than that, no grinding, no skips, equal turning to the left and right. Everything looks factory original. Any suggestions on why it is this way? Can it be adjusted to turn like the others or do I have to change a gear box? Thanks.
88 Wide Front doesn't turn sharp - Chris January 14, 2018, 10:25 pm
Re: 88 Wide Front doesn't turn sharp
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:21 am, in reply to "88 Wide Front doesn't turn sharp"
I don't know. Hopefully you have figured it out by now. Larry
Diesel Engine Heater
Posted by Alan Clapp on January 14, 2018, 8:22 am
Hi Larry, what would be the best way to plumb in a circulating coolant heater on an 880 Diesel?
Diesel Engine Heater - Alan Clapp January 14, 2018, 8:22 am
Re: Diesel Engine Heater
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:26 am, in reply to " Diesel Engine Heater"
I prefer to use the regular Oliver one. It uses part number 100574A elbow with a 1000 watt heat element. This was the regular Oliver set-up. If you want to use a different after-market heater, it will have to be plumbed in and have heater hoses etc. If need be, give me a call. 712-362-2966 Larry
1600 oliver gas
Posted by Shane on January 11, 2018, 10:04 pm
The tractor runs great, uses no oil or anti - freeze . Summer no problems , winter the oil gets milky , when really cold , above freezing no problems . Oliver lover from Minnesota.
1600 oliver gas - Shane January 11, 2018, 10:04 pm
Re: 1600 oliver gas
Posted by Bill Wagner on January 12, 2018, 8:36 pm, in reply to "1600 oliver gas"
Are you only running it for short periods in the winter? Does the engine get fully heated up? Is your thermostat working? Condensation happens and gets in the oil unless it gets good and hot.
Re: 1600 oliver gas
Posted by Arnie on January 13, 2018, 8:13 am, in reply to "1600 oliver gas"
I had an old "H" in my shop one very cold day that would not turn over. It had been used to haul one small load of manure each day and never got fully warmed up. Additionally the choke would be pulled out to start it in the cold and would left partially out while loading and spreading. After a couple of months enough water accumulated in the pan that it froze and held the crank and kept it from turning. It took two days to thaw it. New oil, filter, and it was on it's way.
Re: 1600 oliver gas
Posted by Larry Harsin on March 28, 2018, 11:31 am, in reply to "Re: 1600 oliver gas"
Sounds ike these guys have the right ideas. The solution might be to change the oil more often in cold weather under these conditions. Larry
Super 55 brakes
Posted by Dale Berg on January 11, 2018, 6:10 pm
I have a question for you..
I am about finished with my Super 55 and am starting to drive it around a bit..
I am having problems backing off the brakes enough.. I replaced the linings when I reassembled the tractor. I have the adjusting bolt backed off, but the brakes are still dragging.. I have loosened the bolts that hold the brake housing together slightly, that helps of course.
Have you run into this problem in the past?
Re: Super 55 brakes
Posted by Larry Harsn on April 10, 2018, 9:26 am, in reply to "Super 55 brakes"
Yes. I know what you are talking about. Maybe sure the springs on the actuators are good. Also, make sure all of the linkages are free and not binding. Larry
Re: Super 55 brakes
Posted by Larry Harsin on April 26, 2018, 8:11 am, in reply to "Super 55 brakes"
Yes. I have had that problem in the past. But you just have to keep working at it and it will come. Sorry for the lateness of this answer. Larry
oliver 1850 diesel lift pump
Posted by Larry Mason on January 10, 2018, 4:28 pm
I needed to replace the lift pump and bought a used one on Ebay. When I installed it, I left the outlet line off to check fuel flow. When I opened the diesel line the fuel ran continuously out of the outlet of the lift pump. My understanding was that it should only come out when the manual lever was pushed. Is there a check valve that I can fix or am I totally misunderstanding this. Thanks
Re: oliver 1850 diesel lift pump
Posted by Larry Harsn on April 10, 2018, 9:32 am, in reply to "oliver 1850 diesel lift pump"
The first thing I would check is the check valves. That could be the problem. Larry
Oliver Super 55
Posted by Adam Cairns on January 6, 2018, 6:14 pm
Hello, I have a 1956 Super 55 HC that I went to use the other day when it was -11. I always start the tractor and let it run for 5 minutes before I try and do anything with it in the cold and have never had an issue. This time I did that, then drove down the road to our pasture to plow the snow from the driveway,pushed mabey six inches of snow from the entrance and then came back up the road, mabey a 1/2 kilometor. As I turned into the yard I noticed Rad fluid spraying and immediately shut the tractor off. Couldn't see where the fluid had come from so I pushed it into the barn and took all of the sheet metal off so I could check it better. Still no sign of where the fluid had come from. I really needed to out a bale out to the animals so I took the chance that it might have been over full and put the spear on, grabed a bale and put it out. Everything ran fine, no overheating, no more leaking or spraying. Had to put a bale out today, no problems. Its a non pressurized system, if it were overfull could it have sprayed out the rad cap if it had been loose? This is our only tractor, I only have hay to put out this winter and mabey to move a little snow, but now is the time to fix it if need be, it has 110 acres of hay to put up so I cant afford not to have it down. Any advice would be appriciated,
Nova Scotia, Canada