"Ask The Oliver Mechanic" - August, 2018 Archives


Oliver 1555 power steering pump pulley

Posted by Rod Nelson on August 28, 2018, 12:07 pm

My 1973 1555 Oliver power steering belt slips. I think I need a new pulley. It is not an Eaton pump. Where can I find a pulley for this small pump?

Re: Oliver 1555 power steering pump pulley

Posted by Larry Harsin on September 3, 2018, 9:19 am, in reply to "Oliver 1555 power steering pump pulley"

Call your AGCO Dealer. Larry


Rods and Bearing 1961 550 Oliver desel

Posted by Abbie J on August 27, 2018, 6:28 pm

Larry... I have question if you don't mind . I.m rebuilding a 550 Oliver has a 180d when i took it apart the tangs on the rod and caps was on the same side , i think . Do you have any idea if the tangs line up on the same side or are they opposite from one another.If you could help I would appreciate very much. Thanks...

Re: Rods and Bearing 1961 550 Oliver desel

Posted by Larry Harsin on September 3, 2018, 9:18 am, in reply to "Rods and Bearing 1961 550 Oliver desel "

The tangs should be on the same side. I think, but the rods should be marked showing the correct procedure. There are numbers stamped on the rod and the cap so that they match. Larry


Closed hydraulic vs. open

Posted by Jerry Krause on August 27, 2018, 2:58 pm

Can we use a John Deere implement with a White Tractor? Is there a difference between John Deere hydraulic systems such that we can or cannot use it with a White 2-155? The implement has three hyd. cylinders for raising/lowering the implement.

Re: Closed hydraulic vs. open

Posted by roger wallis on August 27, 2018, 8:10 pm, in reply to "Closed hydraulic vs. open"

The implements will work fine with either open or closed systems. Larger John Deere tractors after the two cylinder ones were closed center. Your White is closed center also.

Re: Closed hydraulic vs. open

Posted by Larry Harsin on September 3, 2018, 9:14 am, in reply to "Re: Closed hydraulic vs. open"

Roger Wallis is correct. Larry


1550 Locking up

Posted by Neal Williams on August 24, 2018, 1:49 pm

I have a 1550 that my father bought new in the 60's. It has seen it's better days but still gets the job done. While discing yesterday, I heard a strange roaring sound coming from what seems the trans. The very moment my foot touched the clutch, the rear wheels locked up and sent me into the steering wheel. If i let it run in neutral, it starts making a sound like gravel in the tranny and the wheels act like it wants to take off, press the clutch and it stops. Any idea where to start looking?

Re: 1550 Locking up

Posted by arnie on August 24, 2018, 5:08 pm, in reply to "1550 Locking up"

Probably main shaft in tranny. Need to remove pto shaft and hydraulics. Not a fun job. Just did one. The one we did had locked up and had to taken apart with a torch. Good luck..

Re: 1550 Locking up

Posted by Larry Harsin on September 3, 2018, 9:11 am, in reply to "Re: 1550 Locking up"

I agree with Arnie. Larry


Oliver 880 power booster

Posted by Seth Hresko on August 21, 2018, 9:07 am

My oliver 880 power booster is stuck in high range, when you move the handle in either direction it doesnt do anything. Any ideas what the problem could be?

Re: Oliver 880 power booster

Posted by Larry Harsin on September 3, 2018, 9:09 am, in reply to "Oliver 880 power booster "

It sounds like your Over=Center clutch is stuck in the high side. Larry

Re: Oliver 880 power booster

Posted by jim on November 20, 2018, 12:20 am, in reply to "Re: Oliver 880 power booster "

there is a thing that looks like a bearing in there that only lets a shaft run one direction i think that is not doing its job, i forget what they are called but 50 years ago i was around one that done what you are talking about and that was it


Lower lift arm pin removal

Posted by Bryce Robertson on August 6, 2018, 7:47 pm

Larry, I need to remove the lower lift arm pivot pins on my 1964 550. It looks like they should just unscrew like a regular bolt. I havenít been able to get it loose. Are they possibly left hand threads or nutted on the inside. Thanks for the help

Re: Lower lift arm pin removal

Posted by Larry Harsin on August 20, 2018, 9:39 am, in reply to "Lower lift arm pin removal"

It should unscrew with a right-hand thread. Larry


1965 Olive 1850 diesel Steering motor Pump or Hydramotor

Posted by Ron Hardesty on August 4, 2018, 6:54 pm

Larry Hi;
I have a 1965 Oliver 1850 Diesel with power steering that I bought in 1977. In 1979 the steering motor or Hydramotor as the parts manuel calls it went Bad. My local Dealer said that this was a common problem on that tractor due to the Car Lynn pump that Oliver used when it was new. They said they had a new supplier for the steering motor and that is what they put on it. It has worked great all these years until now. I have oil leaking out of the collar in the steering column at the point where it telescopes out. I was wondering what the fix was for this. If the steering column needs rebuilt or do you have to replace the whole unit. Also how hard to get or find parts and where I should look at. Any suggestions or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

thank You Ron Hardesty

Re: 1965 Olive 1850 diesel Steering motor Pump or Hydramotor

Posted by Larry Harsin on August 20, 2018, 9:38 am, in reply to "1965 Olive 1850 diesel Steering motor Pump or Hydramotor"

I would contact the place where I bought that unit and get a seal kit for it or take it to them and have them repair it. Larry Harsin


Oliver row crop 66 gas

Posted by Paul on August 3, 2018, 5:34 pm

I have had trouble starting this oliver since I met my wife. Her father had trouble too.It is running a 6V system, positive ground. I just had the starter redone and found it was fielded for 12V not 6 and had it changed. It still will not turn it over. In the manual it is showing 2 6V batteries. But they are saying 6V diesel. My question is should I have 2 batteries to get it to turn over or is something else wrong. I tried using jumper cables directly from the batteries to the starter with no results. If i take the starter out it will spin freely. Or should this have been a 12V system?

Any info on this will be very helpfull
Thanks
Paul
Bradenville pa
comitopaul@gmail.com

Re: Oliver row crop 66 gas

Posted by arnie@yousq.net on August 4, 2018, 6:16 am, in reply to "Oliver row crop 66 gas"

The gas tractor had one battery and it was positive ground. The six volt systems did turn some slower than 12 volt units. Even thou you have had the starter worked on it still sounds like a starter problem. Have you tried a different battery sitting on the ground using jumper cables hooked to the starter with the other battery disconnected? Once running does it seem to run OK? Is the charging circuit working OK. Is your battery fully charged and is your cables and connections clean and tight including the ground cable? Is the battery large enough for the job? I had a 1650 that the guy complained was hard starting. He had bought a replacement battery "on sale" that was too small. Good luck..Arnie

Re: Oliver row crop 66 gas

Posted by arnie on August 10, 2018, 4:55 pm, in reply to "Re: Oliver row crop 66 gas"

I just recalled I had an old 77 that acted as your 66. On this tractor the ground cable was attached to the side of the battery box. A lot of grease and time had accumulated between the differential housing and the bolts that held the dash, (dash and battery box attached there) and the front frame. Loss of good ground. I made certain all the frame bolts were tight and ran a longer ground cable down to one of bell housing bolts. That cured it. Arnie

Re: Oliver row crop 66 gas

Posted by LarryK on August 19, 2018, 7:47 pm, in reply to "Oliver row crop 66 gas"

Check the size of your battery cables. 6 volt systems need cables twice the size of 12 volt systems. I always ground to the frame.

Re: Oliver row crop 66 gas

Posted by Larry Harsin on August 20, 2018, 9:34 am, in reply to "Oliver row crop 66 gas"

A rowcrop 66 was originally built with a 6 volt positive system. It can be changed to 12 volt for better starting. If you are using a generator, it should be positive ground. If you change to an alternator, it will need to be a negative ground. You can use a 6 volt starter, it will work. Larry


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