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Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver 70 Row Crop

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This picture shows a 1945 vintage. This is the row-crop version of the Model 70 which was produced from 1937 to 1948.

Oliver 70 Row Crop Tractor


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Comments on this Tractor

Billl Wood wrote on Monday, August 06, 2012 (PDT):
  • My father bought an Oliver 70 Row Crop in the late 1930 s and we used it until 1948 when we quit farming It had four speeds forward and one reverse..had skelton steel wheels on the back and solid steel in front. We also had the Oliver cultivator that were easy to attach and use. No electric start had to crank it. During the war years I spent many hours on it..we could run against the Allis Chalmers, John Deere s and Farmall s, my only complaint was the steel wheels gave a pretty rough ride at times and limited your use of black top and oil roads. All in all I really liked the machine. Does anypone know where I might find pictures cira 1937-38 I would like my children to see what life was like in those days
    steven m. heslop wrote on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (PDT):
  • i have a 1938 oliver 70 that i pull,i have over-hauled it several times,but the last problem i come across was--very little or no oil pressure.could not understand why..plasti-gauged the rod-bearings,added a different oil pump,and still nothing.then i found a 15 16 plug just under the oli pressure line on the right side of the block and found this is where the pressure is regulated from.i cleaned it all up and added some more spring to it and wa-la,i have oil pressure,cant wait to pull.1-913-609-4473--cell
    Jason wrote on Saturday, March 05, 2011 (PST):
  • I m trying to restore an Oliver 70 row crop for a 4-h project and am curious how much side shields would cost. New or used. Or if I can even buy them anywhere.
    Chuck Sittler wrote on Saturday, April 17, 2010 (PDT):
  • You can see my my email that I like John Deeres and Harley s, however, today I bought a Oliver 70 that has been restored and am extremely proud of it.....first Oliver, not wanting to bore anyone, but sure looking forward to learning more about this tractor. I have heard that they have square gears in the tranny and are noisy Does anyone have any comments Thanks.
    William Keyser wrote on Thursday, January 21, 2010 (PST):
  • Would a 1947 Oliver 60 Row Crop be safe to use for pulling a hay ride trailer, or would it be too tippy Thanks, Wm
    c grulkey wrote on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 (PST):
  • DO ALL OLIVER 70 HAVE ALUMINUM HOODS ON THEM WE HAVE ONE
    Jeff Adams wrote on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (PST):
  • I think the oliver 70 is 37hp at 1650rpms
    Phillip Cook wrote on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 (PST):
  • Anyone know what the ratee hp was on these old Oliver 70s Have one barely restorable thinking of dropping a diesel on it to run around the farm, rather then to scrap it out which might well be the other option. Trying to figure if the diesel I have in mind is anywhere near the same hp. Thanks to all who respond.
    Gary Chonzena wrote on Thursday, September 24, 2009 (PDT):
  • I think I have an old Oliver, apprx 1945, and have the serial number s . Where would I find more information on this old tractor. It may also be a Cockshutt, have not found an exact picture anywhere to match what we have. Can someone help out here Thanks.
    Dan Fischer wrote on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1948 Oliver RC 70 with a loader.How do I get the two exhaust elbows and a forward facing lamp holder It was in a Minnesota tornado and that was the only damage. This beautiful machine was always stored in a shed and I m only the second lucky owner. The first owner said he spent a good part of his life on it.I m thankful because if it was not for the tornado he would not have sold it.Thank You
    roger ransom wrote on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 (PDT):
  • i have a friend that has this same model year. nut on fan- water pump pulley came lose ruined pulley stub shaft on water pump. i m helpimg try to find parts. this tractor was restored a few years back, so otherwise is in deasent shape. do you know where who could possibly locate these items assuming you want to keep you parts tractor on reserve for yourself. any comments or help will be appreciated. thank you roger by the way that is a beautiful machine
    Mark Springer wrote on Monday, July 20, 2009 (PDT):
  • We are going to repaint an Oliver row crop 70 with dual exhaust and was wandering what exactly was the original paint scheme for the this particular tractor with the wider front end.
    Marge Lienhard wrote on Sunday, June 21, 2009 (PDT):
  • I am looking for 38 wheels for an Oliver 70 RC, or inner tube for a 9.00x40 tire or 9,00x40 or 11x40 tires to replace the tires now on the machine. Thanks!
    jerome abbott wrote on Thursday, May 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a 2.3 litre 4 cylinder Peugeot diesel rated at 55 hp in good shape. What brand and model of tractor should I put it in
    chris grulkey wrote on Sunday, July 20, 2008 (PDT):
  • we have old 70 oliver on are farm with front end loader on it has hydraulic pump on the pto it is good old tractor we have had sin 1950 run good we use it all the time
    Allen Quigley wrote on Saturday, January 19, 2008 (PST):
  • My grandpaw owned the first Oliver 70 that came off the assembly line. It was used on our farm in North Liberty,Ind. up util around 1964. My father,grandfather both worked at a Oliver dealership in Lakeville,Ind. for quite a few years,before running their own tractor repair shop. I would like to know who owns #1 now. Please email with any information,thanks
    JEFF BUTZ wrote on Sunday, December 30, 2007 (PST):
  • I am restoring a 42 oliver 70 Not sure of proper paint colors on grille area. seen them painted different ways
    Jim wrote on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • Steve, My Email is jpkchg at comcast.net Jim
    Jim wrote on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PDT):
  • Steve, I have a freind looking for two fenders for a 70 rc. Can you send me your contact info so I can pass it along to him if you still have them for sale Thanks. Jim
    Steve wrote on Thursday, July 12, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have 2 Oliver row crop 70. 1 is a parts tractor the other I am trying to restore. The block is cracked and I am having a hard time finding a motor or motor parts. Im stuck. If you have any suggestions or ideas please email me. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I also have extra parts for sale if anyone is intersted. I have spoke rims, fenders, rolling chassie, rough sheet metal. Thanks
    TR wrote on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 (PDT):
  • I just started working on an oliver row crop 70 it is in great condition. what is the best way to get the moter started also is there any thing important that i should know about before trying to start it IMPORTANT Thanks Please feel free to email
    steve wrote on Monday, April 09, 2007 (PDT):
  • well hello my name is steve and im from northwestern pa. I have been raised on ih and love them but i think the best tractor we have ever had is our old oliver 88. I love it. I have reacently purchased a rc70 and would like to restore it. I know where there are three other oliver 70s but they are stripped to the frame with nothing to offer. im trying to find fenders.If anyone could help or offer any web sites i sure would appreciate it
    paul dahlkemper wrote on Thursday, March 29, 2007 (PST):
  • When I was a kid in 3rd grade, I operated an Oliver 70 row crop, six cylinder, 4 forward and 1 reverse. Hand operated two row cultivators for corn. I operated it until 1952 and sold it when I came home from the service in 1954. I have always missed it. My bride finally, cured me and we have been happily married for 55 years. Six kids later I am looking for pictures of the old tractor.
    Bob Welk wrote on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am an 1947 Oliver Standard 80 ex owner, used it all the time in Nebraska wheat and corn crops until I sold it on farm sale and moved to the city. Loved that tractor, it did everything that had to be done except cultivating the corn.I did not take any pictures of it but would like to purchase one, suitable for framing,any ideas?
    Jim wrote on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am 15 and restoring a 1948 70 RC. Went to start it for the first time in 20 years, it started after about 2 or three hours and 2 cans of parts cleaner and a can of starting fluid (It was in the back of out tool shed for those 20 years). Fun and simple tractor to drive. First time driving it my dad and I over heated it. Put TWO GALLONS of water in the coolant system and now the gauge barely goes up. I was suprised to find all three gauges work.
    Jake wrote on Friday, June 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • Hey, if any one wants to give me a hand with something that'd be great. My dad has just finished repainting this row crop that he got from his dad after he passed away. It looks great and I'd really like to make it look even better by getting him some more parts for father's day. I was thinking maybe a new light or something because the one on it is pretty shot. But if you had any good ideas (maybe where you started?) let me know. Thanks
    Bob T wrote on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PDT):
  • Grew up on this tractor. Never failed to start, but I did manage to get it stuck more than once. Dad called me a mud magnet.
    GRANT SETTY wrote on Friday, April 14, 2006 (PDT):
  • HAY ROB I WAS WONDERING IF U COULD SEND ME SOME PICTURES AND HOW MUTCH WOULD U WANT FOR IT THANKS E-MAIL grantzworld_92 at hotmail.com
    Rob Post wrote on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have an Oliver 70 that runs beautifully and would like to sell it. It has a pretty rough loader on it but would sell with out loader. It is a row crop. Rear rubber is in bad shape but I do use the tractor so it is ok.
    grant setty wrote on Monday, April 10, 2006 (PDT):
  • i am really ancius to have an oliver of any modle i would like to find it in illinois or indiana for 1000 dollers or perferibly less i need a summer project this summer.thank you my e-mail is grantzworld_92 at hotmail.com thank you for your time
    grants setty wrote on Thursday, March 23, 2006 (PST):
  • i am looking for an oliver tractor doesnt matter what modle i would like to find one in centrailil or in thanks grantzworld_92 at hotmail.com or 18157856256 i will be home after 6 o clock thanks
    Dan Frieden wrote on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 (PST):
  • Just wanted to let you know that the Oliver has been sold.
    Dave Blair wrote on Sunday, April 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a photo or description of a l946 Cockshutt muffler system. I'm restoring a l946 Cockshutt 70 RC Gas 6 Cyl. Thanks
    Dave Blair wrote on Sunday, April 17, 2005 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for a photo or description of a l946 Cockshutt muffler system. Thanks
    dee doub wrote on Saturday, April 09, 2005 (PDT):
  • My uncle is fixing to sell his Oliver 70 row corp at auction. Still runs fine. Any idea how much he should expect to receive?Thanks
    didier dauphy wrote on Thursday, March 03, 2005 (PST):
  • je recherche des docs sur l'OLIVER 70 row crop salutations didier
    RONNIE STOUT wrote on Sunday, January 23, 2005 (PST):
  • wanted oliver tractor call 830-3246520,TEXAS huill country
    Herb Ehlers wrote on Friday, October 08, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a 1948 70 rc with aluminin hood and the side covers are also aluminim is that a common thing
    Bobby Duckworth wrote on Sunday, August 22, 2004 (PDT):
  • I want to buy a restored or partially restored, running Oliver 70 Row Crop tractor. My grandfather farmed with a Oliver 70 Row Crop back in the 1940's and 1950's on his farm near Vernon, Texas in Wilbarger County. I don't know the exact year model, but I think it was purchased in the early to mid 1940's. I would like to find "his" Row Crop 70, but don't know if I will be able to. Please email me if any of you have one for sale.
    J.A. Gonzales wrote on Sunday, August 08, 2004 (PDT):
  • Still have an Oliver 70 in Texas,Nueces county.
    Ron Woodmansee wrote on Tuesday, July 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • I started my farming career on a 1937 Oliver 70 row crop, in 1948, when i was 6 yrs old. We done every farming operation under the sun with that tractor, including attaching my 4-h dairy heifer to the draw bar when she was being stubborn and didn't want to lead.. I remember always wanting to go down the road to the neighbor's place and drop our plow in with them and try and compete with their Farmall "M" and they also had an "H" that was in our class, lol.. When Dad quit farming and we moved to a small town, We kept the Oliver 70. and it became my "car" until I became 16.. Spent many evenings and nights sleding in the winter time, all the kids loved the old Oliver. Would love to have it back now, they were the greatest... Fond memories from our Oliver, Ron
    alan wrote on Saturday, April 10, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am looking for the shift pattern for a oliver 70 row crop
    WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE (MIKE) wrote on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 (PST):
  • I just aquired an old oliver row crop 70 tractor it is in sad shape and I would like to know more about it, how can i tell the year it was made?? SR#216223, i HAVE PICTURES IF YOU WILL E-MAIL ME. mike
    stephen wrote on Sunday, January 25, 2004 (PST):
  • i have two oliver 70 rc. one of them is a 44 it has the noraml flat disc steal wheels in the rear but the older on which is a 39 has steel wheels with flat steal bars like spokes on it. i was woundering why it had other wheels because you dont see them as much as the disc ones
    Stephen Drewes wrote on Sunday, January 25, 2004 (PST):
  • i have two old oliver 70 rc that my grampa had bought in the 1970s sometime and once the tires rotted out he parked them were they now sit. I wish to get one of both of them running most of the parts are there but some of them have woundered off over the years. If anyone has any helpful comments or diagrams to help in the fixing up of these tractors you can send them to me at sdrewes72 at hotmail.com
    Stephen Drewes wrote on Sunday, January 25, 2004 (PST):
  • i have two old oliver 70 rc that my grampa had bought in the 1970s sometime and once the tires rotted out he parked them were they now sit. I wish to get one of both of them running if anyone has any helpful comments or diagrams to help in the fixing up of these tractors you can send them to me at sdrewes72 at hotmail.com
    Scott Budd wrote on Friday, January 23, 2004 (PST):
  • I love this tractor It is great, I have one, I am only 15.
    Clark Weaver wrote on Monday, January 05, 2004 (PST):
  • I acquired a 1944 Oliver 70RC from a close friend. I was able to get it running after more than 20 years of sitting and am now interested in "restoring" it. Unfortunately, it was a loader tractor and saw a lot of use. The grill and radiator "shell" have been severely altered by things falling from the bucket. Is there anyone out there that might have a clean radiator shell, grill and center strip for sale. I'm on the fence as to whether to restore this tractor and these few sheet metal pieces may be what it takes to push me over the edge. Thanks in advance.
    Paul J. Diemer wrote on Monday, November 17, 2003 (PST):
  • My Father and my uncle bought a a new Oliver 70 Rowcrop in 1947. I was 14 years old at the time. On Sunday afternoons it was my transporrtaion to the Elementary school baseball diamond where all the farm kids gathered to practice for the local baseball team. This was in Lenox toenship, Ashtabula county Ohio. The tractor spent many years tilling the soil and hauling in the grain and running our threshing machine on our 189 acre dairy farm.
    Matt D. wrote on Tuesday, November 04, 2003 (PST):
  • I'm 15, and restoring a 1947 Oliver 70 rowcrop. On our farm we only have Massey's, but the Oliver is the right kind of green. I don't have e-mail
    Jack Peterson wrote on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 (PDT):
  • I inherited a 70 RC SN 216635. I understand it is a 1937 model. It has been inside a Morton Barn for years. I remember plowing with it many years ago. It has all the panels with green yellow and red paint yet. It is on rubber but has lug wheels with it and also a cultivator. I can't get any spark and am about to replace the points and a carb kit. Does anyone have an idea of the value of it? Thanks.
    William Dawe wrote on Monday, August 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • We owned an Oliver 70 Row-Crop in the late 40's to 1966 when we sold the dairy cows. It was used at fist only for tillage and planting as horses did the haying. It went to the Virginia farm and the last I saw it was running the blower to fill silo.
    Reed Gardner wrote on Sunday, July 06, 2003 (PDT):
  • Wanted - Oliver 70 RowCrop or Oliver 80. I am looking for an oliver in the Eastern Iowa area. Prefer one that has been restored or in great condition. As a boy we had several on the farm and now I would like to replace. Thanks
    Rob Wells wrote on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 (PDT):
  • My dad is restoring his dad's 1938 model 70RC and is looking for side skirts. Anyone know where we can track some down? Much appreciated.
    Leland Finley wrote on Saturday, June 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • I purchased an Oliver 70RC with Factory dual exhaust. It was restored by an implement dealer and has been "pulled" enough to seriously wear the rear tires. What does a new set of 13;38 tires cost these days?
    jeff pelletier wrote on Sunday, June 01, 2003 (PDT):
  • i`ve got rowcrop 70 (1939) one reverse. shes abuot 95% i`m looking for side curtians in/ex gasket, head gasket, steering wheel. what a great site this is! later folks.....
    Tom Marabello wrote on Sunday, May 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just acquired a later model 70 that I used quite a bit in 1995 on my hay farm I had then. I have my nephew working on it for a restoration and use project. When it is done we will work it some, as it is a pleasure to operate, and an absolute powerhouse for it's size. Rest assured, you Oliver fans out there, we won't abuse it; we will probably pull a scew treader and bailer with it, and that's about all. Tom M.
    Tom Marabello wrote on Sunday, May 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just acquired a later model 70 that I used quite a bit in 1995 on my hay farm I had then. I have my nephew working on it for a restoration and use project. When it is done we will work it some, as it is a pleasure to operate, and an absolute powerhouse for it's size. Rest assured, you Oliver fans out there, we won't abuse it; we will probably pull a scew treader and bailer with it, and that's about all. Tom M.
    william clapp wrote on Sunday, May 25, 2003 (PDT):
  • my father had 70 row crop oliver my brother and i was raised on that sweet running tractor. my father traded several years ago ,sure glad i found on my computer
    Bryan Snyder wrote on Saturday, April 26, 2003 (PDT):
  • I just purchased my great-grandfather's Oliver 70, serial #224772. He purchased it 3/21/1939, for $1138.00. It still runs and I hope to clean it up for show.
    GAIL CARPENTER wrote on Sunday, March 09, 2003 (PST):
  • I WAS JUST OLD ENOUGH TO BE A RIDER WHEN DAD BOUGHT OUR NEW 70, THINK WAS ABOUT 1946 OR 47. THE BURNT VALVE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE THE EXHAUST OUTLET ON THE MANIFOLD, IT WAS ALL THE WAY TO THE END OF IT & NOT ON CENTER THUSLY THE VALVES AT THE FAR END RAN TO HOT. A REBUILT MANIFOLD IE DUAL EXHAUST FIXED IT.
    Burt Rocker wrote on Monday, February 17, 2003 (PST):
  • My dad purchased an oliver 70 during the war, it was on steel, but was later converted to rubber. It was started on gas and then switched to tractor fuel. which we later converted to gas, we also had a couple of more road gears added. I learned to run this tractor as a young boy, we kept up till the late 50's.
    bert clothier wrote on Saturday, February 08, 2003 (PST):
  • I just recently found my grandmothers oliver 70 row crop. me and my brother road a lot of hours against the rear fenders of the old 70. spreading manaur,plowing or pulling cars out of ditches. looking forword to restoring it in my grandmothers memory. kinda out of my color range since i have 39 9n alum.hood ford,52 8n, 3 1953 golden jubilee's,1959 541 offset,1924 fordson,1950 8n flathead v/8 alum.heads,intake,4brl,1951 farmall m,196? 434 international.o ya a 19 somthing mc cormick deering,and now a very dear old oliver 70.
    Robert Bradley wrote on Saturday, December 21, 2002 (PST):
  • I, Robert Bradley, of Benton, Illinois now own a 70 Oliver Row Crop. It is in mint condition from motor to bady. E-mail me at jamesr at hcis.net
    Art Wilson wrote on Thursday, December 19, 2002 (PST):
  • Back in the early 1940's I was 8 years old and was "strongly encourged" to learn to drive my Uncle and Grandpa's Oliver 70, Iron tire, tractor so I could spend many hours working the fields of Arkansas Bottoms while they were doing other things. That same tractor, (What is left of it), is sitting in my cousin's front yard as memorabilia. It is in very bad shape. (Over the years parts have been stolen, weather, birds, etc). I now have a desire to have a picture of one of those as a keepsake for my Genealogy Book. Does anyone know how I may find one?
    Scott Buckley wrote on Saturday, November 16, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a Oliver 70 1946 that make's alot of grinding noise in tran or rearend I was told that it is from the straight cut Gear's, any one know about this ,it's lould.
    Wayne Hauck wrote on Tuesday, October 08, 2002 (PDT):
  • Need a water pump for a 1947 row crop 70.
    Cullen Batz wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I recently recieved my great grandfathers Oliver 70. It's fun to drive and runs well. It's got a great road gear and starts well on those cold Minnesota winter days.
    Cullen Batz wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • I recently recieved my great grandfathers Oliver 70. It's fun to drive and runs well. It's got a great road gear and starts well on those cold Minnesota winter days.
    John Bondy wrote on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am looking for people who used the Oliver on the farm. Most of them are already gone. Any pictures from the farm would be neat also. Thanks John Bondy
    jon wrote on Friday, May 10, 2002 (PDT):
  • how much is one now days? Yes I now someone that has one.
    koreymillner wrote on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • its ugly
    KOREY WALKER wrote on Tuesday, April 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • you gota nice tractor i was just wanting to know if you want to sell it its ugly my uncles is nicer
    dana opdycke wrote on Sunday, March 03, 2002 (PST):
  • Brian, the serial number for 70's is on the brass looking plate on the starter side of the engine block. It will have oliver corp. charles city Iowa. You may need to rub the plate off with a scuff pad to see all the writing.
    DAVE BRUBAKER wrote on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 (PST):
  • I should have a fine Row Crop at my auction this month. Call me at 717-865-2881, I'm in Lebanon County, Pa. Call me for details, this should be a prime tractor for ya.
    JOHN wrote on Sunday, November 11, 2001 (PST):
  • I have a 1947 70. I have been pulling this tractor,now I am going to start restoring. I need a gasket set for my engine and any manuals I could get. The best I can tell this tractor has 6 forward and only 1 reverse,or thats all I can find. If anyone can help please call 270-242-0906 Kentucky.Thank you and your Oliver 70 looks great.
    Scott wrote on Tuesday, November 06, 2001 (PST):
  • I have a friend who has a who still uses an Oliver 70RC for daily chores, but it desparately needs a new rim. The old rim was damaged by a rock and has partially separtated due to rust. Does anyone out there know who/where might sell a rim for an Oliver 70RC close to the Central, PA area?? Any info you have would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Paul Wegmann wrote on Thursday, July 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • My Grandpa owned a '36 "Hart-Parr 70" and bought an "Oliver 70" with rubber tires around 1941. Both were eventually traded in for 77's. I own a bundle wagon, or loose hay rack, that grandpa bought new in the mid-1930's. Originally it had a steel-wheeled running gear but that was replaced with an electric wheel running gear with rubber tires around 1948. It has the original wooden side racks that "stand up" by hooking the metal bottoms into the floor bed and attaching the front and rear cross pieces. The front "standard" completes the basket. It is in great shape considering its age, (always shedded) and would fit in nicely with the old Olivers at antique thrashing shows or in parades. Would sell for the right price.
    Paul Wegmann wrote on Thursday, July 19, 2001 (PDT):
  • My Grandpa owned a '36 "Hart-Parr 70" and bought an "Oliver 70" with rubber tires around 1941. Both were eventually traded in for 77's. I own a bundle wagon that grandpa bought new in the mid-1930's. Originally it had a steel-wheeled running gear but that was replaced with an electric wheel running gear with rubber tires around 1948.
    john Briganti wrote on Sunday, July 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have an Oliver 70 Row Crop that seized-up on me a number of years ago. I have not been able to un-seize it. I tried various antirust products; such as w-40 and other similar products, but to no avail. How does one go about loosening the cylinders. Has anyone had similar problem? Please write to the above E-mail for suggestions. Thank your John
    david kenworthy wrote on Saturday, June 02, 2001 (PDT):
  • You may not belive this but i just pick up a oliver m-70 the person i got it from gave it to me had to do a little work. would like to know what kind of plow to get for it and it runs great
    DAN .L wrote on Friday, May 25, 2001 (PDT):
  • I HAVE A 1945 70 ROW CROP & A 1941 70 ALSO.LOVE THIS TRACTOR.PULL IT AT TRACTOR PULLS EVERY YEAR.IT MAY NOT HAVE TWO REVERSES BUT MINE WILL GO INTO REVERSE IN BOTH H-PATTERNS.I AM LOOKING FOR ONE FLAT LENS FENDER LIGHT COMPLETE.
    Paul Keele-Box 421 Mackay Idaho 83251 wrote on Monday, May 14, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a Model 70 Row crop for sale. It runs good and is in fair shape. Contact me at the above address.
    Bob Glick wrote on Sunday, March 11, 2001 (PST):
  • I have an Oliver 70 that would be a good one for restoration. Are there any interests?
    Dana Opdycke wrote on Saturday, March 10, 2001 (PST):
  • Hi Oliver people, I have restored 3 70 Row Crops. One my dad got new in 1944 ('45 model)a '39( wide front)and '38 Tom Wood I have the Frontend you need and many parts for all oliver 70's E-mail to opdyckd at prodigy.net or call (908)-689-9001. Thanks Dana
    Russ Pribble wrote on Monday, November 06, 2000 (PST):
  • I just found and bought a 1937 70 rc and am trying to get parts for it if any one has one.
    Jessie Ash wrote on Friday, October 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • any information on how to aquire a repair manual for the 70 Oliver rowcrop. A 1944- 1945 model.
    Tristan Garwood wrote on Thursday, October 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • My dad ownes an 88, 770, 1600, 1650, 1800, two 1755's and I use at least two everyday to fed with and I'm 13 and wouldn't trade them in for any thing else. There the best tractor every made because of the live power. He also ownes a 2-135 White FWA and a 2-155 two wheel drive and they both get used alot and I like the three speed on them but they shift alittle hard.
    Gary Brown wrote on Wednesday, October 25, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for model70 to buy. Please email me on any leads as to where to find one.
    Tom Wood wrote on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 Oliver 70 that has no belt pully gears. It just has a cover. Is that cover rare? Also, the tag on the motor has a "B" signifing the wide front. The front end is narrow. I would love to get a wide front for it.
    Gene Kuhel wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 70 Row Crop that I just got it moved to my yard from the farm where I use to plow with this tractor. I need to find some parts for it. Like the entake/exast manifold , side covers , and hand crank. Its a 6 cyl , 1948 Oliver 70 series wheel tractor Row Crop ser# 265016 . I also need a rebuilder manual too.
    Brittany Johnson wrote on Sunday, October 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am restoring an Oliver 70 RC and I am at the point of installing the handcrank and I would like to know what would work well for the pin that goes through the crank handle and locks in on the front pulley - if you have a suggestion please write to me!!
    Mark Geiger wrote on Wednesday, October 04, 2000 (PDT):
  • Have just purchased a 1941 Oliver 70RC last weekend at an auction in eastern Wisconsin. Have been searching for years for the right deal and it finally happened. It was not run for many years but we did get it started the day after the auction--will need some work.Sheet metal is straight and not corroded any where--just surface rust all over.Has 11x40" tires on it--are there new tubes available for this size ? Tires? Lots of fun filled opportunities ahead.
    Grandma wrote on Friday, September 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • They same "time heals everything." In 1956 my mom and dad went to Minnesota for the weekend to look for a farm as in southern Iowa there was a drought - we were buying water for ourselves and our animals at that particular time; I was left in charge of milking cows for the weekend. On Sunday afternoon I decided to take the Oliver 70 for a ride through town (it was not unusual for me to drive it - I had driven the Oliver when making hay and even cultivated for dad sometimes). However, I did not know that dad was in the process of changing oil - the oil had all been drained out; after I arrived on the main street of a small town where everyone knew everyone - fire started coming out of the chimney; I wish I had stopped then and there, but I thought I had to get home - about a mile away. Bottom line -tractor was ruined; I thought my reputation was ruined forever as I and everyone else knew what I had done. My dad was more understanding about it than I would have been. God bless him. It was our only tractor so he had to purchase another tractor in order to get the crops in that Spring - and money was tight. This has been a "off limits" subject with me for many years - now I wish I knew if there were "note cards" with the Oliver 70 picture on the front - and if not the Oliver 70 - just any Oliver - for sale anywhere.
    Brian Kraft wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • correction to previous message. This is the right email address. He also has some sort of Oliver 18 pull type combine. For more details email me.
    Brian Kraft wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • My grandpa has a 1948 RowCrop 70 and a lot of other Oliver and JD items being Auctioned on Sept 19 in north central Iowa. Can anyone tell me what they are worth
    steve haux wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me what the oil pressure on a model 70 is suppost to be?
    Steve Haux wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • HI,I have a partial restored model 70 I'm looking for side engine covers and a crank handle Thank You.
    Ron Muhlenbruck wrote on Saturday, September 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • My father owned a Row Crop 77 with bucket. It was purchased about 15 years ago from an implement dealer for $800.00. Would like to find an "Oliver Rescue Home" for it in the North Iowa area. Please send info. on antiquers in this area. It is in excellent condition.
    BOB YANDRY wrote on Friday, September 08, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1946 model 70 that is in very good condition. Would like to sell. Call 972-494-0304 for details. like to sell. Call 1-972-494-0304 or e-mail to yandrymachine at airmail.net
    Gary Arnold wrote on Sunday, September 03, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 48-49 Oliver RC70 that we purchased in '54 in Minnesota. When my stepfather died I brought the tractor to Alabama intending to restore it. I have not restored it and probably will not. I'd sell it if the price was right. The grill pieces are missing. I have the side curtains for the engine compartment and I have a "buck saw" that mounts on the tractor. We used it to cut up firewood. We used it for farming, pulled an 18' breaker plow and broke ground on around 70 acres that had not been worked in years. We had trouble with it burning valves and split the manifold on the 6 cylinder to reduce the heat build-up. I have it now in Elkmont, AL. It's not running now. Needs engine work.
    LARRY J GINTER wrote on Wednesday, August 30, 2000 (PDT):
  • WE LIVED ON A FARM IN WESTERN PENNA DURNING THE 50's and 60' I BELIEVE IT WAS 1955 MY DAD PURCHASED AN OLIVER 70 I'M NOT SURE ANYMORE OF THE YEAR BUT IT WAS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. WE DID EVERYTHING WITH IT YOU CANIMAGINE IF YOU HAVE LIVED ON A FARM FOR ANYTIME. IT HAD A VERY FAST ROAD GEAR BUT WITH A SIX CYLINDER ENGINE IT WAS HARD ON FUEL A REAL WORK HORSE.
    Richard Murray wrote on Saturday, August 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I just bought a cockshut tractor that looks like the one in the above picture.Mine has a six cylinder.It has no pant but appeared to be green.What year and model might this be.If you can help e-mail me.Thanks for your help...Rick
    Adam Bennett wrote on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am 13 and am restoring a Oliver 70 Row Crop. I would like to have any pictures, diagrams, manuals, or information you could send me for free. My address is 1109 Ivy Ave, Richland, IA 52585. I would really appreciate anything you send me thats free.
    Brittany Johnson wrote on Wednesday, August 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am restoring an Oliver 70 RC and I am at the point of installing the handcrank and I would like to know what would work well for the pin that goes through the crank handle and locks in on the front pulley.
    don wrote on Monday, July 31, 2000 (PDT):
  • My grandpa used to have a model 70 sitting in our shed, hasnt been used for probly 20-30 years, and then in 94 or 95 he sold it for a couple hundred dollars. i would really like to locate it once again, and it was sold in northeast wisconsin. when he sold it it was completely rusted over, and had both spider and rubber wheels for the back and was a row crop model i think. if anyone out there has any clues, i would really apreciate it. I know it will be very hard to locate, but thanks to anyone who could help
    Alfred Boerger wrote on Thursday, July 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Ibought a new Oliver 70 just before WWII and had it for over 35 yrs and had excellent success with the tractor. I then bought a Super 77 Gas and had even better success using it on my 100 acre farm in mid-western Ohio. Now I'm retired but still live on the farm at age 86. My Oliver tractors were the best tractors on the market, in my view. Besides, my younger brother, Clarence, was an Oliver dealer, so I also felt somewhat obligated to buy from him. Fortunately I had excellent luck with the Olovers.
    Dave Jewson wrote on Saturday, June 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a book on the early Olivers. It was written by T. Herbert Morrell, an engineer with Oliver from 1944 until approximately 1970. The book deals mostly with the development of the Fleetline tractors (66, 77, 88, etc.), but does delve into the history of Hart Parr and Oliver tractors to help show the advancements brought forth by these tractors that helped shape the design of the Fleetlines. This book has many pictures of beautifully restored tractors from Hart Parrs to Fleetline Olivers. All the Oliver 60's, 70's, and 80's from about 1938 through the end of production of those models and all the way through the Super series of tractors had yellow grilles. Starting with the three digit series (550, 660, 770, 880, etc.) the grilles were white. The reason I gave 1938 as a rough date is that I know that the 60's changed that year to the streamlined bodies, but I do not know if that was a unilateral change or if the other models changed over a couple of years.
    Frank Slapar wrote on Monday, June 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • My father owned a 1945 Oliver 70 and it had a yellow grill. It was the nicest driving tractor at that time.
    Dan Grove wrote on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am rebuilding a 1947 Oliver 70 Row Crop. Does anyone have information concerning this particular model. I question the yellow grill on your picture of the 1945 Oliver. I have been told the yellow grill did not appear till 1948 on the models 77 and 88. Enjoyed this website. Please contact me regarding this. Thank you for this website.
    Bob Presbrey wrote on Monday, May 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi all. My father is restoring an oliver 70 and needs a piece of sheet metal. It is the flat side piece that fits behind the louvered piece. Can anyone help?.....
    Bob Presbrey wrote on Monday, May 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hi all. My father is restoring an oliver 70 and needs a piece of sheet metal. It is the flat side piece that fits behind the louvered piece. Can anyone help?.....
    ed read wrote on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • This was the only tractor i ever flipped was my dad pissed
    Dave Jewson wrote on Friday, April 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • Did you know that the Oliver Row Crop tractors were designed to only go 12 mph in high gear. This was because of fear that the tractors would be rolled while turning corners. Unfortunately some of the testers still managed to roll the tractors. The Standards were able to go approximately 18 mph. Still, they are quite nice tractors. The Row Crop 70 tractor produced approximately 23 belt horsepower.
    Dave Jewson wrote on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • In regards to the reverses on Model 70 tractors, my 1939 and 1940 Row Crop 70's had only one reverse. I have a book written by a Mr. Morrel, an engineer for Oliver, which I believe states that the dual reverse was used starting with the 66, 77, 88, and 99 series. My current tractor is a Row Crop 88 with dual reverses. I am on a friends computer so I do not have e-mail.
    Kelvyn Moyer wrote on Sunday, March 19, 2000 (PST):
  • My dad had an Oliver 70 that we used for all kinds of general purposes. We used it to grind feed in the winter because it would always start no matter how cold it was outside. It was a fun tractor to drive, especially mowing and raking hay.
    Kevin Manring wrote on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 (PST):
  • Mike Fehn Thanks for e-mail regarding the lights but your E-mail doesn't work Call me 1-502-387-8090 cell anytime
    Kevin Manring wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a supernice original 1939 70RC that belonged to grandpa. it is sooo sweeet! But some LOW Life stole the Original flat lens lights last year while I had it at a county fair on display. Boy! are they hard to find or what? If anyone knows of any I'd really appreciate knowing.
    FM wrote on Sunday, January 30, 2000 (PST):
  • Jim, where are they located? how much are you asking? Butch, I beg to differ. ever 70 I have ever seen, and all the books I have, had a 6 speed tranny with R1 and R2.
    Butch Giesy wrote on Thursday, January 13, 2000 (PST):
  • Just found this sight and enjoyed reading it. I do have a few comments about some of the information. The oliver red paint can be purchased at tractor supply here in Ohio.All of the 70 thru 88's were all the same red. the 77's have two reverses. 70's have one reverse.
    SC "Bill" Nichols wrote on Sunday, December 26, 1999 (PST):
  • I was regional territory manager for Oliver from 1947 to 1977 after it had become White Farm Equipment. I also have many fond memories of the Oliver 70, we sold a lot of them. It was one of the first mass produced tractors that had electric starters and lights.
    Jim wrote on Friday, November 05, 1999 (PST):
  • I have two oliver 70's for sale. both are ready for restoration.
    Jeff wrote on Friday, October 15, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have an 88 row crop. Will try to send pictures later. I don't have the wheels painted the right color, does anyone know the paint no. for the wheels? It's sort of an off red color like to 60 & 70 row crops. Later OLE JEFF
    Bob Whitaker wrote on Monday, July 12, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have many fond memories of the Oliver 70 row-crop - one of the smoothest and sweetest sounding engines - the Continental six-cylinder, six speed transmission with two reverses gears, not very good brakes, wouldn't quite turn in its own tracks, but a great tractor to drive. We had a four-row cultivator which was hard to attach but very flexible design so it did a good job. The only problem we ever had was with burned valves now and then. Solved that problem by using valves from a Pontiac. The Oliver and Farmall H would go about the same road speed, (the H I think was a little faster), but the six speed Oliver tranny was much more useable than the 5-speed International. The Oliver was superior to any of its contemporaries in use due to the quiet and smooth engine. (My opinion, anyway) We owned several 70's, 77's, 1600's, 1650's, a 35 (Industrial), as many as 5 at one time while farming in Iowa.
    mike miller wrote on Saturday, May 01, 1999 (PDT):
  • i love this tractor.looks like a very well restored model. bye


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