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Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver 70 Standard

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Produced from 1937 to 1948, this tractor was also available in a row-crop, orchard and industrial version.

Oliver 70 Standard Tractor


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Bill Garlock wrote on Monday, August 19, 2013 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a radiator for my 1947 Oliver 70.I am finding them hard to find.Please help!!!
    Georges Caron wrote on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (PDT):
  • My father was an owner of this tractor , in Canada it s a Cockshutt 70 and the color was red ,,,,,If possible , I want known if I can find a little model scale of 1 16 of this one for my collection the color can be green too ....thank you for the information if available
    ROBIN T. HAMILTON wrote on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 (PST):
  • HI---I THOUGHT MY TRACTOR WAS FROM THE 30 S, BUT MAYBE NOT AFTER READING THE COMMENTS...I WENT TO ARTHUR, ONTARIO TO PICK UP THE ORCHARD 70 FOR MY DAD...BACK IN THE 70 S...HE AND I RESTORED IT...IT HAS A CAST IRON GRILL...HE ALWAYS SAID IT WAS HARD TO FIND...DOES ANYBODY KNOW I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFORMATION...THANK YOU AND SINCERELY...ROBIN
    Tim Schwing wrote on Friday, March 05, 2010 (PST):
  • Thinking of buying an oliver 70 industrial. Need to learn as much as possible about this tractor. Retired and need a project with history to work on. Thank you. Tim
    Brad Greening wrote on Sunday, December 06, 2009 (PST):
  • I was looking for a wiring diagram for a 1939 Oliver 70 Standard. Hope someone can help..Thanks.
    Greg Dawson wrote on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 (PDT):
  • i am still looking for parts. eny help would b nice. and chris would like two know how much. 417 693-2230
    Chris wrote on Thursday, October 15, 2009 (PDT):
  • Anyone needing an Oliver 70 in good running condition but in need of restoration,i have one to sell.It has good rubber,runs well,but needs to see a paint brush
    Charles wiles wrote on Thursday, January 22, 2009 (PST):
  • I have my Dads standard 70.. I was able to buy it back after 20 years of other people owning it. I need fenders ,running boards and inner fender shields. please contact me with information My phone number is 240-818-4256
    greg dawson wrote on Thursday, June 19, 2008 (PDT):
  • i have one. and im having trubly finding parts.
    Bill Bush wrote on Monday, May 26, 2008 (PDT):
  • I purchased a 70 industrial at an auction in St. Mary,MO. on Nov.3rd 2007. The one thing that really sets it apart is the engine which is a Continental 6 cylinder flathead of 209 c.i.displacement. Anyone out there know any history behind these engines being put in Olivers I ve had a hard time finding out much, partly maybe mostly, because of the loss of a lot of records in the May 1966 tornado that hit Charles City, Iowa. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Allan Ayotte wrote on Sunday, May 18, 2008 (PDT):
  • Looking for paint colour numbers for a 1940 Cockshutt 70 sold in canada. Can anyone help. Thanks
    Josh Wilson wrote on Saturday, December 01, 2007 (PST):
  • My Oliver 70 only has a four speed trans in it. I m told that this tractor came on steel. I wondered if the trans was missing the two higher gears or if they were just locked out.
    Brandon Stahl wrote on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 (PDT):
  • restoring 36 oliver hart parr 70 need to find engine parts and sheetmetal parts. please help
    sasha shepard wrote on Tuesday, August 01, 2006 (PDT):
  • does anyone know where the gears are on an Oliver 70 1940? Or how to switch the gears from high to low? If so please help!
    Brandon Thoennes wrote on Thursday, July 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • I live in the Portland, Oregon area, and i am in the market for an Oliver 70 Standard that runs or could be made to run. Thanks, Brandon
    dana wrote on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 (PST):
  • Doss, I have restored 5 70,s. Check the sector in side the steering box. When you turn the steering wheel see if the shaft goes up and down if it moves you may have to take it out to see if the worm gear is screwed into the grar box. I am sure you will see what is wrong when you get it apart. More gears on front end to check, plus pitman arm spring loaded both ends with BIG set screws on both. dana (908)6899001
    Doss Estep wrote on Monday, January 03, 2005 (PST):
  • I need to hear from some Oliver experts. I have a 1946 Oliver 70. I have it running great but now have a streering problem. The steering is very loose in the streering box. It appears this is not a replacable part. I have tried to tighten the large screw but to no avail. What next?
    dave Whitman wrote on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • Would like to hear from some Canadian links about side curtains and fenders for Cockshutt 70 standard 1947(orchard)...davejwhitman at hotmail.com
    jerry wrote on Tuesday, March 16, 2004 (PST):
  • i need a manifold for a oliver 70 farmboy196 at hotmail.com
    Darby Cochrane wrote on Sunday, June 22, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a standard 70 that was built for the war and has straight fenders, grader tires and a hitch on the front for towing planes I believe. I would love to get some pictures so I could start restoring it. Runs like a top. Any information and pictures would be a great help
    Kyle Smith wrote on Friday, June 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a 1939 70 standard need fenders and grille also side panels. need any info on service and parts manual also color codes. are these modles rare? what are the values? thanks for any info.
    Gary H. Martin wrote on Sunday, April 20, 2003 (PDT):
  • whats the difference between a row crop 77 and a super 77
    nixy wrote on Wednesday, April 03, 2002 (PST):
  • Tractor Training Service unit capacities OLIVER 70 Engine....5 quarts-Transmission case....6 1/2 gallons-Fuel tank....15 gallons-K.D. Aux tank....1 gallon-Cooling system....4 1/2 gallons-Oil cup on air cleaner....4/5 of a quart
    Dave Welker wrote on Thursday, March 28, 2002 (PST):
  • This is an update on my note above of Nov.19, 2000. I now have the 1936 Oliver Hart Parr Standard 70, SN 300277 at my home on Tybee Island, GA. I have started restoration on it. I am taking pictures as I go that I will share if any one is interested. I am looking for fenders, floorboards, engine side panels, exhaust manifold and a few other parts. Any leads on these would be appreciated. Thanks, Dave Welker
    Lou Roscoe wrote on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 (PST):
  • I have undertaken the restoration of a much abused Oliver Industrial 70. The engine has had the head rebuilt and now I need to locate an engine rebuild kit or individual parts (bearings, gaskets etc.) for the three gear continental six cylinder engine. If a rebuild kit is not available my next best option is to locate a set of main bearings (I have had the crank turned so I need an oversize set). I can get standard size piston rings and pin bushings if I have necessary.
    Jason Hite wrote on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 (PDT):
  • If anyone has any questions on the oliver standard 70 email me. Here on the farm we have a 1937 standard 70 that we still use. Bought new in 1937 by my great, great grandfather it has pased down through four hard working generations. This tractor is a power house at 70 horsepower. its part of are A team line here at the farm;Its paired with some of the best trctors ever built for the smaller acerage famrer. These tractors are the oliver of course and a 1954 aliss chalmers WD. A 1942 farmall "A". and the baby the 1954 Cub. These are all in working condition and are still used to farm with along with our old haying equipment
    Jason Hite wrote on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 (PDT):
  • If anyone has any questions on the oliver standard 70 email me. Here on the farm we have a 1937 standard 70 that we still use. Bought new in 1937 by my great, great grandfather it has pased down through four hard working generations. This tractor is a power house at 70 horsepower. its part of are A team line here at the farm;Its paired with some of the best trctors ever built for the smaller acerage famrer. These tractors are the oliver of course and a 1954 aliss chalmers WD. A 1942 farmall "A". and the baby the 1954 Cub. These are all in working condition and are still used to farm with along with our old haying equipment
    LeRoy Price wrote on Monday, July 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • Looks like a beautiful tractor wish I had one. Hope I can find one someday and get it restored. I like standards from any brand but like the Oliver the best. What would these tractors run in price for something that looks pretty good and runs decent? Hate to think I'm in $6000 area was hoping for $2500 area give or take a few hundred.
    LeRoy Bevan wrote on Sunday, March 25, 2001 (PST):
  • aquired a model 70, not sure of the year, but beleive one of the last built. Need repair manual, and complete gasket set, or a rebuild kit for the 6 cylinder engine. This is a new venture and any help in identifing/obtaining parts would be helpful
    Dennis Sieracki wrote on Saturday, March 24, 2001 (PST):
  • Hi, for any information on paint color or Decals for any Oliver tractors. Call Dumont Sandblasting and Painting, Lyle Dumont. Phone 515-622-2592.
    Charlie Malloy wrote on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 (PST):
  • I am interested to learn about Oliver standard tractor or Oliver orchard tractor. My question is, will a rowcrop 70 6-cylinder motor fit into a standard tractor? I am a member of the mid-Michigan Gas Tractor Assoc. & am very interested in Oliver tractors. I will appreciate your reply.
    Mel Ralph wrote on Saturday, November 11, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking for parts for the Oliver 70 Standard. They are; manifold gaskets, top exhaust manifold, rear oil seal and base pan and gasket retainer. Would appreciate hearing from anybody who can tell me where I can obtain those parts. With my thanks. Mel
    Tim Ecker wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I Was woundering were I can find Info. on an Oliver 70 standered not an orcherd or a row crop. I also need to know were I can get parts for on this tractor such a rear fenders, seat and a book.
    Brian Hartman wrote on Monday, October 23, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am about to restore a 1947 Standerd, but also have a 1940 for parts. I will have many parts left from the 40, if you need something, drop me a line.
    James Jones wrote on Wednesday, October 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I Have a 46 oliver industrial 70,we used it on the farm untill my dad retired in 74.I use it for plowing snow and getting wood.
    Arthur Smart wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • To Brian,Bruce Thompson,&Tiffany lots of info about Oliver Tractors contact Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Assn. P.O. Box#685 Charles City, IA 50616 hpocacc at fiai.net 641-228-5406 For Gene The capacity for the transmission and differential of the oliver 70 is 6 and 1/2 gallons of #90 transmission oil. I just rebuilt a 1946 standard and am about to start on a 1936 standard
    David C. Baker wrote on Monday, October 02, 2000 (PDT):
  • Re; Oliver 70 Standard I own one. I grew up driving it. I am 53 now, a university professor who took over the family farm when my dad died 4 years ago. Ours runs like a top. We used it in the haying this summer. It is a 6-cyl. engine, said to be an experimental high- compression engine. The "70" is said to come from 70 octane gas, which it used in the 40's. Ours was purchased in 1947 and it did all the farm work until 1964 when we added a Ford 4000 (which we also still have). We now use a New Holland TN75 for the major work on our farm in Southwestern VA. We used it to run a thrashing machine (a Frick model). The thing was a real powerhorse under the belt. I still have its 2-bottom plow, an Oliver Plowmaster (2, 16" plows). It leaks a little oil around the engine seals. I guess the seals have dry rotted. Otherwise, it's in tip-top condition. I've seen restored models of these run up to $6000. But they were really nicely fixed up.
    Tom Jones wrote on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for an engine for a 1950 or so Row Crop 77'. Also, other parts.
    Tiffany wrote on Friday, September 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am looking for any information that I can find on this tractor especially the 1939's if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated especially for the paint scheme.
    bruce thompson wrote on Thursday, September 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • i am looking for the paint code numbers for 1944 oliver 70 standard. i need codes for the yellow and red. thank you
    Willis Ayotte wrote on Tuesday, August 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I drove a 1940 Oliver Cockshutt 70 many miles. It still rins like a clock. It is still on the farm in Saskatchewan in a shed. My father baught it in 1940 for $1240.00 with starter lights and six speed trans.corner breaks and rubber tires. It has 201 six silnder motor operates at 1500 revs and1610 no load. Still have operators mamual for it.my nephue claims it now.It did tons of work till 1960. Would still do a ful day of work.
    gene madden wrote on Friday, January 07, 2000 (PST):
  • need capacity information for oliver 70 transmission and differential.
    terry newsome wrote on Thursday, October 14, 1999 (PDT):
  • looking for mallory distributer for 6 cyl
    brian wrote on Monday, September 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • Does anyone have any background history on this model? Is there any information on size of motor, current market value, and perhaps any idea if any are still around? I have recently inherited one of these models from my grandfather and it still works! Does anyone else still have one? Much appreciated! Brian


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