Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver 60 Row Crop
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The row-crop version of the Model 60, this tractor was produced from 1940 to 1948. It was sold in Canada as the Cockshutt 60 until 1946.
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Karen wrote on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 (PDT):Wanting to sell a 1947 Oliver 60 gasoline row crop. I have no idea how much it is worth. I need help Not sure how many implements there are to go with it, but need to know what it is worth..and Yes is does run..
ed wrote on Thursday, May 02, 2013 (PDT):have oliver 60 don t know year needs front and rear tires what size should I put on
Gerald Methvin wrote on Thursday, November 10, 2011 (PST):I have a 1940 Oliver Bulldozer that I am restoring. Anyone knowing the original paint color PLEASE advice! ASAP. Thank you. Gerald
gregory gafford wrote on Monday, February 14, 2011 (PST):my father left me an oliver tractor want to know what year type. how can i tell
steve wrote on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 (PST):Hi. Just bought a Oliver row crop 60 . I bought it without the engine side panels. Does any one no where I could buy a set. Thank you . Steve
Cole Lake wrote on Monday, January 24, 2011 (PST):About a year ago i bought a oliver 70 row crop and it needed a motor, cause it was locked up from sitting.So i bought another oliver 70 from a guy, and i figured i could take two and make one then restore it later, but the guy got me on that deal and when i got it home after a 200 mile round trip it was seized to. As i worked on that on i found a running restored one 5 miles away for 500 and it came with a half a 60 row crop cut right in half. And just yesterday i found my first whole running oliver 60 that i am hoping to get.They are great running tractors and they are TOUGH i love em. Thanks Grampa for getting me into restoring tractors.
Brad Womack wrote on Saturday, March 06, 2010 (PST):I have an inoperable Oliver OC 15 crawler that I would like to sell, trade or scrap. The 6 cyl hercules diesel engine is frozen due to rain water entering cylinders. Heads are off and in good shape. Dozer was running strong prior to water damage. I hate to scrap this machine. It has many good parts and good undercarriage and probably could be brought back to life. If interested, call me at 985-290-7404
gary wrote on Saturday, March 06, 2010 (PST):i have come across some old cast iron miniature oliver tractors and accessories made buy the oliver tractor company. looking for collectors and or buyers to sell to.
Brian Watson wrote on Saturday, December 12, 2009 (PST):I have a 1947 60 that my Grandfather bought new in 1949 from Howard Hand in Independence Ia. It sat 32 years on blocks in my uncle s machine shed before I got it. It also had the 2 row cultivator still on it. Just finished restoration this year. It s a very easy to drive, fuel efficient tractor.
g. nolting wrote on Friday, December 11, 2009 (PST):we have a 1948 oliver 60 with the original u.s.royal farm tractor tires on the rear. they still do hold air. i also use it fom time to time.
kevin wrote on Monday, July 06, 2009 (PDT):hello i am restoring a 60 row crop,i will no doubt have lots of questions,first what is proper paint codes .and how important are the little dogs down by the steering gear,mine i cannot free up,and i believe they would help you to make tight turns
paul. wrote on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (PDT):just got a 60 row crop ser#appears to be 663322 if they are on that brass plate on engine.looking for info on it ,seems to be a good runner but i know nothing about operating it.know any places to get the tech,stuff
ROGER TURGEON wrote on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 (PDT):I HAVE COCSHUTT MODEL 60. THE SERIAL# IS 412916. THERE IS ANOTHER # 160120E. I ALSO HAVE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS MANUAL AND THE DATE ON THE MANUAL IS 7-17-47. IS THIS A 1948! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY HORSEPOWER IT IS.I USE IT ALL THE TIME WORKS LIKE A CHARM.
mike wrote on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (PDT):i just finished restoring my great-granpas 1941 Oliver 60, it is a great little traactor with plenty of power, the only drawback is the fact that it has the old 4 speed with no road gear, when did they start putting road gears in the 60 s
john D. Ondrej wrote on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 (PST):I grew up on a farm in Texas and learned to drive and plow cotton on my father s oliver 60 tractor at about 9 years of age. Over the years I covered many acres on this tractor from schreading cotton stalks to spraying cotton. In fact my uncle had an oliver 60 also and my cousin and I used to race the tractors from field to field when where custom spraying cotton for the public. This was a lot of fun until my father found out about the racing. My father sold this tractor in about 1995 and it still was in running condition.
Joe wrote on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 (PST):If any one can give me any information on how you can set up a 60 s radiator curtain please respond back on this site
Sharon Thornton wrote on Monday, January 07, 2008 (PST):Need help Pre-20/30 Oliver steel wheeled tractor was stolen from my property. It had huge steel wheels in with spikes front tires also steel smaller . Tractor seat was nearly over the back axle. Tractor was not running but all parts intact. I am wondering what model Oliver this is and about how much it would be worth. Also if anyone may have a picture of one. Please e-mail me.
Nick Edward wrote on Thursday, August 09, 2007 (PDT):My name is Nick Edward I am 13 and just bough my second antique tractor, an Oliver 60. I was wondering if the oliver sixty could be started by crank and if it could does the staff were the crank would rest on or fit into extends out of the tractor. I do not no to much about the tractor so I would appreciate any information about the tractor itself.
John Kavulick wrote on Wednesday, May 02, 2007 (PDT):I have a question about the front wheels on the oliver 60. The oliver my father and i are working on have 15 ,5.60 wheels. Is it ok to put 16 ,5.50s on
Warren Pannett wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2006 (PST):I just bought a 1948 Oliver 60 for $100.00 I am sure I can get it running but I am in the market for a hood. Anyone knowing where I could get one please E-mail me back. live in Clovis Ca. Thanks Warren
Tweed Vorhees wrote on Monday, October 09, 2006 (PDT):Just located the serial number on engine. 620655 If the chart in research area means that all numbers that begin with 620 means it is 1948, then i guess my mystery is solved. Anyway it also has the dual-range 6 forward, w reverse tranny. Also found the engine crank today in his shed.
Tweed Vorhees wrote on Monday, October 09, 2006 (PDT):The sale for Uncle Cy's row crop 60 is thur 10/19/06 in stone creek, oh. I never did locate a tag with any id number so we still dont know exactly what year it is, but it will sell with a cultivator attached and it has been all repainted and re-stickered, etc. Anyone with any help can email me at vorhaus at verizon.net -- still looking for an approx value. Someone please help!!
Tweed Vorhees wrote on Monday, September 25, 2006 (PDT):My wife's uncle owns a row crop 60 that he bought new. It has been in use on his farm until this summer when he had to go to a nrusing home ( he is 86 now). The tractor runs and works just fine. I need to know how to identify exactly what year it is -- obviously it is 1940 - something. It there an ID tag somewhere? tell me where so i can find it. We want to sell the tractor now that unlce Cy will never go back to the farm. We are going to have farm sale and sell all of his possessions next month. We need to get an approximate value for the tractor, too. It would be an ideal restoration project as all sheetmetal and tin is intact just as it was purchased some 55 years ago. Please email me if you can give me any info or if you know someone who would be interested in buying it for restoration. It is located in central OHIO. Thanks - Had it running last saturday -- hit the starter - and it popped right off - sits there and runs like a top!!
Eric Heim wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 (PDT):Hi my younger brother and I pull in the tractor pulls I"M 14 and he is 12. I have an oliver 60 that im restoring and a restored allis chalmers the 60's mine I like it better than the chalmers
jeffrey wrote on Monday, March 20, 2006 (PST):any information would be helpful. Thanks
jeffrey wrote on Monday, March 20, 2006 (PST): i am 13 yrs.old and my dad said that his dad used to have an Oliver. He thinks it is an Oliver 60? Did Oliver ever make an all steel 60? I have never seen it but my dad said that it was rusty when he was a kid (in the 60s) and he said it wasn't running then. So i imagine it is stuck and would take a lot of work though.
clay maxwell wrote on Saturday, March 18, 2006 (PST):I have an 1942 Oliver 60 R/C that wass given to me by my grandpa who passed away just this year before we could ever restore it. So i am going to try to do it myself. The sheet metal is in good condition it needs paint and the engine is stuck. If any body has any info on how to go about doing this it sure would be nice. Thanks
J.P. wrote on Sunday, January 29, 2006 (PST):i've lived on a farm all my life and when i was a teen my dad baught me a oliver 60 rc with a wide front end. i took it to many a tractor pull amd won the majority of them. this is where the 60 gained its nickname ... "the mighty fred" ... not sure quite how that came about
Leonard A Kennedy wrote on Friday, January 13, 2006 (PST):I searched for my grandfarhers Oliver 60 Row Crop for a couple years found the tractor at a pre-primary school used as jungle jym of some sort.Iam a keen colector of vintage tractors and is currently the secretary of the Bredasdorp Vintage Tractor Group.Back to the Oliver 60 Row Crop Wide,I have a few problems,I need a hood(bonnet),engine compartment side couvers(pannels) and decals including the badge on the nose couling.My tractor is running well exept for the body-parts missing. It has 15" tyres on the front axle and 12 x 38" at tht rear, was this the correct size? We vintage tractor collectors sometimes find it very difficult to get the correct tyre sizes in South Africa. I also am the owner of a Olver HG 42 Crawler.In our group there is a gentlrman who is the owner of a Oliver 80 pre 1940 and a Oliver 90 pre 1946. Thank You and Goodluck restoring the old ones.Leonard
j.e. pedigo wrote on Friday, June 17, 2005 (PDT):just got 60 row crop. working but need rear tires. where would i look for right side grill?? also would like to know paint codes. pretty sure this is from 40 to 45. any help on serial numbers and exact dating also helpful. this one mowed hayfields along the ohio river, also helped in the planting of many tomatoes in the 50's and 60's. will now be family parade ride! thanks for site
Eric Custer wrote on Sunday, April 24, 2005 (PDT):I have a very late Oliver 60 Row Crop. i have a few questions to anyone who can answer them. I have the very short rear tires on my tractor, i think they are 28 inches. The wheels are seven lug, i have seen six, seven eights and nines on the rears of Oliver 60's.Most of the 60's i have seen have the taller and skinny tires on them. I have another Oliver 60 with a manure bucket on it and i was wondering if anyone made new seals and etc. for the hydraulic lift on it. If anyone out there knows where i could find a reproduction umbrella for my tractor would be nice, im looking for the type that goes from fender to fender and looks almost like a covered wagon top. This is mostly just a parade tractor, but it does get to get dirty every once in a while. Any tips or answers would be greatly appreciated.
Bobby Allbright wrote on Thursday, March 03, 2005 (PST): I just bought two Oliver 60 row crops. One is drawbar type the other has three point hitch. I am looking for a front grill, radiator and grill for each side of the engine. I would appreciate.
Will Hill wrote on Sunday, February 27, 2005 (PST):This is to Larry Elberwein, the arm with pedal are for lifting implements, and gear box is Power take off(PTO), to run Implements?I Bought a 1942RC60 for $2000. i hope this helps
Larry Eberwein wrote on Sunday, February 13, 2005 (PST):I have a 1940,Oliver trihal.It has fenders with a headlight on each fender and one on the back. I would like to know what the holes are that go through the frame. I would also like to know an approximate value. It runs! There are two arms (left and right) that turn when you push a pedal. What are these arms for? Behind the seat by the rear axel there is a small gear box. You push it forward, the shaft in back turns. What is that for? I aquired this tractor from my deceased Uncle. I would appreciate any information!
Mickey Eaton wrote on Monday, December 27, 2004 (PST):I have a 1940 Oliver 70 I am restoring. Can you tell me if the dash light has a hood across the bulb or was it just stright?
RANDY SHOAFF wrote on Monday, November 01, 2004 (PST):I HAVE BOUGHT A OLIVER ROW CROP 60 AND NEED TO KNOW THE WEIGHT, HEIGHT, LENGTH AND WIDTH FOR SHIPPING PURPOSES.
Sean Asam wrote on Sunday, August 01, 2004 (PDT):I heave just been given a Cockshutt 60. My son is a total tractor nut and wants it fixed yesterday. I have not yet even located the serial number, I have looked everywhere, I thought that it would be close to the shifter, but I cannot see it. Did all the cockshutt 60 have full side cowlings on both sides? I need a clutch with housing as well as the pulley to go on the PTO next to the shifter.
Al Fernandes wrote on Sunday, July 18, 2004 (PDT):Nice tractor, have a 1945 60 RC I just bought not running, need a few parts, water pump, side curtains, grill, rear tires 9x32 any Ideas, ? thanks AL
jonathan knott wrote on Friday, April 09, 2004 (PDT):wrote april 9, 04 yes i have a 60 and i think your tractor is very nice and i,m going to pull my tractor and i am only 14 years old
Jason Zinger wrote on Saturday, March 06, 2004 (PST):I am in the process of buying a 1942(I am told) Oliver 60 rc. Metal and tires are in good condition, tractor runs great, I got it for $1,000.....can anyone tell me their thoughts as to if i got a good deal or not? The side shields for the engine are missing but thats it. Oh yeah, it does come with front cultivators as well. Any info on getting a bit more horse out of it would be really apreciated as well, as my 6 year old daughter and I plan to pull it, we have always pulled Deeres and a Farmall Bn. Don't really know anything about Olivers, one man I know who has a 60 told me I was getting a good deal, I hope so. Does anyone have any suggestions for more sites for Oliver 60 info as well? I would like to bore and stroke it, any and all specs on this tractor I can get would be very greatly appreciated, thank you much, Jason. My email is - farmboys_pullintoys at yahoo.com and I would be happy to call anyone willing to talk to me about this little tractor if you can help me gain information. One last thing, can anyone tell me where to find the serial number tag on this tractor??
Jason Zinger wrote on Saturday, March 06, 2004 (PST):I am in the process of buying a 1942(I am told) Oliver 60 rc. Metal and tires are in good condition, tractor runs great, I got it for $1,000.....can anyone tell me their thoughts as to if i got a good deal or not? The side shields for the engine are missing but thats it. Oh yeah, it does come with front cultivators as well. Any info on getting a bit more horse out of it would be really apreciated as well, as my 6 year old daughter and I plan to pull it, we have always pulled Deeres and a Farmall Bn. Don't really know anything about Olivers, one man I know who has a 60 told me I was getting a good deal, I hope so. Does anyone have any suggestions for more sites for Oliver 60 info as well? I would like to bore and stroke it, any and all specs on this tractor I can get would be very greatly appreciated, thank you much, Jason. My email is - farmboys_pullintoys at yahoo.com and I would be happy to call anyone willing to talk to me about this little tractor if you can help me gain information.
Pat Cook wrote on Friday, December 26, 2003 (PST):I don't really know what I have. I know I have an old Oliver tractor with the #60 underneath the front grill, I'm pretty sure it is a late 40s/50s model. It is a 4 cylinder, with four wheels. It ran well about 5 years ago, but was in the process of being worked on when the mechanic took ill, now it is partially disassembled, missing the seat and starter. And it appears that the clutch plate has been removed... I'm trying to decide if I should try to have it restored or sell it... Any thoughts or comments as to it's value would be greatly appreciated... thanks pat
Larry Hill wrote on Monday, October 06, 2003 (PDT):My Father and Uncle purchased a 1941 OLIVER 60 with wide front new to custom harvest during the War. They farmed in Clark County, Washington. A few years ago my cousin sold the tractor for $50.00 and did not notify me. I called the person that bought it and he stated he got it running and sold it to another person that he thought was moving to Yakima, WA. I would love to have the tractor back and know I will probably have to pay more. It had a six cylinder motor, wide fenders, six forward speeds, and wide front.
joshua kuhl wrote on Saturday, September 27, 2003 (PDT):i have an oliver 60 that is fully finished. the one piece that is missing is the small side shield in the right hand side that covers up the battery. if anyone has one I would be happy to take it off of their hands.
Don Bost wrote on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 (PDT):I need a starter and water pump for a 41 oliver. Can anyone help or steer me in the right direction?
Ted Jewell wrote on Tuesday, May 06, 2003 (PDT):I have a 1947 Oliver Row Crop 60 for sale. I bought it in 1995 soon after it had been painted. Runs good.
Phillip Sikes wrote on Friday, February 07, 2003 (PST):I have a 1948 Oliver 60 row crop and have been searching for instructions on correct painting of it. Can anyone help?
wade crotts wrote on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 (PST):very nice looking tractor
Jim Kennedy wrote on Friday, October 04, 2002 (PDT):I just purchased a oliver 60 it is a 41 but is panited red does not look as though it was repainted is there anyone who knows a reason.
rmlj wrote on Wednesday, October 02, 2002 (PDT):Looking for parts for Oliver Hart Par, Oliver 60, Oliver 88 Standard and Super 77 Diesel. Can anyone help?
Allen meyer wrote on Sunday, August 18, 2002 (PDT):I was given a 60 row crop. I really don't much about it. I need the fire order for it and any ideas why it will not fire. The tractor is in good condtion. It needs a paint job and the side fenders near the motor.
Eli C. Gingerich wrote on Friday, July 26, 2002 (PDT):I just bought a Oliver 60 row crop, it is very neer complete in the restoring process. I had this tractor in the early 80's and my brother got it, but now I have it back. It is a sweet tractor.
Darwin Whitmoyer wrote on Monday, June 24, 2002 (PDT):Hi, the tractor looks great. I have one I use here on the farm, would like to find a set of side shields for my 60, then I can will start restoring it. Thanks
Wilbur Carp wrote on Tuesday, May 14, 2002 (PDT):I grew up on an Oliver 60. My uncle still has 2 of them. They still run. (could use a little work and paint) And he also still has an Oliver 660. Thats the big work horse. George retired now, but still uses the tractors to plow snow and will do a little custom baling if it doesn't interfere with cards day at the senior center.
Jon K wrote on Friday, May 10, 2002 (PDT):Yes I know someone that has one and that is me Jon and I'm only 10 yrs old. My dad gave it to me when I was only 3 three.
John Boyd wrote on Sunday, April 07, 2002 (PDT):1946 Rowcrop Oliver cockshutt Looking for a engine to finish restoration of my Fathers First tractor
Donald Hann wrote on Sunday, March 24, 2002 (PST):3/24/2002 Iam writing because i am curious as to why there is never any mention of the 60 Standard, In my opinion they are a much better tractor than the Row Crop 60. These little tractors are not quite as heavy overall weight as the row crop, but they are the same power-wise. The Standard is heavier in the front end,has a heavier frame which does not break and will pull as much as a Row Crop will. I am writing as the owner of a 60 Standard which i restored 1`2 or 15 years ago and it still looks pretty good but i am getting ready to give it a fresh paint job as it gets scarred up hauling it around to numerous shows, this little tractor runs sweet as honey and never needs much of anything done to it . as you can probably tell by this writing, this is my favorite tractor of the six that i own.PLEASE DO NOT PUBLISH MY E-MAIL ADDRESS.
Steve Stein wrote on Sunday, November 11, 2001 (PST):Hi I have a 1947 Oliver 60 row crop that I am considering selling, it is in good shape and runs great. Does anyone have any idea what it might be worth. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could give me thanks, Steve
Clarence Meinholdt wrote on Tuesday, October 16, 2001 (PDT):I have a Oliver 60 row crop. It is a l948 model. I enjoy using it.It is in great shape and it is a powerful tractor.
Dave wrote on Sunday, October 07, 2001 (PDT):I have a 48 Oliver 60. It runs great.I rebuilt it about 2 months ago becaues it had a noise somewhere.I put all new bearings , But still is knocking some where. I pulled it 3 times. Got two 2nds and a 4th. I need to get more weight in the front end.I hate looking up while I'am pulling. Your tractor looks great.
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.
Richard Vohs wrote on Monday, March 26, 2001 (PST):I am looking for an owners manual for a Row Crop 60. I am not sure of the manufacturer date; perhaps, I may need some help in identifying. If anyone can help, I would appreciate.
Harry Kelln wrote on Monday, March 26, 2001 (PST):I am looking for an Oliver 60 row crop. Preferably restored and running. Need not be show quality restoration. South central USA.
Les Powell wrote on Thursday, March 22, 2001 (PST):I have an Oliver 60 standard tractor purchased in 1948. I have the original operators manual and parts book and know my father paid $1471.80 for his first rubber tired tractor. I am looking for a complete starter to restore the tractor and would appreciate any response to help me in my search.
DERWIN SWICK wrote on Sunday, December 03, 2000 (PST):MY DAD CURRENTLY OWNS A MODEL 60RC IN NICE RUNNING CONDITION HE HAD BOUGHT IT CAUSE AS A KID HE HAD ONE ON HIS FARM AS A CHILD I WILL BE HELPING HIM REBUILD THE ENGINE 4CYL GAS BUT HE DONT KNOW MODEL OR MAKE OF ENGINE HELP!! PH# 352 625 4261 THANKFUL FOR ANY HELP
Brent Beyer wrote on Sunday, October 29, 2000 (PST):I need a carburator and some other misc. parts for a 46 Oliver 60 any help would be appreciated.
Eric wrote on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 (PDT):Carmen&Bruce,yellow grill and red pinstripe on frame rails with 60 in yellow. Red wheels hubs green. My E-mail is epercy44445 at aol.
charlie wrote on Monday, September 11, 2000 (PDT):hi ! about a year ago i started rebuilding my oliver 60 row crop. you have my article. maybe six mo. ago i purchased a steering wheel from you. the wheel has open spokes, as in just the outer wheel is covered, i returned , no problem. now i want to know if you can get the wheel like mine. all the wheel is covered. their is a center which is open where a metal cap , like a horn button on a car, goes. the tractor is 95% back too original, cloth wires, all body parts. etc. this wheel is my problem . if you don't have it can you steer me somewhere where it might be ? also looking for the 6" head lite ring. it holds the lense on the lamp. i have one but it fell off, got ran over and flattened out. you could save me some tin knocking if could find one. thanks charlie !!!
Rick Murray wrote on Saturday, August 19, 2000 (PDT):Does the 60 rc have a six cylinder.Just bought a cockshutt,not sure what it is.Any help would be great. thanks Rick
Dusty M. Erickson wrote on Saturday, August 12, 2000 (PDT):Any leads on a belt pulley for a Oliver 60 RC would be appreciated. e-mail or ph.# 480-948-1644
Dusty M. Erickson wrote on Saturday, August 12, 2000 (PDT):Just wanted to say thanks to those of you whom responded to my request for identifying the noise in the rear end of my recently rebuilt 60 RC. The problem was solved, it was a bent internal pto shaft rubbing against the gears. Fixed up fairly simple. Restoration now 100% complete. Time to start the next project...a Cockshutt (Oliver) 60 RC with wide front. Found it resting in Vancouver, B.C. Should make a nice companion for the previous Oliver 60 RC. Thanks again
Jerry Letsinger wrote on Wednesday, July 26, 2000 (PDT):Our kids gave me an Oliver 60 Row Crop, (not yet sure of the year), as a get-well gift following heart surgery this past September, ('99), and I am looking forward to getting started on it. I am so glad I found this page, with your comments, and to know there are other folks out there who can identify with me. I'm sure I'll be searching for parts and advice.
Mike S wrote on Monday, July 03, 2000 (PDT):My father has 47 Oliver 60 he bought new with several pieces of equipment.He sold most equipment in farm sale 30 years ago. Would like to sell 2 row cultivators.
Todd Woodfield wrote on Friday, May 05, 2000 (PDT):need part number H703 FELT for an oliver 60 row crop 600017 or a lead ! also i will probaly need additional parts any help will be a blessing
Ron Robinson wrote on Wednesday, April 26, 2000 (PDT):I have a 1940 row crop 60 it works most every day the clutch is a little funky and it looks like it's been through WWII but it will still drag a 30'X 12" oak log straight up a 30 degree hill, I had offered it to a freind of mine fo $700.00 but he didn't want it so I still have it (no fenders,no side panels, no lights but a great heart
John Weide wrote on Friday, March 24, 2000 (PST):I spent alot of time on my grandparents farm when I was little and they used oliver tractors for all the heavy work and had a small diesel ford with a loader towards the end, to clean out the barns,etc. The place was sold in 1971 when I was 8. I became a father in '92 and thuoght my son would enjoy things like tractor shows and such, so I decided to find an Oliver to restore , but all I could remember was the big red wheels! So, without asking my relatives what models were there, I obtained a 60 rowcrop. I did alot of research before I restored it and found out some minute details, such as the fact the gages used chrome plated brass lens rings in 1941, (my Olivers year)all that came later still had the chrome,but due to war, it was chrome plated steel. My 60 turned out exellent,I use it to buzz wood and I have a large garden, also its a hit at the local tractor show each year. Theres something I'd realy like to have and thats a set of cultivators for it. Oh yeh, the tractors on the farm when I was little? A 70 and A 77!!
Lindley Clark wrote on Friday, March 24, 2000 (PST):In the 40s and early 50s my father was an Oliver dealer in Calhoun Kentucky. A cousin called me last night and told me he had located a model 60 in excellent condition that my Dad had sold new. I am now the owner of that tractor. When I was a kid hanging aroung the dealership I learned to drive on these tractors and usually had to drive all the new ones, so there is a possibility that I drove this one over 50 years ago. I can't wait to see it again! I also need a steering wheel in good condition.
Marty Schutz wrote on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 (PST):I have a 1940 Oliver Row Crop 60. I am looking for a bucket or blade to buk snow at my hunting shack in northern Minnesota. Any ideas? Thanks.
charlie wrote on Thursday, December 23, 1999 (PST):thanks, this is a nice service. i am rebuilding a 48 oliver 60 row crop. it has been around since i was three, so i had to give it some TLC. should be good as new when i am done you have helped me confirm what year it is..
charlie wrote on Monday, December 20, 1999 (PST):hi ! i own a 49 oliver 60 row crop. i am restoring it to original. had to do it. it's been around here since i was one year old, i'm 48 now. i have found the old cloth type wires and alot of other old or nos. stuff. should look better than new when i'm done, in a hundred pieces now. one of the last pieces is the steering wheel. i am looking for a used wheel. can anyone help me ? norman2 at gis.net
k welden wrote on Friday, December 17, 1999 (PST):Have 2 cockshutt 60 also JD 330, M MH Pony IH Farmall Cub access to other collectables. Click me
tom phoenix wrote on Wednesday, December 01, 1999 (PST):I lived down the street from a dairy farm while I was growing up. The farmer was a great guy who tolerated a curious kid hanging out and asking questions. Boy! Did I learn a lot from that farmer. The best thing I learned was how to drive a tractor. He had several tractors, a big White Field Boss, a Oliver 1855, and the one that is still dear to me, a 1946 Oliver Row Crop 60. This is the tractor that he tought me on. He had restored it to its original condition(his father had bought it new), and it had seen over 20 years of hard field use. It had always been maintained but it did need some "freshening up" and a new coat of paint, and Larry,(the farmer, let me assist in the restoration. Then best of all he showed me how to operate it! In 1980 the farm moved to upstate New York(they needed more land to stay competitive), and they took all their equiptment with them. Larry still owns that old Oliver and he instilled in me a love for old tractors which I indulged about 10 years ago when I bought a McCormick Deering 10-20 on full steel from another local farmer's widow who was selling off the family farm for a housing developement. Someday I do plan on acquiring an old Oliver Row Crop 60 to restore and hopefully show and parade. Thanks for listening. I enjoy your web page. Tom.
Bill Carlson wrote on Saturday, October 23, 1999 (PDT):I remember being 6 years old and going to my uncle Georges farm to help during haying season. The little Oliver 60 is the one my brother and I would drive with the Case conditioner on it while George Mowed with a John Deere mower. (By the way, George had two of the 60's) I worked on the farm with him til I was 16. During that time he thought he needed a bigger tracktor so he bought an Oliver 660. George was allways swappen parts back and forth to keep one or the other working. I think he still has one of the 60's and the 660. I'll ask him next thanksgiving. Those were sone of the best memories I have of growing up. I can still remember just what that tractor sounded like every time I drive through the country and smell the fresh mowed hay. Those thoughts will never leave me.
brian wrote on Wednesday, October 13, 1999 (PDT):My great grandfather bought a oliver 60 new. Its still in the family. I also bought an oliverr 70. both the 60 and the 70 have a full set of culivators on them.
Tim Newton wrote on Friday, August 20, 1999 (PDT):Just looked at a 1948 Oliver 60 RC in fair-poor condition. If anyone could advise me as to the approximate value range of this machine it would be deeply appreciated. Thanks, Tim.
Carmen & Bruce wrote on Wednesday, May 12, 1999 (PDT):Hi. We currently own a 1940 Oliver 60. When our farm was started in the early 40's this was the first tractor to run the farm. This particular Oliver has a lot of sentimental value. We are in the process of restoring it and are have a few complications with the details. If anyone out there is reading this and can help - please do! Our only problem with finishing the restoration of our tractor is the color scheme. I have had many people reply but no good hard evidence to back it up. I need to know what the detail color of the 1940 Oliver 60 are. The strips on the front of the grill to the color of the dash board. The Oliver 60 was made from 1940 to 1949. The colors changed a little each year. If any one knows what the ORIGINAL color of the first ever made Oliver 60 please advise!
Ivan Crain wrote on Tuesday, May 11, 1999 (PDT): First, I do not want my address given out! We owned an Oliver 60 in the late 40's and 50's. I don't know much technical about it or anybody else that owned one in that area. It was a very powerful little tractor for its size and held up good. We had it for a second tractor and used it quite extensively. I was 14 at the time and Dad bought it for me to use in the feild as by older brother was using an F-20 Farmall at this time which was our main tractor. The little Oliver was a little light in the front end and would rare under a heavy load going up a steep hill and one leaned to be aware of this quickly. We were pulling a hayrack & loader, loading loose hay one day and started up this steep grade when I had to shift down and when I let the clutch out, I think I looked the sun right the eye at high noon. I can still here my Dad yelling hit the clutch, the clutch which I did and thankfully it came back down on its wheel. That was the only drawback that I remember, otherwise a very good little machine. Outs didn't have a road gear or lights. I have one now that came equipped with those but will need extensive restoring, but the tin wear is in very good shape. I've never heard it run but the fellow who sold it to me said he was only the second owner and all he used for was pulling wagons and the man before him had only a small acreage so there should be no bad damage to it. I've just recently retired from Ford Motor Co. so haven't done a lot to it yet. Have the motor out and the head rebuilt and some new parts. Will need two or three push rods and perhaps a different camshaft as three valves were stuck and it appears that it was run that way some. My brother and I got into a little trouble while using these tractors as brothers some times do. We should have been supervised a little closer by Dad. Ha! Will close for now.
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