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Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver Super 55

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Produced from 1954 through 1958, Oliver management tried to make the Super 55 look and sit like a Ford after the extreme success of Ford's Model 8N tractor. It featured a 3-point hitch and a 144 CID four-cylinder Oliver engine.

Oliver Super 55 Tractor

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Comments on this Tractor

Steve Prissel wrote on Sunday, August 18, 2013 (PDT):
  • My sister Melissa has the original super 55 that Dad had and we all grew up driving. I purchased my own last summer and it is in excellent running condition. I will need a new back wheel rim as it is rusted. 13 inch wide, so if anyone has a single or a pair let me know. We are going on a 50 mile cruise, benefits local charities and high schools in Ripon, WI this coming Saturday 24 August so will hopefully have a good ride. Also missing a cover plate just beneath the steering wheel on hood housing. Would like to restore but it will take time. steve
    Jimmy Garst wrote on Thursday, August 08, 2013 (PDT):
  • I have a 1955 Super 55 that has been in family for along time. I am going to start to restore and need the lid on left foot tool compartment and the front hood emblem. I have a straight pipe on it and it really sounds great. I have purchased a 1955 John Deere two cylinder gas that has been restored. Someday I will park both under the tree and drink tea. It just don t get any better. Me and the Oliver bush hog the field three times a year. Just like the quite.
    Dwight tyndall wrote on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 (PDT):
  • I have a 1956 super 55.I,m looking for the hood piece that curves over the radiator cap ti the grill.also I need the lid to the tool box that is below the clutch super 55 is in great shape and I love other thing,I need a pot cover.I would appreciate any email is tyndalld at
    Vic wrote on Friday, October 07, 2011 (PDT):
  • I have a Oliver super 55 for sale 54 or 55 gas it has green wheels. It is located in southern Indiana asking 2500. 812.499.2171 if interested
    BRYAN BOWMAN wrote on Friday, September 30, 2011 (PDT):
    Steven Wilson wrote on Friday, September 30, 2011 (PDT):
  • I have my dads old super oliver55 in original condition it was running 2year ago it has the original tires on it my mom wants to sell it what kind of value does it have it is gas and has some surface rust please any one email me with some info or post on this site
    JOHN STALEY wrote on Friday, June 18, 2010 (PDT):
    Boyd Anderson wrote on Sunday, March 28, 2010 (PDT):
  • I need to know the advertised horsepower rating of my Oliver Super 55 manufactured in 1956. Also the PTO rating would be helpful
    Brian Hurst wrote on Friday, January 29, 2010 (PST):
  • What shade of green should my Oliver Super 55 be painted The serial number is 19933-518. I was told some had green wheels and some had red wheels. Do you know which was the original colors for this tractor
    dave morrison wrote on Thursday, January 07, 2010 (PST):
  • i learned to drive a tractor on a gas super 55 my granddad had when he passed away granny sold it .i would love to find it and buy it back
    Joe Carter wrote on Friday, December 11, 2009 (PST):
  • i just finished putting my super 55 back together and what a job it was i had to put a new through baring in the pto to do that you have to split the entire tractor a part and what a job that was
    PatrickDoyle wrote on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 (PDT):
  • I HaveBoughtA.Super MajorTractor.recentaly . But. Iam HAVING Trouble WITH. The.pto
    David Olson wrote on Thursday, June 11, 2009 (PDT):
  • I purchased a 1957 Super 55 Oliver about 5 years ago from my uncle. I have a 7 3pt mounted mower. I believe it is an Oliver. There is a lift cable on the left side of the mower with a yoke/clevis type hook up. Does this attach to the left side mount under the left fender Appreciate your answer, or better yet a photo if anyone out there has one hooked up properly. Thanks.
    James Witte wrote on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (PDT):
  • We have a oliver 55 with the optional dozer trac assembly in the town i live in and they told me they are going to sell the trac assembly so i looked up your web site to let some lucky person a chance to buy it.. I my self am a international harvester nut so they won t do me any good email if you want to see pics and ill go down to the city barn and take pics...PS you gota love old tractors!!
    markalexander wrote on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 (PDT):
  • Iwas raised on a farm in west tn.My dad ran a shop and worked on tractors. he loved his 55 oliver and his 530 and 620 john deere. I have my uncles 504 IH. I hope to own a 530 and super 55 some day.
    Dean wrote on Sunday, April 05, 2009 (PDT):
  • I just bought a nice Oliver super 55 at the local spring farm auction. It s in very good shape but I can t figure out how to engage the PTO. I can t find a lever or anything anywhere on it. The shaft spins when the tractor is running but you can stop it easily. It doesn make any bad noises or feel bad when you do. Am I just not seeing it or did I buy one that has problems Thanks.
    todd wrote on Thursday, December 25, 2008 (PST):
  • I am looking for a 12 volt conversion kit for my super 55 oliver. 1955 Do you have any suggestions
    John Sunstrum wrote on Sunday, June 22, 2008 (PDT):
  • Am looking for steering gear parts for my 1957 Super 55. Need recirculating ball nut and possibly other parts. Anyone know of a source Thanks!
    Carl Robinson wrote on Monday, May 26, 2008 (PDT):
  • Am in need of a front grill assembly that the left and right yellow grill covers attach to on a super 55 diesel. Would appreciate any help. thanks. ph 701-258-6321
    Bob Berryman wrote on Sunday, April 20, 2008 (PDT):
  • I bought a 1957 super55 gas 4yrs ago. It s a little rough to look at but boy does it run good. It has more power than my brothers 800 Ford,just wish it had power steering. If anyone knows where I can get an original unit or an after market unit please let me know. Call 208-365-4102 leave message and I will get back in touch with you.
    Jason Muchow wrote on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 (PDT):
  • Just bought a 56 model 55 from my father-inlaw. I got a set of three bottom plows, discs,boom pole, and a road scraping blade all for 800. The tractor runs great with no smoke and has already been converted to 12V. All it needs is a good cleaning and some TLC. No rust and everything works great. I am looking for a steering box to replace the current wore out unit in mine. Any leads would be appreciated.
    Tom York wrote on Friday, December 28, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a great super 55 diesel that needs a hood. Anyone know a source for sheet metal Thanks.
    Mike Smith wrote on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 (PST):
  • I have a super 55 diesel I turns over with the starter and that is all I really no about it I just dont have the time I was going to resore it. I am going to sell it I am located in Wisconsin. 608 295-9060
    tim moreland wrote on Sunday, October 21, 2007 (PDT):
  • We bought a 1955, model 55 oliver gas about 5 years ago. Its a great tractor and well ahead of its time comparing to other tractors from that time, but I use it weekly to clean out the barn, and the lack of power steering the tractors not mine is getting old. I was looking at a newer tractor, and was considering a price for my tractor, but cant find anyone in my area with any Oliver knowledge. Could anyone help with that problem
    Garry Hanson wrote on Saturday, September 29, 2007 (PDT):
  • My dad is looking for a super 55 he will pay up to 4500 for one. i hope u could sell us one!
    Dick Witmer wrote on Saturday, August 25, 2007 (PDT):
  • I started pulling my 55 gas tractor this year. I pull 3500, 4000, and 4500 pounds. I hooked it 5 times and was last only on the first pull. Next year I want to pull both tractors. It will be interesting to see the difference in gas and diesel, and, firestone and good year tires.
    Dick Witmer wrote on Saturday, August 25, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have 2 super 55 tractors. One is a 1955 diesel that my Dad bought new. The other is a 1957 gas that I bought more than 10 years ago. I have a lot of memories on the diesel. I am finally getting it back together. Hope to have it running in the next few weeks. Someone should still be building these tractors today.
    Tom wrote on Saturday, July 21, 2007 (PDT):
  • Does anyone have a source for sheet metal Also need an engine block for a 55 gas.
    Lourdes wrote on Tuesday, July 17, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a oliver 55 and I would like to know how much hydraulic oil it uses
    R. Blair wrote on Friday, May 18, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have an Oliver Super 55 Diesel in running condition. It needs some engine care rings but is complete. Anyone interested. Pictures sent upon request.
    Bryan wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 (PDT):
  • Trying to sell Super 55-550 Oliver, with attachments please email the above address if interested. Located in Burlington, NC
    James Toburen wrote on Thursday, November 09, 2006 (PST):
  • My dad bought a new supper 55 gas in 1958 when I was a kid. It was the tractor I grew up with and farmed with until I left the farm after college. I bought a 1955 gas super 55 several years ago to play with on a 10 acre farm. It has the original front end loader, and an aftermarket box blade. I moved off the 10 acres. The tractor is for sale.
    bobby potts wrote on Thursday, October 19, 2006 (PDT):
  • i have a oliver super 55 and my hydraulic doesn't work when it gets hot. can you tell me what the problem is? you can email me or call me at 336-853-9936. thanks
    C. Robinson wrote on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 (PDT):
  • does anyone know of a super 55 oliver diesel for sale? Am interested in purchasing one.
    Robbie wrote on Monday, September 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • Just finished reading all of your wonderful stories about your 55's.I have my Grandpa's gas 55 and plan to restore it a little here and there during the summer months after using it almost 2 or 3 times weekly.It runs excellent but needs to be converted to a 12 volt system,if anyone has any suggestions i would appreciate any advice. I am in desperate need of a backhoe that would fit this oliver or at least something closely adaptable.I am trying to repair my grandfathers old farm with old well and septic along with barns in need of lots of repairs.I am partially disabled and live on a small budget,but love my 55 and the farm and believe this is my motivation to keep going.If anyone knows of any backhoe attatchment and a pto kit,(my 55 never had a pto installed and would like to find one so i could then hook up a 3 point mower to cut the larger part of the property)Please e-mail me at robbietpa at you for this website and lets keep these old tractors alive.Goog Luck to all of you and your 55's and restorations.Robbie ;)
    B Arden wrote on Saturday, September 09, 2006 (PDT):
  • Does anybody know a source for parts for Super 55. Western NC, upper SC, eastern Tenn., North Georgia?
    antonio casanova wrote on Friday, July 28, 2006 (PDT):
  • We have a 1957 super 55 gas at our ranch.That we purchased about four years ago.Was not maintained well,but put alot of work in to it to keep her in shape.It runs great and is a work horse,it is a great tractor all around.My suggestian to you first time buyers of a super 55.Purchase a repair,operators manual and parts book first.Befor you do anything and replace all your fluids and filters.Yes sometimes parts are hard to find but are still available.Good luck
    lester tienter wrote on Monday, July 17, 2006 (PDT):
  • I used one as I grew up on the farm? it still run's great but it is a handy tractor even in the garden with its 3 point ability's.
    Kulley Johnson wrote on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • I need to know how to hook external hydraulic lines for a Double action cylinder on a super 55. I have got one line on tractor dont know how to add extra lines.I need to know how to do this so i can run my hay roller.
    Jim Stachoviak wrote on Saturday, May 20, 2006 (PDT):
  • I just bought a 1955 super 55 with a loader and back scraper this week..Runs good after tune up etc.. BUT the loader Hyd. and the three point hyd. sort of loose altitude after the equipment is used for a short time. The oil looks as if there is water in it,, {ie milky} I am going to drain it out and add all new..Is the oil hydraulic oil, or 30 sae oil? Also where can I find a good repair manual for the Oliver 55 ?? I just found this site.. I hope it is a lively site... If it is, let's keep it going..
    brian koeman wrote on Tuesday, March 21, 2006 (PST):
  • i am looking for super 55 diesel or 550 diesel please call 616 437 9277 or email me
    Terry wrote on Sunday, February 12, 2006 (PST):
  • I just purchased an Oliver super 55 gas and i'm getting ready to restore it i was wondering if the wheels are red and what color red, and if you know what color yellow the grill is? My e-mail is eiselehouse at Thanks, Terry
    Terry wrote on Sunday, February 12, 2006 (PST):
  • I just purchased an Oliver super 55 gas and i'm getting ready to restore it i was wondering if the wheels are red and what color red, and if you know what color yellow the grill is? Thanks, Terry
    Julie P. wrote on Monday, January 23, 2006 (PST):
  • I was just woundering if anyone could tell me the worth of our old oliver super 55? It runs but needs to be over hauled. It smokes some. Can you please email me at jewellie62279 at by the way it is a gas not diesel. I would also like to know how many was made if anyone could tell me. Thanks so much Julie
    pooh wrote on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a gas 1955 super 55 and a new ym2000 diesel yanmar. I want to trade it for anouther oliver. I live in wise VA. email poohbear24293 at or 276-328-5925
    Dave Bays wrote on Thursday, November 10, 2005 (PST):
  • I have a 1955 Super 55 Oliver diesel tractor with Green wheels and a rear remote. The tractor is in average condition and can be purchased for 3500.00 If interested call cell # (765) 265-3925 and leave message
    Len Spoelman wrote on Sunday, August 14, 2005 (PDT):
  • Do all Oliver Super 55 have live pto? Thanks
    Bruce Arden wrote on Sunday, August 07, 2005 (PDT):
  • Mine is a 1955 Super 55. Rebuilt engine, new radiator, lift works great but its missing the connecting rod for the PTO. Connects lever beside the seat to the arm in front of the brake pedals. Also, why wouldn't it shift from one half of the gears to the other half? Thanks for any help.
    Brandon Thoennes wrote on Thursday, July 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • I this is Brandon looking for an Oliver Super 55 that runs or could be made to run. I live in the Portland area. Thanks. Brandon Thoennes
    JOHN L. TABACSKO wrote on Monday, July 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • Where can I find an Oliver Super 55 model tractor, preferably a 1955 to 1957 model years? Do they all have the six speed transmission? The one that I used to drive on our farm when I was a kid had a six speed transmission.
    Don Hamill wrote on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hi, I acquired a super 55 thinking it was junk. SUPRISE...Did not know what I had... Now I want to get it going. It is gas and everything seems to be there(dented but not real rusty sheet metal and all) Looking for hood, etc. Thanks, Don 214-202-1701
    Jerry Lynch wrote on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hello Ijust recently bought a super 55 oliver. the problem is that the three point hitch is stuck up in the air I have not purchased a service manual for it yet but I was wondering what kind of a job it is to get it working again & what i need to do to fix it. any help would be appreciated. thank you Jerry Lynch
    John Doughty wrote on Thursday, May 05, 2005 (PDT):
  • Sounds like everyone has the same problems, finding parts for their super 55. I am looking for the center grill piece and the PTO guard. Plus I am looking for some one who is willing to talk about what the tractor is worth today. Not that I want to sell it. Seems like no one wants to talk worth, but they really want to buy it. I have put in several of these comments on other sites with no success. I'm like all the rest of you. Its a great tractor and I have several dollars wrapped up in it on restore and have enjoyed taking it to shows, just to have someone say. Why did you paint that Ford green? Reflects that I don't live in Oliver country. If some one knows please contact me, and good luck on finding parts. One other comment. I recently converted my super 55 to 12v with the help of the artical in Yesterdays tractor, it was a sinch and the best thing I could have done to it. Thanks JD.
    bob butkus wrote on Saturday, April 30, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have a good running super 55 gas for sale with back blade, plow and bucket. I hate to part with it but do not have the need anymore. I used it primarily for road maintenance here in northern WI. Would fire right up in minus 20 degree weather. A real workhorse.
    JOHN L. TABACSKO wrote on Saturday, January 29, 2005 (PST):
  • What year is this tractor? When I was a kid on our family farm, I drove one like this one. Does it have a six speed transmission, with two speed reverse?
    phill harland wrote on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST):
  • I own two oliver one is a supper55,had it for four years and can out pull a farmall M without any problem. I pull a seven foot woods brush hog and a three bottom plow wouldnt give it up for the world!!!!!!!!!!!!
    phill harland wrote on Friday, January 07, 2005 (PST):
  • I own two oliver one is a supper55,had it for four years and can out pull a farmall M without any problem. I pull a seven foot woods brush hog and a three bottom plow wouldnt give it up for the world!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Todd B wrote on Thursday, December 30, 2004 (PST):
  • I have purchased my grandfathers farm 12 years ago and with the farm I got a Oliver super 55. I am looking for a new rubber seat spring. Does any one know where I can get this part?
    Josť Ignacio ALBUJA wrote on Saturday, October 09, 2004 (PDT):
  • If some of you know can find the injection pump for my Oliver Super 55 Diesel, delivered in 1.955 or 1.956 part number HD 3663 AR please write me. ( new or used ) I can pay from Miami and receive the part in the address will supply. Write me to; jose4694 at Will thank you for keep in touch with me. Jose Ignacio ALBUJA, Quito - ECUADOR
    Grady wrote on Friday, June 11, 2004 (PDT):
  • I'm used to restoring Farmalls but just acquired an Oliver Super 55. Where can I locate the serial number? Any other tips, including paint colors, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Tim wrote on Sunday, June 06, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have an Oliver Super 55 in good condition that I've been using for 5 years to drag trees - it is a gas engine model and is located in Connecticut. I'm looking into a newer machine and I'm interested in selling. Anyone interested?
    dave atkinson wrote on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a oliver super 55 and it runs great untill it gets good and warmed up then just wants to stop runing, then i push in the clutch and it starts running ok again untill i start to move and it does the same thing. Any suggestions?
    Rick & Laura wrote on Monday, April 12, 2004 (PDT):
  • Just acquired a Super 55 gas. Need complete PTO & 3 point hitch assemblies as they had long ago been removed. Parts need not be pretty, just working. Thanks
    Jim Durda wrote on Tuesday, March 09, 2004 (PST):
  • Hi I have a 1956 S-55 industrial with a loader and a Henry hoe boy what a tough machine..I am rebuilding engine now but can't wait to put the old girl back to work
    JAMES RUSSELL wrote on Thursday, February 26, 2004 (PST):
  • HELLO, i work in a tractor shop, i own a '55 super 55 dsl.anyone need parts or help with one of these great machines drop me a line. i have access to three parts tractors,one dsl, two gas plus many assorted parts on shelf ready to be sold. proud of my oliver
    Todd McLavy wrote on Saturday, November 29, 2003 (PST):
  • Hi, I got an old oliver 55 super from my grandfather and am in the process of restoring it with my father in law and we are going to have to build a make shift grill for it unless we can find a grill at a resonable price. If anyone has one that wants to sell it resonable please let me know, or if they know where I can get one also let me know. Thanks a new fellow oliver lover.
    Todd McLavy wrote on Saturday, November 29, 2003 (PST):
  • Hi, I got an old oliver 55 super from my grandfather and am in the process of restoring it with my father in law and we are going to have to build a make shift grill for it unless we can find a grill at a resonable price. If anyone has one that wants to sell it resonable please let me know, or if they know where I can get one also let me know. Thanks a new fellow oliver lover.
    Doug Huntsman wrote on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 (PST):
  • Hi, I have an Oliver super 55 and have had some problems with the power steering assist unit. I need to find some parts for it. The main part I need is a bearing race from my Oliver parts catalog part number 100848A. There are two races but only one is broken. This tractor runs great and has a loader and some implements. I will probably sell it when I get the steering fixed. If you know where I can get some parts, please e-mail me. thanks Doug Huntsman, Spanish Fork, Utah
    Michael Monak wrote on Saturday, November 15, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a Super 55 diesel with a front end loader. I need a front bucket for it. The tractor came with a bale spear and homemade bucket. The homemade bucket is worthless so I am looking for a original bucket.
    Dan Walser wrote on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 (PST):
  • Hi this is Dan looking for a 55 gas for sale reasonably priced in midwest thanks Dan
    Dan Walser wrote on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 (PST):
  • Hi this is Dan looking for a 55 gas for sale reasonably priced in midwest thanks Dan
    Joe Klaudi wrote on Monday, November 03, 2003 (PST):
  • I have an old Oliver Super 55 that sat idle for years and I was just reciently able to get the gear box repaired. I replaced most of the bearings and seals and am in the process of repairing a crack (freeze damage) in the hydraulic resevior. I have always wanted a Ford 8 or 9 N but settled for this old boy and now I am glad I did. Anyone looking for parts should try Tom at Farmersville Equiptment in Ephrata Pa, 1-717-354-2150. He has the largest selection of Oliver parts new & used that I have found. Good luck...
    Josť Ignacio ALBUJA wrote on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have my completely original OLIVER SUPER 55 bought by my grandfather in 1.957. I just used it during weekends only for driving. Unfortunately the injection pump head ( part # HD3663AR, American Bosch) ( in spanish = cabezal ) became brocked. If somebody can advise me how to buy a nerw part, my tractor will work again, and I can invite you to my home in Ecuador. I am a lawyer fut partime farmer. Please help me.
    Kent Dacke wrote on Friday, October 17, 2003 (PDT):
  • I was looking for a tractor with a loader when I found (stumbled) onto my Super 55. It was a late 1958. It came with optional power steering, front and rear hydrolics with fluid control and of course an Oliver loader. I improved the iginition system by replacing the coil, points and condensor by installing electronic igintion from Genessee Products for less than $100.00. I highly recommend doing this to any point operated machine. It now saves the starter motor and a few choice words. I now only have to touch the iginition switch to fire up the engine... without using the choke! The kit comes complete with easy to follow instructions and high output coil that looks stock and mounts where the original mounted. The module and magnetic pick up are concelled in the distributor. It took less than thirty minuets to install. No one would ever know until they saw the extra wire... and then probably would never make the connection that it was converted. Yes, I love my 55. Ford 8 and 9N owners come over to drool. But there is no compairson between the two. I do need a replacement dampner for the "Easy Ride" seat if anyone can help. Please contact me at kdacke at
    Theresa Curtis wrote on Sunday, September 28, 2003 (PDT):
  • We have a Super 55 Oliver, and need some parts for it.We think it needs gears for the rear-end and pto. If anyone can help please respond by emailing back or can call 573-754-6608. Thanks for your help!
    Scott Twist wrote on Thursday, June 05, 2003 (PDT):
  • We have an old Oliver Super 55 That we have been using for the past 5 years. We have been using this tractor to move hay bales and run a brush hog to keep the place up around here. The only work we have done to it is the 12 volt conversion and adjusted the clutch. We have just bought a bigger tractor and we are looking to sell the oliver if anyone is interested.
    Worth Turley wrote on Thursday, May 08, 2003 (PDT):
  • I have a super 55 with a 4 cylinder gas engine. I am needing to rebuild the motor. can anyone point me in the right direction for a rebuild kit. I am not sure what year it is. Thanks in advance.
    Gary H. Martin wrote on Sunday, April 20, 2003 (PDT):
  • Hi! I was wondering if it hard to get parts for this tractor. Where do you go to get the parts on the internet and are they hard to get because I was thinking of trading a international 300 tractor for the oliver 55.My Dad use to have one and I ready liked it. I like it better than the international 300. Thanks Gary
    John Valles wrote on Monday, January 06, 2003 (PST):
  • I have an OLVER Super 55 for sale. Complete tractor. Good rubber, no smoke. Tractor located near Tucson, AZ. Call or email. 435-797-0344, 435 770-6635
    Ron Parry wrote on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 (PST):
  • My father and Oliver dealer from 1956 until he retired in 1978, saw to it that I had a way to pay my through college. He purchased a Super 55 D put a side mower on it and got a contract from the state of Pa. to mow road banks. So from 1964 to 1968 I spent every day each summer, mowing roads. That old 55 used and average of 3 gallons of fuel every day and except for filters and changing the oil that was the total cost of maintaining the 55 for four years of running 8hrs a day each summer. PS I made 6.00 dollars per hr. I thought I was rich. I really wish I still had that old 55. He sold it after I graduated from college in 1969.
    Maurice Vonasek wrote on Saturday, December 07, 2002 (PST):
  • I'm looking for a "reasonably priced" gas powered Oliver Super 55 that is in decent running shape. Hopefully someone out there has one for sale near the Lincoln, Nebraska area. 3-pt. attachments? Thanks!
    BERNIE MATYNIAK wrote on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 (PST):
    Rob Honders wrote on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 (PST):
  • I bought my Oliver Super 55 diesel in 1972 for $500 from a guy in Cornwall NY. I drove it home, 45 Mi. It has a Davis loader and in 1974 I added a small tubular frame backhoe. It has done a lot of work and only recently fell into disuse. I plan to replace the backhoe with a scraper to do light duty road maintenance. Trade backhoe for scraper anyone?
    Xeramathea wrote on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 (PST):
  • I have owned my 1955 Oliver Super Oliver for about 15 years, its always been a good tractor and has done a lot of work. Sadly, due to certain circumstances I have to sell it. ; (
    Wayne Trundle wrote on Thursday, October 03, 2002 (PDT):
  • I,m the proud owner of a super 55. Funny thing is I didn't know what a great tractor it was until I bought it. I had the hyd. pump rebiult but the guy told me it was too far gone to really work good. now I'm looking for a new pump (internal) and I need the part no. and a source to buy from. Also recently 2nd gear blew out which means I lost 4th as well in the 6 speed trans. I would like to buy a complete gear assembly. any help would be greatly appreciated.If I can find the parts, I'm going to do a total restoration on this liitle beauty. I look forward to hearing from all you oliver fans. thanks
    R. Lane wrote on Monday, September 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandfather has a Super 55 that we still use on a regular basis. I love this old tractor because it will do just about anything needed. The other reason I love it is because my grandfather told me when I was about 10 years old (I'm 26 now) that it was mine when his time on earth was over. I think it will be something great that I can passon to my grandchildren.
    tim emmersom wrote on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 (PDT):
  • our beagle club has an oliver super 55 that was bought shortly after the club was form the gas motor has been overhauled recently and new clutch the tractor is in very good shape we are thinking of selling it what would be a fair price
    Phil Biland wrote on Tuesday, June 04, 2002 (PDT):
  • My Super 55 belonged to my wife's great grandfather. It was sold, but we found her and bought her back. It runs great, spews the black stuff like the other guy wrote. I too need the paint schemes. The guy who bought it painted the entire tractor green...but not Oliver green.
    Dwight Curb wrote on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 (PDT):
  • I get a kick out of reading the stories about the ole Oliver Super 55's. I have one I bought in 1978. It's a gas model and I'm pretty sure is a 57 year model.I've got lot's of stories I'd be glad to swap about this indestructable machine. I use it to shred the field ( couple acres)and blade the gravel lane and stuff.Also have an old hammer mill I drive off the pto for making compost out of leaves and debri.Good tractor and lot's of fun play with.
    Gene wrote on Sunday, April 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • We have an Oliver super 55. We have farmed with it and recently cut the lawn with. We can't remember what year we bought it. It starts great and runs good. Is anyone interested in purchasing it??
    Gene wrote on Sunday, April 28, 2002 (PDT):
  • We have an Oliver super 55. We have farmed with it and recently cut the lawn with. We can't remember what year we bought it. It starts great and runs good. Is anyone interested in purchasing it??
    tim wrote on Saturday, March 16, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a super 55 gas,does anyone know of lower transmission gears that wer ever available for tilling or cultivating. thanx in advance for your reply. Tim
    Pat Redington wrote on Monday, February 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I have an oliver Super 55 gas. s/n 6475. Runs good and is complete. Needs paint. I have a lot of spare Super 55 and 550 parts to go with it. I put a loader on it which makes it hard to steer because the tractor was built prior to Oliver offering power steering for it. I would like to trade it for an Oliver or Farmall with power steering, 3 pt and wide front. I'm located in near Wichita, KS.
    Mark wrote on Monday, February 18, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a Super 55 gas. It has a front end loader and back hoe. It shure does smoke a lot but still runs! Small black coal like pieces seem to come out of the exaust pipe and fly into my face. I have a lot of fun with it. This tractor seems to be industructible. What should I do to get rid of the smoke?
    Bart French wrote on Saturday, January 12, 2002 (PST):
  • Just got my Super Oliver 55 gas 2 months ago. Traded for some other equipment. It now sits in the garage. Wife whats to know why her car has to sit out side. I said, Its an oliver!!!!!. Looking for sheet metal parts, seat parts and other accessories that will help me restore this lady to her origional contition.
    Richard Paquette wrote on Thursday, October 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • I bought a Super 55 gaz model 4 years ago and i use it to pull out trees from the forest. Last week i bought a log splitter (hydraulic double action cylinder). My problem is; i really dont know how to connect the 2 hooses from the log splitter to the original hydraulic external control body valve (brand name Vickers part number from the parts book 1ES-2007-A. For who should be interested, i have the original parts book in english and owner book in french. I appreciate your help and long life to this forum.
    Lynn Smith wrote on Saturday, September 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • I bought a 1955 Super 55 diesel in May of 2000, worked on it all of last year and this year to get it in great shape. It had new paint, and all of the broken parts were replaced with new old stock or good used parts. I had to sell it and my Super 88 diesel to put a down payment on a house and set of barns that I always wanted. I feel like my right arm's been cut off now without my Olivers. Anyone know where I can buy some more like these to fix up again? That's half the fun of it!
    paul socwell wrote on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 (PDT):
  • i am looking at a super 55 gas, with a loader, will this run a 9' haybine and a old massy baler, i hobby farm and it is a neat little tractor, thank you
    Steve Smith wrote on Thursday, July 26, 2001 (PDT):
  • I just acquired an Oliver Super55 and plan on restoring it. This is my first attempt at anything like this so I will take any suggestions and/or information I can get. All four wheels are green. I have the paint code for the green but not for the yellow that is on the front. Are the Super 55 decals available? All I know now is it has a rod knock and I am starting from scratch
    Don Serdynski wrote on Monday, May 28, 2001 (PDT):
  • Just acquired an Oliver super 55 and plan to restore..Any info available would be appreciated...d
    Robert wrote on Wednesday, May 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • Help! I have an Oliver tractor S/N 6192-500. It looks like a Super 55 in the grill area, but the cowl appears to have 550 imprinted on it. The S/N does not show up on the lists I have found on the internet.
    gary wrote on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • Iwas raised on a farm in Ohio in the 1950's and my father always used Oliver tractors.I now live in Florida and would like to have an Oliver tractor of my own.Perferably a Oliver 55 or a 550 at a reasonable price.thank you
    Michael Cox wrote on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 (PST):
  • I have a Super 55 HC. I've owned it since '95 and it hasn't skipped a beat. In the late 50's (probably when it was showroom new) it was converted to propane and prior to me buying it, someone changed out the electrical system. It now runs with an alternator. Needless to say, its a great tractor. When I've needed parts, I've bought them from Gap Tractor Parts in Cranfills Gap, Texas and From Allis/White Tractor Dealerships in Texas. Boy are replacement parts pricey! One day (hopefully soon) I'm going to restore mine, which really consist of painting it. The majority of pictures I've seen show red wheel wells, so that's the color I'm going to paint them.
    Michel Brousseau wrote on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 (PST):
  • I've owned an Oliver super55, 1955 for 2 months now and might i add how much of a great tractor it is! It's very strong and reliable. I've already re-painted my Oliver in it's original colours using base and clear coats. It looks really shiny and nice and sparkly. It makes a 40 year old man act like a kid again. Like they say "old tractor's are big boys toys"!Geeze i really love that easy clutch on that tractor. Every man interested in tractors should most definetly look into one of these.
    Michel Brousseau wrote on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 (PST):
  • I've owned an Oliver super55, 1955 for 2 months now and might i add how much of a great tractor it is! It's very strong and reliable. I've already re-painted my Oliver in it's original colours using base and clear coats. It looks really shiny and nice and sparkly. It makes a 40 year old man act like a kid again. Like they say "old tractor's are big boys toys"! Every man interested in tractors should most definetly look into one of these.
    ernest wrote on Thursday, December 07, 2000 (PST):
  • Is it possible to hook a mini backhoe to a Oliver55 ?
    Sidney Stone wrote on Monday, November 20, 2000 (PST):
  • I,m loking for a steering box for a oliver super 55 gas model.If any one knows where i can get a box please e-mail me the information thak you Sidney
    JIM { HOSS } CLARK wrote on Saturday, November 18, 2000 (PST):
  • I own a gas powered SUPER 55. In fact we still own the first one to come into Bedford County Pa.. How I know this is that my dads uncle Jack Conner was the Oliver dealer in Bedford County and we were the first ones to buy a Super 55 in that county. Due to uncle Jacks INTEGRITY & HONESTY he had a really great business. We lived in a very heavily populated OLIVER area and uncle Jack sold 99.9% of all the OLIVERS that came into Bedford County plus all the implements that went with them. We are in the process of restoring our little Oliver at this time. I have either helped restore or started & finished several blue ribbon winners. Our super 55 was our main tractor for many years, until back in the mid 70's my uncle Bill purchased a diesel 1600. We still have both of them and since we have gotten away from farming we use them only to mow the old pasture and plow snow. They are both getting a well diserved rest now. They are like family and will probably be around as long as any of the family is alive. They were truely great tractors. A good friend of mine Lynwood Mearkle has about 10 or 12 Olivers. He is still farming and uses them today and they all look like they just unloaded them off the dealer delivery truck. He and his dad both bought tractors from uncle Jack. I will be more than happy to help anyone find parts or whole tractors should they want me to. I drive a cryogenics transport delivering nitrogen - oxygen & welding gasses and cover quite a bit of ground. I am constantly looking for antique cars ,trucks & farm equipment and of course tractors are at the top of the list. Let me know what parts you are in need of & let me see what I can come up with. Not all old tractors have to die & it's up to people like you & myself to see they don't. Thank You HOSS
    Kevin Kryshak wrote on Thursday, November 02, 2000 (PST):
  • Hi! I own a Super 55 Gas that I use at my cottage in the U.P. of Michigan. It is original paint and drivetrain. I will try to figure out its year and then I will be able to help with paint questions. It has green front wheels and Red rear. It has been converted to 12 volt and has a Wagner Loader from a Ford on it. (Boy does that red-orange clash with the Oliver red!) All the instruments work, and the hours meter just turned 600, although that may not be accurate. Bye!
    Jerry wrote on Saturday, October 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am the proud owner of a 1955 super 55-gas in very good condition, used daily. in north texas area i have two sorces of people who will get oliver parts for you. they are Daniel Impl.-1-800-950-8628, Zimmerer Kobota -1-800-582-6823. These have been a big help to me in getting those hard to find parts. I found a shop manual from Intertec Publishing Corporation P.O. Box 12901 Overland Park, Ks. 66212. I have newer tractor to do the most of my work but i love my old oliver, it is in the process of a new paint job for shows at the present time, although im not shure of the color scheme will be original as it seems to be dificult to find out what the original was for sure.
    Mike Nassif wrote on Thursday, October 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a Super 55 diesel with an Oliver loader. i am now in the process of experiencing the joy of paying for a MAJOR overhaul. I know it'll be worthwhile. My uncle has a '55 55 since new & it's been fantastic.
    Carol Johnson wrote on Sunday, October 15, 2000 (PDT):
  • Do you know an Oliver Super 55 (gas) for sale?? My father is restoring Oliver tractors. He started farming in Wisconsin with a Super 55 and would like to add one to his collection.
    Dave Wessel wrote on Saturday, September 30, 2000 (PDT):
  • Can't find tune up specs for Super 55 gas model. Can any one help?
    Mike Bolf wrote on Tuesday, September 19, 2000 (PDT):
  • I need to know the horsepower and if the super 55 has live p.t.o. I plan on maintaining logging trails and a long driveway, and need to know if this a dependeable tractor.
    DANIEL MORROW wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
    Matt Mathis wrote on Sunday, September 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a Diesel Super 55 that I have enjoyed for about 5 years on my property in northern California. I almost cried this Saturday when I apparently blew the ring and pinion. I blocked it up and will begin tear down. Any help on where I can get parts will be greatly apperciated. My 55 has a front loader and a "Pippin" Back Hoe attachment. I can't live without it. Help.
    Gary E. Welch wrote on Thursday, August 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have A super 55 with loader its a good one an I have fun with it . I beleave its a 1957 ?
    Ryan Wilhelm wrote on Wednesday, August 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • Hey everyone with the problem on what color the wheels on the super 55 are. I have found out from1954 to 1955the wheels are to be the same green as the tractor and from 56 to 58 they are red the only way you can get the red paint is to go to a paint mixing place and take a oliver toy tractor with you and they can macth it. But a hint is that massey ferg red is the closest paint to the original oliver red.
    Jeff Sawyer wrote on Tuesday, August 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Trying to see how availiable parts are for a super 55 diesel? Any information please feel free to contact me. Thanks Jeff
    Ryan Wilhelm wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have read all of these and still don't know what color my wheels are supposed to be on my super 55 it is a 1955. I have seen all the ads and still don't know what color to paint them red or green? There is green paint under the hub of the back wheels but on the rims it is red please help got a show in 4 weeks
    Martin Niederkorn wrote on Tuesday, July 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have the same question as Jim Finnegan. How do you distinquish between a Super 55 and a 550? The serial number I have is 76 386-519 which doesn't seem to match any listing I have found. Your help is appreciated.
    Bill Puller wrote on Monday, July 10, 2000 (PDT):
  • Bought a Super 55 oliver 2 months ago (gas), would like manuel for it,also info on parts
    Jim Finnegan wrote on Tuesday, June 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • How do you distinguish the difference between a Super 55 and a 550 model Oliver? Can this be determined with a serial number or Model number? Some here say mine is a Super 55 and some say 550. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!
    Ron Ainsworth wrote on Monday, June 19, 2000 (PDT):
    Jim wrote on Monday, May 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have an Oliver Super 55 with a front end loader on it. I was moving some loose soil with it and lost seemed to have lost traction. I think it is only driving on the left rear wheel for its traction. Does anyone know what may have caused this?
    Tom wrote on Saturday, March 11, 2000 (PST):
  • Oliver, 1/16 Scale models; I collect Oliver scale models if anyone has any older models for sale please contact me. Prices range from $25. up. I paid $300. for a nice model of my Super 55 in like new condition. Ive seen broken, no paint left ones go for around $175. Looking for a "99". Older 77's,(50's) go for around $150. up. There are some newer versions avail for around $50. Thanks!
    Tom wrote on Saturday, March 11, 2000 (PST):
  • I bought a Super 55 Diesel from a friend 2 yrs ago for $1000. It had a knock in engine which finally blew! (#1) It broke at crank journal, som I disconnected rod cap and threw it in tool box. Pushed piston to top of cyl. and bolted pan back on. Been running it that way all year now. Can not even hear a miss. You would never know. I think it runs better then before! (LOL) Really. About paint on wheels, Oliver 55's came with Chinise red and green wheels. Not sure what differance is? Poss. year or gas / diesel? / STARTER; I have two diesel engines (one spare) the starter on one has a manual switch and thensplines on the starter rotor shaft are straight. On the other starter W/electric solenoid the rotor shaft splines are spriled. Both starters work on 55 diesel though. Hope that helps someone.
    Neil Swyers wrote on Wednesday, February 23, 2000 (PST):
  • How do I find out what kind of Oliver I have? It looks similar to a Super 55.
    Doug Hastings wrote on Saturday, February 19, 2000 (PST):
  • To all with OLIVER questions. I have a 1955 super 55 and find alot of information in my Hart Parr/ Oliver Collectors Assn. magazine.(PO. box 685,Charles City, Iowa 50616) Drop them a line its a great magazine.
    ROCKY ROCHE wrote on Saturday, February 12, 2000 (PST):
    Jim Rizzi wrote on Thursday, February 10, 2000 (PST):
  • I have an Oliver tractor that I believe to be a Super 55. The serial # is 60-965-519 and the Specification # is 35-00-52 Does anybody have any info regarding this tractor? Thanks
    Jeff Hellwig wrote on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 (PST):
  • Dan Walsh I have a book that will tell you what year the super 55 is all we need is the serial #. the color of the grill is suppose to be yellow. The wheels, I have seen both, but I do not know which is original.
    Ray Uson wrote on Tuesday, February 01, 2000 (PST):
  • Recently bought a Oliver Super 55. It needs work with the transmission. The motor is good but needs a tune-up. It has a bucket up front and looks good. I don't know where to find parts for the transmission or to tune it up. There are some Olivers around the central Texas area, but can't find a source for parts.
    Dan Walsh wrote on Friday, January 28, 2000 (PST):
  • I recently bought an Oliver Super 55 diesel and would like to know the proper color scheme to repaint it. Its a 1955 (I think). Are the wheels to be red or green? The grill yellow or white? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Mr. Elliott wrote on Monday, December 27, 1999 (PST):
  • I spent many hours on a "super 55" years ago. My father had one in mint condition which we used every day on a southwestern minnesota cattle/crop farm. The tractor had a front end loader with a hydraulic bucket. The hydraulic pump run off the front pto shaft of the tactor. The tractor moved snow and cleaned feed floors every day in the winter and pulled a 24T John Deere bailer over three cuttings of alfalfa and one cutting of straw every summer. Its good to see there are still some up and running!
    Judy McKellips wrote on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 (PDT):
  • We have what I believe to be a Super 55. It was supposed to run when we acquired it in a trade except for a bad starter. My husband never had time to work with it so we don't know for sure. It's in rough but restorable condition. Can any one give me a rough idea of value on it? We are going to be moving soon and can't keep it. Any help is appreciated.
    Adrian Callard / Martin Schmidt wrote on Thursday, September 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • My son Martin in Windhoek, Namibia, Africa has a gasoline Super 55. He urgently needs a new DELCO starter for it as it keeps breaking the starter spring. Can anyone give me part nos, prices and availability for both the starter and the spring. Also, does anyone one know why the spring would keep on breaking. Many thanks for your help, Adrian
    Dennis Lindsey wrote on Monday, August 30, 1999 (PDT):
  • My neighbor has a Super 55 gas and we are trying to figure out the paint scheme. All four wheels on this tractor are green. Most wheels on the Super 55's seem to be red. Did the paint scheme change depending on the model year? Anybody know? The griil is yellow, but it doesn't seem to have ever had the red striping down the middle with the oliver nameon itHelp/
    Roger Finnie wrote on Sunday, July 25, 1999 (PDT):
  • I bought a super 55 two week's ago, perfect shape, perfect running order, it came with a 7 foot Oliver mower,I need to find out how the cable hook's up? Great investment.
    Paul Stanley wrote on Sunday, June 27, 1999 (PDT):
  • I got my Oliver Super 55 about a year and a half ago. It's a diesel model. I plan on restoring it later, but for right now I am using it around my property to move material. I have a back blade and a 3 point scoop for it. I will need to do some work on the steering and brakes soon! I read a lot about old tractors and for some reason fell in love with Olivers. I was looking in Washington State, but was lucky to find one here in British Columbia.
    Grant Kelly wrote on Tuesday, May 25, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have a Super 55 and use it every weekend. The only weird part is that when I bought it, somebody had replaced the original diesel motor with a Vauxhall engine. The bolt pattern was the same for some strange coincidence. It runs great but has no governor so keeping it going at a constant RPM is a bit tricky until you get the hang of it. I'd love to hear from other Super 55 owners.

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