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Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver 1900 Diesel

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This tractor used a 4-cylinder, two cycle General Motors engine with a blower, and was rated at 2000 RPM. It had the same PTO system and live hydraulic system as the Model 1800. It was able to pull an 8-bottom plow.

Oliver 1900 Diesel Tractor


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Patty wrote on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (PDT):
  • Have an Oliver 1900, series B 4 wheel drive diesel, just rebuilt after a forest fire, larger tires on the front than the one in this picture. Am wondering what this tractor s value is for insurance purposes
    Curt Foley wrote on Saturday, May 05, 2012 (PDT):
  • I have a 1900 Oliver tractor that I am looking to sell. Works extremely well. Currently has a bucket and grapple on it. Has the 453 Screamin Demon diesel engine with front wheel assist. If interested, please contact me at 651.280.8226 Perfect tractor for someone who wants to restore.
    indian mi wrote on Friday, January 20, 2012 (PST):
  • looking for 2655 oliver 4 wheel drive tractor
    Dan Peteers wrote on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 (PST):
  • I have an Oliver 1800 diesel that is in pretty good condition. One problem - the Pto lever won t stay engaged. I have tried to adjust the PTO clutch without any success. I have pushed in the locking pin but cannot get the nut to turn. While standing in back of the tractor, looking towards the front should I be turning the nut clockwise or counter clockwise to tighten the clutch Also how do you keep the assembly from turning while adjusting it This tractor was used mainly as a loader tractor so the PTO has had very little use. Any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Dan
    J. N Kryder wrote on Friday, April 22, 2011 (PDT):
  • C Harvey, Seems like you have quite a collection of olivers. The 1900 standard with the wide rear tires is what i have. It s coming along quite nicely. Hope to have it restored by the end of this year. I m having a tough time finding a 19 steering wheel. I m not sure if anyone makes reproduction wheels this size. Not sure what to tell you on price. I ve seen them priced at all different ranges. What is the serial number on that Mine is 118416-986. Good luck!
    C Harvey wrote on Sunday, April 03, 2011 (PDT):
  • Love the olivers! I own one 1800A gas, one 1800B diesel, and one 1800A diesel. Using one for parts and use the other two and they run great, also own Super 88 diesel and it still runs great. Am looking at a 1900 Standard, has the checkerboard sides, huge tires, all there but battery cover , needs cleaned up, said it runs but has hole in fuel tank, has the screamer motor used to own a Super 99 so remember the noise What would be a fair price for this tractor We have several Oliver tractors, my dad really liked them and so do I.
    J N Kryder wrote on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PDT):
  • My dad ownes a 61 checkerboard as they say with the 4-53 GM Detroit. The unique thing about this tractor is the fact that it has a pan that was set-up for this tractor. We still have the pan as well. We currently are in the process of having the tractor restored. Anyone have ideas on the best places to purchase parts. Gauges/Seats, ect ect. Thanks and keep them GM s Screamin!!
    R S WLOCK FARMS wrote on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 (PDT):
  • LOOKING FOR 1900 OLIVER WITH GM Diesel
    Paul from SD wrote on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (PDT):
  • I spent 3 summers on one like this and I loved it. We pulled 3 Noble blades with it working summer fallow and it was not a problem for this tractor. It was trouble free and easy to handle without power steering. It was sad day when the boss traded it for a 5010 JD.
    Michael J. Clements wrote on Thursday, February 26, 2009 (PST):
  • Does anyone know what a Oliver 1900 Detroit deisel with dual turbos is worth Thank You
    cody bodiford wrote on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 (PDT):
  • i have a 1950 oliver with a 4 valve 453 gm diesel i use it all for tractor pulling so far i have beat everyone i ve pulled against i like to here the thing scream and see all that black smoke role out let me tell you them things are awsome on pulling PLUS I HAVE A OLIVER 66 FOR SALE 800 RUNS GOOD JUST NEEDS SHEET METAL HAS GRILL NEW CARB ELCTRONIC IGNITION IF INTERESTED PLEASE EMAIL ME OR CALL 254-746-7920
    stevon hanson wrote on Friday, February 01, 2008 (PST):
  • i would like to buy the 1800 dis and wide front end pleas c calll 712 623 1078 leav mess thank you
    Andy Johnson wrote on Tuesday, January 01, 2008 (PST):
  • I operated a 1900 Oliver with dual wheels and cab for my father. It was a powerful tractor for its time. I am trying to remember how many feet of chisel plow we pulled and think it may have been about 18 to 19 feet. There was also some kind of automatic depth setter that a neighbor predicted would quit working he was right . Now I would like to find a 1;16 tractor in this configuration so I cann wallow around in nostalgic memories. Andy Johnson
    phillip baquera wrote on Saturday, August 25, 2007 (PDT):
  • 1900 tractors had hydrolic steering if i recall right. have one for sale minus engine. i belive it s a 1963 year modle. been setting for many years.make offer.
    Paul Williams wrote on Sunday, June 24, 2007 (PDT):
  • I have a 1900 Oliver which I purchased near Elkart, IN in 2002. I pull a Rhino TW84 brush-hog and a John Deere PK-01 offset disk with it, mostly on some land in central Arkasnas. Lots of power and easy on fuel.
    dave wrote on Sunday, April 23, 2006 (PDT):
  • grant; i have two 66 gas tractors in pretty good shape that a kind loving home.$2500 each (815)359-4378
    grant setty wrote on Thursday, March 23, 2006 (PST):
  • i am looking for an oliver tractor doesntmatter what modle need one for a summer project i live in illinois and am looking for one in ill.thanks
    Mark Barnes wrote on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 (PST):
  • I am looking for an Oliver 1900 A checkerboard. Please forward picture, location, and price. My phone numbers are 252-478-8100 or 252-445-1101 (work).
    Keith wrote on Friday, January 20, 2006 (PST):
  • Chris Herres give me a call on the Oliver 1900 you have For Sale. 515-295-5955 Any Oliver,Cockshutt,Massy with a GM moter I would be interested in purchasing.
    Paula wrote on Monday, October 24, 2005 (PDT):
  • We have an 1965 Oliver 1855 for sale. 4x4, Power Steering,Diesel, A/C cab. Great tractor for pulling.
    CHRIS HERRES wrote on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 (PDT):
  • I HAVE AN OLIVER 1900 FOR SALE. IT HAS A 453 GM DIESEL. GREAT FOR TRACTOR PULL
    Dan Fieser wrote on Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (PDT):
  • Great picture. Ours had 23.1 x 34 rice and cane tires and had a great detroit diesel but the rear end was week if i remember. Still I'll never forget using it to pull a 21 foot Oliver disk. (we were now "big" farmers....... 6 rows all the way!)
    Luther wrote on Sunday, January 04, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 1963 Oliver 1800 (gas) with only 2500 hours on it. Gauges & lights work. Sheet metal good, runs sweet, no smoke. It has an end loader that looks brand new. I pull a 7 ft. Woods shredder that wades right through the giant foxtail on CRP acres, & still narrow enough to trim around trees. The prairie is now established, and I need to sell the whole outfit. Any interest out there? Central IL farm boy with one too many toys.
    Jim wrote on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am interested in either a 1655 or 1755 diesel cab tractor in real good shape.
    tom cody wrote on Wednesday, April 02, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a 1900 and a1950 that I have restored. I just finished an oc-12 and getting ready to start my next project
    Josh Upton wrote on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 (PST):
  • My dad and I have an Oliver 1900 that we pull with. It pulls good but the motor is getting wore out. We would like info on anyone who has parts needed to turbo these motors. (4-valve head, turbo, elbow, etc) Any info would be greatly appreciated. We also have an 880 row crop that we pull with. We have just rebuilt it and it pulls very well in the 5500 pound class. We have 11 olivers in total and we try to pull with most of them. We would like to talk to anyone as interested in Olivers and pulling as us.
    Paul Williams wrote on Friday, August 23, 2002 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 1900 with GM twin Turbo and hydra drive. However, it doesn't have power steering. Anyone out there know if there is a power steering kit you can ustall??
    Fern wrote on Saturday, July 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • My father has a 1964, 1900 model with an original cab on it, it was a very good worker, we used it a lot. But the blower on the 4-53 Detroit engine is broken. I'm sure my dad would sell it. We would like to know how many HP this tractor has.
    PUTTS wrote on Thursday, May 10, 2001 (PDT):
  • I've got an Oliver 2050 with a turbo. I'm looking to pull it with my other tractor this summer. Does anyone know the weight of this tractor with out all weights on?
    Albert Bauman wrote on Monday, November 27, 2000 (PST):
  • I can almost here that engine from here, it's sweet music to the ears if they still hear anything.
    Eric Kile wrote on Wednesday, November 22, 2000 (PST):
  • I have an Oliver 1750 diesel tractor I bought last fall. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to find the year it was made.
    jim cash wrote on Saturday, September 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • What a nice looking checkerboard!I have it's littler bro, a 1960 1800 Diesel,but I really love those old Detroits. Mine has a Schwartz wide front,Row Crop model.These were some of the last tractors made by Oliver before White.
    HECTOR MENDEZ wrote on Saturday, September 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • I BUY AN OLIVER MODEL 1800 BUT I DON'T KNOW THE YEAR.I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ANY INFORMATION.(EVERYTHING)OF THE TRACTOR.I LIVE IN PUERTO RICO.I AM PLANING TO RESTORE THE TRACTOR.I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME.romillo at hotmail.com
    Bruce Muirhead wrote on Friday, August 18, 2000 (PDT):
  • Someone was trying to sell me an Oliver 1450 but I can't find anything on it anyplace on the net. Does anyone out there have something on it ? Thanks I know it is 60hp, or so he tells me.
    CK wrote on Sunday, June 11, 2000 (PDT):
  • Spent many an hour as a boy on a 1900. 6-16" in Northern Il. black gumbo, Roll into the furrow, drop the plow, grab a hand full of throttle, and hang on. The old Detroit would make your ears ring. She would do a lot of work and wasn`t very thirsty. Good old horse.
    Brad Johnston wrote on Tuesday, June 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • Did they make this tractor in 1960? thanks Brad
    Richard Krohn wrote on Sunday, October 24, 1999 (PDT):
  • Need info on 1900 series oliver. Need to know year model of this tractor
    Mathew Cote wrote on Wednesday, October 20, 1999 (PDT):
  • My uncle has a 1960 1900 that he pulls with at the antique shows. The 4-53 Detroit/GM is a sweet diesel engine. He does well in the 11000# classes and up. It's one of the toughest tractors from that era.
    Tom Upton wrote on Friday, August 13, 1999 (PDT):
  • Nice tractor! looks like a early 1960 checkerboard A model. I have a later tractor 1963 with the hydra power drive. I have taken home quite a few trophys from the tractor pulls with it. A lot of people think its souped up because of the noise the 2 cycle engine makes,but it is stock. I would like to buy a super 99 G M as well if anyone has one for sale ?
    JayD wrote on Tuesday, August 10, 1999 (PDT):
  • I am planning on restoring my Cockshutt 1850 with Hydraulic Powered Front Wheel Drive in the future and I would like to know some Information about my tractor since it was produced under Oliver during the 60's. Model Number; 185 - 8270 Serial Number; 163 - 716 - 478
    zach faust wrote on Sunday, April 18, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have been tying to find a oliver like this one foe a while, and i would like to know how much this kind of tractor go's for


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