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Antique Oliver Tractor: Oliver 550

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This tractor was a replacement for the Super 55 Utility model. It could be ordered with fixed wheel tread and the 2000 RPM engine could be obtained in a gas or diesel version. The tractor was sold in Canada as the Cockshutt 550.

Oliver 550 Tractor


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Comments on this Tractor

manuel cantu wrote on Friday, September 06, 2013 (PDT):
  • What grade power steering fluid goes in my 550 Oliver I also need to know the grade of the transmission fluid. Thanks!
    James Kelsay wrote on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 (PDT):
  • Need to find back tires for my 70 Oliver. The size is 12.4-40. Any help would be great!
    Bruce wrote on Wednesday, May 09, 2012 (PDT):
  • looking for drive shaft for loader .I need a 3/16 x3/4 x 141/2 6- spline It belongs to a 550 oliver 1973
    Wayne Medlin wrote on Saturday, October 09, 2010 (PDT):
  • Recently acquired an Oliver diesel tractor with no grille but the decals on the metal indicate it is a 550. However, the model plate indicates it is a 55-2205. Can anyone help explain to me what I actually have purchased as I don t know which grille I m looking for currently.
    Duraine Davis wrote on Thursday, August 26, 2010 (PDT):
  • I was raised on a S55 Oliver. I have a 65 diesel, restored and installed a Jackson P/S kit. Prefer it over my MF 253 it is a real pleasure to drive and remember my dad s 3 different Olivers. Serial # IS ON LEFTSIDE IN FRONT OF CLUTCH PEDAL
    ronnie quisenberry wrote on Thursday, July 29, 2010 (PDT):
  • Iwas raised on A 550 oliver in meade CO.ky.my dad bought it new in 1960 i have one now it is in good condition for sale
    Eugene carroll wrote on Friday, July 23, 2010 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me were the seireal number is located on the 550 see photo
    will wrote on Friday, July 02, 2010 (PDT):
  • I got my 550 about a yr, ago, my uncle got one about 6yrs ago, and i fell in love with his. thats what made me get my own. The 550 is just the perfict size tractor for me,i have a lot of trees on my land,so the lower profile of the tractor works good, has all the power i need, for brush cutting,diskings food plots, bring in fire wood, etc. oliver 550 s forever.
    Abe wrote on Thursday, April 08, 2010 (PDT):
  • how much is that awesome looking and i m sure running tractor cost
    claude leveille wrote on Tuesday, January 05, 2010 (PST):
  • j ai un 55o oliver 1961;ou puis je me procurer les decals neuf pour remplacer ceux existant apres l avoir repain
    Andre Vaillancourt wrote on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PDT):
  • I have a 1964 550 Cockshutt with loader that I would like to sell. I am located in Canada.
    monty wrote on Sunday, March 08, 2009 (PDT):
  • what year did they make 550 s
    Bill Hipkiss wrote on Wednesday, July 23, 2008 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a rear 26 poweradjust rim for an Oliver 550 tractor in very good condition. Please contact me if you have one and provide me a phone number for further clarification. I am in West Virginia. Thank you.
    dale johnson wrote on Tuesday, April 08, 2008 (PDT):
  • To Jerry Herger, I have a 1958 550 oliver that has red rear rims. I am presently restoring. Haven t seen any on any internet site.
    John Bushouse wrote on Thursday, May 31, 2007 (PDT):
  • I bought my neglected 1959 550 diesel in 1979. We repaired everything and have been using it for all our hobby farm utilities. Over the years we have bought a full complement of tools including rototiller, bushog and a 15KW PTO driven generator in 1982 after a 7-day power outage. That is where this tractor really shines. We can run everything we need to and this tractor sips diesel as low as 3/4 gallon per hour. In 1998 we rebuilt the PTO clutch. That is the last time we spent any significant dollars on it. We take care of it and it takes care of us. Its a family friend.
    Mary Reynolds wrote on Thursday, May 24, 2007 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a power steering cap for an Oliver 550. Anyone have an extra one Also drawbar pins for the same tractor. Please contact me if you have either and are willing to sell them. Thanks
    Moody Richardson wrote on Sunday, April 08, 2007 (PDT):
  • In the 1950 s and 1960 s our farm used two Super 55 s and three 550 s and also other great Olivers. . The 550 s in my opinion, were the best small tractor ever b uild by any company. We pulled 3 plows in heavy hill soil and kept a manure loader on one . Also baled hay pulled grain dril and cultipacker in tandrum in forth gear. They were very dependable and tough. We never worked on a 550 engine. Hydraulic problems with the Super 55 , but never any problems with the 550 s. All were gas engines.
    Martin Ruiz wrote on Sunday, March 18, 2007 (PST):
  • I have just restored my oliver 550 after 10 years of it sitting. I had many problems with the tractor. I think I have gotten a lot of the small things fixed and it is finally running. It runs great and has lots of power. Parts are hard to fine for the tractor. My suggestion is if you can get your hands on one that is just for parts do it. I am currenlty looking for one. If anyone knows of one let me know. Mine is gas and have yet to see how good it is on gas. It has a loader which works very nice. The loader is an industrial loader and is very heavy. I think it will be a great tractor. Be prepared for your pocket book to get pretty thin if you restore one.
    Shannon Blake wrote on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a used or REASONABLY priced new radiator for a oliver 550. If it has a few leaks thats ok as long as it can be repaired.(with the exception of installing a new core). I work for that other GREEN tractor manufacturer but my oliver is still #1. Don"t tell my boss.HA HA
    Hal Lougheed wrote on Friday, September 29, 2006 (PDT):
  • I have owned a Oliver 550 tractor bought new in 1959,still running in excellent condition,this has been the best small tractor that i have farmed with for years,am now retired but still use this tractor on my acreage all year around,i also tractor pull with it in the antique class 1 and it is very competitive for a small tractor.lots of power and good gear ratio for this. Edmonton,Alberta.Would be interested in purchasing a good used 1959 or 1960 model.
    CHARLES KLEIN wrote on Thursday, August 31, 2006 (PDT):
  • lOOKING FOR A POWER STEERING MOTOR FOR AN OLIVER 550
    Darrell Borgmann wrote on Sunday, August 06, 2006 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for rear rims for my 550 industrial tractor. Tire size 14.9x24 Can anyone help?
    Darrell Borgmann wrote on Sunday, August 06, 2006 (PDT):
  • I'm looking for rear rims for my 550 industrial tractor. Tire size 14.9x24 Can anyone help?
    Bill Fitzgerald wrote on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a 550 58-59 or 63-64. WE had two and sold them back in the 70's. They left our farm painted yellow but were not industrial models. Maybe they are still somewhere in New England?
    LARRY DRENNEN wrote on Thursday, July 06, 2006 (PDT):
  • OLIVER 550 (55-7179) SER 143 994-083 WITH A 588 HD LOADER FOR SALE. NEEDS MOTOR AND WORK. MUST HAUL. RAN TILL YESTERDAY. GOOD FOR PARTS OR RESTORATION. CIRCULATE TO OTHERS INTERESTED. THANKS.
    B. Joseph wrote on Thursday, May 18, 2006 (PDT):
  • We have a 1964 550 which my Dad purchased used in the early 70's. We used it every day hauling feed and many other duties feeding 1600 hogs farrow to finish each year. In 30+ years of farming with many tractors, I've always said this little workhorse was and is my favorite. I love the power steering and live pto. Now in my later years with the kids gone and married, I am getting up my courage to restore this little favorite! We still use it to mow and run augers. We don't have the hogs anymore! Suggestions would be appreciated!
    Brad wrote on Friday, April 07, 2006 (PDT):
  • I am looking to purchase a fuel pump for my Oliver or just the bowl and gaskets. I don't know the exact year but it has to be late 40's or early 50's. I have the diesel model. 505-546-4249.
    Larry Dale wrote on Monday, March 27, 2006 (PST):
  • My freind has a 550 oliver that is like new. It has always been inside, has a loader with a hyd bucket. 1300 org. hours. he is the 2nd owner He is thinking of selling, he wants 5000 for tractor and loader.
    brian koeman wrote on Thursday, March 23, 2006 (PST):
  • i'm looking for a 550 diesel oliver call 616 437 9277 or email me
    Jeff R. wrote on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 (PST):
  • I have a 1958 gas Oliver 550 with a bad radiator. I am interested in purchasing a new/used radiator...any help out there would be appreciated.
    monique buffett wrote on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 (PST):
  • My uncle has a 1963 Cockshutt 550. He is having trouble with his carburetor and would like to purchase another one. The serial # is 16383 or 11973E. Both #s are on the part? If you could help me locate a parts dealer or anyone who may have this part I would appreciate it. Thank you. moniquebuffett at hotmail.com
    decatur overby wrote on Sunday, October 30, 2005 (PST):
  • I need an oil pan for a 59 Oliver 550 gas.....
    buzz m wrote on Thursday, October 20, 2005 (PDT):
  • I just bought an oliver 550,previous owner had gas eng. rebuilt then broke trans gears.i am in the process of replacing all bad gears,seals,bearings,etc.i also put in all new pto clutch disc,next i'll redo the front axle. smitty's tractor in ohio had all the new and excellent used parts i needed .i have his # if anyone wants it.
    buzz m wrote on Thursday, October 20, 2005 (PDT):
  • I just bought an oliver 550,previous owner had gas eng. rebuilt then broke trans gears.i am in the process of replacing all bad gears,seals,bearings,etc.i also put in all new pto clutch disc,next i'll redo the front axle. smitty's tractor in ohio had all the new and excellent used parts i needed .i have his # if anyone wants it.
    Peg Mitchell wrote on Thursday, October 13, 2005 (PDT):
  • I am looking for an Oliver 550 tractor, it is wanted by my daughter, Her and her husband are in to tractor pulls and only use Oliver's. Could anyone help find one at a decent price. If it needs work, that is OK to. Thanks
    beefy wrote on Sunday, October 09, 2005 (PDT):
  • my oliver 550 has been to hell and back and is still runnin strong built in 1955 never been rebuilt and still pulls a three bottom
    Randy Looby wrote on Monday, September 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • To Phillip M. I have a 550 Oliver with a hitch that goes on the three point hitch. I do not know who made it. It came on the tractor when my dad bought itback in the mid-60's. The 550 is a 1960.
    man man wrote on Monday, August 01, 2005 (PDT):
  • 550 is a good tractor
    PHILLIP M wrote on Monday, July 25, 2005 (PDT):
  • I AM A OWNER OF A 550 OLIVER THAT IS USED DALIY, I AM LOOKING FOR A HITCH OR DIAGRAM SO I CAN BUILD ONE, I AM NOT SURE OF HOW IT ATTACHES TO THE TRACTOR.
    bob cook wrote on Saturday, July 23, 2005 (PDT):
  • Can any one send me a pic of what the wires on the distributor looks like and where they go, I am trying to do a tune up and do not know where the #1 is, I know the firing order is 1243 but that is all. thanks bob
    Tonia Knighten wrote on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 (PDT):
  • I have recently came across an old Oliver Parts Book for the 550 series tractors that is dated 6-1-59 does anyone know how or where I can find out what it is worth? Please email or call. Email address is tonia.thein at mchsi.com or 641-330-9466. Thanks.
    Brian Thompson wrote on Sunday, May 29, 2005 (PDT):
  • I recently purchased a 1967 550. I am in need of a front grill and front tin work. Any and all leads would be appreciated. Tractor came with Super Oliver 2 bottom plow, willing to sell. Call 515-249-4234 with part leads or interest in the plow. Thanks, Brian.
    becky wrote on Friday, May 20, 2005 (PDT):
  • Hello everyone... I just had an oliver 550 1957 stolen from my property in Marshalville, Ohio. The tractor was running but I pulled the radiator to have it fixed. So there was no radiator. They also took my 7ft Woods brush Hog. I suspect they will part it out, sell it or try to find parts for it. If anyone has any suggestions for me Please Help..The police are limited to what they can do... Thanks bjace97 at yahoo.com
    ERIC HARDEN wrote on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 (PST):
  • I AM HAVING PROBLEM LOCATING A PART FOR MY DAD'S 1973 OLIVER 550 D - THE PART I AM LOOKING FOR IS THE REAR BALL BEARING ASSEMBLY - FOR THE GENERATOR (I THINK DELCO). NEED HELP....
    RICHARD FRERICKS wrote on Saturday, March 12, 2005 (PST):
  • I HAVE A 550 OLIVER GAS WITH THE OWNERS MANUAL FOR IT.IT WAS BOUGHT NEW IN NEBASKA WANTING TO SELL IT MY PHONE NUMBER IS 605 472 1013 LEAVE A MESSAGE THANKS RICHARD
    Steve Bauer wrote on Thursday, March 10, 2005 (PST):
  • I am in-process of buying a 550 Oliver (gas). I was told it is late 60's vintage. It has a heavy duty front loader and rear PTO, all original and in good working order. If anyone can help me determine the exact year and HP, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't think it needs much work right now but would like to know where to get replacement parts if/when needed.
    Jerry Herger wrote on Saturday, March 05, 2005 (PST):
  • I have an original 1958 Oliver 550 and it is a great tractor. We have the Model 57 mid mount sickle that I need parts for. Anyone out there have a junker? Our 550 has the regular red rear rims(non power adjust) and it appears that only early 58's had these as a hold over from the super 55's. It also has the the 144 cube engine which is the same as the super 55's. About 35 HP. It will never be sold since it was my Dad's. We don't use it much but it was fun growing up with it. It also came with Ollie double plows and harrow and also an ollie hay wagon. AGCO would make a fortune if they started making them again. Did I hear Ford is doing a limited run of their old N-series? By the way anyone out there have the red rear rims on their 58? I am trying to determine how many had them. E-mail me please.
    Billie Rinderer wrote on Friday, March 04, 2005 (PST):
  • We are looking for a rear wheel for our Oliver -- one of ours is splitting. . . . .work phone on M-Th - F is 314-259-2000. thank you
    Phil Croft wrote on Sunday, February 13, 2005 (PST):
  • My wife bought me a 1960 550 as a retirement project. It needs quite a bit of minor work, but it runs good. Any tips and parts sources will be deeply appreciated. Thanks
    Mark Trachy wrote on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 (PST):
  • Purchased a 1963 Oliver built Cockshutt 550 gas recently. It hadn't been started for over 2 years. After an oil change and a couple of electrical problems, it runs great. I hope to start dooing a proper restore next year. In the meantime, it does and excellent job of blowing snow and other odd jobs around the yard. MT
    Harold Teeters wrote on Saturday, November 06, 2004 (PST):
  • I have a 1958 Oliver gas tractor that I need to sell , it has a new clutch new PTO new seals and new paint runs great . can any one tell how to go about finding an interested buyer ?
    Joe Rowe wrote on Thursday, October 14, 2004 (PDT):
  • Upon the death of my father, I returned to my ma out in the country (Michigan) and found an Oliver 550 put together in the barn from at least one other Oliver. I've been able to get the tractor running and want to change the oil. It has a NAPA filter (1105) on it, so I figured on putting another filter with the same # on it. However since I cannot find a manual could anyone tell me the weight/type of oil and approximately how much should go into the crankcase? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
    bob g wrote on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 (PDT):
  • i have a 1959 oliver 550 that is a decent tractor it needs some cosmetic work but runs good. i am trying to buy a different one with p/s if it sells before i get mine sold then i will not sell mine. i also have a loader for it. $4000 for tractor $1500 for loader or $5000 for all. tractor is located in springfield, illinois. email me at goldz56 at aol.com or call my cell 217 638 7547
    Jim Young wrote on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (PDT):
  • I am looking at an Oliver 550 that has a backhoe on it an a front blade with a hydraulic lift. I found this site and want to thank all of you who have wrote as I have already had many questions answered. The tractor is yellow, does that make it an industrial model? Model 35-0146 Serial# 66920-519.
    Jerry Verkler wrote on Friday, August 13, 2004 (PDT):
  • Anyone know where I can get a governor for a 1963 550 gas?
    Tom Cooley wrote on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a '69 Oliver 550 with a 6' bucket on the front. One of the original power steering cylinders is shot. Does anyone have any ideas on how to either find parts or replacement cylinders? I also need rear axles seals. Is that much of a job? Thanks.
    Darryl G Nealis wrote on Monday, May 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a parts manual book for a 550 Oliver, a service manual for Oliver 66,77,88,Super55,66,77,88,550,660,770,880. Volumes 1,2,and 3. They all are in new condition. I will sell for $200.00.
    Darryl G Nealis wrote on Monday, May 24, 2004 (PDT):
  • I have a parts manual book for a 550 Oliver, a service manual for Oliver 66,77,88,Super55,66,77,88,550,660,770,880. Volumes 1,2,and 3. They all are in new condition. I will sell for $200.00.
    ALLAN C. OLIVER wrote on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 (PDT):
  • I HAVE A 1960 550 GAS WITH PS. ALSO HAVE LOADER (ALLIED) VERY GOOD RUNNING TRACTOR NOT FOR SALE.
    David wrote on Sunday, February 22, 2004 (PST):
  • i am looking to sell my 1963 oliver 550 special gas tractor and it is in original condition since new and trying to figure out what it is worth to sell in canadian dollors
    Eli Gingerich wrote on Friday, February 13, 2004 (PST):
  • Hello, Mark, I would have interest in buying your 550. Get me the price and where I can see it.
    MARK RILEY wrote on Sunday, January 18, 2004 (PST):
  • I HAVE A OLIVER 55O THAT I WOULD SELL IT IS A 62 MODEL I BELIVE AND DIESEL NO POWER STEARING RUNS LIKE A TOP AND ALL THE GEARS WORK, CLUTCH WORKS, LIFT WORKS, NEEDS PAINT AND MUFFLER TIRES ARE OK BUT LOTS OF DRY ROTT ON ONE BACK, NEEDS FRONT GRILL ALSO AND A NEW SEAT
    mike heckler wrote on Saturday, December 20, 2003 (PST):
  • i am looking for the original paint numbers for my 1958 oliver 550.
    James Alexander wrote on Sunday, November 30, 2003 (PST):
  • Can anyone help with s/n identification on Oliver 550D s/n 75905-519? Allegedly a '59 but not sure. Also, is there a source for original paint matching?
    Tom Roney wrote on Thursday, October 23, 2003 (PDT):
  • In response to Edie's question, The Oliver 550 is a positive ground electrical system.
    Johnny Mash wrote on Saturday, October 18, 2003 (PDT):
  • NEED 2 WHEEL WEIGHTS FOR A 550 TO FIT FRONT WHEELS.
    Edie Bocksnick wrote on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 (PDT):
  • Can anyone tell me if the Oliver 550 is suppose to be a positive ground system? That was the way it was connected when we bought the tractor. It appears to be having electrical problems and I was just wondering if that was part of the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
    Bo Earhart wrote on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am in the process of looking to purchase an Oliver tractor. I am currently looking at the Super 55 and the 550. Does anyone have any input on which one they prefer or how they compare to one another?
    Johnny Mash wrote on Sunday, September 07, 2003 (PDT):
  • I am looking for two front wheel weights.
    Laura Molder wrote on Sunday, June 15, 2003 (PDT):
  • Judy, I am pretty sure that the OLIVER on the rear fenders is NOT painted at all. I think that it was just painted the same as the fender. . . Oliver green. If you have anymore ques just e-mail me.
    Michael Emerson wrote on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 (PDT):
  • My dad gave me his Oliver. I am looking for a manual. I found a certificate number and a serial number. Thats it. It look like a Super 55. It is a 4 cylinder and runs on gas. Can anyone tell me where to look for some identification. Thanks.
    Judy wrote on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 (PDT):
  • Question; Is the name OLIVER on the rear fenders painted white or red?? For a 550 Oliver, 1955.
    Ralph Barnett wrote on Thursday, April 24, 2003 (PDT):
  • I found everything I need for my 550 oliver at korvesoliver.com
    Ralph Barnett wrote on Sunday, March 23, 2003 (PST):
  • I would like to purchase a rubber seat spring for my 1959 550 oliver. Any help would be appreciate it. Thanks
    Roger Fowler wrote on Wednesday, March 05, 2003 (PST):
  • Maggie Studt - Please tell me a little about your 550. Gas or deisel, power steering, live PTO, etc. What is your location?
    Maggie Studt wrote on Thursday, February 13, 2003 (PST):
  • My husband has a 1950 Oliver 550 gas tractor that he is wanting to sell but not sure of a price for it. It has been well taken care of and runs great(he uses it around the farm)but it just isn't big enough for what he needs it for.
    Jack Russell wrote on Thursday, February 06, 2003 (PST):
  • I have a oliver 550 diesel serial number 84472-5--white dealer said it was made in 1960 ??--What mft.is maker of motor-- what other oliver parts and repair manual would be the same as the 550 dls Thanks
    Ralph Barnett wrote on Saturday, December 28, 2002 (PST):
  • Bill Shepard, I would also like to know how to contact you as well, or E-mail me at rbarnett8080 at aol.com
    Jim Hendricks wrote on Friday, December 27, 2002 (PST):
  • Bill Shepard, please E-Mail Me at www.hendricksawning at cs.com
    Bill Shepard wrote on Monday, December 23, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 67 550 gas which I'm thinking of selling and was wondering what it should be worth. It has 2700 actual hrs., power steering, the original rear tires with good tread, good tin and grill, everything works( the gas gauge is intermitent) and it starts and runs great. It would be a great tractor to restore or use as is. Your thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Tom Smith wrote on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 (PST):
  • In Nov. I bought 1961 550D---in very good cosmetic and mecahanical condition BUT I DISCOVERED IT HAS A CRACKED---NEED A NEW BLOCK OR WILL SELL AS----
    Darryl Nealis wrote on Saturday, October 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • I bought a 1959 550 Oliver diesel and need a generator and some other parts. Any good suggestions as to where they can be aquired.
    Frank wrote on Saturday, October 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • Anyone know where I might get a metal grille for a 550 ?
    Tom Roney wrote on Saturday, October 26, 2002 (PDT):
  • In response to the two previous postings from Renee and Donna; The following serial numbers and related model years for the Oliver 550 are as follows; 1958 (first year of production) 60501 1959 72632 1960 84416 1961 111868 1962 117541 1963 127365 1964 140620 1965 162265 1966 171923 1967 186165 1968 206095 1969 213340 1970 222833 1971 226965 1972 232918 1973 238237 1974 248375 1975 259255 I have a 1959 Diesel which I am in the middle of rebuilding the PTO clutch. Hope the numbers help!
    Donna Baraw wrote on Monday, October 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • to Steve with the govenor problems, I have a manuel that tells about it--if you e-mail me at snooks at vtlink.net I will try to send you a copy
    Donna Baraw wrote on Monday, October 21, 2002 (PDT):
  • My question is I own an Oliver 55-550? My manuel says both, are they interchangeable?I am looking for PTO clutch spider---my tractor looks exactly like the one in the picture. Has the hand lever to engage and disengage the PTO. Also how do I find out what year it is?
    Renee wrote on Sunday, October 13, 2002 (PDT):
  • My grandfather had an Oliver 550 and my father just bought one. His winter project this year is fixing it up. I am looking for Decals for the Oliver 550 year 1957. All the decals that i find are for either Oliver 550(early) or Oliver 550(late). I don't know it a 1957 is early or late? any help is appreciated. Thanks
    Norbert Hesseln wrote on Friday, September 27, 2002 (PDT):
  • I am looking for stabilizer bars for an Oliver 550. They are for the 3 point hitch. They keep the 3 point from moving from side to side.
    Darryl Nealis wrote on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 (PDT):
  • I just purchased a 1959 Oliver 550. My first oliver tractor I have owned. I have operated two Oliver 1750's which I loved to operate. My 550 needs some work, such as brakes reworked etc. Does anyone know where a good source of oliver parts can be purchased.
    John McMillen wrote on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 (PDT):
  • Have just bought back a Oliver 550 Special that was in the family for years,I would like to restore it , does anyone have a good source for parts in Canada , she'llneed everything from rims to the grill, thanks in advance if anyone can help.
    Larry Wait wrote on Thursday, September 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • We bought our Oliver 550 brand new in 1961. At the time we were farming 173 acres with only one 1951 Oliver 88. The 550 was used for just about everything except fitting. The 88 pulled 3-14's as a trailer in 4th gear, and the 550 3-14's as a full mounted plow in 3rd. Our soils are clay loam. When the 550 was new you could steer it with one finger without power steering. Then several years latter we put a loader on it and eventually that abuse messed up the steering. We should have put power steering on it. I still have the tractor and I am considering getting a finish mower for it. I is a darn good little tractor.
    Steve Lemons wrote on Wednesday, August 14, 2002 (PDT):
  • Does anyone know where I can get a parts manual or any kind of literature on the Oliver 550? I just got mine when I purchased my tree farm.
    C.L. Bowman,jr wrote on Monday, August 05, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have sold the Oliver 550. Thank you for all of the inquireies that I had about it.
    C.L.Bowman, jr wrote on Thursday, June 20, 2002 (PDT):
  • Several people have contacted me about the 550 listed in the above comments. The guy in Pennsylvania that I had it sold too backed out on me at the last minute. Said business had gone sour and he was afraid to spend any money right now. Any way, it is again for sale for $1000.00 . I live just west of Fort Smith Arkansas at Muldrow, Ok. My phone # is 918-776-0655. I can email you some pictures if you like.
    Randy Plyler wrote on Saturday, June 15, 2002 (PDT):
  • I have a 550 Oliver I'm trying to restore. Looking for a grill. If anyone can help please E-Mail me at raneply at vnet.net
    Alfie Berg wrote on Sunday, June 09, 2002 (PDT):
  • This 1958 550 used to belong to my grandfather, Bill Pearson.He bought it in the early 70's from the original owner. In about 1992 I was still in high school bought the 550 from my grandparents and restored it to the way it looks in the picture.I have since then bought and restored an oliver 990 660 to the same quilty as the 550.
    Fred Seeley wrote on Thursday, June 06, 2002 (PDT):
  • Looking for steering valve for 1959 Oliver 550 gas serial no 81-795. Also need steering hyd pump that goes on generater for the power steering.Just bought this tractor has hylift and backhoe.Thanks
    Kevin Oliver wrote on Saturday, June 01, 2002 (PDT):
  • I need information on Oliver Tractor parts. My Father in Law owns 4 tractors all Olivers ...well there is the old 1930s Hart-Parr crank start he still runs to this day! He also has a Cletrac HG for the fun of it.... Don't forget his best friend the 550 he truely loves!! He also has another early Oliver as well, they added a front bucket to use for carrying stuff around the farm. I am looking at helping him to fix a few odds and end on them and I need all the help I can get. He knows everything about tractors ... I mean everything!!! But the parts are the hard part, and he doesn't use a computer s othis is my part ... PLEASE HELP!! What we really need is a new steering wheel for the 550 it is a 1964 and also a temperature gauge for it as well .He would buy the whole gauge cluster if he could. THANKS
    Louis Molleur wrote on Friday, April 12, 2002 (PDT):
  • In the old days I use to drive one similar to this one around 1964 thru 1972. The model was an 550 Special. I tried to find some trace of that peculiar model on the web without any success. By the way the 550 was sold in Canada under the trade name of Oliver 550. The Cochsutt model 550 was also available from Oliver vendor. At that point of time the Oliver 500 model was also available wich was more like a David Brown's cousin than anything else.
    C.L. Bowman,jr wrote on Thursday, March 14, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 550 Oliver listed above in the comments. An engine rebuilder has told me that he recommends rebuilding the entire engine. New oil pump, and cam shaft plus the usual pistons rods and bearings etc. A complete rebuild. It will cost $1500.00 to do the complete rebuild with all new parts. This means I would have to sell the tractor for $2900.00 to break even. Could someone tell me if I could get this for this tractor since the rest of the tractor is in excellent condition? Thank's for your comments.
    C.L. Bowman,jr. wrote on Thursday, March 14, 2002 (PST):
  • I put the wrong email address on my last comments.
    Arden Scott wrote on Monday, March 11, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a 1510 loader to put on my 550. It must be in good condition.
    C.L. Bowman, jr wrote on Sunday, March 10, 2002 (PST):
  • I have an Oliver 550 which is about a 1962 model. It has a four cylinder gas engine. This tractor looks almost as good as the picture. Excellent condition as appearance goes. Almost new tires. I bought this tractor about 3 months ago and the governor went bad. I replaced it but it cause the carbuerator to flood and filled my oil with gasoline. As a result I think I spun a rod bearing. It started making a lound noise so I have not used it. Everything worked. Has a stong 3 point lift. Good pto. I hate to sell this one but I needed a tractor bad, so I had to buy another one. This would make some one a great tractor if the engine bearing problem was fixed. I will sell for $1200.00 as is obo. Again this tractor looks Great!!!!!
    Kirk Landgren wrote on Friday, March 01, 2002 (PST):
  • I have a 550 with ser.#146814-519.Would like help on value .Tractor is in good condition.Thanks for help.
    Norb Hesseln wrote on Tuesday, February 26, 2002 (PST):
  • I am looking for a hose that connects the oil bath filter to the carb. Am also looking for a new or used ignition switch for an Oliver 550.
    rob michael wrote on Monday, February 25, 2002 (PST):
  • anybody give me a quick run thru on how to set the injector pump timing on a roosamaster pump that did not have timing marks set before it was disassembled?
    Ralph Barnett wrote on Wednesday, February 06, 2002 (PST):
  • This serial number appears on my 550 Oliver, can anyone tell me the year it was manufactured? Serial # 80176-519. alos, I'm still looking for a seat spring.
    Ralph Barnett wrote on Monday, January 28, 2002 (PST):
  • I bought my 550 Oliver this summer and it does every thing and more than I hoped for. I don't know if the tac or hour meter has ever been changed but it showed 240 hours when I bought it and now I have 300 hours. I would like to find a seat spring (which is rubber) it has dry rotted.
    Mike Hurt wrote on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 (PST):
  • I need a complete starter for a550D. Would appreciate any help. thanks oliver fans
    Sandy Smith wrote on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 (PST):
  • Does anyone know where I could find a front end loader for my 1967 550?
    Billy Johnson wrote on Friday, November 16, 2001 (PST):
  • I am looking for an entire clutch assembly for a 1964 550D Oliver Tractor. My tractor purrs like a kitten, but can't won't move a lick. Burned up clutch. Can anyone help ?
    mike bieller wrote on Monday, October 22, 2001 (PDT):
  • could anyone tell me what kind of price would be fair for a 550 oliver with front loader in good condition new paint,good tires,new seat,runs good the seller is asking 6,250.is this a fair price?
    Frank wrote on Friday, September 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a 1967 550 gas and need a block or engine in good runnable condition ! Thanks.
    Jasont wrote on Thursday, September 20, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have read- and i has looked- but i still dont have an answer- i found what i think is a 1961 model 550. (but the #'s i have for it may indicate something else). Specification # is 15-0053 SN# 13734-518 any thoughts?
    JIM wrote on Sunday, September 09, 2001 (PDT):
  • I HAVE A OLIVER S/NUMBER 8117-518 CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THIS A 55 OR 550 INDUSTRIAL NO PTO.
    Norm wrote on Monday, July 23, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have an oliver 550 with a 578 front end loader and 613 backhoe. I need a top end gasket kit for it. Help!
    Gary wrote on Monday, July 16, 2001 (PDT):
  • I came across a pair of running Oliver 550's and don't need both of them. What is a fair price to pay in good working order either with or without a front end loader? Also, is anyone interested in the one without the loader? Thanks.
    Brandon Bernhard wrote on Thursday, June 21, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for; belly bar, lift arms, front weights, guages, lights, battery tray, seat, wheel weights, and pto shield for my 1964, 550 diesel with power steering. thanks for your help.
    tery sheedlo wrote on Monday, June 18, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking to purchase a hydraulic filter for my 550 oliver which is located in front of the seat.Would appreciate your help.
    Steve wrote on Sunday, May 27, 2001 (PDT):
  • My neighbour is selling a 550, not sure of year, possibly late 50's. Not the prettiest of shape but has potential for restoration. Starts well, but has govenor problems. It does not idle and when throttle is set it tends to race away. Has anyone experienced problems with govenors and what is the remedy. Also, what is a fair price for a model like this(Cdn Funds). Tractor is funtionable but needs rubber and water pump. Thank-you
    Monte Hodges wrote on Thursday, May 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • Where can i find a engine oil filter for a gas Oliver 550, also looking for hyd. filter (located just below and in front of seat). I may be wanting to sell my Oliver also, it has no attachments with it. Can e-mail with any questions. I have tons of pictures...
    Rick Stieve wrote on Friday, May 11, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for the hyd. bank that goes under the seat to control hyd. for equipment. Also after I plow for awhile and turn the tractor off it won't start until it is cooled down and the battery goes dead. any suggestions?
    Jim Walker wrote on Monday, April 30, 2001 (PDT):
  • I live in canada and I am restoring a 550 cockshutt. Would any one know where I could get the decals for it. they have to be for the one that they call the low one.
    Will Sandoval wrote on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 (PDT):
  • I have a oliver 550 the ser # 133061-519 the model # 45-0592 what year is this great little tractor ?
    Monte Hodges wrote on Thursday, April 12, 2001 (PDT):
  • I am looking for a front end loader for my Oliver 550. Anyone know where to pick one up? What after market front end loader brands fit the Oliver? Where can I get a replacement muffler for the gas engine? Thanks for the help.
    Ron Roney wrote on Wednesday, April 04, 2001 (PDT):
  • Would be interested in a power steering conversion for my 550 if one is available. Steers a little "stiff" with the bucket full of crusher run.
    ROBERT ARMSTRONG wrote on Saturday, March 31, 2001 (PST):
  • I HAVE OWNED MY 550 FOR ABOUT A YEAR, WHEN I RECIEVED IT, IT WAS IN PIECES, WITH NO HEAD, I FOUND ONE, AND STARTED A RE-BUILD, WHEN ALL THE MEASURMENTS DIDNT ADD UP, WHAT I FOUND WAS THAT ON LAST RE-BUILD THEY MUST HAVE BORED CYL. AND INSTALLED SUPER 77 PISTONS ECT.. AFTER GETTING ALL THE NESSARY PARTS , ENGINE RUNS GREAT BUT NO PTO!! IM PRETTY GOOD AT THE ENGINE DEPT. BUT HAVE NOT GONE INTO THE CASE BEFORE , COULD ANY ONE GIVE ME ANY HELPFUL INFO. ON THE CLUTCH SYSM. I HAVE ALREADY AJUSTED PTO CLUTCH AND WITH NO AVAIL, SHAFT IS OK AND TURNING THANKS
    Mike Taylor wrote on Wednesday, March 28, 2001 (PST):
  • Sorry, 65-21016 192-800-019
    TJ Ebenhack wrote on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 (PST):
  • We have a late model 550 gas with power steering and old style loader that is in good condition. Does anyone have any idea what kind of price it may be worth? I appreciate e-mails from anyone whom might have an idea.
    MIKE wrote on Sunday, December 03, 2000 (PST):
  • I am looking at a tractor that my neighbor has and I am trying to find out what it is could some one help me it is oliver yellow and diseal I dont know where the serial # is it has a wide front end it looks like the 550
    PETE wrote on Saturday, November 25, 2000 (PST):
  • IUSED TO SWEAR BY THE 8N&9Ns FOR ALLTHE CHORES OF MOWING,BLADING,BRUSHHOGGING AND SUCH. AFTER IGOT MY 550 THE LITTLE FORDS SEEMTO MAKE GOOD YARD ORNAMENTS, FOR A TRACTOR OF ITS SIZE A 550 CANT BE BEAT, NO HOW NO WAY IN MYOPINION
    Dave wrote on Friday, November 03, 2000 (PST):
  • I have a 550 which we got when we bought our place. We cut and bale hay, spread manure, blow snow and use it for odd jobs. Right now I am in need of bearings for the steering box and steering column. Any info would be appreciated
    mark wrote on Friday, October 27, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for a hyd.bank that goes under the seat on a 550 oliver gas tractor to control external hyd. cylinders for lifting machinery up, I have a 55 oliver that has this on and am looking for a bank for the 550. IF anyone knows where I can find one please let me Know Thanks alot.....
    Shep wrote on Monday, October 16, 2000 (PDT):
  • Still seeking lower seat assy. and brakes for my 550. I've made my own floorboards. Another good site is www.farmandcountry.com They have lots of after market parts available for a variety of tractors and equipment.
    junior wrote on Thursday, September 21, 2000 (PDT):
  • I just bought a oliver 550.The numbers on the sideplate are 55-2205 and 162399-019.I think is a 1965? Can anyone confirm this? It is a desial.Also can anyone tell me the horse power? I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you jr.
    doug wrote on Thursday, September 14, 2000 (PDT):
  • my 550 gas has a terrible problem of overheating.i have replaced the radiator,the water pump,the radiator cap,and had the head completely re-done,but still has overheats! could anyone please tell me what i can do to fix this problem. i surely would apreciate it! thanks-doug
    pam wrote on Wednesday, September 06, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am trying to find a pictures of the steering control box so I can put it in time after installing new bearings.
    D Austin wrote on Friday, September 01, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for info on a 1954 550 it has a serial number 519
    Jeff Ramage wrote on Sunday, August 20, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 1963 550. The clutch pack just blew out and needs replacing. Any contacts you have would be appreciated. I am looking for an Oliver Front End loader. The front end loader that came to with the tractor is a homebuilt job. Any pictures of an Oliver loader would be greatly appreciated. Jeff
    Billy wrote on Sunday, August 13, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have a 550 Oliver, which has recently started with a slipping clutch, is there an adjustment other than free play with the clutch paddle, thank you for your time Billy
    Leonard wrote on Monday, July 24, 2000 (PDT):
  • Have Oliver 550 gas. Need oil seals for front wheels with the adjustable front axel. Seal removed manufactured by Ohio Rubber Co. part # 2264739. Also need plate where seal rides against spindle. Need two each asap
    Bob Stites wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • The photo looks great. I have a question about the colors. I got a can of Oliver green (they called it "meadow green" I understand) but can't find liver white (they called it "clover white"). Is it just plain white, or does it have a greenish tinge?
    Tom Bridges wrote on Sunday, July 09, 2000 (PDT):
  • I came across a Oliver 500, with front loader and back blade. Could you tell me the price of this in good condition. I was told this is a english made tractor , poss. from canada? Thanks
    Joe Marino wrote on Thursday, June 29, 2000 (PDT):
  • I have taken the power steering cylinder apart but now I need the piston and one cylinder tube. Where can I find these??
    Joe Marino wrote on Thursday, June 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • I need information on how to rebuild the hydraulic assist steering tubes. The rebuild kit is available but how do you take it apart??
    DORSEY WATSON wrote on Thursday, June 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • MY FATER BOUGHT THIS 550 oliver and rear mower in 1963 for thirty three hundred dollars i have rebuilt the engine twice and it is still going strong today my father has pased on and i would not part with it at all it has been a great tractor a good allround farm tractor i really like it
    Doogie wrote on Friday, May 26, 2000 (PDT):
  • In need of a good engine block for a 550 Oliver 4-cyl. gas. would consider parts tractor.
    Nick Peters wrote on Monday, May 22, 2000 (PDT):
  • I am thinking about buying a Oliver 550 in pretty decent condition. I am wondering how much they are going for now a days? Also I would need a grill for the front of the tractor to restore it. Please respond with information.
    Fred Seeley wrote on Monday, April 17, 2000 (PDT):
  • Looking for steering box for 1959 Oliver 550 or parts Thankyou
    Elizabeth McCaslin wrote on Monday, March 06, 2000 (PST):
  • Serial number and the years they were built can be found at www.sckans.edu/~alan/oliversn.html
    DON BOUGIE wrote on Friday, February 18, 2000 (PST):
  • MY FRIEND HAS A OLIVER TRACTOR 550 THE MODEL # 45-0071 SERIAL# HE SAID HE FOUND A TAG NEAR THE TRANS. IT IS 127641 519 CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHAT YEAR THIS OLIVER TRACTOR IS AND I WOULD LIKE TO BUY HIM A SERVICE MANUAL ON IT. THANKS ALOT HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOMEBODY.
    RROCHE wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2000 (PST):
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    ROCKY ROCHE wrote on Thursday, February 17, 2000 (PST):
  • I BOUGHT MY FIRST TRACTOR 1-5-00. IT'S A 550 OLIVER WITH A 1510 FRONTEND LOADER. IT'S A1965 MODEL. IT HAS POWER STEERING,LIVE PTO ,LIVE LIFT 3 PT HITCH, EVEN THE CIGERRETT LIGHTER WORKS. 2605 HOURS, 90% ON ORIGNAL EQUIMPENT. SO FAR SHE HAS EARNED $3250.00 FOR ME IN SNOW REMOVAL AND LANDSCAPING, WITH 4 MORE JOBS TO DO. I WANTEDED SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE SIMILAR TO MY GRANDFATHERS 1962 FORD 2000 SUPER DEXTER THAT I GREW UP LEARNING ON, I HAD NO IDEA THAT THE SUPER 55 AND 550 WAS DESIGNED TO BE LIKE AND COMPETE WITH THE 8N AND 2000 SERIES I LOVED THE OLD FORDS BUT I'M HOOKED ON OLIVER FOEVER. CALL ME AT 1 704 735 0236 OR WRITE R ROCHE 1284 POND TRAIL ,LINCOLNTON, NC 28092.
    Dave Blevins wrote on Monday, January 31, 2000 (PST):
  • Have and old 550 wish to sell has a valve train problem otherwise solid tractor. has 81-070-519 and 45-00-28 on the plate do not know year or worth of tractor. I gave 3500 years ago but it is time to trade. Gas engine 4 cyl.
    r armstrong wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2000 (PST):
  • thankyou for the head info. i was able to gat one in pretty good shape, now would some be able to help me with engine gasket set
    LES H. wrote on Saturday, January 22, 2000 (PST):
  • R ARMSTRONG for help with your head call MIDWEST CYLINDER HEAD at 1-800-873-8506. I HAD CRACKS ON MY S55 DIESEL AND THE GUYS FIXED ME RIGHT UP.
    r armstrong wrote on Tuesday, January 18, 2000 (PST):
  • i just purchesed a 550 gas it needs a head any help in locating one would be appreciated
    Pete K. wrote on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 (PST):
  • I have owned my Oliver 550 for 10 years now and it is starting to need some lil things.Would love to find another 550 to purchase for parts.
    Michel C. wrote on Sunday, January 09, 2000 (PST):
  • I`m looking for a Vickers hydraulic pump part# v120 35 21b-10-s118
    Aaron Norris wrote on Saturday, December 25, 1999 (PST):
  • Coy Norris, my grandpa, owns an Oliver 550 with a hydrolic side mower, that my neighbor bought from the North Carolina State Department Maintenance, along with another Oliver 550 that did not work and put them together to make a tractor that worked realy good. My grandpa uses it to feed his cows. I am now old enough to drive it on my own. When I am out of school, I drive the tractor with a round bale of hay on the back while my grandpa rakes it of with a pich fork. This is the most fun part of being out of school.
    Shep wrote on Tuesday, November 30, 1999 (PST):
  • I bought my diesel Oliver used, seeking rear brakes, lower seat assy. and floor boards (foot area). Any help would be appreciated.
    Matt Trump wrote on Thursday, November 25, 1999 (PST):
  • I have a 1962 550 and Im looking for a new or used radiator and a new or used PTO clutch that is in good condition. Can enyone help me?
    C M Sullivan wrote on Thursday, September 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • Oliver 550 Ser# 66153-519 Can anyone tell me the year this tractor was manufactured?
    Scott Diceman wrote on Sunday, July 04, 1999 (PDT):
  • The 550 in the picture looks great.My father purchased our 550 new in 1959 and we still use it regularly.After seeing the picture I can see I will have to get busy and restore ours.
    Dennis H. wrote on Sunday, May 23, 1999 (PDT):
  • I have only had my 1958 Oliver 550 Gas for a little over a year now. I use it to rake hay, bush hog, finish mow, grade, plow and till. I feel it would be much better for tilling if it had a lower first gear, but other than that it is an excellent all around utility type tractor. It uses so little fuel that I recently sold my single cylinder riding mower and bought a finish mower to use on the 550. The 550's 4cyl 42HP engine uses less than half the gas the 16HP Kohler engine would use to do the same job. When you use the live hydraulics and independant PTO along with all that power, you'll know it is in a different class than the other small utility tractors that you hear and see everyone else trying to use.


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