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    A shot in the dark.

    Anyone know what model this tractor might be? It is a oliver built 1968 2 wheel drive
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    If it isnt broken, dont repair it.

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    I'm going to say Oliver 550. Do a google image search and see if that grille looks the same. It does to me.

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    Wow! Excellent guess! The fellow just contacted me. Alas he doesnt want a trade for a engine lathe. Too many people want the cash. Sigh
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    Well I have been in talks with the present owner. It looks as tho in the next two weeks I might be able to buy this and will be sharing more pictures of her.
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    Just hope this isnt a bad investment. No I dont expect to flip this or anything like that. I am more concerned about the lack of repair parts when I search for anything.

    Ford there is no problem getting anything under the sun. There is a Ford that I had been looking at down in Holyoke Mass for 3 grand that needs its 3 point hitch reassembled. Yet 500 miles each way with a truck that has no cruise and isnt the most comfortable vehicle to drive...
    https://www.tractorhouse.com/listing...1970-ford-3000
    Yet with this one I could get a implement with the amount of money that I have to use.
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    That's not a 3000, it's a 3400 industrial, my brother has one, they have a one piece front axle with heavy duty spindles and hubs.
    I see where the loader has had reinforcement added to both sides near the front cross brace, that's a indicator the loader's been abused and broke up, they probably welded it up and then added the reinforcement to keep it from breaking again.
    My 4500 had been used in the log woods and the loader had been broke and repaired it the same location, when I finally pulled it off there where crackes showing up in several other locations.
    62 Ford 881D
    69 Ford 4000
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    Thankyou for that info. I guess I will be sticking with the Oliver after all. I found a website where some one whom had history with the 550 and that they thought they were rather bulletproof. Another small headache in my life is that I have a light duty fisher blade on my head gear. To me it is not tall enough for the work I am doing. The above Oliver has a regular service plow that will make a excellent upgrade to my truck.

    It turns out there is some other stuff that goes with the Oliver. A set of pallet forks (probably the type that bolt onto a bucket) and a grader blade. Too bad it isnt a box grader, yet I will take it just the same. I have also asked the owner for some more pics that I can post. He is out of town for the moment and when he comes back will do so then.
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    Thought I would include the link I had found of the reviewer about the 550.
    http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/ar.../artint259.htm
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    550's are good little tractors, my granddad and one uncle ran them for years, my cousin has two but doesn't work them much anymore.
    Don't freak out at the oil pressure when you first see it, granddad said his had a max psi of 12 lbs when he bought it new. 10-13 lbs oil pressure is normal for a 55 or 550.
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    Destroked? Any chance you could show a pic of the operators area? I keep seeing weird comments about they shift hard?

    Thankyou for any comments. I do appreciate them and ask more people to chime in with knowledge or stories of the 550.
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