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Offline Firewoodjoe

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Oliver oc3 crawler
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:33:58 pm »
Anyone ever run one? All I know is it's small and has lots of ground clearance. That's what I want. And it's pretty cheap.

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 08:30:47 pm »
Had a young member of the forum on here not too long ago. Had something like oc3 in his member name.  It was Big timber little dozer

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 08:51:52 pm »
I had one years ago good little crawler. Mine had a dozer blade on it.
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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 09:13:06 pm »
Had a little oliver at my folks place for awhile, had a weak motor but it always started, used it mostly to push start my uncles D4... it had electric start where the D4 had a bad pony motor,

Can be tough to find parts for the olivers though, not impossible just tough.
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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2014, 01:07:21 pm »
We have a couple Oliver Cletrac HG's, predecessors to the OC3.

They are geared too high for woods work in my opinion.  They were meant for field work.  Around here they were used on steep slopes and orchards mostly.  The OC3's might have lower gears though.

One of ours spent it's life brush hogging steep pastures.  HG-68
The other has an Anderson blade on it and a replacement motor, looks to have had a rough life.   HG-42

 

 

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 01:56:05 pm »
I have one now good little machine, But they are geared kinda high it's been one of their knocks since they made them I use mine for skidding. I took the dozer blade of because of that first gear could be a gear lower. That being said I like mine but I'm an Oliver guy, Got two 550's a 1265 and the OC 3 

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2014, 07:17:54 pm »
I've read they offered a gear box for them because they were freed high. Well I'm going to get one tomorrow. Hope it works for me. Do they have a short shaft so a guy could put a auxiliary trans in?

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2014, 09:14:01 pm »
I think you can put a 4 speed transmission from an OC4 in a OC3.

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2014, 09:27:27 pm »
I've read that to. Lol I've done a lot of searching. Only small change in gearing though. I'm thinking I can build a gear box to put in place of the drive shaft if it's real under powered. It's rated for a 2 bottom plow! Should pull good I would think.

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2014, 10:52:12 pm »
Joe. You may be a perfect example of the old saying; "The difference between a man and a boy is the price of their toys".  :D ;D :D

I would love a crawler type tractor to bushog and spray weeds with on steep ground. Would probably want a small blade on the front to push brush with.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 06:25:09 am »
😜😜 that's all I have is my toys. Well and my family. But all toys that potentially make me money. I use to run mud trucks but boy a auto parts bill of $500 just to break the stuff got old fast. Now I drive a beater and spend all my money on money makers! And I enjoy it all😃

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2014, 07:25:40 am »
I had 2 HG 68 and I would buy another if I could find One, I still have the Instruction book for them . I was looking at it this morning and it tells and shows how to repair just about all components with Pics not drawings. It is a very simple tractor to work on. There is a short driveshaft between the clutch and the tranny.
Low gear-------2.01 MPH
Second gear----3.19 MPH
High gear-------5.24 MPH
Reverse Gear---2.33 Mph
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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2014, 08:38:01 am »
Could you bolt on an after market reduction box?

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2014, 10:29:09 am »
I agree. OC-3's are geared high for the woods. There were auxiliary transmission options available for them. They were made by a company called Trasco. They are hard to find, but you might find one in salvage yard, or through collectors. You can also make your own auxiliary tranny using a Ford Model A car transmission. They work well because the splines on the tail match the Oliver. You have to fabricate a bell housing, clutch linkage, and a shaft coupler, but it's been done plenty of times. There's a lot of info on www.cletrac.org if you haven't already found it. I've got a couple OC's. Wish I could find one of those auxilliary trannys for it!! Even with it geared down, don't expect to pull very big hitches with it. It is a very small crawler.

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2014, 12:16:11 pm »
I could have bought a running Cletrac cheap, about 15 years ago.  Before I ever considered that I might be doing anything to manage my forest land, of course.  Grump grump grump.

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2014, 05:41:57 pm »
You would be better off with a case 310 or 350,high ground clearance,Oliver style  controlled steering, and geared better for the woods. The little case is also quite a bit tougher then the oliver. I have had a bunch of the early cletrac models and when oliver went to the oc models they cheapened up the smaller tractors.
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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2014, 10:02:45 pm »
Well I got it. Not broke up but needs some tinkering and the pins and bushings are real good. I'm going to sleep to deer hunt in the am. 😊

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2014, 08:47:48 am »
We want PIC's! We want PIC's We want PIC's
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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2014, 08:31:29 pm »
 

In all her glory. Runs good pins and bushings good. Sprocket are runnable for awhile

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Re: Oliver oc3 crawler
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2014, 12:32:14 pm »
Nice looking machine!!   I would love to have it!