Drilling into Local History with a Water Well Drill

Wyoming collector rebuilds and restores water well drill dating back to the 1870s.

1953 Oliver Industrial OC-3
This 1953 Oliver Industrial OC-3 was a complete basket case. Larry reassembled the unit, which is equipped with a Ware loader. "It has two transmissions," Larry says. "The second one is from a Ford Model A. It would have been shipped from the factory as a Trasco kit to be installed by the dealer. It would only pick up 750 pounds. It looks hefty, but it was built around a row-crop tractor."
Photo courtesy Larry Fulton