Letters to the Editor

Recognize this Oliver loader special?


| December 2006


This is my all-original, low-hour 1972 Oliver 1555 with New Idea loader parked in front of our melon patch. I know it's not an antique, but she's a beauty! This tractor was one of many ordered by a dealer in South Dakota set up as a "loader special," with a straight 6-speed and no 3-point. At that time, a lot of loaders were being put on higher horsepower tractors and this was an inexpensive way to get a new tractor over 50 hp to push snow, load manure and move bales.

I would like to find out who the dealer was and location, so if any readers know please contact me at Antiquetractor source.com. I want to write an article on the Oliver 1500 Series. I purchased this 1555 in April 2005. Since 1980, it has never been out overnight, and it has been washed and waxed at least once each year! I am hoping to find a 3-14 or 3-116 hydraulic lift plow to match my 1555 to plow our water and muskmelon patch next spring.

If anyone else out there has a "loader special," please contact me. Thanks for producing a magazine dedicated to preserving and celebrating our agricultural heritage.

- Bryan Ebbenga
Mankato, Minn.
e-mail: bryan@antiquetractorsource.com






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