Oliver 1755

The Oliver 1755 was a reliable and powerful row-crop tractor produced by Oliver, a part of the White company. It was known for its robust performance and versatility in various farming applications. With its dependable engine options and mechanical features, it became a trusted companion for farmers during its production years. Whether used for plowing, planting, or other agricultural tasks, the Oliver 1755 was a workhorse on the farm, contributing to the productivity of the time.

Oliver 1755 Specs
Production Years1970 – 1975
Series55 Series
TypeRow-Crop tractor
ManufacturerOliver (a part of White)
Original Price (1975)$11,500
PTO (Claimed)86 hp (64.1 kW)
Drawbar (Tested)73.87 hp (55.1 kW)
PTO (Tested)86.93 hp (64.8 kW)
Waukesha-Oliver 5.1L 6-cyl diesel
Displacement310 ci (5.1 L)
Compression Ratio16:1
Rated RPM2400
Starter Volts12
Oil Capacity8 qts (7.6 L)
Coolant Capacity20 qts (18.9 L)
Waukesha-Oliver 4.6L 6-cyl gasoline
Displacement283 ci (4.6 L)
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Rated RPM2400
Starter Volts12
Oil Capacity8 qts (7.6 L)
Coolant Capacity20 qts (18.9 L)
Var6-speed gear transmission
Var18-speed partial power shift transmission (Hydra-Power)
Clutch305mm cerametallic disc
OptionsTwo-wheel drive (4×2 2WD) and four-wheel drive (4×4 MFWD 4WD)
SteeringPower-assisted steering
BrakesDifferential hydraulic dry disc brakes
StationOpen operator station with optional two-post ROPS and cab
Fuel35 gal (132.5 L)
Hydraulic System6.75 gal (25.5 L)
Hydraulics TypeClosed center
Pump Flow20 gpm (75.7 lpm)
Tractor Hitch Rear TypeI/II or II/III*
Rear Lift4,000 lbs (1814 kg) or 6,000 lbs (2721 kg) (Cat 3)
Power Take-off (PTO)
Rear PTOIndependent
Rear RPM540 or 1000
Serial Numbers
2WD Ag Front7.50-15
4WD Ag Front13.6-24
Ag Rear18.4-34
2WD Ag Front7.50-18, 9.50L-15, 11.00L-15
4WD Ag Front14.9-24, 14.9-26
Ag Rear23.1-30, 20.8-34, 18.4-38, 16.9-38, 16.9-34, 15.5-38, 12.4-42
2WD Wheelbase103 inches (261 cm)
4WD Wheelbase86.25 inches (219 cm)
2WD Length159.5 inches (405 cm)
4WD Length152.375 inches (387 cm)
Width80.625 inches (204 cm)
Height (Steering Wheel)85.5 inches (217 cm)
Operating Weight9,600 lbs (4354 kg)
Ballasted Weight13,250 lbs (6010 kg)
2WD Ground Clearance25.5 inches (64 cm)
4WD Ground Clearance13.5 inches (34 cm)
2WD Front Tread61.5 to 87.5 inches (156 to 222 cm)
4WD Front Tread60/70.75/80 inches (152/179/203 cm)
Rear Tread57 to 119.5 inches (144 to 303 cm)
Nebraska Tractor Test 1057 (Diesel 18-speed 2WD)
PTO Performance Power at Rated Engine Speed86.93 hp (64.8 kW)
Fuel Use6.7 gal/hour (25.4 l/hour)
Drawbar PerformanceMax Power
Fuel Use6.6 gal/hour (25.0 l/hour)
Max Pull10,549 lbs (4785 kg)
NoteGear 2-under used for pull test.
Oliver 1755 Overview

The Oliver 1755, a product of its time, represented a significant advancement in tractor technology during the 1970s. Today, it serves as a historical model, revered by collectors and tractor enthusiasts alike.
In its heyday, the Oliver 1755 was celebrated for its substantial power output, boasting an 86-horsepower engine that could handle a variety of agricultural tasks. The tractor’s versatility, whether in 2WD or 4WD configuration, made it adaptable to different farming needs. Its advanced features included a closed-center hydraulic system and a power take-off (PTO) that provided the necessary power for various implements.

The Oliver 1755 also offered a glimpse into the evolving world of tractor technology. Its engines, such as the Waukesha-Oliver 5.1L diesel, showcased improvements in efficiency and reliability. The 18-speed transmission, featuring a partial power shift, allowed for smoother gear changes and increased operator convenience, a notable advancement for its time.

Today, collectors cherish the Oliver 1755 for its historical significance and enduring craftsmanship. It stands as a symbol of a bygone era when American-made tractors played a vital role in the agricultural landscape. Restored models are prized possessions, often showcased at tractor shows and museums, serving as a testament to the ingenuity of the past. The Oliver 1755’s legacy lives on, appreciated both for its contributions to farming and its place in the history of agricultural machinery.