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1  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Why the little slot in PTO Guards? on: April 22, 2012, 06:24:09 PM
The old style PTO shield is shown below.  The shield was generally three pieces, the two shown and then a longer section that went all the way back to the implement--and that section telescoped on itself.  

When you hooked up you pulled the center joint of these two pieces up, slipped the end (left in the lower picture) into the slot on the tractor PTO cover and turned the flat iron piece so it was behind the tangs on the tractor cover.  You then pushed the raise joint back down to the straight position and you were ready to go.
2  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / A beauty on eBay on: July 07, 2008, 06:25:59 PM
1935 AG--all dressed up and looking for some place to go: ... :IT&ih=012

There is also a nice HG-68 listed :)
3  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / All Models Except HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 07, 2008, 06:23:04 PM
I just use a standard grease gun with the button fitting on the end of a hose--you can order them from Zimmerman for a couple of bucks.
4  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 29, 2006, 12:38:00 PM
I got it home about 1:30 this morning :shock:  :wink:
5  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 27, 2006, 09:23:34 PM
Thanks John.   Cheesy

It is in pretty good shape, runs and sounds good.  I'll let it drag a trailer around from time to time 8) [/img]
6  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Re: Cletrac Generals. on: July 18, 2006, 08:08:28 PM
Quote from: "John Schwiebert"
The IXB engine came along after B. F. Avery started to produce the tractor. Questions ?

Could you expand on that John?  I just bought one--but thought it was made by Cletrac. ... %3AIT&rd=1[/url]

I just found this--very interesting:
7  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / Brought it home on: September 17, 2005, 12:07:42 PM
Cheesy  :D

I had not seen it before I bought it (this is the second one that I have bought on ebay).  I was pleasantly surprised when I did see it.  The under carriage is like new.  The drive sprockets are the "new"  type and the pins and bushings are new.  The fellow who I got it from told me it had been his father's for 40 years and he was the second owner.  He also claimed that it had been "completely rebuilt" shortly before his father stopped farming.  

I see no reason to think that is not the case.  

The hill side hitch on this one is identical to the one we had when I was a kid and this tractor was originally sold by the same dealer as my father dealt with in Ono PA.
8  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: September 14, 2005, 07:13:34 PM
Quote from: "Blake"
Heck, you can just drive it home then :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I did get a call from them tonight--I'm going to pick it up Saturday morning Smiley
9  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: September 14, 2005, 05:22:01 AM
About 20 miles Cheesy

I asked them to call me but have not heard from them as yet.  I have been working mostly in OH and only get home on Saturdays and would like to pick it up this weekend because next weekend I have to leave for Germany for a couple of weeks.
10  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / There I was--just messin round on: September 13, 2005, 08:59:20 PM
...on ebay :idea: ---and when I got back--I had another one :wink: ... AMEWA%3AIT[/url]
11  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: August 18, 2005, 06:18:10 PM
You might want to look at ... highlight=

I have been told--but have no proof--that Oliver would still use Cletrac Orange on request throughout the remainder of the HG model run.
12  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: August 16, 2004, 08:00:47 PM
It should be a 1947.

The recommended oil is:

Below 0 F; 20W
0-32 F; 30W
32-70 F; 40W
Above 70 F; 60W

If your seals are good once a day will be OK unless you are in mud or water then twice a day.  

If you only use it for a couple of hours and then let it sit for a day or so--oil them again before you start.

Enjoy the tractor and welcome aboard:D:D
13  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 22, 2004, 09:18:17 PM
Watch them on ebay for awhile.  The prices are some what regional.  West coast is much lower than the NE.

Do a search for:

"oliver crawler"

That will catch most of them.

FWIW the one in the picture I bought on ebay;)
14  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 20, 2004, 05:04:36 PM
Note the "feel good" part of that;)

I guess one could argue that without firing the pressure on the bearings is less--but in all reality it isn't a big difference---just something we always did ----Lord knows we did a lot of things around the farm for no better reason than we always did it that way:D:D
15  Cletrac Tractor Discussion / HG, OC-3, OC-4 & General / on: July 19, 2004, 08:12:44 PM
You have done the best thing you can do for it.

If you want to "feel good" tow it around with the ignition off until it has oil pressure--then light it off.
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