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News: 10/5/12 - All new members are REQUIRED to fill out the signature section of your profile. Otherwise, you may be deleted from the forum. This is to help me determine if you are a member or if you are a spammer. Thank you.

9/22/12 - I ask that you please add a signature line to your profiles on the Cletrac Forum to help me to determine who is spam and who is not. You don't need to drop everything and do this immediately, but please do it when you get a minute and you are visiting the forum. Just go to http://cletrac.org/forum2010/index.php?action=profile and put something in the signature area. If you no longer want to be a member on the Cletrac Forum, please remove your membership.

8/10/11 - Added a new board: Trucking and Hauling

5/30/11 - Just added several new pictures to the Photo Gallery, including several Alfta Track OC-4 working in snow logging, several from the Chicago Road Show, and some from a logging show (not all Oliver/Cletrac). All these pictures are from around 1963 and were scanned from old slides given to me by my late friend John W. Davis. Go to the Photo Gallery and click on "NEW" to see these pictures. Quality is marginal, but I think you will enjoy them.

2/13/11 - Just added a new board "New members introduce yourselves here".

Folks, I just added a new photo gallery where you can upload your own pictures with descriptions, etc. Right now this is in the beta testing stage to see how it works out. Give it a try, but please keep a backup copy of your pictures just in case we decide to use something else. I would prefer you use your real name on the photo gallery, but if you really don't want to, please use the same username as on the forum. Please put your images into the proper categories and take care when your write out your descriptions and image names so people can search for them. I am learning this as we go. At least at the beginning, I have it set up where the administrator has to approve members. I am afraid we may get porn spam in here if we leave it open. To get to the photo gallery, use this link: http://cletrac.org/photos/

Folks, when you join the forum, or when you get the chance to update your Profile, please be sure to put your location and interests. Filling out your signature would help as well. I've been getting some spammers joining and posting links to sites that are completely unrelated to Cletrac or Oliver, or anything to do with tractors. It would make it easier for me, as well as all the other members, if you guys would put your location and interest in your profile. See http://cletrac.org/forum2010/index.php?topic=1299.msg5184#msg5184

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 on: September 14, 2019, 01:43:36 AM 
Started by 1956oc3 - Last post by ianoz
I have just found my way back to the forum .
Don't have any olivers or cletracs  Any more . I am a member of the facebook group

 2 
 on: September 14, 2019, 01:25:19 AM 
Started by jeffrob - Last post by ianoz
Hi Jeff,Britstand DDPCUs were Heil brand  Built under license .
LD2 2 DRUMS LINE PULL IS 270 FPM  EMPTY 500 FPM FULL      .LINE PULL 4000 LB     WEIGHT 1000LBS
S2  2 DRUMS  LINE PULL IS 350 FPM EMPTY 600 FPM FULL DRUM  LINE PULL 8000 LBS  WEIGHT 1540 LBS
 Maybe give Steve at Plough books sales a ring .
http://www.ploughbooksales.com.au/
Would love to see some Photos of your tractor.

 3 
 on: August 21, 2019, 07:50:10 AM 
Started by jeffrob - Last post by jeffrob
Hi,

Would anyone have a workshop or parts manual/s for the DDPCU as fitted to the FDE. I have an Australian delivered FDE which is fitted with an Australian made Britstand DDPCU. It could be that Oliver designed these winches and Britstand made them under licence.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

Jeff

 4 
 on: August 04, 2019, 11:00:57 AM 
Started by Marion7200 - Last post by Marion7200
16th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show September 7 & 8, 2019 New Athens, Ohio.

16th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be at the grounds on Ohio 519 (Stumptown Road),... between U.S. 22 and New Athens, Ohio. Just over 1 mile west of New Athens, Ohio. GPS:43672 Stumptown Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.


Antique trucks, construction, and mining will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend. Equipment owned by the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park (HCRHP), members of the HCRHP, members of the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association, and other organizations will be displayed or in operation such as draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers, dozers, and more. Show runs Saturday from 10am-6pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Equipment will be in operation around 10am-6pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday. The Silver Spade operators cab and bucket are located on the grounds.

Exhibitor Camping Available on Site.

All antique trucks, construction, crawler, and mining (surface or underground) equipment are welcome. Machinery, volunteers, and equipment operators have came from Western Pennsylvania, Columbus Ohio area, Northeast and Southeast Ohio over the past years.

History displays, book author(s), and more. Some past shows have included commercial displays.

Food available on grounds.

Admission $3.00 per person

For information contact the 330-618-8032, 740-312-5385, e-mail: oldironshow@yahoo.com.

www.facebook.com/ocmes

 5 
 on: June 18, 2019, 02:25:56 AM 
Started by jeffrob - Last post by jeffrob
Thanks Robert, your knowledge continues to astound me!

 6 
 on: June 17, 2019, 10:38:09 PM 
Started by jeffrob - Last post by Robert Barbour
The FD started life in 1936 with a Hercules  DHX engine.  In 1938 the tractor was upgraded and the engine size increase to a DHXB engine.   In 1941 due to a shortage of Hercules engines the FDLC with a Cummins was made.  In 1945 it became the FDE with a Hercules DFXE engine. IT was made until 1952 and then the OC 18 came out.

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 on: June 17, 2019, 01:38:29 AM 
Started by jeffrob - Last post by jeffrob
I notice in various documentation that what is ostensibly referred to as an FDE, is sometimes called an FD. Does anyone know if there was a model called an FD, and if so, what was the difference between an FD and an FDE?

 8 
 on: June 11, 2019, 04:30:27 PM 
Started by Roy Johnson - Last post by Roy Johnson
Thanks for all your help.
I arc welded with special rods, kept cool and preened and it seems to have worked.
Cheers

 9 
 on: June 11, 2019, 04:27:36 PM 
Started by Roy Johnson - Last post by Roy Johnson
This machine has not been run for 30 years before this year... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeOo_FeMfbU&t=163s
Gear change is very stiff. Have taken the top off the gearbox and CRC'd (WD40) the fork and rods and emery papered where I could get to. Checked oil. very clean anyway and added some more SAE40 to front compartment. Still very stiff. Do you think it will come right with use?
Also clutch has a 2-3 second delay but better at an idle. Have filled cap on right hand side with grease. This too still no better with a bit of running.
Any tips without splitting it?
Cheers Roy Johnson

 10 
 on: May 02, 2019, 02:05:04 PM 
Started by hsaele12 - Last post by TomA
hi hsaele12,

It is warming up, please get busy, you are almost there. I would like to see it run too. I always wanted to try farming steep sidehill with a BGH. I think it might be better than a Cat.

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