2255 Olivers in IOWA
Please send me your pictures
from Iowa For This Webpage
Here are six pictures of our 2255 Oliver
from Sioux Center, Iowa.
Thank you Paul De Roon
The 11 photos and video below are of
a tractor owned by Robert W., located
in Dallas Center, Iowa, It was purchase new in 1974 from an Oliver dealer in
Grimes, Iowa. Today it has less than 2,800 hours and original tires that came on
it from Charles City. It is used mostly for hauling corn pulling a 650
bushel wagon, brakes on all four wheels, airplane tires, and big heavy axles.
Good outfit. Weighs 60,000# m/l loaded. See the picture at bottom.
you Robert for sharing you 2255 with us.
Click Camera For Video Of This Machine Running
Below - Carol sent me these pictures from
Below - Carol also sent me these pictures
of Dad's 2655 from Humeston, Iowa
It was purchased from Clarence Walk @ Walk
Implement in Indianola.
that had the fire was Allen Read's R & R Implement in Indianola,
IA. Current AGCO dealer, their new building is almost complete and
they should be having a grand opening soon.
I don't think that I told you that
I own a 2655. My dad ordered this tractor in 1971. We were
given a white plainsman to use until ours came in. This tractor
was used gently to pull the corn planter. Dad had previously used a
4010. But he felt the 2655 was superior, due to the 4WD. He
said that the planter didn't push the Oliver around like it did the JD.
About 2 years after getting the Oliver, he purchased a used Steiger, model
Turbo Tiger. @ that time the Oliver was removed from heavy field
work and moved to the planter. After my dad quit
farming, I used the tractor to do custom work, mostly mowing
set-aside/CRP acres. I used a 15 foot flex wing Rhino.
I have a really poor quality photo of a Polaroid that shows Dad with his pride
& joy & the plow that he got at the same time... that was
quickly obsolete due to the decrease in heavy tilling. I also have
that plow. Feb-March '07, our tractor was in the shop to get
some work done on the PTO clutch. The shop caught fire.
Even the the office & parts area were gutted... the shop area
sustained more fire-fighting damage than fire. Luckily, our
tractor was basically unharmed. The paint was history as were the
plastic flashers at the top of the cab and the plastic "cup" on the
air breather. Our insurance totaled the tractor & we
purchased it for salvage. I have since had it out mowing again, It
doesn't look very pretty but it runs great. I will probably be
five & dimeing the entire tractor for the rest of my life, replacing & repairing parts
damaged in the fire & the fire-fight. I am going to send a
couple of pix of the building & tractor. By the way our tractor has
just over 2800 hours. I'm not sending these for any reason, other
than I am proud of the tractor and it's battle to live. I am also very
proud of my father.
This was taken
after about 4 days of bathing. All of the glass in the cab was
destroyed except the triangles on the sides and the narrow rectangles that view
the wheels, axles & tires. There is a non-factory cow-catcher on
it. Dad created that & put it on the first year. "Can't
farm without headlights!"