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Cummins kit for Oliver tractors
"There's a lot of them in this area and they had bad engines," says Mark Hannah, of Cummins Great Lakes, a Cummins dealer in Wisconsin that's doing big business repowering Oliver tractors with 4 and 6 cyl. Cummins "B" series engines.
Because the manufacturer doesn't make repower kits, the dealer had to come up with its own. So far they've got kits for Oliver 1750,1755,1855,1950Tand 1955 models. According to Hannah, the diesel engines in the tractors have had a lot of problems. "People like the tractor but in many cases they've stopped using them because of the engine. With this conversion it's like a new tractor."
Installing the kit requires some modification to frame - grinding it out a bit in spots - and other modifications to mount the new engine and remount engine accessories. The turbo-charged, direct-injection B-series engine is the same engine installed in new Dodge diesel pickups and is available in both 4 and 6 cyl. ranging from 50 to 180 hp. Cost of repower kit and installation is about $6,000.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Cummins Great Lakes, Inc.,939 Lawrence Dr De Pere, Wis. 54115 (ph 800 666-1191 or 920-336-9631).

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