This Oliver OC3 Crawler was the 1999 National Toy Truck 'N Construction Show model held in Dyersville, Iowa. Manufactured in 1:16 scale by Ertl - 5,000 models were produced.
The Oliver Equipment Company moved into the crawler tractor business with the purchase of the Cleveland Tractor Co. in 1944. The Cleveland Tractor Co. (Cletrac) was known for their crawler tractors used in the logging, construction and farming industries. One of their smaller successful tractors was the Cletrac HG crawler which was built from 1939 to 1951. The Oliver OC-3 tractor was built from 1951 through 1957 with the same basic 22-horsepower, four-cylinder Hercules engine as the older Cletrac HG model in the same Cleveland, Ohio, factory. Sometime in 1955 the tractor’s look changed to a flat nose design of the Oliver 55 farm tractor.
The Oliver-Cletrac OC-3 was a samll construction or farming utility crawler that could be quipped with an optional PTO shaft, belt pulley or a variety of loader buckets, dozer blades and a V-type snowplow. Other options included four track widths, a number of track treads, cabs, electric lights, etc. The standard OC-3 Industrial with 42-inch track width came with an electric starter, but the lights were an option.
This is a hand assembled, detailed model. Details include functional individual link metal tracks, throttle linkage, correct yellow low luster paint and decals.
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