The Oliver 500 utility tractor was built between 1961 and 1963 by David Brown Ltd. in England for the Oliver Farm Equipment Company, and marketed in North America by Oliver.

Oliver 500
TypeUtility tractor
ManufacturerDavid Brown for the Oliver Farm Equipment Company
Weight2,400 pounds (1,100 kg)
PropulsionRear wheels
Engine modelDavid Brown 2.5L four-cylinder
Gross power35 horsepower (26 kW)
PTO power28.24 horsepower (21.06 kW)
Drawbar power30.92 horsepower (23.06 kW)
Drawbar pull4,242 pounds (1,924 kg)
NTTL test734 (David Brown 850 data)

Description and productionEdit

The Oliver 500 was a David Brown 850 tractor, restyled as an Oliver, and marketed to the same general market segment as the Oliver 550. The 500 used a David Brown engine with 154-cubic-inch (2,520 cc) displacement with a six-speed transmission, produced in gasoline and diesel versions. The 500 was sold between 1961 and 1963, at a price in 1963 of $2,670. 1,648 were built.[1][2]


  1. ^ Pripps, Robert N. (1994). Oliver Tractors. Motor Books. p. 99. ISBN 0-87938-853-6.
  2. ^ "Oliver 500". TractorData. Retrieved 14 March 2022.