OLIVER “88” OPEN GRILL
Manufactured by Eska in the early 50’s. It is painted green with red rims and a yellow grill.
The seat bracket is further forward than the seat bracket on the Closed Grill.
Has bronze bushings in the body of the tractor not the hub.
Look out for Closed Grill 88's that have been cut to be Open Grills.
DECALS: Left and Right side, the Front grill (tractor should not be painted along the side and the top)
GRILL: Cast in open grill and gas cap
FRONT TIRE: 7x1 1/4” rib tread, flat face, Eska
REAR TIRE: 12x1 3/4” lug tread, Eska
RIMS: Smooth Low Dome Rims with high dome painted hubcaps
HUBS: Unique to the open and closed grill “88”
CHAIN: Skip Tooth
REAR AXLE: 7/16”
PEDALS: Tear drop, solid rubber with metal ends held on with domed pushnuts
STEERING WHEEL: Large 7” round, 3 spoke diecast steering wheel, drilled with a set screw
SEAT BRACKET: 1” from rear of tractor
SEAT: Same as Case “VAC”
HITCH: Cast in hole with gossets for support
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