Oliver 88 Row-Crop tractor

Innovative tractors engineered from keen observation

This Oliver 88 tractor was owned by local farmer Ted Tyson. It is different to the tractors which were sold through Butler's Garage. Manufacturer James Oliver emigrated to the USA from Scotland aged 11 and went to work the next year when his father died. After a multitude of jobs he bought shares in a foundry and began improving farm machines. In 1930, the Oliver Corporation built innovative 4-cylinder tractors. In 1948 a new series 66, 77 and this 88 were introduced, with both petrol and diesel options. This one was used by the Tyson family at Jitarning and was restored by Ted in his later years.

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Kulin Museum and Men’s Shed Inc.

Old Butler's Garage is a hub for the community.

The Kulin Museum and Men’s Shed is housed in the original Butler’s Garage which was opened in 1938. The collection includes cars, trucks, machinery, tractors, implements and a settler's cottage...


77 Johnston Street
Kulin WA 6365

Open Hours
Wed and Sat 10am - 2pm; or by appointment. Entry by gold coin donation.

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