THE OLIVER PLOWMASTER No. 100


2 Bottom, 14" Plowmaster


3 Bottom, 16" Plowmaster

    Oliver called itís self the "PlowMaker to the World".   James Oliver invented a method of "Chilling" the surface of the plow moldboard, thus giving the moldboard a polished surface, reducing draft and preventing sticking in the heavy soils of the midwest.

    Oliver introduced the "Raydex" Plow bottom base in April 1939.   The new plow bottom base featured a easily replaceble "Raydex" point with three attachment bolts, a replacable "shin" and the "Oliver off center, Soft center steel moldboard".   Billed as the successor to the plow share, the Oliver "Raydex Point" was a "throwaway" point that cost less than conventional plow shares and was convenient to replace and you didnít have to take the dull share to the blacksmith for resharpening.

    The No. 100 plowmaster was introduced late in 1939 and produced until the mid 1950s.   The 100 Plowmaster was marketed as an economy plow, available in 1 through 4 bottoms, 12" to 16" bottoms.   The early production model 100 plows were painted red with green wheels, the later production (about 1952) changed to Oliver Green paint.  

    Oliver in the early years (1920s) supplied plows to other manufacturers like Minneapolis Moline, Fordson and Allis Chalmers.   In the later years of the 1960s and 70s Oliver again Manufactured plows for Ford. J I Case and of course Minneapolis Moline.   In the late 1960s Oliver claimed that they manufactured more plows than all the other manufacturers combined.