The XO-121 in the Floyd County Museum in Charles City, Iowa. (Copyright JessW72, Flickriver.)
|Factories||Charles City, Iowa, USA|
The Oliver XO-121 was a tractor developed by the Oliver Farm Equipment corporation in 1957 as an experimental model, and thus was never mass-produced. According to Oliver, the tractor's motor was the very first of its kind to feature a 12-1 compression ratio, nearly double that of their earlier and competing models. The tractor's motor used a then-special high-octane fuel developed by the Ethyl Corporation, specially blended for use in the XO-121's motor.
Oliver produced a short film titled "Getting Ahead of Tomorrow" which highlighted all of the technical aspects of the XO-121, and compares them to those of the Oliver 70 and Oliver 77.
Model History Edit
The Oliver XO-121 was produced as an experimental model only, and thus was never mass-produced. The Oliver XO-121 currently resides in the Floyd County Museum in Charles City, Iowa, USA.
Not much data is known about the Oliver XO-121's operating specifications, though some figures are provided in "Getting Ahead of Tomorrow". These figures may not be accurate, as no official Nebraska Tractor Test was ever conducted. The following figures are those presented in "Getting Ahead of Tomorrow".
|Compression Ratio||12 to 1|
|Engine Displacement||199 Cubic Feet|
|Bore and Stroke||3.75 x 4.50|
|Number of Cylinders||4|
|100% Maximum Brake HP (Corrected)||60.9|
|Operating Maximum Brake HP||54.0|
|HP Hours per Gallon (Operating Maximum on Engine Dynamometer)||16.07|
|100% Maximum Belt HP (Corrected)||56.90|
|Operating Maximum Belt HP||51.10|
|HP Hours Per Gallon (Operating Maximum on Belt Dynamometer)||15.50|
|100% Maximum Drawbar HP (Corrected)||48.50|
|Operating Maximum Drawbar HP||43.60|
|HP Hours Per Gallon (Operating Maximum on Drawbar Dynamometer)||13.24|
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