The Cleveland Tractor Co.
Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.
Online for over 15 years!

Dedicated to the Cletrac and Oliver crawler employee, collector, enthusiast, and connoisseur.


2016 is the 100 Year Anniversary of the Cleveland Tractor Company

Several shows will be featuring Cletrac to celebrate the anniversary. If your show is featuring Cletrac, please let us know so we can add it to the list.

April 15-17, 2016
California Antique Farm Equipment Show, Tulare, California

Click on image for a larger view

August 10-13, 2016
New York State Steam Engine Assn.
Canandaigua, New York

Canandaigua Show featuring Cletrac
Click on image for a larger view


We realize the Photo Gallery is not working. We're working on getting it back up soon.


9-15-15 • Minor tweeks and updates
11-21-13 • Moved to a new hosting company
5-24-11 • Rollin H. White Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

1-15-11 • Added new Photo Gallery (see details below)
5-11-10 • Added Changes and Updates of the HG During its Production
12-7-09 • Created Cletrac and Oliver Crawler Facebook page - join today!
9-18-09 • Cletrac & Oliver Crawler Serial Number list added
9-7-09 • Video clip sharing forum added - add yours

Please help support our site with a business card sized display for only $20 a year or $30 for two years*. It will help your business with focused exposure and help defray some of the expenses of the site. *For a limitted time only

I will be adding many things as time goes on. Please feel free to send me any suggestions that you have.

Cletrac Photo Album
Cletrac Photo Gallery - Now you can upload your own photos to share. Click on the link and register (you may have to wait to be approved the first time). Please use your real name when registering if you can. If you really don't want to use your real name, please use the same username as you use in the forum.

When you upload your pictures, please put them in the appropriate location on the site - most are sorted by tractor model, but we also have a section for plant pictures, attachments for tractors, plant personnel and dealer memorabilia, and an other section for stuff that just doesn't fit anywhere else. If you can't figure out where something goes, send Blake an email.

For the time being, this photo gallery is in a beta stage as far as this site goes, so there is a chance things could change. Please always be sure to keep a copy of your photographs and never rely on this site to store them for you. When uploading, please consider the quality and interest to the viewer of your pictures. Select a few of your best and consider our storage space. We want you to share, but please don't send several of the same view of the same machine. Please limit your pictures to about 200 kb (the site should automatically resize them when you upload). Include a description with each photo so people know what they are looking at.

Though you retain the rights to your pictures, you, by uploading them to us at, give us the right to edit or delete them at any time and for any reason.

Advertisements & Classifieds
Cletrac Discussion Forum

Note, we have switched to a different format that should be a little more user friendly and should even work on smart phones. If you are having trouble with your password, please send me an email with your username and I will give you a new password. Thanks!

Specifications and Technical Information
Cletrac and Oliver Crawler Serial Numbers
list given to me by my late friend John Tomko (3.7 mb PDF)
Related Links
Parts Sources share with us your source for parts or substitute parts


See the instructions for the new Photo Gallery above.

As many of you know, I am way behind in putting new pictures into the old Cletrac Photo Album, so we are now going to use the Photo Gallery instead.

If you would like to send me pictures for other purposes on the site, please follow the instructions below:

To send pictures for use on this site, email your pictures to Please be sure to include any information you can about the picture. Also make sure you list your file names on your email when you send the pictures - I get lots of submissions and it is very easy to get them mixed up from their owners. Be sure to verify your email address if asked by my SpamArrest or I will not receive the email.

Limit each photo's file size to
200kb or about 800 pixels wide.

This site is dedicated to the memory of my grandfather Howard van Driest, who was my best friend and taught me almost everything I know mechanically and more. He was also Experimental Engineer at The Cleveland Tractor Company and The Oliver Corporation.
Blake Malkamaki
21092 North Norrisville Road
Conneautville, Pennsylvania 16406
© 2000-2015


*Note: contact me by email, rather than the telephone. I check my email regularly, so you'll get a more timely answer if you contact me using that media. Thanks!

since July 27, 2000

Revised: Saturday, September 15, 2015

eXTReMe Tracker
Cletrac line up