At Korves Oliver LLC, we pledge to provide our customers with:
- Quality Parts
- Fast Service
- Guaranteed Satisfaction!
We are a family owned company. Korves Oliver consists of Mark, Victor and Robert. Victor and Robert are brothers and Mark is Victor's son. The Korves family has been providing Oliver parts to the Oliver user and collector since the mid 1990's. Victor, Robert and Mark Korves farm, collect, restore and sell Oliver parts and tractors from their farm located in southwest Illinois, just down river from St. Louis, Missouri. We originally were just farmers and collectors.
We still farm, collect and restore Oliver Tractors and sell Reproduction Oliver Tractors Parts.
We are also one of the largest reproduction parts manufacturer for Oliver tractor parts. We specialize in the Fleetline, Super and 3-digit tractors and are also starting to reproduce parts for the 4 digit series tractors. We are constantly working on remanufacturing new parts for your Oliver tractor. If you don't see the part that you're looking for, give us a call. If we don't have what you're looking for, we might be able to send you in the right direction.
If you are ever in the area, stop in for a visit. We work out of a barn on the original farmstead that was built in the late 1800's. We enjoy restoring and keeping history alive. "They just don't make them like they used to!"
Thank you, from Mark, Victor and Robert Korves
In 1991 we bought a Super 55 that was a basket case. We brought it home in the back of a pickup truck. It was in that many pieces. Victor and Robert's Uncle Ernest was a Retired Oliver Mechanic from the local Oliver dealership. At the time he would do most of the repair work on the Oliver tractors that we used around our farm. We brought the Super 55 into the shop and decided to rebuild the tractor. It required a total rebuild, from the transmission, rear end, pto, steering, and engine. Most of the parts that we needed we got from our local White dealer and other supply houses.
One day Ernest told us that he wanted a new engine wiring harness. We went to the White dealer and found out that is was no longer available. A good friend and old Oliver Dealer, Stanley Neff said that he had one but he did not want to sell it. He was nice enough to let us copy it. We made a complete new harness and handed it to Ernest without him knowing that we made it. He was very happy to see it and was even happier when everything worked perfectly. We then told him that we made it, and hee was very surprised!
After this, a few friends heard about this and we copied other harnesses for them. In 1993 when the Mississippi River flooded the river bottoms near our farm (we live on top of the Bluffs but the river flooded the complete river bottoms just West of our farm), we had many friends lose their homes and belongings. Another good friend, Allyn Niebruegge, a John Deere collector, was flooded out. We had moved about 75 of his 2 cyl. tractors to our farm to keep dry. He ended up moving into our shop with us to work on his own tractors. That first winter, as Allyn was working on his JD, we were working on a Super 99. We were doing the mechanics to the tractors as we know how to. Allyn was as well but he also would paint his tractors. His paint man was also flooded out so he had no one to paint his tractors now. Thank God for another good friend Dick Valentine, a body man by trade.
He offered his expertise. He taught us how to do body work and we started to restore and paint our tractors as well as Allyn. We found out at this time that there were too many parts that were needed for the Oliver tractors that just were not avail. We started to find sources for some of these items and a few other fellow collectors found out we had these items and the phones started ringing. The rest is history.
Since then, Allyn, Dick, Uncle Ernest and Stanley have all passed away... Without all of them we would not be here today doing what we are doing, especially Uncle Ernest and Stanley. They taught Mark most everything he knows about the mechanics of the Oliver tractors.