2012 - Volume #36, Issue #3, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
They Specialize In Oliver Parts
“We’re one of the larger suppliers of Oliver parts. We have the widest variety and build more reproduction parts than anyone else,” says Mark Korves, who started Korves Oliver Parts with his uncle, Robert, and father, Victor, 17 years ago.
The Waterloo, Ill., farmers owned Oliver tractors and restored them, but had a difficult time finding parts. Out of need, they finally found a couple of sources and started working with companies to create parts just like the originals. They renovated and insulated the 1800’s barn on their farm and set up a parts shop.
“We specialize in late 40’s through late 60’s Olivers,” says Korves. “We’re not as familiar with the 4-digit series, but as time goes on we’re getting into those, too.”
Because they are farmers and restorers, customers get more than just parts when they place an order.
“We grew up on Olivers so we know how to install parts. A lot of times, if you change one part, we know you need to change other parts, too, and we can save people time and aggravation,” Korves says.
While they have some walk-in customers, most of their orders come through phone, fax and their website from people all over the world. Most are restoring old tractors, but a good number of customers still use the Olivers to farm with.
The Korves’ inventory covers everything from engine blocks to electrical to grills and steering parts. Their goal is to sell restoration quality parts that fit and work the first time – at the best price.
Check out their website for more details.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Korves Oliver, Waterloo, Ill. 62298 (ph 618 939-6681; www.korvesoliver.com).
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