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Our Story

The Great Northern Oliver Collectors club was founded under a large oak tree during the summer of 1997 as a local chapter of the national Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association. We are one of two Minnesota chapters, and primarily serve the southern region of the state. In 1999 our club began doing an Oliver calendar and continues to do so with with the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our membership.

 If you would like to host a event in your area please contact us by sending a email to: greatnorthernolivercollectors@gmail.com. Also, If you have an event where you would like to feature Oliver, Hart-Parr and White Tractors please send a email letting us know.

 

Membership Information

 

Chapter Membership

MEMBERSHIP: Members of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors enjoy the benefits of networking and sharing information about Hart-Parr, Oliver, White and related companies. If you are passionate about the history and heritage of antique power, please consider joining us! Once we have your contact information, we'll be able to keep you in the loop with our club mailings, including information on our annual meeting and banquet.

Membership is $15 a year, and checks can be sent to:

GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS

   %Dean Smith

  10150 NE 58th Avenue

  Mitchellville, IA. 50169 

HPOCA Membership

Members of HPOCA receive Hart-Parr Oliver Collector, a bi-monthly magazine with information, history, articles by members, sources of parts, etc., and they are able to put free classified ads in the magazine.

Membership is $35 a year, and checks can be sent to:

Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association
PO Box 3105 Langhorne PA 19047
Phone 1.888.400.4962
Website: www.hartparroliver.org

Upcoming Events

 

GNOC Annual Banquet 2018: Details will be coming soon!

PHOTO GALLERY

 

Plowing at Butterfield Thrashing Bee 2017


Approximately 22 OLIVERS made a GREAT appearance at Kevin Delva's OLIVER tractor show. Thanks to all who took the time to haul their Beauties to the event. We had beautiful weather!!! 
Welcome Russ Morgan and Troy Kennedy to the club!!! It was GREAT visiting with you!!!


The Root River Antique Historical Power Association,The 35th Annual Antique Engine & Tractor Show 2017

Great Northern Oliver Collectors Annual Banquet 2017: Held Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Stewartville American Legion. 

  • A big thanks to all who planned, attended, presented, and volunteered at our Annual Meeting and Banquet! 
  • A special thanks to Tom and Donna Harris. Tom made the clock and wine glasses (shown below) in acknowledgement of Great Northern Oliver Collectors twentieth Anniversary.  He privately presented it to Dean and Muriel the day of the banquet. Their kind words of appreciation were greatly appreciated.
  • Here are a few pictures from the event:

If you are a Great Northern Oliver Collectors member and would like to share a project or feature a piece of equipment, please submit a ditial photo and narrative to greatnorthernolivercollectors@gmail.com

 

 

Calendar Information

 

Since its inception in 1999, Our "Oliver Collector's Calendar"has been a way to support the gnoc. Whether buying a current calendar or submitting a photo for consideration in next year's calendar, we appreciate your support!


Call Dean regarding PAST ISSUES available of the OLIVER calendars. 507-456-6830

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  • 2018 and 2017 calendars are for sale! Prices are as follows:
    • One for $10.00 + $2.00 shipping
      Two for $20.00 + $3.00 shipping
      Six for $50.00 + $5.00 shipping
      Mail orders to:
      GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS %
      Dean Smith                                                                     10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169

  • To submit a photo for the 2019 calendar, please consider the following: 

    • Photo must be of an Oliver or related product in color

    • Photo submission deadline for the 2018 calendar is April 15, 2017

    • Photos should be an 8"x10" or 11"x14", or high resolution digital

    • No more than 2 photos per person will be considered each year

    • Photos may be reproduced for the Oliver Collectors Calendar and any advertisement for the calendar

    • Photos may be reduced, enlarged or cropped as needed

    • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief description, serial number and history of the tractor with each photo

    • Photos may not be submitted for more than one calendar

    • Judging will be done by a panel of individuals (yet to be selected)

    • If you contribute a picture, you will receive a free Oliver Calendar for your efforts

    • Submit photos and supporting information to:

Great Northern Oliver Collectors

deansmuriel@gmail.com (for digital photos)

Dean Smith  10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169(for regular photos)

OLIVER 500&600 SERIAL NUMBER REGISTRY

 

Attention all Oliver Collectors: A fellow Oliver enthusiast had the opportunity to purchase and Oliver 500 last summer and began restoring it. This has prompted conversations with other collectors, and he thinks it would be fun to see how many Oliver 500s and 600s can be located.

Toward that end, he is starting an Oliver 500 and 600 Serial Number Registry. If you have one, or know someone who does, please send full serial number with prefix, name of the owner, or location of the tractor, and a contact phone number and/or email address, and he will chart them.

The definitive way to tell if the tractor was built as an Oliver is to check the serial number which you will find located on two different places on the Oliver 500 and Oliver 600. The first one is a metal plate with the serial number stamped on it, and that was attached to the front of the right hand battery box. As we all know, battery acid tends to corode things pretty bad, so it is common for this tag to be missing. The other location is on the right side to the front frame extension, near the radiator. Mr. LeCount looks forward to hearing from you. Fill out the information below and email it to lecount1027@gmail.com

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Please Include my Oliver 500 or 600 in your Registry. Here is my information:

Contact Name:

Contact Address:

Phone #:

Email Address:

Model: 500 _____600 _____

Serial Number and Prefix_____________

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the support we give

 

We are fortunate to have the support of our members who understand the wonderful work we do! Through our annual dues and calendar sales, the Great Northern Oliver Collectors club has been able to award a yearly scholarship. You don't have to be a Great Northern Oliver Collectors member to earn the scholarship.  The recipient for the 2017-2018 school year was announced at the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Banquet hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences held on April 20th, 2017 at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. This year's scholarship recipient is Erin G. from southern Minnesota. Congratulations Erin!

For the 2018-2019 school year, students attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls who are majoring in an agricultural related field are encouraged to apply. Students apply through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls scholarship site on the Financial Aid webpage. The CAFES Scholarship committee makes the recommendation. For more details on how to apply, please contact the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

In addition, we've been able to help out various non-profit organizations whose work aligns well with our enthusiasm of antique power, such as the Floyd County Historical Society. Visit them at http://www.floydhistoricalsociety.org/

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How life changes when you date a farmer

Date nights during planting and harvest = time in the tractor or combine with a full thermos of hot coffee. Dates during any other time of the year besides winter = checking crops or tiling in the fields.