This was definitely a barn find. This tractor set in a barn for the past 20 years and had not been started since parked. A friend wanting to clean out his barn offered me the tractor if I could get it started and remove it from his barn. My sons and I cleaned out the fuel system rebuilt the carburetor, changed the oil, plugs, wires, and battery. To our surprise and joy it started right up.
After we completed a victory dance around the tractor we tinkered with the hydraulics and drove it home. In my shop I completely disassembled the project and began rebuilding it one piece at a time. It seemed every Monday I would place an order with Steiner Tractor and when I got into a real bind, which was often, I would ask for Dennis who would walk me thru the problem. This was my first tractor restoration and I don’t believe I would have completed it if it weren’t for Steiner and Dennis.
I started this project in December 2016 and completed it on June 1, 2017. I live in a small agriculture and mining community and have had many folks compliment me on my finished tractor. In my 71 years I’ve painted many things but this tractor had to be the hardest, but I’m proud of the end result.