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1955 John Deere 40 Utility

This is my 1955 John Deere 40 Utility. I farmed 20 acres with this tractor when I was in High School in the late sixties and early seventies. I raised alfalfa hay to feed my cattle and horses. With this John Deere, a John Deere #5 sickle mower and a New Holland #68 baler I also did custom baling.

My brother then took over the tractor and farmed with it until it developed an engine problem. When he sold his farm the tractor came back to me and sat for thirty plus years and the elements and squirrels took a toll on the old machine. I always had a desire to fix the tractor up. I eventually retired and found that I had the time to go to work on it.

Thanks to Steiner I was able to locate the parts to do the restore. An engine overhaul, complete electrical rebuild as well as a complete flush and replacement of all lubricants and it is now running as sweet as it ever did.

What a work horse this tractor was and I spent so many youthful hours on the seat and it sure brings back memories. So happy that I was able to bring it back to life.

John Durand of Yakima, Washington

October Featured Photo

October Featured Photo

This month’s featured tractor photo was submitted by Mark Kurth of La Porte, Indiana.

“Our home is on the National Register of Historical Places in La Porte County, Indiana. Allis Chalmers (previously Rumley) was an important manufacturer in La Porte before the plant shut down in 1984. When we needed a tractor to help with restoration work on the farm, an Allis Chalmers D14 was a natural choice – being a hometown favorite. Ours has never been apart and still works as good as it did when it was built in 1957. The post-hole auger is an original AC implement.” – Mark Kurth


This photo was chosen as a winner in our photo contest and will be featured in the 2020 Steiner Tractor Parts catalog. Check out the other winning photos here.

10 Year Anniversary

This week we had two more Steiner employees celebrating their 10 years of service at Steiner Tractor Parts.

Brandi Erickson – 10 Year Anniversary

Brandi Erickson received her 10 year anniversary clock on September 24th. Brandi has worked in the customer service department for 10 years. Brandi is also the dealer customer service representative for our VIP dealers helping them with their orders and special requests. Thank you Brandi for your commitment to a job well done.

Randy Fenner – 10 Year Anniversary

Randy Fenner received his 10 year anniversary clock on September 27th. Randy has worked behind the counter in our store for 10 years helping our customers with their orders and sharing his tractor knowledge. Thank you Randy for your commitment to a job well done.

Congratulations Zach

Everyone gathered around today to say thank you and congratulations to Zach Slagor for 10 years service at Steiner Tractor Parts.

Zach started in our shipping department 10 years ago and is now a member of our Quality Control team. Thank you Zach for your commitment to a job well done.

Warehouse Manager Jeff Koresh presenting Zach Slagor with his service gift.
Zach with his 10 year appreciation clock.

September Featured Photo

September Featured Tractor Photo

Wayne Shaw’s Massey Ferguson 1080
This month’s featured photo was submitted by
Wayne Shaw of Utterson, Ontario, Canada.

“The Massey 1080 took the day off from haying due to rain. After the rain stopped a rainbow formed overhead framing the tractor, which I thought would make for a pleasant picture after a soaking day.” -Wayne Shaw

This photo was chosen as a winner in our photo contest and will be featured in the 2020 Steiner Tractor Parts catalog. Check out the other winning photos here.

September Birthdays & Anniversaries

Birthdays

1st – Deona Vorhies

2nd – Zach Hyder

14th – Shae Slaughter

19th – Kristin Woods

26th – Chris Wright

27th – Suzette Thomas

Anniversaries

1st – MJ Crawford – 4 years (Customer Service)

3rd – Lisa Warren – 5 years (Tech Dept.)

9th – Emily Rosser – 17 years (Purchasing)

19th – Michael Miller – 1 year (Warehouse/Receiving)

24th – Brandi Erickson – 10 years (Customer Service)

29th – Randy Fenner – 10 years (Retail Store)

August $200 Gift Card Winner

August’s $200 Gift Card Winner

The lucky winner of August’s $200 Steiner gift card is Brent Beldyga of Freeland, Michigan. Brent has been a Steiner customer since 2017 and is a fan of IH tractors. Pictured is Brent’s grandpa’s 1951 Farmall H that he restored with the help of his dad (Larry), and uncle (Ted). Congratulations, Brent!

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