This is my grandfathers 1950 John Deere model M fully restored! Took me 9 months to restore. Just wanted to thank you guys for all the parts and great customer service. Steiner tractor parts was a big help in getting this John Deere M fully restored.
My neighbor recently moved back to Chicago and I just couldn’t let him leave without giving his tractor a good home. We made a deal and I fell in love with my first Ford tractor. I could never figure out the paint scheme, as it is opposite of the 8N, grey chassis and red hood. I’ve recently come to discover that it is a 1945 2N and I’m looking to restore it to its former glory. My wife likes the red, but I’m pretty sure it will end up all grey as originally produced…..I guess only time will tell.
Here are some pictures of my John Deere project. This time it is not another tractor, but a wood splitter using a John Deere LU power unit. It is basically like the LA. Some of the features I used are as follows.
Two cylinder LU motor / crank start with magneto.
16″ tires from my pickup.
Hydraulic pump off of a street sweeper.
Hydraulic ram off a Caterpillar dozer.
Old vehicle axle and hubs.
Large steel beam from scrap yard.
Time, lots and lots of time cutting, fitting, welding, grinding, and painting.
I am happy to say that it will rip or tear any type of wood. It is always in demand from one of my friends or relatives. I love to listen to the Poppon’ Johnny run.
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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.
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.