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Ford 2N – What color?

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.

Matthew Kotecki

John Deere Projects

1953 John Deere 40 S

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.

  1. Two cylinder LU motor / crank start with magneto.
  2. 16″ tires from my pickup.
  3. Hydraulic pump off of a street sweeper.
  4. Hydraulic ram off a Caterpillar dozer.
  5. Old vehicle axle and hubs.
  6. Large steel beam from scrap yard.
  7. 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.

Alan Smith

1953 John Deere 40 S
D4 in the dirt
Wood Splitter

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

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.