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Farmall 350 Before and After

Above are two pictures of my son’s Farmall 350, a before and after. I bought this tractor used from a neighbor almost 50 years ago; he had bought it new in 1957.

My son learned to drive on the 350 and for sentimental reasons, he decided to buy it and have it restored / refurbished. When I retired I sold my farm equipment but I kept the 350 and a six foot mower to mow field edges and road sides. As you can see, it didn’t get a lot of TLC in the last twenty two years.

Mechanically it was sound, with a good engine, transmission and torque amplifier, but cosmetically it was ugly! I chased parts all Summer with some yet to go, but I can see the end is near. I drove it home from the paint shop on October the 18th and it was hard to believe it was the same tractor.

Steiner Tractor was a big part of this transformation.

Thank you,

Dan
Monroeville, Indiana

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Welcome August additions!

August brought two little additions to our Steiner Tractor Parts family.

Amanda Mrva (Customer Service Rep), husband Ron, siblings Alan, Olivia and Ella welcomed a new addition to their family. Allison Joanne was born at 3:57am on August 24th. She was 7 lbs 5 oz and 22 inches long.

Congratulations Mrva’s!


Alex MacKenzie (Shipping dept) and girlfriend Trisha welcomed their little addition. Drake Anthony MacKenzie was born on August 25th at 2:40am He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and  19 ½ inches long.

additions Drake

Drake Anthony MacKenzie

Congratulation Alex and Trisha!

September Celebrations

Birthdays ~

1st  – Deona Vorhies

2nd – Zachery Hyder

9th – JR Roberts

19th – Kristin Woods

26th – Christopher Wright

27th – Suzette Thomas

Steiner Anniversaries ~

1st – Mandy (MJ) Crawford – 3 years (Customer Service)

3rd – Lisa Warren – 4 years (Customer Service)

9th – Emily Rosser – 16 years (Purchasing)

24th – Brandi Erickson – 9 years (Customer Service)

29th – Randy Fenner – 9 years (Warehouse – Storefront)

Case 511B

1958 Case 511B


My Dad bought this 1958 Case 511B new in 1959 and it’s one of the first tractors I learned to drive. I thought it was time for some needed repairs and a new paint job. I got it finished with some parts from Steiner TractorParts. It stills runs great.

Larry Ratke
Arapaho, Oklahoma

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Sitting in the Shed

Setting in the Shed
Setting in the Shed – 1957 Farmall 450 Diesel

Back in college I was helping a farmer in the Summer and saw it setting in the shed, and fell in love. It was a 1957 Farmall 450 diesel with TA. He said it hasn’t run in years due to a bad injector. So I am 29 now and 2 years ago it came up for sale so my Dad and I purchased that same tractor.

I was able to find a used injector online and got it running. It needs a radiator due to a hole in the top and a few minor things like a tachometer, headlight wiring, and I did drain 15 gallons of water from the transmission. But it dyno’s at 58 hp which was enormous for a 50’s tractor. And only being produced from 1956-1958 it is rather rare.


I have always loved IH/Farmall tractor since I was little. I have recently acquired my late Grandfather’s restored 1945 Farmall H, and I know he would of loved to see what I’ve accomplished so far with the 450. And it sounds killer with a straight stack. I plan to use the tractor in parades and to use it around the farm when making hay, not work it too hard,  just enough to keep it from dying a slow death from just setting around. I feel all old equipment should have its legs stretched at least once a year.

Jake Rygiel
Wisconsin

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