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St Jude’s Raffle Tractor

Raffle Tractor

Take a moment to check out this Farmall M. Then learn how you can help the St Jude’s Children’s Research hospital and have a chance to win this raffle tractor. Visit the Tunica Raffle site here for information on buying raffle tickets, and learn more about this worthy cause.

St Jude Tractor Raffle

Image from Matt Butler

Hello,

My name is Robert DeBerg. I am the current President of the National Antique Tractor Pulling Association, Inc. (NATPA). I would first like to express our thanks and gratitude for all your company does in the restoration and preservation of parts and information for our antique and classic tractors.

Second, I would like to say thank you for the support and your helpful parts used on the St Jude’s Foundation Fund Raiser – tractor which the NATPA is also strong supporter for this wonderful cause.

Read more International / Farmall stories here.

 

Ford 641 Wearing Law Enforcement Colors

Ford 641 From Rust to Restoration

Ford 641

In 2016 we found this old 1958 Ford 641 on the side of the road, not running and in pretty poor shape. We were able to finally get it up and running replacing most of the main engine parts and tires and we are very proud of how it turned out.

We run a Law Enforcement – Children’s charity called the Police & Kids Foundation and the color scheme is a very bold Black with Thin Blue Line accents to represent law enforcement. The tractor and a 1965 Ford F100 we’re currently working on will be used to educate others about the charity throughout Florida at special events and parades.

Tracey Schofield
Brooksville, Florida

Read more Ford tractor stories here.

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John Deere B and Mount Rushmore

Mount RushmoreMount Rushmore and John Deere

This was my Father’s 1942 John Deere B, serial #100175.

This tractor was purchased new in early 1942 from the Franz tractor dealership in Tomah Wisconsin. It then became the only tractor for many years at Brookside Dairy Farm near Sparta, Wisconsin.

In the Winter of 1966-67 we did not notice there was no oil pressure, from a frozen oil pump while sawing firewood. We locked up the engine. Dad and my brother Marvin junked it in the woods after removing wheels, carb, mag, etc.

It bothered us seeing it in the woods, so out it came in 1993. It had missing parts, animals living in the cases and 10 bullet holes. I said to my Father “This tractor and Mount Rushmore are the same age. God willing it is going to run again and ride me there”. He said “I was crazy” and chuckled.

In the picture it still has the bullet holes in the hood and the dent that my father’s foot put in it April 19th 1947 during a big roll over. The tractor is running on many of Steiner parts, performs perfect, and your decal looks great!

I was ushered in to Mount Rushmore and parked in the front of the entrance. What a day, what a trip! I met so many wonderful folks on the journey.

May 15th thru June 1st 2017, round trip at 12 mph. 75 years old, both tractor and Mount Rushmore.

Dewey Brooks
Wonewoc, Wisconsin

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Family Fordson

Fordson

1926 Fordson Tractor

My family has been on our land since the 1920’s. It is a small 8 acre plot in Ohio. My Grandfather was born here on this land in 1932. My father was born on this land  in  1968, and passed away in 2008. I was born on this land in 1987 and both my kids were born on this land in 2011 and 2015. My grand dad would tell me that they used the 1926 Fordson tractor for every little thing. He would help the farmer’s around us with any thing they needed. All of the land around us has been developed or sold off. Wish I could go back to the old days and see it all.

The Fordson has rubber wheels on it now but the steel wheels are in the barn. I need to get new plugs and wires so I can get her cranking again.

Patrick Mattern
Wintersville, Ohio

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Milestone Anniversaries

Milestone Anniversaries

Employees were presented with an engraved clock and gift card in appreciation of their commitment to Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc. Please congratulate them on a job well done.

John Craven

John Craven ~ Inventory Control Supervisor ~ March 8th ~ 10 years

Rebecca Thomas ~ Email Marketing Specialist ~ April 1st ~ 10 years

Mandy Woodall ~ Tech. Department Supervisor ~ April 30th ~ 10 years

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anniversary

Amanda Mrva ~ Customer Service Rep ~ May 5th ~ 10 years

May Celebrations

Birthdays ~

7th – Marvin Tobey

15th – Anthony McMasters

20th – Rachel Allen – 50 years young!

23rd – Jayce Zimmerman – Lucky 21!

27th – Amanda Mrva – Big 40!

Steiner Anniversaries ~

5th – Amanda Mrva – 10 years (Returns)

5th – Michael Mackenzie – 4 years (IT)

5th – Alex Mackenzie – 1 year (Warehouse – Shipping)

6th – Deona Vorhies – 8 years (Administrative Assistant)

16th – Krystle Howell – 7 years (Customer Service)

16th – Jacob Ford – 1 year (Warehouse – Shipping)

20th – Jenny Bradshaw – 22 years (Vice President)

28th – Kasey Meyers – 3 years (Warehouse – Inventory)

28th – Kory Meyers – 3 years (Warehouse – Receiving)

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Restored MM UTI

Restored Tractor

Restored Minneapolis Moline UTI

Originally his dad’s tractor, bought off the line in 1946. Bob’s dad traded it in 1958 for a new tractor.

In 2014 Bob’s bulk fuel man found the tractor about 60 miles from their homestead in South Dakota. Bob went and pulled it from the field, and restored it back to original.

This picture was taken in 2017 completely restored with many STP parts.

After the Restoration

The South Central Threshing Bee located at Braddock, North Dakota is featuring my dad’s once owned Minneapolis Moline UTI tractor in honor of the Minneapolis Moline farm equipment manufacturer this year.  This annual event is scheduled the first weekend after Labor Day.  The attendants paid, right to entry badge will serve as a two day pass to this threshing event which is featuring this unique restored MM-UTI’s picture on the badge.

The SOUTH DAKOTA magazine printed and published at Yankton, South Dakota under the editor-ownership of Bernie Hunoff, is including tractor pictures and a story about the history and accomplishments of this MM-UTI tractor.

Robert Thullner
Herreid, South Dakota

Read other stories about Minneapolis Moline tractors here, and shop for parts for your MM tractor at Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc.

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Coupon Fraud

CouponBe Cautious about Coupon Aggregating Websites

We know that in the world of online sales, everyone is looking for a deal.  Lately a lot of companies have been popping up (most of them originating overseas) and listing coupons or deals for all sorts of different websites.  Recently Steiner Tractor Parts has become a target of some of these coupon aggregator sites and we wanted to take a moment and address this with our customers.

We do not honor the coupons advertised by 3rd party sites without prior authorization.  These sites (like PRMDeal, HotDeal, CouponDeal, DealCove, etc) are not affiliated with Steiner Tractor Parts.   These sites entice you to click “coupon code” so they can track you around the internet and send you advertising.  Our recommendation is to not visit this type of site nor click on their links.  It is not a safe, secure internet practice.

Learn about our Deals

If you want to learn about deals from Steiner Tractor Parts the very best ways are to engage with us directly!

  • Sign up for our emails.  Most of our sales and offers are promoted by email.  BONUS – Active email subscribers are entered to win a monthly $200 STP gift card.
  • Follow us on Facebook.  We promote sales on Facebook including “Social only” sales.

We do not run sales every day, but every day you can take advantage of the H18 offer for a $0.99 hat with a $150 order.

Special Tip

Special Tip for Blog readers – Frequently we run our promotions in the 2nd half of the month.  Watch for sales near holidays or the end of the month when typically we are a bit slower.

If you have any questions about an online coupon please email us at sales@steinertractor.com

Start shopping now at SteinerTractor.com or enjoy our free video tutorials at SteinerTractor.TV

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Four Rivers Career Center

Four Rivers Career Center

Andrew Hellmann, Tyler Moore, Kyla Hueffmeier, Allen Shepard, Chris Nowak, Brandon Julius, Zach Jasper, Eli Frost, Alexis Musket, Lucas Hellebusch, David Ley, Nick Dierking and Dan Brinkmann

Four Rivers Career Center Tractor Restoration

We would like to welcome the Four Rivers Career Center to our tractor family. The FRCC will be sharing a new video series to our SteinerTractor.TV channel. The students from Four Rivers Career Center are restoring a 1949 John Deere A, and a 1951 Farmall H. In the first video they outline the criteria to participate in the program then give a little heads up on upcoming projects. Check back to watch the progress as the students complete the restoration on these tractors, and include a few video tips of things they have learned.

How the Program Evolved

I teach Automotive Technology at Four Rivers Career Center (4RCC) in Washington Missouri. We have high school and adult students in our class. I am one of two instructors in the Auto program. At the career center, we have several programs available to students that you could check out on the website if you like. Its an awesome place to get a project built as there are many skilled trades in the building. This is 14 years under my belt as an instructor.

In 2008, I was approached by a friend of mine to see if any students would be interested in rebuilding a motorcycle top to bottom. Since this does not fit in the curriculum, I needed to find a way to fit the project in. I had all summer to think about it and then I decided to try and use the motorcycle for student advantage and mine as well.  This was the starting point of what we call Night Shift at 4RCC.

For student to participate in Night Shift I wanted to set standards that would drive students to achieve higher standards in school that would make them better prepared for the work force when they entered it.

The standards are:

  • 95% Attendance
  • Turn in homework 100% of the time
  • CANNOT fail another class
  • 85% minimum grade in the class at 4RCC
  • Cannot upset the boss (me or any other instructor at 4RCC)
  • Cannot get in trouble with the law
  • Belong to SkillsUSA or FFA
  • Mandatory parent meeting at the beginning

There is no cost to the student to participate. I have been volunteering my time to this program and will continue to as long as my wife allows me to. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 3:30-7 at 4RCC.​ It started as an Auto Tech only class but has evolved into something a lot bigger now. Students are responsible not only for the project at hand but also are required to cook meals at Night Shift as well. This is to help prepare them for college life if they need it… I try to encourage them to prepare healthy meals to break them of the dependence of fast food.

Early projects included motorcycles, cars and pickups. We mainly made routine repairs and some advanced diagnostics that were not possible during the regular schedule of the day. I did notice when the weather would get warmer, student numbers would drop off with these projects. In 2014 we did work on three Peterbilt semi trucks for the ATHS show in Springfield Missouri. I noticed the participation was through the roof! I started that year with 12 and ended with the same 12. That was a signal for me that students want to work on something other than the normal day.

I had brought in a Ford 841 of my cousin’s to repair a failed second gear. I noticed the students REALLY got into the project. Since we were splitting the machine, we decided to paint it. The next year the students took on a 960 Ford and made it a little nicer! In 2015, we decided to go all out and dove into a Massey Ferguson 180 owned since new by my Uncle Jim.

The 180 officially became mine on September 5, 2015. I wanted to refine the 180 and to show-pony status as it was a huge influence on me as a boy. I had the right machine, students, and the time was right to pull the trigger. We almost completely dismantled the 180 to make needed repairs, but took it a step further. All castings are smoothed out to make the tractor look glass smooth. This pushed the students farther than they thought they could go and achieve results and have such a pride in work they can call their own.

All the students can put their hand on a part of the tractor and claim it as their own. They had to remove the part, repair it, refine it, paint it, then install it. As we went on in the project, employers were hiring these students right and left since these students already know how to work and manage themselves in a work setting. It’s funny how an old tractor can build a future for someone…

Night Shift has evolved from just Auto Tech students to district wide and even have some elementary students joining us now. Its purpose is to get those kids on the fence to make good life decisions and provide them with life skills and a sense of pride in knowing you can accomplish something big if your willing to put in the time and effort.

We recently worked on a 1948 Farmall C for the Knights of Columbus Journey For Charity tractor cruise. It was raffled off in September 2017 and proceeds went to local food pantries. It is also highly refined and building character in these students.

Dan Brinkman

Follow Four Rivers Career Center on their Facebook page.

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April Celebrations

Birthdays ~

5th – Michael Mackenzie

9th – Alex Mackenzie – Lucky 21

9th – Dawn Miller

13th – Patti Pierce

16th – Steve Franklin

19th – John Craven

25th – Tricia Morrissey

Steiner Anniversaries ~

1st – Rebecca Thomas – 10 years (eMail Marketing)

9th – Elizabeth Whiting – 17 years (Project Management & Analytics)

13th – Christopher Wright – 1 year (Shipping)

18th – Vicky Roberts – 13 years (Clerical)

23rd – Tricia Morrissey – 17 years (Accounts Receivable)

26th – Steve Franklin – 13 years (Quality Control)

30th – Mandy Woodall – 10 years (Return Dept)