Out of my tractor collection, this is my favorite, my Allis Chalmers WD 45. My dad bought it new at a local dealer in Columbiana Ohio in 1957. Also the same year I was born! My dad farmed with it till he passed away just a few years later, I was 8 years old when he passed. When he died, my mother said “son, you are going to have to work hard to keep the farm”.
That tractor did tillage work, planted corn, cultivated and everything else needed to be done, as this was the main work tractor. I put countless hours sitting on this tractor as that young boy. Since then, mom has passed and my wife and I still live on the family farm, where I have never left -all my life. So, after retiring, I decided it was time to preserve that history.
My Allis needed a face-lift. I restored it with all the parts I needed from Steiner. Steiner has been a fabulous company to work with. I have also restored an Allis 45-narrow front end, an Allis C, and a Ford Golden Jubilee, Oliver 66 row crop, Allis Chalmer G and Allis D12. All with Steiner parts. And I have more to come. Have to keep the preserving history going.
Thank you Steiner for all your help.
Rod and Lynda Knizat of Leetonia, Ohio
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