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1953 Farmall Super A

I am submitting this information and these photos on behalf of my Grandfather. He has worked hard his entire life to help provide for his family. He stops at nothing to give everyone the very best of him.

My name is William H. Patterson (also known as Cotton Patterson.) I am a 77 year old resident of Clay County, Alabama. I have been working in the fields and maintaining gardens since I was old enough to hold a tool and differentiate between a weed and a crop. I started at five years old and used mules until the year 1960. That was the year I was able to purchase my tractor. I worked driving a school bus until I could save up the money to purchase a 1953 Super A International Farmall from a man in Talladega, Alabama. I paid $900 for the tractor plus some equipment. I have rebuilt the engine three times and in my opinion, there is no better tractor than my international. I maintain three gardens and we grow and harvest everything from corn to watermelon. Being able to retire those mules has been one of my greatest blessings.

William Patterson of Talladega, Alabama

August Featured Photo

August’s featured photo was submitted by Christopher Hill of Otisville, Michigan and features his 1958 Ford 641.

Christopher Hill’s 1958 Ford 641 at the Mackinac Bridge crossing in St. Ignace, Michigan.

“The 1958 Ford 641 Workmaster was the first tractor that my dad bought to start farming with in 1967. I learned how to drive and work the fields. My mother used the Ford in the field, raking hay up until the day I put it in the barn to start restoring it. It took 2 years to restore and many trips to Steiners for parts to make her show and parade ready. The Ford now has an easy life where it gets many oohs, aahs, smiles and thumbs up.”

Christopher Hill

This photo was chosen as a winner in our photo contest and will be featured in the upcoming 2020 Steiner catalog. Check out the other winning photos here.

1945 Farmall A

This 1945 Farmall A was my first vintage farm tractor. I bought it for $900 in April of 2018. I believe it’s all original. We drove 3 hours to Eastern Connecticut from Cape Cod.

I had it running the night I got it home. The first thing I did was check over the whole tractor. It was running really good but it has been sitting in storage for 20 years. I removed the oil pan. It was full of sludge at the bottom. After changing the oil I replaced the spark plugs, cap, carburetor, and gear oil. Almost half of what drained from the transmission was water. The next part was the muffler that was completely rusted out.

I had it all ready a week before the Fourth of July parade in my town. Not soon after the bearing in the fan pulley seized. Thanks to Steiner Tractor I had the part shipped next day with only 2 days left until the parade. The morning of the day before the parade I received the fan. My Farmall made it through the whole parade and then some without overheating and ran great. Thanks Steiner Tractor

Cody Johnson of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts

July Featured Photo

This month’s featured tractor photo was submitted by Ken Christopherson and features his 1941 JI Case SC Centerline.

Ken Christopherson’s 1941 JI Case SC Centerline with a self-powered hay press sit near the threshing display area at the 2017 Nowthen Threshing Show in Nowthen, Minnesota.

“The tractor was built and test on January 28th, 1941 and shipped to Peavey Elevator Company in Wahpeton, North Dakota on January 29th, 1941. My grandfather, Norman Christopherson, saved this tractor from a salvage yard in the early 1970’s. The tractor was parked and forgotten shortly before he passed in 1993. I rescued the tractor from the woods in 1999 and began restoration at the age of 12. I finished the tractor in 2008 at the age of 22.” said Ken.

Ken has been maintaining a registry for the 1941 Case SC Centerline tractors for about 5 years and currently there are only about 70 documented Case SC Centerlines known to remain.

“The 1941 Case SC Centerline is a rare tractor because of the center-hood exhaust and air intake. Only the first few hundred Case SC’s were produced this way. Shortly after being released, JI Case received visibility complaints and decided to redesign the exhaust to exit the side of the hood.” said Ken.


This photo was chosen as a winner in our photo contest and will be featured in the upcoming 2020 Steiner catalog. Check out the other winning photos here.

Right on Point Tachometer

Note, the replaced tachometer, both in the run and in the off position. It looks just as it should. Everything I’ve done was cosmetic. The tractor itself was mechanically sound and all the “pretty stuff” was purchased from Steiner’s. It looks good for a first time restoration job. My painter, who pushed me to get all the parts said it looked like a Steiner warehouse blew up and lit on it. Not to imply that I am in the same league as your usual restorers, but for me I think it looks great!

Thank you again for all the help from your customer service people.

Dan Sheehan
Monroeville, Indiana

Life With All Our Tractors

I was born and raised here on a 280 acre farm in West Central Wisconsin. My Great Grandfather purchased the farm in 1897. My wife Kathy and I built our home on the Northeast corner of the farm in 1977. We had Case and IH tractors and equipment when I was growing up.

In 1970 I worked on the Loren Young farm and he had Olivers, 880, Super 88 and 77, all diesels. I fell in love with those Olivers and his daughter Kathy. We were married September 1, 1973. We have four children and seven granchildren. My son Scott and I are diesel mechanics by trade, we have a large shop were we work on our old tractors, six of which are sued for antique and farm pulling.

My grandson Xander pulled his Moline U for the first time in Fountain City. He took a 1st and 2nd in his classes. His dad Scott and I were very proud of him. He did a great job for only being 8 years old, but he has lots of hours of practice at home. We had three generations pulling that night.

We have purchased parts from Steiner Tractor Parts over the years. You have an excellent and friendly staff with reasonably priced parts. I also enjoy your catalog. Here are a few photos of some of our collection.

Ed and Kathy Chamberlain
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

A Ford and A Farmall

1951 Ford 8N was my first project over the winter of 2017 and 2018. A friend had ask me for help reinforcing a lean-to. The Ford was parked underneath. I was only going to buy it to park outside as lawn art. Well guess what, I had to see why it wouldn’t turn over. One thing led to another and I was hooked. That’s how I caught the bug for restoring old tractors.

The Farmall 100, belongs to a local farmer. It was the first tractor his Dad bought when they started the farm, back in the 50’s. I did a partial restoration on it in return for a Farmall Super A.

Lonnie Love
Sequim, Washington

1951 Ford 8N
Farmall 100

Farmall M Restoration

This 1951 Farmall M tractor had sat unused for 10 years. Engine was stuck at first, we were able to free it up and get it running. Then we stripped the tractor down and repaired numerous problems. Repainted and reassembled.

Converted to 12 Volt system and put in all new fluids. Tractor had been converted to a 9-speed transmission and added power steering in the past.

Many improvements have been made thanks to Steiner tractor parts. Have driven it in parades and to local antique tractor shows.

Gaylen Anderson
Oakland, Nebraska

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