The holiday cards have started to arrive here at Steiner Tractor Parts and I thought I would share the ones that would appeal to our tractor enthusiast.
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Well it's been roughly a year since I brought home this 1940 Farmall A. I would like to give a great big thanks to all the folks at Steiner for their help in getting me the parts needed. Everyone I talked to was very helpful, in the most professional, courteous way. Keep up the good work.
Also received my new Steiner catalog this week. Kind of makes me want to finish up this tractor and start on another.
Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to let us know you received your catalog. Great pictures! And I love the Farmall mailbox.
I've attached an image of 1 of my tractors driven by a friend at our local Canada Day Parade. This photo ended up in the local newspaper. The chrome stack as well as many other parts (not seen in the photo) came from Steiner Tractor when we refurbished this tractor.
We keep pushing the antique tractor interest at any events we can.
Thanks Ron we love hearing from customers like you!
It’s official, our contest has ended! We received pages and pages of tractor restoration stories and photos from people just like you. After carefully reading each entry we made a selection of our top choices. Each story is a warm example of family, dedication or genuine love for old iron. Begin reading the winning stories by visiting our website. These stories will receive a $50.00 gift card to our store and will appear in our 2012 catalog.
There are many touching stories which did not make the cut due to limited catalog space which deserve honorable mention at the least. We will feature these honorable mention stories on our blog throughout the remainder of the year. In the meantime view all the entries at www.BestAntiqueTractor.com
Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. We really enjoyed your stories and photos!
We will select several
winners to be featured in our catalog, and receive a $50 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card.
The contest is open for participation and will run through Wednesday, June 15, 2011. We will announce the winners on July 4th via our website, e-mail, Facebook© and Twitter™. The winning stories will be featured in our 2012 catalog and will receive bragging rights among antique tractor enthusiasts everywhere!
Submit your story & photo and you will receive an e-mail with a coupon code for a photo mouse pad with your next order at no charge! Use this to proudly display your photo.
This 1947 John Deere was restored by Eugene Keown of Alberta Canada. See the after picture and his story, along with many others at Tractor Stories.
John Jasper shared some pictures with us of the Knights of Columbus Journey for Charity Tractor Cruise on September 12th 2010. The cruise donates 100% of the funds raised to the Franklin County food banks. Last year they raised over $13,000. This year 76 tractors drove the 30 miles from St Clair to Washington Missouri. Last years cruise can be viewed on You Tube.
Congratulations everyone on another safe and succesful cruise!
Don Ellingson and his wife Beth stopped in to pick up a load of parts on the way back to their home in Calgary.
Don is the owner of Tune-Rite Tractor Parts in Alberta Canada. They sell tires, decals and reproduction parts for antique and classic tractors.
In addition to selling parts for old tractors, Don is also an avid collector of
Massey Harris tractors. While in the US on this trip he attended the Massey Harris Expo in Pinckneyville, IL. Maybe some of you met him there!
Tune-Rite Tractor Parts is located at 33080 Rocky Range View, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. If you are located in Western Canada, Don is a valuable resource for ordering your Steiner Tractor Parts. You can call Don at (403) 860-1044, or email at email@example.com
For the Cockshutt section of the 2011 Steiner Tractor Parts catalog contest 19 year old Molly Bradley of Minneapolis Minnesota won with “The Mix” and “Field of Dreams”.
We asked Molly what advice she would give to others and she replied with the following.
Advice I would give to others is-
1. It doesnt matter what other people think of you. (living half mile from downtown Minneapolis with tractors…I get funny looks)
2. Start with one tractor and finish that project before starting more.
3. Pulling is scary when you first start!!!! but when the front end goes up a couple times you start to get used to it and you get to trust yourself to drive correctly and your tractor more!
4. If you need help or something doesnt seem right…ask someone who knows!
5. The people you meet at tractor shows and tractor pulls are some of the nicest most friendly people in this country.
And advice I would give to the older generation that loves tractors…..Get the grandchildren involved!!! It just might be our passion too. Even if we are girls! and tell us your story of farm life.
Read Molly’s restoration story at “Tractor Stories”.
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JR Roberts and Amanda Mrva would like to share the pictures they took at the “Oakley” show this weekend. You can view the “2010 MMOGTA Oakley Show” under our Photo Albums on our blog.
Bought new in April of 1952 with cultivators and single moldboard plow from H.R. Gutshall & Sons, Carlisle PA., at a cost of $1650.00 by my father, Lyman Nester, of Dillsburg PA. York County. The sales agreement was, 27 head of dad’s hogs at $600.00, leaving a balance of $1050.00 to be financed.
This was an excellent addition to our farming experience since at the time we had one other John Deere, a 1948 “B”. This tractor was used primarily for some plowing, disking, and drag harrowing, all planting (corn and small grain), mowing hay and pastures, raking hay, corn stalk shredding, cultivating corn, pulling wagons and field sprayer, and bringing in the cows. One distinct memory I have of this tractor is when I was pulling a 3 section harrow, the tractor front came up and rotated 180 degrees front to back while I was on it. I found myself pinned under it with the engine running. This occurred in the spring of 1958. Dad was also harrowing with the “B” and saw the tractor on its top with me under it. As I remember, it ran for a short time upside down and then gurgled and quit and the muffler began to burn. Dad tried to knock the fire out with his cap……
For the rest of Francis’ story and many others visit Tractor Stories on our website.
This is the picture of the 1950 Farmall I paid $500.00 for and made into a Super M. Thank you for all your help.
For more tractor stories and pictures visit our online album at Tractor Stories.
“This 1951 Farmall “M” is a special part of who I am. As a kid I remember my cousins and I climbing our way to the top of “Grandpas tractor” and shifting gears while we pretended to harvest corn. Years later all the belongings on the farm in Neola, IA were being auctioned off. To my relief I was able to attend the auction and become the proud new owner of this sentimental piece of farming history. Currently the “M” is in the process of restoration. With the help of Steiner Tractor Parts I hope to one day show Grandpa his old tractor completely restored. It’s Just as Grandpa said, “She’s a Honey.”
-I would like to dedicate this photograph to my Grandmother, Sheila Ring. “You will always be an inspiration to me, as you have been before.”
Thank you Neal for your story, and thanks to everyone for all the great photos.
View all the winning entries at 2011 Catalog Photo Winners, and check out the hundreds of great entries at Best Antique Tractor.
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JR Roberts and his wife Vicky attended the Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club 52nd Annual Reunion this weekend and brought back some pictures to share with us. You can view the album 2010 MI Steam Engine & Threshers Club here on our blog.
TODAY is the last day to enter your pictures in the Steiner Antique Tractor Photo Contest at www.bestantiquetractor.com
This is your final opportunity at a chance to have your tractor featured on our catalog cover, website and digital catalog cd cover. Plus win a $500 Steiner gift card. Visit our Contest Rules & Prizes for all the details.
Remember TONIGHT at midnight (EST) the contest will close and the judging will begin. So make sure and get your pictures entered before it is too late.
Last day Saturday July 31st, 2010
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