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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