This month’s lucky winner of a $100 Steiner gift card is Joseph Hiett of Gurnee, Illinois. Our monthly winner is drawn randomly from all of the customers who have added a tractor to their barn while logged into their Steiner account. Congratulations, Joseph!
November’s $25 Steiner gift card winner is Hans Riegner of Arcadia, Indiana. The winner is randomly drawn from all of the parts reviews submitted to us during the month of October. Congratulations, Hans!
The lucky winner of August’s $200 Steiner gift card is Tim Purves of Davisburg, Michigan. Tim has been a subscriber since August 2020 and his favorite tractor is his Case 530CK. Congratulations, Tim!
My tractor is nothing special in the grand world of John Deere’s but it is certainly special to me.
It is a 1948 model M “standard” that was first acquired by my grandfather- Hobart Koontz. As my grandfather had quite a few two-cylinder tractors, most of them were well used while this one fell to the wayside. Over the years it had fallen into a state of disrepair and needed a little attention. My dad (Larry) brought it home when I was about 10 years old and that became my summer project. Together we made all of the necessary repairs and even added some shiny new green paint. For a short time, this one saw a few tractor shows and parades and then settled into a life of small gardening. My dad and I shared a passion for the “putt-putt” tractors and together we have owned models A, H, M, MT, 430, LA, and 1010.
As life happens too often, this little M once again fell into a state of disrepair. My son is now 15 and we have embarked on another journey to restore this little tractor to its former glory. Not nearly the same level as the original task my dad and I took on when I was 10, but still a worthy project for a father and son. I grew up in a very mechanically gifted family and this project will certainly afford me the opportunity to share this same knowledge and passion with my son.
Thanks for providing a great service to the “old tractor” hobby! And thanks for letting me share a little bit about this special little John Deere M.
Clemmons, North Carolina
Each month we randomly select one of our customer reviews to receive a $25 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card. This month’s winner was Greg Koontz. Congratulations Greg, and thank you for purchasing your tractor parts at Steiner.
The lucky winner of June’s $200 Steiner gift card is Robert Reed of Kentucky. Robert has been a subscriber since 2016 and his favorite tractor brand is Case. He is currently working on a Case 530 Dual Range. Congratulations, Robert!
The lucky winner of May’s $200 Steiner gift card is Dale Lambert of Bennett, North Carolina. Dale has been a subscriber since 2020 and his favorite tractor brands are International and John Deere. Congratulations, Dale!
Attached are some older pics of my tractor and the family history that goes along with it. I hope you’re able to use this info. I was going to take some new pics but it was storming this weekend. I have also included a pic I took of the A and a 1948 Farmall H owned by my brother-in-law, both were purchased new in our family, as we loaded to go to a tractor show this month. As you can see, the A is still looking good.Dale Lambert
My tractor is a 1954 Allis Chalmers WD-45. It’s been in our family since the late 1970s or early 1980s (not exactly sure when it was acquired). I use it for planting food plots and general tasks around my 40-acre hunting parcel in Gladwin County, Michigan. It’s definitely an old workhorse!
Darren was our April 2022 monthly review winner, he received a $25 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card. A winner is drawn from all of the reviews submitted to us in the previous month. Congratulations Darren!
1953 Ford Jubilee, with Davis Loader. I have owned this for 21 years! Great little tractor.
About 19 years ago, I completely disassembled and rebuilt everything. It has been fun using it in tractor pulls, putting in lawns, pulling firewood, plowing snow, plowing, and discing. I have the original bucket, but use the bigger one I designed and built.
Scott was our March 2022 monthly review winner, he received a $25 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card. A winner is drawn from all of the reviews submitted to us in the previous month. Congratulations Scott!
The lucky winner of April’s $200 Steiner gift card is Tadd Francis of Faribault, Minnesota. Tadd has been a subscriber since 2015 and his favorite tractor brand is International. Congratulations, Tadd!
The lucky winner of March’s $200 Steiner gift card is Mike Wilkins of Woodford, Virginia. Mike has been a subscriber since 2017 and his favorite tractor brand is Ford. Congratulations, Mike!
Donald Feiner was our February winner of the My Barn monthly drawing. Donald won a $100 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card. Here is Donald’s story.
This might have started with creepy music, but no, there is no audio track here.
I was in a shop getting a little repair work done on a trailer of mine, oddly enough for my modern tractor, when I kind of nosed around and found myself sitting on some silly old tractor. (Probably the most comfortable seat in the shop.) But why my mouth went off and said I would buy it if he got it running, I don’t know.
It took about two weeks and I got this phone call out of the blue, the owner told me he got it running, but it was on only two cylinders. Hmm, I asked him to deliver it, my trailer was away from the house, and when the little clunker got to my place, it was complete, basically, but yep, it was really weak in two cylinders. Chugg, Chugg, but it did get me down the block and back, brakes worked, lights worked, vintage tow bar, ah heck, he was just too cute. I had to. See my profile picture for his first day home.
Then this happened…
I found the Chugging issue in a flat distributor cam lobe and since I was in there anyway, I figured I would take care of some of the loose bits. There are still loose bits, but hey, that’s the fun, right?
He now does silly things like this.
I put it back to work on my property in East Texas and he pulls trailers, digs post holes, tills, brush hogs, pulls a subsoiler, and plenty else just as quick as my more modern tractor, in point of fact, if he had a front loader, I might sell the more modern tractor. Plans include a couple of brothers or sisters for Chugg, at this time I have adopted ‘Trash Panda’ so far, a 39-40 9N model that needs a pile of help, and a late 8N as well that has yet to get a name. Thank you Steiner for the parts I needed to help me put this much fun into my work.
The lucky winner of February’s $200 Steiner gift card is Richard Weimer of New Derry, Pennsylvania. Congratulations, Richard!
The lucky winner of January’s $25 Steiner gift card is Cathy Cunnyngham. The winner is randomly drawn from all of the parts reviews submitted to us in the month of January. Congratulations, Cathy! This is Cathy’s story.
My husband’s uncle bought this John Deere MT new after WWII for $1500 with all the implements and farmed cotton with it. It replaced a team of horses. My husband’s uncle got to the point that he couldn’t drive anymore so I started taking him wherever he needed to go. He said to my husband one day, “I need to do something for her for taking me everywhere. Do you reckon she’d like to have that little MT out in the tractor shed?” My husband said, “Yeah, I think she’d like to have that just fine”. So his uncle gave this MT to me. We also got all of the implements and had it all restored. My husband teases me about the fact that we have $20K invested in a $2K tractor…but I love it and it will always be mine. By the way, my husband grew up on this tractor.
Blue Ridge, Texas
Each month we draw one of our active email subscribers out of a hat and award them a $200 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card.
This month, Walter Ruh of Fayetteville, Tennesse was our winner. We thank you, Walter, for reading our emails and hope you enjoy your gift card.
The picture above is my granddaughter, Emma, helping install a new carburetor I bought from Steiner Tractor parts for my 1955 Ford 850 Tractor. My Steiner Tractor hat is about worn out, so I know that’ll be a purchase for sure. LOL!!
The lucky winner of December’s $200 Steiner gift card is Tracy Chowning from Kansas. She has been a customer of ours since 2020. Congratulations, Tracy!
The lucky winners of November’s $200 Steiner gift card are James and Diane Michael from Pennsylvania. They have been customers of ours since 2018. Congratulations, James and Diane!
The lucky winner of October’s $200 Steiner gift card is Mike Rhymes of Monroe, Louisiana. Congratulations, Mike!
The lucky winner of September’s $200 Steiner gift card is Jeffrey Kahrs of Otis, Colorado. Jeffrey has been a customer with Steiner since 2014 and his favorite tractor brand is Farmall. Congratulations, Jeffrey!
The lucky winner of July’s $200 Steiner gift card is
Jim Olson of Minot, North Dakota. Jim has been a subscriber
since February of 2017. Congratulations, Jim!