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Styled and Unstyled on Allis Chalmers and John Deere

Are you not sure what syled and unstyled term refers to for Allis Chalmers and John Deere tractors?

Let JR show you the quick and easy way to tell.

Unstyled tractors have an exposed radiator (no grille covering the radiator) these were early tractors in the model series.

Styled tractors had a grille covering the radiator, these were the the later tractors in the model series.

Confused on Parts for Ford 2110 & 2120’s?

Here is a breakdown of all the model variations;

There were 3 different ones of each built, here are the variations.

2110 4 cylinder made from 1963-1964, this is a row crop with 134 C.I. gas / 144 C.I. diesel variation of the 2000 4 cylinder series, it has a 4 speed transmission, no PTO, no hydraulics. (Most of the parts for the 700 series fits)

2110 3 cylinder made from 1965 to 1974, this is a LCG tractor (low ground clearance) used for mowing etc. it used a 158 C.I. or 175 C.I. gas / diesel (most of the parts for a 2003 3 cylinder series fit, except rims/ & front axle parts)

2110 4 cylinder 38 HP diesel (138 C.I.) built by Shibaura in Japan from 1983 thru 1986 (this is a stand alone compact tractor that unless we have the part we will need to try to special order parts for)

2120 4 cylinder made from 1963-1964, this is an ‘all purpose’ utility tractor, with 134 C.I. gas / 144 C.I. diesel and adjustable front axle, 5 speed transmission with live PTO (most of the parts for the 661 series fits)

2120 3 cylinder made from 1965 to 1974, this is a ‘highway’ mowing tractor, it used a 158 C.I. or 175 C.I. gas / diesel (parts from the 2000 3 cylinder fits this).

2120 4 cylinder 42 HP diesel (138 C.I.) built by Shibaura in Japan from 1987 thru 2002 (this is a stand alone compact tractor that unless we have the part we will need to try to special order parts for).

(Tractor Data.com shows a slight year difference, my year info is from the New Holland site)

JR Roberts


Is your tractor a Cub, Cub LoBoy or model 154, 184, 185, learn the difference.

Many customers are confused about the differences between the Cub’s and the number series. Use this handy list to help you determine which machine you have.

Cub Tractor








Cub, Cub Loboy:

  • Driver offset to right side
  • Round fenders
  • Steering offset to right side (runs along right side of hood)
  • Gearshift lever left of driver
  • Cast iron frame
  • Round front axle
  • Radiator bolts directly to front support casting (No lower tank)
  • Hydraulics under fuel tank
  • Foot platform offset to right side
  • ‘Rod’ style throttle linkage
  • Headlights attach to front radiator side plates

International 184








154, 184, 185:

  • Driver sits in the middle
  • Channel iron frame rails
  • Cable throttle
  • Flat top square fenders
  • Steering box & steering wheel in center of tractor
  • Cast I beam front axle
  • Driver straddles gear shift lever
  • Radiator does NOT bolt to front support casting it has a separate bottom tank
  • Hydraulics controlled by valves hidden from view
  • Running boards on each side
  • Headlights in front grill



Battery Cable Length Information

QuestionsWe sell a number of battery cables here at Steiner Tractor Parts.   ABC417 It can be difficult to determine which one you need.  We typically list the battery cables by size, but when possible, we also include models of tractors that we know they are suitable for.   ABC401 We have a helpful how to document that also lists the sizes of  cables required for various tractor models.


Carburetor Repair Tips

Our #1 search term on our site is “Zenith Carburetor”, #2 is “Marvel Schebler Carburetor”.  Steiner Tractor Parts sells 263 various carburetor parts including individual carburetor components like the needle and seat, or throttle shaft, to economy, basic and complete carburetor repair kits. We even sell a few complete carburetors.  Finding exactly what you are looking for can be overwhelming, so here are a few tips for how to find parts for your carburetor.

     1)    When searching on our site, try searching for just your carburetor manufacturer number. This     will bring up all of the known components that we sell for your carburetor.
     2)    If you aren’t sure how to find your carburetor manufacturer number, please check out our helpful carburetor diagram. We also are now offering diagrams specific to your manufacturer.
          a.    Carter Carburetor Diagram
          b.    Farmall Carburetor Diagram
          c.    Holley Carburetor Diagram
          d.    Marvel Schebler Carburetor Diagram
          e.    Zenith Bendix Carburetor Diagram
     3)    If you have a TSX Series Carburetor, check out this repair document from Marvel Schebler.
     4)    If you are looking for a float, on the product detail page, or on the how to page, look for a float dimension diagram.  You can compare our dimensions against those of your original float. Here is an example document for the ABC361 Carburetor Float. We have similar information on all of our carb floats.
     5)    If you are looking for hard to find parts for a Carter Carburetor, check out our gasket interchange documents: 
          a.    Carter Gasket Alternate (UT2223S, UT2402S, UT2709S & US2418S w/ Alum Body)
          b.    Carter Gasket Alternate (UT997S)
          c.    Carter Gasket Alternate (UT2612S & UT2257S)
     6)    If you can’t find what you are looking for, and you have a carburetor manufacturer number, then send an email to our technical department and we’ll see if we can locate a kit, or interchange your carb number to one of our existing kits. 

Need more dimensions on a part? Check our website

QuestionsThe print catalog is great. We are very proud of the work we’ve done on our catalog and we know that our customers love to have one in hand. However, space is limited in the catalog, but unlimited online.  In many instances we’ve added additional measurements and dimensions to our website that aren’t found in the catalog.  In addition, many times, we spell out the various tractors that a product fits whereas in the catalog, we have to abbreviate and list year ranges etc.  So, if you find yourself wishing for more information on a part you are looking at in our catalog, we have a few recommendations.

  • Search our site by part number – In most cases this will land you directly at the product detail page. If you are taken to the search results page, you may see information in other tabs, under General or Social or Video.  Take a moment and look at those other tabs, sometimes we will have additional information or details on a part on our blog or in a helpful how to document.
  • Once you are on the product detail page, make sure to read through all of the information. When available, at the bottom of the description, there will be a link to some additional information or to a diagram.  Sometimes the diagrams will contain more detailed measurement information (particularly true in the case of seat components and carburetor floats).
  • If you still aren’t seeing the measurements that you need to determine if a tractor part will fit your machine, then send an email to our customer service department.  We’ll see if we can get the appropriate measurements and then we’ll list them on our site to help out future customers.

How To Install A Water Pump

Questions Here are some tips on installing a water pump from our Technical Department. Hope these help with your next restoration project.


1)    Before installing verify that you have the correct water pump, as there can be different variations made for your tractor.
2)    If the engine is hot, let it cool down and drain the coolant from the radiator and block.
3)    Disconnect and inspect all of the hoses. If cracked or damaged, replace the hoses.
4)    Remove fan blade and pulley if possible.  Take care not to damage the radiator.  On some models, you must leave the fan assembled while the water pump is on the engine.
5)    Remove the old water pump making note of any special length bolt locations.  Check the bolts if they are badly corroded clean or replace them.
6)    With the pump off, clean any sediment and scale from the impeller cavity in the block or head.
7)    Run a thread chaser through the water pump mounting holes in the block or head.
8)    Remove all gasket material from pump mounting surfaces.
9)    If the water pump is equipped with a steel backing plate covering the impeller, check all the mounting screws and bolts to verify that they are tight.  If the pump doesn’t include a plate, take off the old pump plate, clean it and add a new gasket and install it on the new pump.  If the fan and pulley can be installed as an assembly with the pump, bolt the fan and pulley on now.
10)    Coat the gasket with a “tacky” sealant and position on the pump.  If using a silicone style sealant, do not apply an excessive amount as when compressed it could clog up the water passage.
11)    Install new pump on the block or head.  DO NOT FORCE PUMP!  If the pump doesn’t seem to fit, you may not have the impeller opening completely cleaned of rust or scale in the block or head. 
12)    Tighten the mounting bolts gradually and evenly in a staggered sequence to the engine manufacturer’s specifications. These specifications are usually included in an I&T Shop Service manual for your model. 
13)    Reinstall the fan and pulley on the pump (unless it is easier to install the fan with the pump initially). Adjust the belt to the factory tension.  Install the hoses and clamps.
14)    Tighten the drain plugs and fill the radiator with coolant. Check for any leaks.
15)    Install the radiator cap and run the engine until normal operating temperature is reached.  Check for water circulation and leaks.  Remember: NEVER remove a radiator cap when the engine is hot!
16)    Allow the engine to cool down. Remove the radiator cap and top off coolant.

BONUS:  Prolong the life of your new water pump by verifying the following!
A)    Check your fan blade and replace it if it is bent, cracked, has loose rivets or broken welds.  Imbalance in the fan can cause excessive load on the water pump bearing and seal.
B)    Never adjust a fan belt tighter than factory specifications.
C)    Inspect the radiator cap.  If it looks corroded, it is wise to purchase a new one.  If your system is pressurized, a defective cap can cause excessive pressure and damage to the pump seal.

Good luck with your next water pump repair!

Need to order a rim? Check out these helpful hints

 Back Spacing Rims are costly to ship and so mis-orders can be disastrous to the budget on your project.  We try to provide some helpful information on our site to eliminate errors and make ordering rims easier.  First and foremost, make sure you are measuring the rim correctly. We have a video about measuring the rim and we also have a diagram showing how to measure the width.  Take your time, measure twice and order once.  

If you order only one rim, it is VERY important to measure what is on the tractor.  If you get the wrong width, the tractor will sit a bit lopsided.  Also, do not be fooled by dimensions shown on your tire, you still need to measure your rim. The tire manufacturers just list those dimensions as a general guideline.

If you have any concerns about a rim fitting your tractor, please contact our customer service department with your questions prior to placing the order. We would rather help address your concerns before anything has shipped.

V Belt Measurements

IHS134  Our measurements are compiled by using a belt length gauge used by  most auto parts stores. The gauge gives the actual length of the belt. Belt measurements can differ per manufacturer.
Even OEM belts do not match the aftermarket measurements. For example our IHS134 had three variations in length.
It’s always best to measure the old belt on a belt length gauge before ordering a new belt due to all the variations.

Decal Tips & Tricks


Our #2 search term on our site is for “Decals”.  We have over 13 searches for this term every day.  Steiner Tractor Parts sells over 325 different decal sets, so this search term, might not get you very close to what you are looking for.  A few tricks to help you find the decal you are looking for.

  1. Instead of searching for the generic “Decals”, try searching for a more specific term like “Farmall B Decal” or “Ford 8N Decal”.  By including the brand and model in your search you will immediately narrow your results.  
  2. If you do search for “Decals” or any term that generates hundreds of results, try using the refinements on the left side or the drop downs to limit by brand or model. This will help you to narrow your results down.  
  3. Most of our decals will specify whether they are vinyl cut or mylar. We’ve prepared a document detailing the differences between vinyl cut and mylar for people unfamiliar with the terminology. If you are looking at a decal that doesn’t specify, it is a mylar decal.
  4. Perhaps instead of looking for a decal, you are looking for some tips and tricks for how to apply the decals, in that case, check out our decal instructions document.  
  5. If you can’t find the decal you are looking for, or if you would prefer a decal in vinyl cut and we only offer mylar, please send an email to our customer service department.  We can special order thousands of different decals and would be happy to assist you with a quote.