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August Featured Photo

August Featured Photo
August’s featured photo was submitted by Bill Adams. This photo was chosen as a winner in our annual photo contest and will be featured in the 2019 Steiner catalog.

 

Joe Tarbet, a good friend of Bill’s that restored this Oliver 550, helped Bill start collecting and restoring antique tractors. Joe found this Oliver 550 in a very dilapidated condition at a cotton gin yard near Lamesa, Texas. In its last years it had retired from plowing and was used to pull cotton trailers around the gin. Bill watched Joe restore this Oliver 550 and several years later when Joe decided to liquidate his collection, Bill was fortunate to be able to buy it.
To view all of 2019 catalog contest winning photos, click here.

July Featured Photo

July Featured Photo
“An American Classic”
July’s featured photo was submitted in our recent catalog photo contest by Marsha Rhodes. This photo was chosen as the winner of the Photoshop category and will be featured in our upcoming 2019 catalog. To view all of the winning photos, click here.

June $200 Gift Card Winner

June $200 Gift Card Winner

The winner of the June’s $200 Steiner gift card is David Knox Stone
of Colbert, Georgia. David has been a Steiner customer for over 5 years
and has a 1956 John Deere model 70 diesel (pictured).

“I have owned this tractor since 1977. It is original and unrestored, and it is still a working tractor. Our family calls this tractor Big John, as my late brother had a model 420 John Deere we called Little John. Since both the tractor and I are beginning to get on in years, it is about time to begin to dress Big John up a bit. I have already ordered several replacement parts from Steiner Tractor, and I hope to pick up a few more. The Steiner catalog is a great “wish book” for a tractor geek, and the videos you provide online have been helpful on several occasions. They say nothing runs like a Deere, but nobody keeps them running like Steiner.”

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May $200 Gift Card Winner

May $200 Gift Card Winner

The winner of the May’s $200 Steiner gift card is Patrick Volk of Claremont, Illinois. Patrick has been a Steiner customer for over 1 year and his favorite tractor brand is International. Congrats, Patrick! View Previous Winners

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May Featured Photo

May Featured Photo
May’s featured photo was submitted
by Bill Luecke of Kansas.
“On March 1st, 2012 I purchased this Oliver 2150 from Richard Kreger in Jetmore, Kansas. This is 1 of only 14 made in this configuration. The tractor is a Wheatland model with a planetary rear axle, 478ci Hercules engine, 130 horsepower, over/under hydraul-shift and has serial number 209290-657. It was very sound mechanically, but very bad cosmetically. I removed the cab and restored it. I repaired the doors, installed all new glass, replaced all the padding and even got the air conditioning working. I sandblasted everything, primed it with epoxy primer and painted it with PPG Essential polyurethane. I put everything back to original as much as possible. In April of 2014, I finished the restoration.”
View all of the winning photos from the
2018 Catalog Photo Contest here.
To see other winning photos that we have previously featured, click here.

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Steiner Apparel Line

Steiner Apparel Line
New T-Shirts Now Available
We are excited to announce the launch of our new apparel line. We are kicking things off with new exclusive Steiner t-shirts. Designed with a loose fit for the hot summer, our t-shirts are perfect for everyday wear or your next local tractor show. Add a pop of color and rock Steiner gear along with your tractor! Check back soon for more items as we continue to add to our apparel line. View Shirts >>
 

Tractor Photography Tips

Tractor Photography Tips

Tractor Photography Tips

  • Portrait vs. Landscape
    Due to the layout of our catalog, portrait photos are more likely to be used on the catalog cover.
  • Where’s the Sun?
    Natural light is good, but too much can create shadows that could take attention away from the tractor. The contrast between the light and dark areas could be too much for the standard settings on your camera to automatically adjust. Overcast days are usually the best for most photography.
  • Location, Location, Location!
    Not everyone has access to mountains, fields or a scenic view, but that’s okay! After all, we’re looking for photos of your tractor! You’ve worked hard on your tractor, let it shine! Simply moving your tractor outdoors, parking in front of a barn, or moving it to an open area, etc. can make a huge difference.
  • Avoid Distractions
    We get it, shops and barns attract clutter and aren’t exactly known for being peachy clean and that’s okay. However, backgrounds can be very distracting in a photo. When you’re familiar with a setting it’s easy to look past things that are right in front of you. Take an extra moment to look around and make sure there’s nothing laying around that will take attention away from your tractor.
  • What’s Your Angle?
    Before you start snapping away, take a walk around your tractor and see which angle will offer the best composition. You may be very surprised how different things can look from another viewpoint and with the light coming from a different direction.
  • What’s Old is New
    Whether your tractor is restored, rusty, in use or resting, we look forward to viewing all of your tractor photos! 
  • Looking for inspiration?
    Check out last years winning photos that were featured in our catalog.

Submit your tractor photos now!

April $200 Gift Card Winner

April $200 Gift Card Winner

$200 Gift Card WinnerThe winner of the April $200 Steiner gift card is David Burrier of Frederick, Maryland. David has been a Steiner customer for 3 years and is a fan of International Harvester tractors. Congratulations, David! View Previous Winners

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