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.
I was born and raised here on a 280 acre farm in West Central Wisconsin. My Great Grandfather purchased the farm in 1897. My wife Kathy and I built our home on the Northeast corner of the farm in 1977. We had Case and IH tractors and equipment when I was growing up.
In 1970 I worked on the Loren Young farm and he had Olivers, 880, Super 88 and 77, all diesels. I fell in love with those Olivers and his daughter Kathy. We were married September 1, 1973. We have four children and seven granchildren. My son Scott and I are diesel mechanics by trade, we have a large shop were we work on our old tractors, six of which are sued for antique and farm pulling.
My grandson Xander pulled his Moline U for the first time in Fountain City. He took a 1st and 2nd in his classes. His dad Scott and I were very proud of him. He did a great job for only being 8 years old, but he has lots of hours of practice at home. We had three generations pulling that night.
We have purchased parts from Steiner Tractor Parts over the years. You have an excellent and friendly staff with reasonably priced parts. I also enjoy your catalog. Here are a few photos of some of our collection.
Ed and Kathy Chamberlain Black River Falls, Wisconsin
1951 Ford 8N was my first project over the winter of 2017 and 2018. A friend had ask me for help reinforcing a lean-to. The Ford was parked underneath. I was only going to buy it to park outside as lawn art. Well guess what, I had to see why it wouldn’t turn over. One thing led to another and I was hooked. That’s how I caught the bug for restoring old tractors.
The Farmall 100, belongs to a local farmer. It was the first tractor his Dad bought when they started the farm, back in the 50’s. I did a partial restoration on it in return for a Farmall Super A.
This 1951 Farmall M tractor had sat unused for 10 years. Engine was stuck at first, we were able to free it up and get it running. Then we stripped the tractor down and repaired numerous problems. Repainted and reassembled.
Converted to 12 Volt system and put in all new fluids. Tractor had been converted to a 9-speed transmission and added power steering in the past.
Many improvements have been made thanks to Steiner tractor parts. Have driven it in parades and to local antique tractor shows.
I bought this 1954 Ford Jubilee 2 years ago and started buying parts for it. In July of 2018 I started to rebuild and paint it, once I started I just couldn’t stop myself. It is my first tractor restoration and it is very addictive. Now I am looking for the next project.
May’s featured photo was submitted by David Batliner and features a Massey Ferguson 1130. It was restored in 1994 and is one of many tractors from David and Joe Batliner’s collection. The mail pouch barn in the background is located in Lanesville, Indiana, home of the Lanesville Heritage Festival.
This photo was chosen as a winner in our annual photo contest and is featured in the 2019 catalog. Click the button below to view all of the winning photos.
The lucky winner of April’s $200 Steiner gift card is Scott Abbott of Cochranton, Pennsylvania. Scott has been a Steiner customer since 2013 and became a subscriber in 2015. His favorite tractor brand is John Deere. Congratulations, Scott!
This month’s featured photo was submitted by Mata Banks of New Tazewell, Tennessee. “Dancing in the hayfield is our John Deere 5410 leading the way and the rake happily following JD’s lead. We call this the East Tennessee Farming Tango.” said Mata.
This photo was chosen as a winner in our annual calendar photo contest and is featured in the 2019 Steiner calendar.
Our customer, Kenneth, in Idaho is doing a complete restoration on an Allis Chalmers B. He’s been purchasing everything to rebuild from Steiner.
Parts to rebuild the Fairbanks Morse magneto, new gauges, a new battery box, carb rebuild, a new steering wheel, various gaskets, eccentric style rear wheel clamps, seat cushions and hardware, muffler and raincap as well as various knobs, caps, cables and boots.
Thanks for being such a loyal customer, Kenneth! We can’t wait to see this project come together. Keep the pictures coming!