This was definitely a barn find. This tractor set in a barn for the past 20 years and had not been started since parked. A friend wanting to clean out his barn offered me the tractor if I could get it started and remove it from his barn. My sons and I cleaned out the fuel system rebuilt the carburetor, changed the oil, plugs, wires, and battery. To our surprise and joy it started right up.
After we completed a victory dance around the tractor we tinkered with the hydraulics and drove it home. In my shop I completely disassembled the project and began rebuilding it one piece at a time. It seemed every Monday I would place an order with Steiner Tractor and when I got into a real bind, which was often, I would ask for Dennis who would walk me thru the problem. This was my first tractor restoration and I don’t believe I would have completed it if it weren’t for Steiner and Dennis.
I started this project in December 2016 and completed it on June 1, 2017. I live in a small agriculture and mining community and have had many folks compliment me on my finished tractor. In my 71 years I’ve painted many things but this tractor had to be the hardest, but I’m proud of the end result.
The winner of November’s $200 Steiner gift card is Gary Hanchett of Brimley, Michigan. Gary has been a Steiner customer since 2016 and is a fan of Allis Chalmers tractors. Congratulations, Gary!
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Steiner Tractor Parts will be closed Thursday, November 23rd
through Sunday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will reopen Monday, November 27th at 8:00am.
As always, orders can be placed online 24/7 at www.SteinerTractor.com
We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
We’re hitting the road and heading to the largest gas tractor show in Michigan. This year they also have the honor of hosting the National Allis Chalmers “Gathering of the Orange” show. With four days of jam-packed fun, this show is one you won’t want to miss.
Stop by our table and pick up a copy of our 2017 catalog, or come visit us at our store in Lennon, less than 25 miles away.
Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor’s 43rd Annual Show
“Gathering of the Orange”
August 17th – 20th, 2017
-Tractor Pulls -Small Engines -Threshing -Steam Engines
-Machine Shop -Arts & Crafts -Tinsmith -Cross Cut Saw
-Crop Demos -Broom Making -Quilting -Flea Market
-Kids Crafts -Petting Zoo -Drag Saw -Shingle Mill
-Rock Crushing -Wood Working -Baling -Grist Mill
-Dynamometers -Souvenir Shack -Gang Saw -Blacksmith
-Handle Mill -Veneer Mill -Saw Mill -Engine Barn
-Food Vendors -Daily Parade -Fireworks -Tractor Raffle
-Basket Making -Wool Spinning -Live Bands -Bingo
For more details, please view our event page or www.MMOGTA.org
Bret Weikert was heading out on the Tractor Relay Across Nebraska but before he left he needed a new water pump for his Farmall M. Bret spoke with our tech Dennis and he sold him on our newly designed IHS189. After completing the 9 day, 500 mile drive Bret emailed us with his story and pictures.
Just a recap I purchased one of your newly redesigned water pumps for a Farmall M. It has worked flawlessly with no leaks or issues. It was very easy to install even with the radiator still in place. Took my dad and I around 45 minutes. No complaints here and I may have even sold a few other guys on our tractor drive on purchasing them from you too.
The ride I went on was the Tractor Relay Across Nebraska. It was 9 days and somewhere between 400-500 miles long. Steiner was a sponsor for part of the ride and I thank you for that sponsorship. We also raise money for Operation Comfort Warriors along our trip and that is something the relay has been doing for 4 or 5 years now.
For more information you can check out the club’s Facebook page.
Join our friends at Mecum Gone Farmin’ July 14-15th, 2017 in Renfrew, Ontario Canada where more then 300 tractors and 100 parts will be auctioned off.
Get a look at the worlds largest Allis Chalmers collection featuring virtually every model built in the company’s 70 years of producing tractors. George Nesbitt’s collection is truly a walk through Allis Chalmers history.
And while you are there grab a free Steiner Tractor Parts catalog!
For more details visit the Gone Farmin’ site.
For a look at the online book click here.