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1954 Allis Chalmers WD45 Tractor

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.

Skip Hammargren
Winnemucca, Nevada

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November Winner of $200 Gift Card

$200 Gift Card WinnerThe 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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Thanksgiving Hours

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!

 

Mecum Auction

Don’t Miss the Auction Action!

We’re hitting the road to join our Mecum Auction friends at their 6th annual Gone Farmin’ Tractor Auction in Davenport, Iowa November 9th-11th. With over 500 tractors available for auction, their biggest premiere yet is one you won’t want to miss!

Enter Our Daily Raffle

Stop by the Steiner table and say hello to Suzette and Craig and enter our raffle for a chance to win a bundle of goodies including a Steiner gift card! 3 winners will be drawn each day.

Free Shipping + $50 Gift Card

Place an order at the auction and get free shipping. If your order is over $250 we’ll throw in a $50 Steiner gift card! Offer is valid on retail orders shipping regular ground in the contiguous United States.

Pickup Your 2018 Catalog

Be one of the first to get your new 2018 Steiner catalog.

Can’t make it to the auction? For the first time ever, the auction will be streamed LIVE! Mecum will stream via Facebook Live on Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm (CT). Tune into RFD-TV from 10:30am – 12:30pm (CT) Saturday for more auction action!

WX Allis-Farmall Skidder

“Before I started to build this skidder I collected parts that I thought I might use on the project. When I got ready to build it I borrowed $4,000 to buy all new parts for the WC Allis engine, all new hydraulic parts and hoses, new tires, steel as needed. The two rear ends are Farmall F12s, I found out afterwards that F12s had six different gear ratios in them so you have to make sure they are the same otherwise you can’t  use it in four wheel drive! The wheels are 28″ from an Allis and I made my own hubs to fit the F12 axles. From the Allis transmission to the F12 drive line there is a #100 roller chain with a one to one ratio that connects the two. I spent six Saturdays and a few evenings building it probably about 200 hours.”

Gerald Sundberg
Duluth, Minnesota

October Featured Photo

“This is my recently restored 1952 Allis Chalmers WD. I won the tractor at an auction at the Le Sueur Minnesota Pioneer Show as a barely running, well-used machine right out of the field. I spent the first year just scraping congealed grease from the frame. The next three years were spent tearing it down into its various components, babying each one. Thanks to encouragement, technical help, and some physical effort from my friends of the Park Rapids, MN Antique Tractor Club, I got “Alice” up and running a year ago. It’s my parade tractor and my pride and joy!”

-Noel Allard

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Northern Antique Power Club 2017 Show

We would like to thank everyone at Steiner Tractor Parts for being a partner in our show. We had our most successful show ever this year. And again this year our pullers and tractor displayers were excited to see the 2017 Steiner Catalog.

I have enclosed a few pictures from our show. We displayed our Steiner banner at our antique tractor pull arena. We had a lot of comments from the pullers about how they loved Steiner’s service and shipping (personally I know that my husband loves to order enough to get the free hat when they are being offered).

Thank you again for your support of our show. The hats, t-shirts, funnels, little bottle opener guys and the candy were, as always, a big hit.

Sincerely,

Charly Baron
Secretary, Northern Nevada Antique Power Club

 

Oakley Show & “Gathering of the Orange”


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

 

Tractor Drive Test for Water Pump

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.

Amazing Allis Collection

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.

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