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“Like Father, Like Son – The Work Must be Done”
November’s featured photo was submitted by Danielle Jeardoe of Glen Elder, Kansas. “Like father, like son – the work must be done. This is my son Colton driving his New Holland pedal tractor, pulling a homemade swather made by his dad, Kip. Kip was finishing the nightly feeding of our cows with our Case International 7130 Magnum tractor.” Danielle’s photo will be featured in our 2018 catalog.
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.
Secretary, Northern Nevada Antique Power Club
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
“I recently moved to a location with 20 acres. I was in need of a tractor. After meeting new neighbors and friends, I mentioned that I needed a tractor. One of my new friends said he would sell me his tractor and gave me his address where I went to see it.
This picture says it all. The shed was probably being held up by the wisteria growing through every window, wall, and door. Peeking out the front was this amazing find. A 1959 Case, model 210B. The owner drove it in the shed 6 years prior and had not touched it since.
I put it on a trailer and took it home. I put a carburetor kit in it, the 6-volt (positive ground) generator was rebuilt, and a new battery was installed. It started up and continues to run better each day.
It is a wonderful tractor and a rare model. It has power steering, low and high range, and is easy to drive.”
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.
My Case 300 series 311 was purchased by my grandfather in 1957. It was used on his farm for everything from tobacco, corn, hay, logging, and everything in between. It was a real work horse. I actually learned to drive on this tractor and when my grandfather passed away, it was given to my Dad. My Dad continued to use it, but it was getting to look a little “old.” I asked Dad if he would let me have the tractor to restore. He agreed and I had it restored a few years ago.
My Dad was amazed and said it looked just like he remembered when my grandfather brought it to the farm. My plans are to keep this tractor and one day pass it on to my son so it can continue to be enjoyed.
Morris W. Farris
Best we can tell this Case VAI was originally painted blue and used by the USAF to cut grass along runways, but not sure where. It was acquired as war surplus by the UGA Agricultural Experiment Station where it was used to mow peach orchards until my parents bough it in the mid 1960’s for scrap metal price of $25. It had a side mounted Michigan Highway mower.
I acquired it in 2002 when my dad passed away. I had to add a new head gasket a few years after I bought it, and it currently needs a new distributor since the one it has is obsolete and the cap is cracked.
I hope to get the time and money to get her running and refurbished soon.
Locust Grove, Georgia
My dad and I purchased this tractor when I returned from the Army in 1965. It was in a fence row and a rust bucket. Engine was frozen. I brushed the paint on that we had available in the shop. After a complete overhaul, it was used on a brush hog for years and then parked in a shed. I pulled it out two years ago, but health issues delayed restoration until now. Hopefully it will be wearing new paint for the Christmas parade this winter. It is a Case model S, built in 1943, according to the serial number, 16 hp on the drawbar. It will go to my grandsons at some point. My wife thinks its cute.
Charles G Campbell
Here’s a new road trip destination: a tour of the Case IH factory!
I visited the Case IH factory in Racine, Wisconsin when I was nearby at the Red Power Round-Up. What an adventure!
The Magnum Series Case IH tractors are manufactured at the Racine facility. Here’s a picture of me with our friendly and super-informative tour guide, Peter.
I visited the plant along with my friends Wild Bill (Bill Anderson), Victor, and my dad. We were able to take pictures outside of the plant, but once we passed through the visitor’s center and onto the factory floor pictures were no longer allowed.
Inside the plant, we got a firsthand look at the assembly line. It was really fun to see all the parts come together to form a brand new Case IH or New Holland tractor!
This tour is a great experience for both IH enthusiasts and the general public. You don’t have to be a big tractor person like I am to appreciate the tour, so bring all of your friends!
The best part about the tour: it’s absolutely FREE! Wow! Tours must be scheduled in advance, and visitors must be at least 14 years old.
My tour was at the Racine, Wisconsin facility. Tours are also available at the Grand Island, Nebraska manufacturing facility (where they make Case combines) and at the Fargo, North Dakota plant (Case IH Steiger tractors). To get all the details, visit the tours page on the Case IH website.