Hickory Ridge Farm History
This story is more about a place rather than a tractor. In 1980 a husband and wife decided to have an antique tractor show at their home. Just like any event the first was small but successful. The duo had a unique love and common hobby of antique farm equipment. Together Horrace and Norma Potter owned over 300 pieces! They easily could have shown their own equipment and had an amazing show, but they chose to open it up and share the hobby with other restorers.
Annual tractor show
The annual tractor show went on for 20 years in Milford, Delaware until the Potters hung up their hats in 2000. Now this is where two lives collide. In 1991 on the 10th annual Hickory Ridge Farm Show a 15 year old named Russell Geyer III started showing his own farm equipment. Russell showed equipment and participated in the tractor pull competition. Russell being a part of a farming family loved Hickory Ridge. Horrace taught him how to compete. Russell competed at Hickory Ridge for 4 years.
Purchasing and restoring antique farm equipment
After high school graduation he, like most graduates, joined the working class. In 2014 Russell purchased and restored a tractor his family bought new in 1963 which appeared in his wedding to his wife. In 2015 Russell and his wife began purchasing and restoring antique farm equipment. Again a husband and wife team up to rescue these long forgotten power houses. By 2018 the Geyer’s had 18 tractors. Nothing compared to the Potter’s but its a goal to work towards.
A new legacy
After Norma Davis Potter passed away in 2017 the farm was prepared for a new legacy and going up for sale. Friends of the family connected Russell with the Davis/Potter family and in October 2018 Mr. Geyer purchased Hickory Ridge. Vendors, tractors, and exhaust had not filled the show grounds in 20 years. Children had not ran through the property eating hot dogs. People from surrounding states had not taken in Hickory Ridge’s beauty. Russell remembers the smells, the roar of a tractor pulling a load down the track, the American flag whipping in the wind. Russell and his wife vowed to the family the show would come back to Hickory Ridge.
Hickory Ridge Antique Tractor Club
On November 3rd 2018 the first Hickory Ridge Antique Tractor Club held its meeting. Bylaws and rules were formed, positions were filled, and a sense of pride fell over the 5 members and even 2 junior members in attendance. The club is working hard to have the second Annual Hickory Ridge Antique Tractor Show in August 2019. We are looking for more members, including youth members, more vendors, and more sponsors. The family and club want the show to be just like it was. It was a place where history came alive, festivities were affordable, and memories could be made. Hickory Ridge is back and ready to get the show started!
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January’s featured photo was submitted by John Fleming.
This month’s featured tractor photo was submitted by John Fleming and features his 1950 Co-Op E3 Diesel. “Cockshutt built very few of this model with the diesel engine. Some sources claim only 400 were built. I am still in the early stages of restoration but will be relying on Steiner Tractor to provide many of the parts I will need.” said John.
To view all of 2019 catalog contest winning photos, click here
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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 >>
Curing Kids Cancer
We are proud to join Mecum Auctions in supporting the Curing Kids Cancer organization. Since 2012, Curing Kids Cancer and Mecum Auctions have raised more than $4 million to fund innovative research and treatments for pediatric cancers. This year, Steiner is providing the parts to restore a Farmall tractor that will be auctioned at the 2018 Iowa Premier. All proceeds will benefit Curing Kids Cancer.
For more information about the auction, click here.
Tractor Hat Special
Each year we offer an exclusive tractor hat that can be purchased at a discounted price on qualifying retail orders. 2017 was our 40th anniversary so we wanted to do something special and offered 4 hats, 1 for each decade of selling new parts for old tractors. Did you collect all 4? Here’s your last chance! Get all 4 hats from our flame series for the price of 1 while supplies lasts. During checkout simply enter coupon code 4FLAME and the bundle of hats will automatically be added to your order.
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Our MIS112 tractor calendar is on sale now!
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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.
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