My neighbor recently moved back to Chicago and I just couldn’t let him leave without giving his tractor a good home. We made a deal and I fell in love with my first Ford tractor. I could never figure out the paint scheme, as it is opposite of the 8N, grey chassis and red hood. I’ve recently come to discover that it is a 1945 2N and I’m looking to restore it to its former glory. My wife likes the red, but I’m pretty sure it will end up all grey as originally produced…..I guess only time will tell.
August’s featured photo was submitted by Christopher Hill of Otisville, Michigan and features his 1958 Ford 641.
“The 1958 Ford 641 Workmaster was the first tractor that my dad bought to start farming with in 1967. I learned how to drive and work the fields. My mother used the Ford in the field, raking hay up until the day I put it in the barn to start restoring it. It took 2 years to restore and many trips to Steiners for parts to make her show and parade ready. The Ford now has an easy life where it gets many oohs, aahs, smiles and thumbs up.”
This photo was chosen as a winner in our photo contest and will be featured in the upcoming 2020 Steiner catalog. Check out the other winning photos here.
In 2018 we introduced our new delivery program that allows you to choose when you need your tractor parts. This new system proved to be a winner. We have been able to get your order to you in a faster and more affordable way. It also made choosing a delivery option easier.
We are excited to announce that our new delivery program has successfully allowed us to exceed your expected delivery time on our economy and standard delivery options.
In addition to our improved delivery times, we are excited to now offer FREE ECONOMY DELIVERY* in the 48 contiguous states (U.S.) on retail orders of $374.01 or more.
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.
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.
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!
Why wait until Monday? Steiner has cyber savings ALL weekend long!
Shop now and get up to $50 OFF your retail order. Place an order of $179.00 or more and get FREE DELIVERY in the contiguous U.S.
-Valid Thursday, November 22nd through Monday, November 26th at 11:59pm (EST).
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-Premium option not available with free delivery promo.
-No coupon code needed. Discount & free delivery automatically applies at checkout. See below for checkout tips.
Having trouble checking out? We recently deployed our new website and the checkout process has changed a little. A coupon code is no longer needed. Once your subtotal reaches the qualifying amount AND a delivery method is selected, the promotion will apply to your order. If your order qualifies for $5 – $50 off and reaches the minimum for free delivery, both discounts will be combined in the “promotion discount” line. To see the savings, scroll to the bottom of the checkout page and you can see the price breakdown.
If you do not see a discount applied to your order, check the following things.
1. Your subtotal reaches the minimum amount of $25.00 or more.
2. You selected a delivery method. Our old website had the “free delivery” option once a coupon code was entered, but this no longer will be an option as we no longer require a coupon code. You will now need to select a delivery option (economy, standard or truck), and then it will deduct the amount of the delivery option you selected at the bottom of your invoice. (Premium option is not available with the free delivery promotion.)
3. If you are still having difficulties, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our CSR’s will contact you as soon as we are back in the office on Monday, November 26th.
The winner of November’s $200 Steiner gift card is Don Ballweg of Columbus, Nebraska. Don has been a Steiner customer since 2016 and is a fan of Ford tractors. Congratulations, Don! View Previous Winners >>
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We’re hitting the road to join our Mecum Auction friends at their Iowa Premier in Davenport, Iowa November 8th-10th. With over 500 tractors and 800 signs & farm relics available, this is an auction you won’t want to miss!
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