Gene Hopkins of Cottondale, Alabama is the winner of Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc. 40 year anniversary tractor sweepstakes. Gene’s name was drawn from 18,960 entries to win a restored Ford 8N.
Gene took a few days off from his job working for the city to drive up and get his new tractor. Gene, his wife Patti and long time friend Curtis made the trip to Steiner’s over the weekend and arrived at 8:00 am Monday right after we opened for the day. After about an hour of chit chat, a small tour, and loading the tractor Gene and his group headed south trying to miss the next snow storm heading thru Michigan. I received an update from Gene about 20 miles north of Toledo when they came to a standstill on the expressway. Weather permitting they should arrive back in Alabama late Tuesday evening.
Curtis, Gene and Patti
Gene said the 8N “will be used for parades and enjoyment, she will not be a work tractor.” His children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews are just as excited as Gene to get this tractor home. He said they have been coming up with all kinds of ideas of where to take the tractor.
Gene sent these photos to let us know they made it home safely and that the family was enjoying their new ride!
Picture of my 1946 Oliver 60 that my Grandad left me from the farm. I restored it in 1976, also in the picture is my 1949 Oliver 77 gas. I took 4 junk tractors to make one, also put on a loader for snow and dirt work.
My Dad’s 1953 Oliver 77 diesel loaded to go to a tractor show last Summer. I also restored the 77 D in 1999.
My 70 Oliver 1946 simple front that I restored in 2005.
My 1949 Oliver 77 gas with a 1958 model #4 2 row corn picker that I restored in 1997.
My 770 Oliver gas Row Crop 1964 with a 4 row front mounted cultivator.
A picture of several of my Ford garden tractors that I have been restoring for the last several years.
Another picture of the garden tractors, as of today I have 10 Ford garden tractors with different pieces of equipment on each of them. I have another garden tractor that I traded for, coming in a couple months.
Polk City, Iowa
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through Sunday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will reopen Monday, November 27th at 8:00am.
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We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
My Grandson found this Ford 5000 Tractor on a farm next to where he lives. The lady’s husband had passed and she was moving to town, my Grandson saw this tractor setting in their barn so he called his Grandpa to come and buy it and add it to his collection.
It has been setting for the last 10 years but we got it running and brought it home. The motor needs to be overhauled so we will do that next spring and give it some new paint as all the sheet metal looks good, tires are nice too. Looking forward to this project with my Grandson!
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc. is celebrating 40 years of selling New Parts for Old Tractors this year and we want to show our appreciation for helping us hit this milestone by giving away a Ford 8N in our online tractor sweepstakes.
Why the Ford 8N, well we are a Michigan based company and since the Ford 8N also started here we thought we had something in common. The Ford 8N is also having a big anniversary this year, it is officially 70 years since the first 8N rolled of the assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan.
We purchased this little lady in need of some TLC and got her a face lift and some under the hood care. If you think this tractor would look nice in your barn head over to our sweepstakes page or Facebook page and enter now! Sweepstakes ends November 30th, 2017, winner will be announced December 2nd, 2017.
See the before pictures below.
The winner of August’s $200 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card is Steve Lowe of Chilhowie, Virginia. Steve has been a Steiner customer since 2015 and his favorite tractor brand is Ford. Congratulations, Steve!
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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