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
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 dad purchased this 1957 861 Powermaster Tractor in 2013. We decided to turn it into a father-son restoration project. Fortunately, the original tractor was in good shape body wise; our goal was to bring the old tractor back to its glorious state. We completely took apart the tractor piece by piece to restore it.
After several months of late hours, the project was completed. We took pictures throughout the process to see before and after pictures. The end result was a true project to be proud of. The tractor is used regularly now on both of our properties and is something that can be handed down from generation to generation.
Our tough, new LED lamps provide additional lighting without overloading your existing electrical system. ABC3696 and IHS3698 work on both 6-volt and 12-volt applications. ABC3696 fits FDS177, FDS192, FDS193 and FDS213 housings. IHS3698 fits our IHS463 lights. These sealed beam lamps are also designed to fit the OEM lights. View our website for a full list of applications.
- Draws less amps than the original light
- Scratch resistant lens
- Rated at 50,000 hours lifetime
- Lamps have a heavy die cast body with integral heat sink fins
- Provides a brighter, whiter light to enhance visibility and safety
My Dad purchased this 1955 Ford 860 tractor with a 2 bottom 16 inch Economy Plow in the Spring of 1955. When the tractor was delivered to the farm, I was the first to drive it in the field pulling a disk over plowed ground. The sales agent rode along telling me the tractor was much more powerful than the Ferguson Dad traded in and to be careful. I was thirteen at the time.
I spent many hours in the seat of this tractor plowing and discing. Dad used the tractor to pull an International Harvester bailer, Minneapolis Moline combine, New Idea corn picker, bush hog, and other implements. We raised chickens in two buildings and Dad used the tractor with a front loader to clean out the buildings. After 27 years of use, I purchased the tractor at my parents farm sale thinking at the time I would need the tractor to manage small acreage my wife and I thought we might purchase for our next home. The property purchase never happened and I used the tractor around the area mowing, grading, and hauling wood.
In 1994 immediately after I retired from teaching, I took the hood and fenders off the tractor to begin a restoration. I drained the radiator and gasoline tank but soon was re-employed in a second career and stopped working on the tractor until the spring of 2014 when I arranged for a body shop to paint the hood, new fenders, new front wheels, and rear wheels. I purchased new rear rims and had new tires mounted to the rims and newly painted front wheels. With the tractor mobile, I pulled it up onto a trailer and hauled it to a body shop to have the chassis painted. I then spent the summer of 2016 reassembling the tractor using new parts to replace worn out parts. Finally on July 28, 2016, I started the tractor engine for the first time in 22 years. I had a neighbor grind the valves as the only change to the engine. Dad had the engine overhauled in the late 70’s or early 80’s and used the tractor as a utility tractor only since he had larger tractors for field work. The engine runs and sounds as good as new. Recently, I took the tractor on a cruise to a neighbors farm to borrow an implement to use on my garden area. After driving to and from this farm and working the garden area, a small leak started in the front of the gasoline tank where a bracket is welded. Knowing I could have the tank repaired, but finding a new tank online, I chose to purchase a new tank. After the new tank is installed, I will clean and wax the gray parts and clean the chassis to get the tractor ready for shows in our area the summer of 2017.
Jeffrey Knapp of Brockport, New York is our February winner of a $200 STP gift card. Jeffrey has been a Steiner customer since 2015 and his favorite brand is Ford. Congratulations Jeffrey!
Winning is easy, we draw one name each month from our email list. Then we contact our winner and get that $200 STP gift card on it’s way!
See some of Jeffreys pictures below.
Ford 8N – Before
I bought this Ford tractor for $800 in the Fall of 2015. It came with tire chains, a PTO belt pully, a rear blade and a 3 point boom, what a deal. It ran but needed restoring, just got done on October 8th, Saturday morning at 8:30 am. I drove it in a parade at noon that day and got 1st place.
Ford 8N – After
Another project below. This little pulling tractor has a 9″ Ford rear end, they use them in stock cars as they are darn near indestructible. Skid steer tires in the back, donut tires in the front and best of all it is garnished with a 1963 195 cid Pontiac slant four engine. This little one looks like a chopped 8N Ford.
I have begun restoring my father’s 1951 Ford 8N. He bought this in 1975 for $600 and used it around his small farm after his retirement. He passed away in 1997, and the tractor sat unused in our barn in Lafayette County, Mississippi until two years ago. I had a friend haul it to Shannon, Mississippi where John Ivy completely rebuilt the engine for me. Now I am cleaning and stripping old dirt and peeling paint and repainting. It runs better than ever, and I’ve used our old Bush Hog to mow our pasture.