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Northern Antique Power Club 2017 Show

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.

Sincerely,

Charly Baron
Secretary, Northern Nevada Antique Power Club

 

Where is our Massey Harris

This was my fathers Massey Harris 30; just after he had gotten it painted. I think this photo is from around 1980. Mechanically it didn’t need anything done but the original paint was pretty much gone. After dad passed in 2007, my mother ended up selling it and the last I knew it was at a small airport in Wisconsin being used to tow small planes around. I regret not buying it from her and would love to find it and bring it home to Iowa.

Vaughn Werning
Fort Dodge, Iowa

Oakley Show & “Gathering of the Orange”


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

 

Tractor Drive Test for Water Pump

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.

Massey Harris 30

This was my fathers Massey Harris 30; just after he had gotten it painted. I think this photo is from around 1980. Mechanically it didn’t need anything done but the original paint was pretty much gone. After dad passed in 2007, my mother ended up selling it and the last I knew it was at a small airport in Wisconsin being used to tow small planes around. I regret not buying it from her and would love to find it and bring it home to Iowa.

Vaughn Werning
Fort Dodge, Iowa

**** Submit your tractor story and photo(s) online or email to info@antiquetractorblog.com, if your story is published on our blog we will send you a free Steiner Tractor Parts hat. 🙂

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1950 Ferguson TO-20

My Grandpa bought this 1950 Ferguson TO-20 brand new. He used it many years on his fruit and stock farm until his death in the early 70s. My father inherited it and used it for various chores such as hauling firewood, plowing the driveway in winter and fitting our rather large garden.

The tractor eventually fell into disarray and was parked in the weeds for the last twenty years. In early 2015, I was diagnosed with Leukemia and needed a project to keep my mind occupied, so I dragged it home and rebuilt it. It runs great and I use it for just about anything on the farm.

Ronald Reigle
Middleport, New York

Featured Tractor Photo

This months featured winner from our 2017 tractor calendar photo contest.

The picture was taken in Chilhowee, Missouri. Our club, CAFMCO hosts a 3 day Fall show each September. This picture is the Massey Harris feature line up. We invite local school groups as well as workshops, veterans, home school groups etc to tour free of charge on Friday of the the show. There are demonstrations of blacksmithing, apple butter, cider, weaving, sorghum making, petting zoo, threshing, bailing, etc. We have antique and classic tractor pulls, kids games, pony pull, and a church service on Sunday.

Leah Daugherty
Holden, Missouri

Massey Puller Leaves a Legacy


This here 1949 44 Massey Harris was built from the ground up from a tractor that went through the Mississippi River Flood of 1993 over in Mier Illinois. I bought it out of a newspaper ad, it was in pieces in a shed. Some of the tractor was still packed full of river sand.

Dad pulling on his 44 Massey Harris.

I was thinking about going into stock car racing as a hobby. But my Dad had another dream for me instead. He worked for a Massey Dealership for nearly 25 years and the love of tractor pulling was always a dream of his. So we took this tractor home and started building the pulling tractor. I pulled it for a few years until I moved away from home then sold it to my Dad and he pulled it up until his passing in May of 2013. Then us kids sold it at his estate sale.

But my younger sisters grew up going to pulls with this tractor and Dad, so we bought it back and I still pull it in our Dad’s memory each and every pull we go to. I still hear a lot of stories from pullers about how my dad could make the Massey Walk The Dog down the track. He always pulled 4500 lb – 6500 lb weight classes with it.

We have also started doing a tractor pull each year in his name for all of the love for

Me pulling at Dad’s memorial tractor pull.

tractors he did over the years plus a Scholarship in his name for at least 1 FFA Student each year.

James Harmon
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Little Grey Fergie Saves the Day

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The little Grey Fergie was one of the most popular tractors in Australia in the 50’s & 60’s. That tractor actually wrote itself into Australian folklore, when local farmers gathered with their tractors during the 1956 floods in the Murray-Dowling river town of Wentworth NWS to save the town. Those little tractors worked around the clock patching levee banks and saved that town from disaster. They appreciated the little grey fergie so much for that effort, the town erected a monument to it, which still stands today.

Neil Granger