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Olivers and Some Little Fords


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.

Bruce Youde
Polk City, Iowa

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Thanksgiving Hours

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.

As always, orders can be placed online 24/7 at www.SteinerTractor.com

We hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

Mecum Auction

Don’t Miss the Auction Action!

We’re hitting the road to join our Mecum Auction friends at their 6th annual Gone Farmin’ Tractor Auction in Davenport, Iowa November 9th-11th. With over 500 tractors available for auction, their biggest premiere yet is one you won’t want to miss!

Enter Our Daily Raffle

Stop by the Steiner table and say hello to Suzette and Craig and enter our raffle for a chance to win a bundle of goodies including a Steiner gift card! 3 winners will be drawn each day.

Free Shipping + $50 Gift Card

Place an order at the auction and get free shipping. If your order is over $250 we’ll throw in a $50 Steiner gift card! Offer is valid on retail orders shipping regular ground in the contiguous United States.

Pickup Your 2018 Catalog

Be one of the first to get your new 2018 Steiner catalog.

Can’t make it to the auction? For the first time ever, the auction will be streamed LIVE! Mecum will stream via Facebook Live on Friday from 9:00am – 1:00pm (CT). Tune into RFD-TV from 10:30am – 12:30pm (CT) Saturday for more auction action!

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.

1958 Oliver 770

I got this 1958 Oliver 770 a year ago. It was in rough shape and didn’t run. I had to pull it for two miles with my pickup just to get somewhere to load it. Got it home and got it running just to find the ring gear was out of it. It has been a rough job with a lot of help from my friend Kirk, but it runs good now. I plan to use the tractor to plow snow and brush hog. Now the Oliver’s main job is taking two year old twins my wife babysits on rides. They really like it!

Ely Morris
Bedford, Pennsylvania

Father and Son Restoration of Oliver Row Crop

This is my newly restored 1951 Oliver Row Crop 77. The Oliver 77 was the first tractor my Dad and I each drove as kids on the farm. So naturally we restored this one together. We did it over the summer of 2016. I learned so much from my Dad during the restoration. He’s had Olivers & Whites his whole life and is a walking encyclopedia of them. A few of the highlights of this 77 are power steering, dual hydraulics, and we custom fit flat top fenders from a 1650 to the 77 to add our own touch. We recently purchased an Oliver 770 to restore together, and can’t wait to get started. Father/son time doesn’t get any better!

Dathan Hiemstra
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Pictures of the restoration process.

This Oliver is Back on her Wheels

roger-fast-beforeThis is our 1954 Oliver 77 row crop. We pulled it out of the shed with hardly any usable rubber to pull it two miles home. We spent about two months getting it to run right.

This summer we started on restoring the sheet metal roger-fast-afterand eventually getting to the cast iron. We are missing the front panels hoping on finding two good ones plus a not so rusty rim. We are hoping on getting everything looking new again.

Roger Fast
Butterfield, Minnesota

1966 Oliver Stays Strong

Oliver-931667961966 Oliver 1850 with its “work clothes” on in Northwest Iowa after resting in the barn for the past 12 years. This picture is the day it was moved out of the barn and got a fresh battery and fuel and it started right up as if was just put in the barn the night before. The tractor has been in our family since bought new in 1966. Looking forward to restoring this tractor with my son and daughter someday back to the way it looked when it rolled on to the farm in 1966 and using it in local parades.

Jason Muller

On the Road with Rachel: Michigan’s Largest Tractor Show

Over the weekend I visited the Mid-Michigan Old Gas Tractor Association’s show in Oakley, Michigan. This show is the largest tractor show in Michigan.

All colors of tractors are welcome. Hundreds of tractors were on display. Here are a few highlights:

Everyone can appreciate a nice row of John Deere tractors–Dubuque built tractors as well as new generation tractors.

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I think I saw more pulling tractors at this show than any other tractor show I’ve been to! I wish I could have seen more of them pull but due to my schedule I could only see a handful actually pull.

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I can’t think of a single tractor brand that I didn’t see. Here are a few pictures of the less common brands:
Silver King

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Eagle and Huber (commonly recognized Case and JD tractors between)

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Shepard

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John Blue

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Chamberlain (a first for me)

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A few people were droolling over this perfectly restored Farmall 400:

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I had to chuckle at the exhaust on this tractor

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and the ingenuity of the cab on this tractor.

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It’s always fun to see harvesters like this mounted New Idea corn picker

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and this combine in great original condition.

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Shows are a great opportunity to also see the really old tractors operating, like this Rumley:

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Below are a few more tractor pictures to enjoy:

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If you’re looking for a new show to attend, be sure to add this show to your list next August!