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Curing Kids Cancer
We are proud to join Mecum Auctions in supporting the Curing Kids Cancer organization. Since 2012, Curing Kids Cancer and Mecum Auctions have raised more than $4 million to fund innovative research and treatments for pediatric cancers. This year, Steiner is providing the parts to restore a Farmall tractor that will be auctioned at the 2018 Iowa Premier. All proceeds will benefit Curing Kids Cancer.
For more information about the auction, click here.

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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!

Tractor Auction in Harrisburg!

We will be joining our Mecum Auction friends at the Gone Farmin’ tractor auction in Harrisburg Pennsylvania  on August 5th.

Stop by our table and pick up a free 2017 catalog or quarterly magazine. Place your order at the auction and receive free shipping. If your retail order is over $250 (excluding tax) we’ll throw in a $50 Steiner gift card!

For more details on the auction visit www.Mecum.com

Offer valid for retail orders shipping regular ground in the contiguous U.S.
Orders must be placed at the auction.

Don’t forget to ask for a free coozie and see what is special behind the tag.

Are you ready for the Auction?

We will be joining our Mecum Auction friends at the Gone Farmin’ tractor auction in Davenport Iowa on March 31st and April 1st.

Stop by our table and pick up a free 2017 catalog or quarterly magazine. Place your order at the auction and receive free shipping. If your order is over $250 (excluding tax) we’ll throw in a $50 Steiner gift card!

For more details on the auction visit www.Mecum.com

Offer valid for retail orders shipping regular ground in the contiguous U.S.
Orders must be placed at the auction.

Don’t forget to ask for a free coozie and see what is special behind the tag.

John Deere Lanz Tractors

Here’s a cool find: a German-made John Deere tractor!

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John Deere exported American-made tractors all over the world. After World War 2, the company was ready to make a big jump forward in their overseas sales. They quickly learned that imported tractors were too expensive to compete in overseas markets. If John Deere was going to become popular overseas, the best way to grow would be to manufacture the tractors overseas too.
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In 1955, John Deere sent a representative to negotiate the purchase of a controlling interest in the German Heinrich Lanz AG tractor and harvester company. The Lanz tractor company was well-known in Germany. Their Bulldog tractor was incredibly popular, with more than 220,000 produced over a 40-year span. Even today, Germans will sometimes use the word “bulldog” to refer to any tractor.
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By 1955, however, the Bulldog model was 25 years old. The market was ready for an upgrade, and war-torn Europe was ripe for American investment.
It took 5 years for John Deere’s new German factory to get up to speed. Huge changes were made to the product line, culminating in the 1960 release of the John Deere-Lanz 500 and the similar John Deere-Lanz 300. These tractors were the first John Deere designs made in Europe. The tractors are similar to the John Deere 3010, but they are not an exact copy. They were designed specifically for the European market, taking into account parts availability, common European designs, and the needs of European farmers.
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These tractors were very successful in Europe. John Deere soon set up manufacturing facilities in France to supply the German operation. Before long, John Deere was replicating this strategy worldwide. One year after the John Deere-Lanz 500 was introduced, John Deere had operations running in 6 countries (including the US).
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It’s rare to find JD-Lanz tractors here in the United States. Parts are difficult to find, making them a real challenge to restore. The one shown in these photographs was at a local Mecum auction in June 2016. What a neat treasure!
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Tractor Club Support

 

2016-tractor-show-statsThis Summer, Steiner Tractor Parts supplied materials to over 325 tractor clubs across the United States.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to be involved with so many great tractor shows and look forward to helping keep the old iron tradition alive.

Take a look at our infographic to the left to see a break down for this year.

If you have a tractor club that would like our help go to our tractor club page for more information and an application for the 2017 show season. Items are given on a first come basis so make sure to get your form submitted early.

Check out some footage that Suzette took while traveling to some tractor shows throughout the midwest. More videos coming soon!

See you at the Auction!

Mecum-ShorewoodHave you made plans to attend the Mecum tractor auction in Shorewood Illinois? 175 tractors are up for auction, including the Wayne Greenwood collection.

The auction preview will take place Friday August 5th from 12-6 pm. The auction will start on Saturday at 9 am beginning with memorabilia, then tractors.

Stop by the Steiner Tractor Parts table for a free catalog and say hello!

For more auction details visit Mecum Gone Farmin’

Massey Harris 44 Orchard and Vineyard Models

Check out these pristine Massey Harris 44 Vineyard and Orchard tractors!

These tractors were a part of the Charles Schneider collection (sold by Mecum Auctions earlier this summer). I got to check out these pristine restorations on sale day, and I sure was impressed! I’ve seen lots of MH 44 tractors (it is, after all, the most popular model Massey Harris produced), but I’ve never seen anything like this up close and in person.

These tractors are equipped with a regular MH 44 engine and have many unique features. Both models are equipped with a hand clutch. There are no hydraulics, or place for a belt pulley.

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The ultra-rare Vineyard tractor is one of just 30 tractors manufactured. It was produced in 1950. Only 2 tractors of this model are known to be restored today. The tractor sold for $14,500.

With so few Vineyard tractors in existance, details on this model are sketchy. I’ve read (but haven’t confirmed) that the very narrow rear axles proved problematic for the company, eventually resulting in a massive recall of the Vineyard model and a stop in production.

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The Orchard version of the same tractor was produced for two years (1950 and 1951). It is also very rare, although not quite as uncommon as the Vineyard model. Approximately 150 Orchard tractors were produced. This tractor’s high bid was $13,500, which did not meet the seller’s reserve.

What a neat pair of Massey Harris tractors!

Wallis and Tractor Love

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Last Thursday we had some visitors passing thru on their way back home to Indiana. Tom Atkins, Richard Singer, Craig Hoffman and George Lucy were in the area all week making sure all the tractors were running smooth in the Charles Schneider collection that will be auctioned off in June by Mecum Gone Farmin’ Auctions.

Tom was hauling a few tractors that got employees here at Steiners’ to run out and take a look. The Wallis and Love tractors are something we don’t see everyday around here.

Extraordinary auction to take place in Lapeer Michigan

As a premiere sponsor of Mecum Gone Farmin’ we are very excited for the upcoming tractor auction in our own backyard. The Charles Schneider collection will be auctioned off in Lapeer, only 30 miles from Steiner Tractor Parts. For all the details on this upcoming auction check out the press release by Mecum Auctions below.
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Gone Farmin’ To Offer Extraordinary Collection Of Rare Orchard, Grove and Vineyard Tractors

More than 100 tractors to be offered June 4 at Gone Farmin’s inaugural on-site auction

Walworth, Wis. – April 13, 2016 – An exceptional group of some of the most unique and rare tractors in the world will be offered Saturday, June 4 at the Charles Schneider Estate in Lapeer, Michigan. This high-caliber assemblage of more than 100 tractors is recognized as the world’s largest orchard, vineyard and grove collection. Schneider also has a strong interest in American and European finely detailed streamlined tractors. This will be the first time that the Mecum Auctions Gone Farmin’ division has conducted an auction entirely from a collector’s private storage and display space.
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Two distinctive tractors to emerge from this notable collection are the 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UTOX (Lot S1) and the 1938 Minneapolis-Moline UDLX (Lot S2). It is immensely rare to see one of these tractors at an auction, and to have both offered at one auction is extraordinary. There were only 26 UTOXs built and very few are known to still exist. This tractor is the first one known to be offered at public auction.
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Other high-profile tractors in Schneider’s collection include the Plymouth Orchard, which is the only orchard model of the 214 known. Another main attraction is the Sheppard Diesel SDO-3, one of two known survivors—a model of which only 12 were produced.Parrett OrchardMassey-Harris 44 Orchard and Ford 9N with an aluminum hood, as well as a fine collection of more than 250 signs, clocks, farm relics and collectibles will also be offered at this event.
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“We’re pleased to offer this impressive collection on-site at the Schneider Estate,” notes Dan Mecum, president and founder of Mecum Auctions’ Gone Farmin’ division. “It’s an honor to conduct an auction of this magnitude directly from the home property of our consignor. Some of these rare tractors rarely surface to auction, and we’re excited to be a part of this great offering.”

The Michigan country estate of Charles Schneider will also be offered on June 4 at 12:30 p.m. This estate is comprised of 40 acres that includes a 5,000-square-foot home with a five-car heated garage topped by a spacious 1,780-square-foot second-floor guest suite. There is also a 20-foot by 40-foot in-ground swimming pool, renovated two-story heated round-roof barn and several additional heated storage buildings. An additional 200-acres is also available.

The auction is open to buyers and spectators with complimentary general admission. Bidder registration is $25. A bidder badge is required to gain seating access to the auction area. Doors open June 4 at 7 a.m. An auction preview day will be held June 3 from 3-6 p.m.

For more information about this event, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

About Mecum Auctions
The Mecum Auction Company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year. Headquartered in Walworth, Wis., Mecum Auctions is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle and Road Art sales. In 2010, Dan Mecum launched the Gone Farmin’ tractor division within the company and has since grown it into a thriving venture now offering four auctions each year. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Schedule:
The Charles Schneider Estate
2681 Hadley Road
Lapeer, MI 48446
June 4, 2016
Admission: Complimentary//Bidder Registration: $25 – a bidder badge is required to gain access to the auction seating area
Preview: Friday, June 3 – 3-6 p.m.
Auction: Signs, farm relics, collectibles begin at 9 a.m.//Estate auction begins at 12:30 p.m.//Tractors begin at 1 p.m.