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March Featured Photo

“Government Contract, Glen Canyon
Dam and a Golf Course”

Featured Photo

March’s featured photo was submitted by Judy Kitson. “This tractor is a 1951 UB Minneapolis Moline Industrial version, as can be seen by the dual tires and shifter for forward and reverse. It was made on a US government contract and still has the original government plates. The tractor was used by the bureau in building the Glen Canyon Dam that created Lake Powell. After the dam was built the tractor was purchased by the city of Page, Arizona and used on their golf course. When they finally parked it, it was picked up by Eugene Tucker at the city auction. He has since used it in the Page, Arizona annual tractor pulls in October. He and the tractor can be seen pulling on our website www.PageTractorClub.com in our cover photo. Eugene is one of the founders and the President of the Page Antique Tractor & Machinery Club – EDGE&TA br. 217.”

You can view all of the winning photos from
the 2018 Catalog Photo Contest here.
To see other winning photos that we have previously featured, click here.

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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

 

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.

First State Antique Tractor Club Show

The First State Antique Tractor Club, Inc. held it’s 17th annual show on June 16th & 17th at the Ross Mansion, in Seaford, Delaware.  The featured tractors, this year, were Farmall and International.

There were activities for the entire family that included live music, kid’s pedal tractor pull, flea market, food vendors, ace painting, and crafters. The Delaware State Police had a K-9 demonstration and fingerprinting for child safety. The club awarded  four, $1000.oo scholarships, to graduating students, enrolling in college this fall and studying agriculture. Admission and parking were free.

For additional information, please visit our website: www.firststateantiquetractorclub.com

Thank you to Steiner Tractor Parts for their support, supplying hats, t-shirts and goodie bag items.

Cow Tales for Clubs

Goetze’s Candy, a 127 year old Baltimore based US business, is teaming up with Steiner Tractor Parts and supply a 75 count tub of mini Cow Tales for each of the tractor clubs (up to 400) participating in our club outreach program.  This retail tub can be used for a prize or a game by the clubs, as a giveaway item for exhibitors or guests or for a sweet refreshment at registration or any area of the show.  Last year, Goetze’s Candy also joined in supporting our tractor club outreach program and we are so happy they are on board for another year.

Learn more about Goetze’s Candy Company

Find out where to buy Cow Tales

It’s not too late to sign up for our tractor club outreach. Make sure that only one representative from your club submits a form.  Download the form or see information about our tractor club program.

Don’t forget to look for a few cow tales in your next package from Steiner Tractor Parts!

Tractor Club Questions and Answers

tractor-clubsThank you all for your participation in our Tractor Club Outreach survey.

We received over 1,400 responses and we sent the first 1,000 to reply a free STP calendar!  Let us know how you like the 2017 calendar.

This was one of our first attempts at an online survey, we requested your address for the calendar, but not your phone number or email for easier follow up…oops.  Many people asked questions and we want to address a few of the most common ones.

Q:  I didn’t know you had an outreach program. How do I get more information about it?

A:  You can view details of our 2016 program on our website at:  Tractor Club Program   This page will be updated shortly with downloadable forms and information on the 2017 program.   If you expressed interest in the program on our survey,  one person from each club will receive our letter announcing the program in January. Please coordinate with other club members to avoid confusion and help us streamline the process.  Watch your mailbox!

Q:  I don’t belong to a club (67% of the respondents did not belong to a club).  How do I find one in my area?

A:  We have a club locator here on our blog at: Tractor Club Locator.  If you want your club to be included, sign up for our outreach program or email us at:  tractorclub@steinertractor.com with your club information and request to be added or updated on the locator.

Q:  Where can I find a list of shows that you work with?

A:  We have a tractor show calendar here on our blog at: Tractor Show Calendar. Each of these shows on the calendar received materials for distribution.

 

Q:  Will you come to our show and set up a booth?

A:  We are not equipped to travel to shows with a staff and a booth for selling parts.  We do work with clubs to distribute our catalogs and giveaway items and financially sponsor many shows.  In 2016, we did have staff members travel to several shows for our drone footage, photos and videos.

 

Q:  I requested that you contact me about my show and I haven’t heard back yet.  When will you reach out?

A:  Many people asked us to reach out to them. Thank you!  We are setting our budget and our goals for the 2017 tractor club outreach program in November of 2016.  You will receive a letter about the program in early January. If you have a winter show and need to have a discussion before then, please email us at: tractorclub@steinertractor.com.

 

Q:  I am in a tractor club and we don’t receive catalogs or giveaways from you.  Why not? 

A:  Simply because we don’t know about your club yet!  We are adding all of you that showed interest to receive our mailing in early January.  Thank you for your interest! We look forward to working with you in 2017.

 

We received great feedback that will help us grow the tractor club program in 2017.  We love to hear from new people and look forward to working with everyone again next year.  If you have feedback or questions about the program, please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth at tractorclub@steinertractor.com

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!

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!