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Milestone Anniversaries

Milestone Anniversaries

Milestone Anniversaries

Employees were presented with an engraved clock and gift card in appreciation of their commitment to Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc. Please congratulate them on a job well done.

John Craven

John Craven ~ Inventory Control Supervisor ~ March 8th ~ 10 years

Rebecca Thomas ~ Email Marketing Specialist ~ April 1st ~ 10 years

Mandy Woodall ~ Tech. Department Supervisor ~ April 30th ~ 10 years

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anniversary

Amanda Mrva ~ Customer Service Rep ~ May 5th ~ 10 years

May Celebrations

May Celebrations

Birthdays ~

7th – Marvin Tobey

15th – Anthony McMasters

20th – Rachel Allen – 50 years young!

23rd – Jayce Zimmerman – Lucky 21!

27th – Amanda Mrva – Big 40!

Steiner Anniversaries ~

5th – Amanda Mrva – 10 years (Returns)

5th – Michael Mackenzie – 4 years (IT)

5th – Alex Mackenzie – 1 year (Warehouse – Shipping)

6th – Deona Vorhies – 8 years (Administrative Assistant)

16th – Krystle Howell – 7 years (Customer Service)

16th – Jacob Ford – 1 year (Warehouse – Shipping)

20th – Jenny Bradshaw – 22 years (Vice President)

28th – Kasey Meyers – 3 years (Warehouse – Inventory)

28th – Kory Meyers – 3 years (Warehouse – Receiving)

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Tractor Photography Tips

Tractor Photography Tips

Tractor Photography Tips

  • Portrait vs. Landscape
    Due to the layout of our catalog, portrait photos are more likely to be used on the catalog cover.
  • Where’s the Sun?
    Natural light is good, but too much can create shadows that could take attention away from the tractor. The contrast between the light and dark areas could be too much for the standard settings on your camera to automatically adjust. Overcast days are usually the best for most photography.
  • Location, Location, Location!
    Not everyone has access to mountains, fields or a scenic view, but that’s okay! After all, we’re looking for photos of your tractor! You’ve worked hard on your tractor, let it shine! Simply moving your tractor outdoors, parking in front of a barn, or moving it to an open area, etc. can make a huge difference.
  • Avoid Distractions
    We get it, shops and barns attract clutter and aren’t exactly known for being peachy clean and that’s okay. However, backgrounds can be very distracting in a photo. When you’re familiar with a setting it’s easy to look past things that are right in front of you. Take an extra moment to look around and make sure there’s nothing laying around that will take attention away from your tractor.
  • What’s Your Angle?
    Before you start snapping away, take a walk around your tractor and see which angle will offer the best composition. You may be very surprised how different things can look from another viewpoint and with the light coming from a different direction.
  • What’s Old is New
    Whether your tractor is restored, rusty, in use or resting, we look forward to viewing all of your tractor photos! 
  • Looking for inspiration?
    Check out last years winning photos that were featured in our catalog.

Submit your tractor photos now!

April $200 Gift Card Winner

April $200 Gift Card Winner

$200 Gift Card WinnerThe winner of the April $200 Steiner gift card is David Burrier of Frederick, Maryland. David has been a Steiner customer for 3 years and is a fan of International Harvester tractors. Congratulations, David! View Previous Winners

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Restored MM UTI

Restored MM UTI

Restored Tractor

Restored Minneapolis Moline UTI

Originally his dad’s tractor, bought off the line in 1946. Bob’s dad traded it in 1958 for a new tractor.

In 2014 Bob’s bulk fuel man found the tractor about 60 miles from their homestead in South Dakota. Bob went and pulled it from the field, and restored it back to original.

This picture was taken in 2017 completely restored with many STP parts.

After the Restoration

The South Central Threshing Bee located at Braddock, North Dakota is featuring my dad’s once owned Minneapolis Moline UTI tractor in honor of the Minneapolis Moline farm equipment manufacturer this year.  This annual event is scheduled the first weekend after Labor Day.  The attendants paid, right to entry badge will serve as a two day pass to this threshing event which is featuring this unique restored MM-UTI’s picture on the badge.

The SOUTH DAKOTA magazine printed and published at Yankton, South Dakota under the editor-ownership of Bernie Hunoff, is including tractor pictures and a story about the history and accomplishments of this MM-UTI tractor.

Robert Thullner
Herreid, South Dakota

Read other stories about Minneapolis Moline tractors here, and shop for parts for your MM tractor at Steiner Tractor Parts, Inc.

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Coupon Fraud

Coupon Fraud

CouponBe Cautious about Coupon Aggregating Websites

We know that in the world of online sales, everyone is looking for a deal.  Lately a lot of companies have been popping up (most of them originating overseas) and listing coupons or deals for all sorts of different websites.  Recently Steiner Tractor Parts has become a target of some of these coupon aggregator sites and we wanted to take a moment and address this with our customers.

We do not honor the coupons advertised by 3rd party sites without prior authorization.  These sites (like PRMDeal, HotDeal, CouponDeal, DealCove, etc) are not affiliated with Steiner Tractor Parts.   These sites entice you to click “coupon code” so they can track you around the internet and send you advertising.  Our recommendation is to not visit this type of site nor click on their links.  It is not a safe, secure internet practice.

Learn about our Deals

If you want to learn about deals from Steiner Tractor Parts the very best ways are to engage with us directly!

  • Sign up for our emails.  Most of our sales and offers are promoted by email.  BONUS – Active email subscribers are entered to win a monthly $200 STP gift card.
  • Follow us on Facebook.  We promote sales on Facebook including “Social only” sales.

We do not run sales every day, but every day you can take advantage of the H18 offer for a $0.99 hat with a $150 order.

Special Tip

Special Tip for Blog readers – Frequently we run our promotions in the 2nd half of the month.  Watch for sales near holidays or the end of the month when typically we are a bit slower.

If you have any questions about an online coupon please email us at sales@steinertractor.com

Start shopping now at SteinerTractor.com or enjoy our free video tutorials at SteinerTractor.TV

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Four Rivers Career Center

Four Rivers Career Center
Four Rivers Career Center

Andrew Hellmann, Tyler Moore, Kyla Hueffmeier, Allen Shepard, Chris Nowak, Brandon Julius, Zach Jasper, Eli Frost, Alexis Musket, Lucas Hellebusch, David Ley, Nick Dierking and Dan Brinkmann

Four Rivers Career Center Tractor Restoration

We would like to welcome the Four Rivers Career Center to our tractor family. The FRCC will be sharing a new video series to our SteinerTractor.TV channel. The students from Four Rivers Career Center are restoring a 1949 John Deere A, and a 1951 Farmall H. In the first video they outline the criteria to participate in the program then give a little heads up on upcoming projects. Check back to watch the progress as the students complete the restoration on these tractors, and include a few video tips of things they have learned.

How the Program Evolved

I teach Automotive Technology at Four Rivers Career Center (4RCC) in Washington Missouri. We have high school and adult students in our class. I am one of two instructors in the Auto program. At the career center, we have several programs available to students that you could check out on the website if you like. Its an awesome place to get a project built as there are many skilled trades in the building. This is 14 years under my belt as an instructor.

In 2008, I was approached by a friend of mine to see if any students would be interested in rebuilding a motorcycle top to bottom. Since this does not fit in the curriculum, I needed to find a way to fit the project in. I had all summer to think about it and then I decided to try and use the motorcycle for student advantage and mine as well.  This was the starting point of what we call Night Shift at 4RCC.

For student to participate in Night Shift I wanted to set standards that would drive students to achieve higher standards in school that would make them better prepared for the work force when they entered it.

The standards are:

  • 95% Attendance
  • Turn in homework 100% of the time
  • CANNOT fail another class
  • 85% minimum grade in the class at 4RCC
  • Cannot upset the boss (me or any other instructor at 4RCC)
  • Cannot get in trouble with the law
  • Belong to SkillsUSA or FFA
  • Mandatory parent meeting at the beginning

There is no cost to the student to participate. I have been volunteering my time to this program and will continue to as long as my wife allows me to. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 3:30-7 at 4RCC.​ It started as an Auto Tech only class but has evolved into something a lot bigger now. Students are responsible not only for the project at hand but also are required to cook meals at Night Shift as well. This is to help prepare them for college life if they need it… I try to encourage them to prepare healthy meals to break them of the dependence of fast food.

Early projects included motorcycles, cars and pickups. We mainly made routine repairs and some advanced diagnostics that were not possible during the regular schedule of the day. I did notice when the weather would get warmer, student numbers would drop off with these projects. In 2014 we did work on three Peterbilt semi trucks for the ATHS show in Springfield Missouri. I noticed the participation was through the roof! I started that year with 12 and ended with the same 12. That was a signal for me that students want to work on something other than the normal day.

I had brought in a Ford 841 of my cousin’s to repair a failed second gear. I noticed the students REALLY got into the project. Since we were splitting the machine, we decided to paint it. The next year the students took on a 960 Ford and made it a little nicer! In 2015, we decided to go all out and dove into a Massey Ferguson 180 owned since new by my Uncle Jim.

The 180 officially became mine on September 5, 2015. I wanted to refine the 180 and to show-pony status as it was a huge influence on me as a boy. I had the right machine, students, and the time was right to pull the trigger. We almost completely dismantled the 180 to make needed repairs, but took it a step further. All castings are smoothed out to make the tractor look glass smooth. This pushed the students farther than they thought they could go and achieve results and have such a pride in work they can call their own.

All the students can put their hand on a part of the tractor and claim it as their own. They had to remove the part, repair it, refine it, paint it, then install it. As we went on in the project, employers were hiring these students right and left since these students already know how to work and manage themselves in a work setting. It’s funny how an old tractor can build a future for someone…

Night Shift has evolved from just Auto Tech students to district wide and even have some elementary students joining us now. Its purpose is to get those kids on the fence to make good life decisions and provide them with life skills and a sense of pride in knowing you can accomplish something big if your willing to put in the time and effort.

We recently worked on a 1948 Farmall C for the Knights of Columbus Journey For Charity tractor cruise. It was raffled off in September 2017 and proceeds went to local food pantries. It is also highly refined and building character in these students.

Dan Brinkman

Follow Four Rivers Career Center on their Facebook page.

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April Featured Photo

April Featured Photo
April’s featured photo was submitted
by Geoff McGill of Albion, Nebraska.
The tractor pictured is a 1942 John Deere A. “My Grandpa
purchased this tractor when he was a farmer. After he retired
from farming, the tractor was handed down to my dad and sat
in a shed for more than 20 years. In 2016, I decided to start
restoring it.” After alot of hard work, Geoff finished the restoration
and is now looking forward to tractor shows and parade season.
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.

April Celebrations

April Celebrations

Birthdays ~

5th – Michael Mackenzie

9th – Alex Mackenzie – Lucky 21

9th – Dawn Miller

13th – Patti Pierce

16th – Steve Franklin

19th – John Craven

25th – Tricia Morrissey

Steiner Anniversaries ~

1st – Rebecca Thomas – 10 years (eMail Marketing)

9th – Elizabeth Whiting – 17 years (Project Management & Analytics)

13th – Christopher Wright – 1 year (Shipping)

18th – Vicky Roberts – 13 years (Clerical)

23rd – Tricia Morrissey – 17 years (Accounts Receivable)

26th – Steve Franklin – 13 years (Quality Control)

30th – Mandy Woodall – 10 years (Return Dept)

 

 

Curing Kids Cancer

Curing Kids Cancer

Curing Kids Cancer

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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