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August Featured Tractor Photo

“I recently moved to a location with 20 acres. I was in need of a tractor. After meeting new neighbors and friends, I mentioned that I needed a tractor. One of my new friends said he would sell me his tractor and gave me his address where I went to see it.

This picture says it all. The shed was probably being held up by the wisteria growing through every window, wall, and door. Peeking out the front was this amazing find. A 1959 Case, model 210B. The owner drove it in the shed 6 years prior and had not touched it since.

I put it on a trailer and took it home. I put a carburetor kit in it, the 6-volt (positive ground) generator was rebuilt, and a new battery was installed. It started up and continues to run better each day.

It is a wonderful tractor and a rare model. It has power steering, low and high range, and is easy to drive.”

-Lawrence Hodson

A Trip to a Tractor Museum

Last Friday the BF Avery Collectors and Associates gathered in Davison Michigan at the Best Western for their Winter meeting and a day of tractor fun. After the morning meeting the group was picked up in a bus furnished by Steiner Tractor Parts with a first stop in Hadley Michigan at Chuck Schneider’s. Chuck owns one of the biggest Orchard tractor collections in the country, and many neon signs and other collectibles. It was a rare privilege to be invited to see this private collection and hear Chuck’s stories about how he came across these restored tractors.

After the tour at Schneider’s the group loaded back on the bus and headed to Steiner Tractor Parts in Lennon for a quick tour of the warehouse and store, an overview of how things are run and a history of how things began.

It was a great afternoon full of old iron history and stories of these antique tractors. Rows of Orchard, Vineyard and Grove tractors, an aluminum Ford, John Deere, Case, Oliver, McCormick-Deering, Massey Harris, Love Tractor, to the rare 1938 Minneapolis Moline UDLX with and without the cab.

Some more pictures, sent in from Mark Cunningham of the BF Avery Group. Thanks Mark.

Winner of the April $200 STP Gift Card

Chuck Knuth is the winner of our monthly drawing for a $200 Steiner Tractor Parts gift card. Each month we draw a name from our email subscribers. If you are not already on our email list sign up now for your chance. www.steinertractor.com/email-sign-up

2015-April-WinnerHere is a photo of my ’41 JD H before disassembly began.    I inherited it from my father, who didn’t know much of the the tractor’s history.    It ran well but was missing lots of parts after an apparent “functional” rebuild following an accident (big weld across the lower pedestal.)

Can anyone help with this mystery? There’s a layer of dark blue paint under the faded green. Did any come from the factory that way? Or were any painted in company colors? Any information would be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Chuck

1941 Farmall M

I bought this 1941 Farmall M from my neighbor and got it running which didn’t take much. We’re going to use the tractor but we wanted to give it a paint job to make it last another 70 years. So with my other neighbors help and a lot of elbow grease this is the finished product! It was amazing how many parts are available for this old girl! Thanks for the help Mark, Steiner Tractor Parts, Napa for the paint and Tractor Supply.

James Rego
Waddell, Arizona

Exact Reproduction Battery Box for IH Farmall Tractors

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Our IHS3146 battery box with a lid will be your tractor’s delight. You will see the difference in this box that fits IH/Farmall I6, O6, W6 through W9, 600 diesel and 650 diesel series tractors. Enjoy a powder coated finish and rubber bumpers in the lid. View details >>

1960 Case 430

I’ve always liked the color combination of the Case Desert Sunset and Flambeau Red. Growing up on a farm we had a Case 730. A while back I began keeping my eye out for a 30 series tractor to restore. Last winter I found this 1960 430 with a “For Sale” sign sitting along Rt. 460 in Virginia. I started the restoration in November and the completed picture was taken on January 1st of 2015. It would have been finished a little sooner but just as I was beginning to put the sheet metal back on the water pump decided to begin leaking. At least I wasn’t finished putting everything back together! Thanks to Steiner Tractor Parts for their help in providing parts for my restoration.

Thomas Wilson
Boones Mill, Virginia

Repair Video on a Farmall Cub Clutch

Rachel shows you how to replace a clutch in a Farmall Cub tractor. She also shows you how to do an adjustment and goes thru troubleshooting steps. This step by step tractor repair video is one in a series in the “Wrenching with Rachel” series on Steiner Tractor Parts.

Tractor Story – International Super C

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Steiner Tractor Parts was a big help with last years project, a 1953 Super C I fully restored, and hopefully with be with my new project an IH 300U. The Super C has been in the family since the day Kennedy was shot and was submitted in the 2014 DELO TRC and didn’t place. The 300 my Grandma used to drive when she worked on a farm up here in Wisconsin and was bought brand new at the Case IH dealership I now work at and will be submitted in the 2015 National DELO Tractor Restoration Competition.


The pictures are before and afters of the Super C and a before of the 300 

Brandon Anding, 18 years old
Granton, Wisconsin

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