Your Favorite Tractor
1976 Steiger Panther 320 Series III ST-320
Nov 10, 2009
This tractor was featured for the month of April in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
Looking like the cover of a new sales brochure, it’s 33, and a working model, as tough durable and experienced as Payton Manning. It was purchased from White Farm Equipment, Hamilton, Ill., in the fall of 1976, along with an 8-bottom plow, for $54,000. “We bought it to get work done in a hurry–and it still does,” the owner says. This Steiger is powered by a Cummins V8 903 cu. in. turbo, enough horses to pull a 45’ field cultivator at 6 mph without so much as a hiccup.
Owners: Carolan Brothers
They used to drive it 90 miles between their land in Missouri and Illinois. The cab’s interior smacks of a ‘70s muscle car with a fancy steering wheel and wood veneer dash. Yet the cab’s sound proofing gives 80 to 86 decibels reading, which is considered good even today.
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