A Brief History About STEIGER
The Steiger family, father John with sons Maurice and Douglass, were
farmers in North Dakota. In 1958, they felt a need for a larger tractor
to solve their own farming problems. The father and sons trio
engineered and manufactured one of the first 4-wheel drive agricultural
tractors. The Steigers, using truck parts, designed and built the first
model in their farm shop.
After logging more than 10,000 hours of farm duty, the decision was
made to manufacture and sell these tractors. The first STEIGER
manufacturing facility was a dairy barn near Thief River Falls,
Minnesota. STEIGER Manufacturing was incorporated in 1963 and moved
into larger facilities in Fargo, North Dakota.
The distinctive lime-green STEIGER tractors supported big horsepower -
up to 525 hp - and unique names, like Puma, Bearcat, Cougar, Panther,
Lion and Tiger. Each denoted a specific horsepower class.
In 1986, STEIGER was acquired by J.I. Case. To solidify the family,
both company's 4WD tractor lines were unified in color and name. The
name STEIGER never lost its appeal nor it's popularity.
Free online parts books for Steiger and others now owned by Case/IH can be located here