Steiger a stellar act
From little things big things grow — and this could not be more true for the Steiger dynasty.
The brand has been gaining traction on the world machinery stage for nigh on 60 years, first as the concept of two brothers in Minnesota’s Red Lake Country and later as an extension of Case IH.
The first Steiger, built in 1957 by farmers Douglass and Maurice Steiger, was born of necessity.
The brothers had needed a high-powered, four-wheel drive tractor for their business.
Not finding one that suited their needs on the market, they did what innovative farmers do best — they mucked in and built it themselves — and soon found themselves opening a full-scale manufacturing facility.
Fast-forward to 1986, when the brand caught the attention of machinery heavyweight Case IH, and Steiger tractors soon after started their transformation from their original vivid lime green to the modern red trappings of today.
Case IH Australia New Zealand high horsepower product manager Alyx Selsmeyer said the Steiger name carried with it a proud history of innovation and power.