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Posted February 19, 2012 - 10:53 AM

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 11:14 AM

That's neat.Did DB make those,are were they made for them by someone else?

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I think that they were built by DB, and sold by Sears.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 11:35 AM

They were made by DB, they used the same transmissions as the walk behinds.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 12:05 PM

All the DB riders were built at the factory in Bradley IL, and All DB stuff was sold by Sears though their retail stores. You couldnt buy a Bradley built item without going though a Sears store, as Sears owned 100% of the company. This remained so until 1962, when after presurre from the Feds, Sears tranfered the owner ship of DB to Newark Ohio, which was another partially owned Sears company. Newark Ohio was a company that built walk-behind and tiny ride on lawn mowing equipment, under various house names for other places.

The tranny used in the riders looks similar to a walk-behind, but is completely a differnt casting, and has no mountings to fit the walk-behinds. The closest Tranny to it would be one for the model 135 tractor, but there are no front and rear hitching eyes on the riders.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Those are really neat tractors. I don't see them often.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 12:16 PM

Those are really neat tractors. I don't see them often.


Yes they are fun to work with, i get to see my 11 every day. Someone who's interested in the tractor should ask him what the model # is off the tag. The first 3 yrs of tractors look very similar, and there were 8 differnt ones made 59 to 61, all sharing the same hood and most other features.

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Posted February 19, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Oh man, exactly like the one I used to have, and completely original! I had the deck also. My recoil was gone & just had a rope cup, but otherwise identical. Model 14 Briggs & all. Sure wish that were close enough for me to get. One of these days I'll get another DB like that!




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