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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:03 PM

First 1959 DB Suburban from left to right (hopfully it will be right) the last being 1965 when Sears removed the David Bradley name compleatly and stopped using the 917 no in the model numbers.

* Mods can delet this first post if you want, it mixed up the GTs and years *

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:04 PM

Ok, let's try it this way,
1959 :

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:05 PM

1961 :

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:06 PM

1962 ;

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:06 PM

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:07 PM

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:08 PM

And the last one, 1965 :
Sears dropped the DB name and model no 917 after 65.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:48 PM

And a GIANT thank you!!

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:01 PM

If you know the serial #s, it was 60601 or 60602. The manual is for those 2 models.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 09:30 PM

Was you able to find the manual for it ?

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 01:55 AM

Well you got a pretty good start on the tractors, but a few incorrect things. I have been doing the early suburbans for 12-15 yrs and i havent learned it all yet.

We should start atthe beginning, withthe models. There are 21 differnt models of tractors built between 58 and 65. They all used briggs engines, but one model which has a BKN wisconsin. The orginal tested and company photograghed tractor also had a wisconsin, but that one never made it out the door past testing. Tractor testing was done at an orange farm in FL , then the tractors came back to Bradley to be taken apart and checked for wearing items. The first 3 yrs of tractors are nugget gold and electric blue, after that they are all Seaton blue and Artic white.

This is how the model number break down:
601-602 ....1959
613-614.....1960
616-617-618-619....1961
622-623-624....1962
628-629-630.....1963
633-634-637......1964
644-645-646-647......1965

The 619 tractor is know as the Suburban 7, and is the only one to use a BKN engine.
622 is either the last 61' or the first 62' and is the first one painted to the new colors.
618 is the only oval hood to have a flat faced two part hood with NO DB emblam on the front.
618 and 622 are the only two tractor with the word "special" on the hood
All the early models used the 5.75 briggs engine of differnt model numbers.
All 725 tractors used a model 19 briggs.
All 600 tractors used a 6hp engine which was just an upgraded 5.75
Only the 59 models used an air vane governer.

I know a lot more items but this post is getting long.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 07:48 AM

I was hoping you would jump in, you know all of the Suburbans, i posted all the basic model from 59 to 65 to give him a good start.

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 11:29 AM

I thought the 600's used the Tecumseh H60 like the walkers did?

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Posted March 22, 2012 - 11:45 AM

I thought the 600's used the Tecumseh H60 like the walkers did?


Well yes that where they get goofy, the 647 did use the tec h60, and the 637, another 600, has been reported to use it, but i dont have a 637, and the manual says it hada briggs. I dont have the last 4 tractors, and they were the one that were supposed to have the tec engines. I only have 11 of the 21 here, with the 634 being my newest one. I've looked at the last two built and they both had tec engines.




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