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Posted July 18, 2012 - 04:38 PM

Scott will be licking his wrenches when he sees this! :smilewink:

My buddy at Bush Hog corporation emailed me that the company was looking to sell all the remaining stock of used parts they had bought during their D4-10 factory restoration. Things have been less than great here lately, and I almost passed on the opportunity to get them. But he also said I'd get a personal tour of the factory in Selma, AL, so that got me off the fence, and I will leave out in the wee hours Friday morning so we can get there before the line shuts down(for the day). Will take pics!
Here are the pics of the stash. Some parts may appear in more than one pic.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 04:46 PM

Looks like some great Stuff!
As rare as these Bush Hog parts are, you cant afford to not buy them.
Have a safe trip, Looking forward to seeing the pictures!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 04:49 PM

You lucky Duck.
Looks like almost enough there to build a tractor.
2 rear ends?
Motor?
Tin
tires.

Save those Bush Hog boxes.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Daniel, looks like a great score on parts. Glad you're getting the chance to get them and the tour. Have a great time!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:07 PM

I'd have to fold some of the boxes, as all this needs to stuff in the back of the Cherokee with the back seat folded. Way easier if I don't have to pull a trailer, and less expensive for gasoline! It's gonna be full though!
Will....yes, an entire tractor there! Maybe missing one front & one rear rim, but I have those here already. And the trans taken apart has the HARD to find sliding cluster gear! Now I can actually use one of these tractors being I'll have a spare cluster if I need it!

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:31 PM

Did they restore the D4-10 or did they just build another tractor? Like Will, I also noticed the amount of parts there. Have a safe trip and I can't wait to see the pics!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Ryan, I did an article on their restoration. You can find it here: http://gardentractor...-10-restore-r21
They bought a lot of extra parts to be sure they had all bases covered. I am glad they did! :dancingbanana:

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Sounds like a great score, Daniel! I'm sure will be treated to more pics when you return. Be safe!
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Ryan, I did an article on their restoration. You can find it here: http://gardentractor...-10-restore-r21
They bought a lot of extra parts to be sure they had all bases covered. I am glad they did! :dancingbanana:


I have read that article a few times, and looked at the pics many more times! LOL! They did an amazing restoration on the tractor.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Looks like a great deal Daniel. Did you get any rain after we left.We drove through some on the way home. 2hr. and 40min. with a short pit stop. We just had a quick shower here, it didn't last ten min.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:42 PM

Daniel, that is a great opportunity for you. I'm glad for you. That is very exclusive club you are joining. You are now part of the Bush Hog history.

You have done that company proud. Before you and this forum, I never knew about Bush Hog making Garden tractors. Good for you again Daniel.
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:45 PM

That's awesome news Dan! When you say

...so we can get there before the line shuts down.

does that mean that they are going out of business? I sure hope not! I'm not asking for numbers here, but seeing as how you helped with consultation and made the decals for their restoration, are they cutting you a deal?
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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:48 PM

Looks like a great deal Daniel. Did you get any rain after we left.We drove through some on the way home. 2hr. and 40min. with a short pit stop. We just had a quick shower here, it didn't last ten min.


Chuck, I was just posting in "Members We have Met" (our 3rd meeting at least) about your visit here today! Chuck got to see those 2 ears of corn I posted the other day with the few kernels on them.
Not a drop of rain here, but more on radar, so hoping we still have a chance.

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:52 PM

That's awesome news Dan! When you say does that mean that they are going out of business? I sure hope not! I'm not asking for numbers here, but seeing as how you helped with consultation and made the decals for their restoration, are they cutting you a deal?


OH NO, not going out....the line shuts down at 2:30 on Friday, and we hope to see the line during production. (I added to the original post to say "for the day") I think they are doing pretty well despite the economy. They were bought out by "Alamo" a couple years ago. Some did lose their jobs though, as in most acquisitions.
I think it's a pretty good deal. $250 for all of it. I think the rear cast weights are OE, and that was what caught my eye. Even if they sourced the weights and are the same as other makes used, it means something to me if they went out the factory door on an original Bush Hog tractor!

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Posted July 18, 2012 - 05:55 PM

They have surprised me with extra's before, so I would not be surprised if there's stuff not in the pics, but I'm also not counting on it.




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