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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 07:00 PM

Well I went a tractor show today, I took my DB, and a gentlemen asked me if I collect these. I told I am always looking for a good deal, well he told me he has a DB he would like to sale, he's not able to use it.

I asked him a few more questions, like if it had a hood, what kind of motor, etc. he couldn't remember if it had a hood, but he did say it had a Wisconsin motor, and that was why he bought it to begin with.

Well that peaked my interest, I asked him some more questions and he couldn't remember, but he did say he wanted $100 for it.

As far as I know, there are only 2 DB's that had Wisconsins, the 112 and 121, both of these were the most full featured Tractors DB made. They both had speed changers, reverse, differential, and these are the only 2 that had the differential lockouts. I told him I will be up to get it.

I have been looking for one of these, I plan to build a sulky to go behind it. I have part of what I need already

Find number 2 is one of those "ground saws" I have been looking for, and this one is FREE!!!
The saw is supposed to be in real good shape and has a Clinton engine, that is not locked up.

I see a road trip in my future.
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Posted September 08, 2012 - 07:02 PM

Sounds good. Hopefully the pictures will show as good a deals as they sound.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 07:26 PM

I also talked to a guy that has a Cub Cadet Orginal with a SN of 777. The CCO numbers start at 501, nd the first 25 were test/prototype model. That would make this the 251th one off the line.

Needless to say it wasn't for sale.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 07:36 PM

After rechecking I have found that at least 2 of the Briggs powered tractors had the differential lockout as well.

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Posted September 08, 2012 - 09:55 PM

Sounds like a great deal, make sure to post pics once you've made the road trip

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 04:34 AM

Can't wait to see photos.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:16 AM

Interesting how once people find out you collection these GT's, how they start coming out of the woodwork! congrats on the find! Hope it turns out to be a hidden gem!

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:41 AM

The guy that has the DB is not able to use it, looked like he may have had a stroke. I wasn't even really looking for another DB.

I bought a plow beam and rollers plate for a DB, and I plan buy a trailer dolly from Harbor Freight, and a metal tractor seat from Tractor Supply. I am going to the ple parts to make a hitch for the back of the DB, and the trailer dolly and seat for the sulky. The dolly is $50, I don't think I can build a sulky frame for less and the seat is about $40.

I plan to mount the sickle on the front and drive it around at the shows.

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Posted September 09, 2012 - 06:46 AM

I bought a plow beam and rollers plate for a DB, and I plan buy a trailer dolly from Harbor Freight, and a metal tractor seat from Tractor Supply. I am going to the ple parts to make a hitch for the back of the DB, and the trailer dolly and seat for the sulky. The dolly is $50, I don't think I can build a sulky frame for less and the seat is about $40.


Sounds like a good plan, just double check any HF welds.

I plan to mount the sickle on the front and drive it around at the shows.


That will make it much easier to get thru crowds.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'd really like to find something more like a rotary mower for it.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Great finds! You'll really like the differential tractors. I have a 135 and man what a pleasure to drive! The speed changer is convenient and the reverse is a life saver, especially in the garden. I disked up the garden this weekend and ran the speed changer at full throttle and just trotted along behind it. Here's a video of the 135 I did several weeks ago.

Since making the video I have mounted a set of wheel weights that came with a 575104 "Super 3" that I picked up last weekend.

I enjoy your videos and look forward to seeing some of your new stuff.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 07:58 PM

You may be able to come out pretty good on a sulky if you look at ebay. I have seen a couple Gravely sulkies for sale for around $50 here lately and you then could modify it for the DB. I found a guy that had a large amount of junk Gravely sulkies and he gave it to me. I then made the hitch for it to fit my Pond. I had to buy new tires and a bought a seat on ebay for $12. Just a thought, but I think it would turn out pretty good.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 08:01 PM

I am going this weekend to pick these up. I'm going wait until after the Flywheelers show before building the sulky, I may be able to find one, I think I know where a DB sulky is.

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 07:46 AM

The guy I bought my DB from has a soft tail sulky for sale, but he is wanting $300 for it. Thought that was a bit high, but it was nice. Good luck

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Posted September 27, 2012 - 09:57 AM

It seems $300 is the going price.




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