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#1 bigcountry48 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 03:22 PM

Went over to a friend oh mines house today, and picked this little guy up for $150. I think I may have got taken a little bit, but it's ok because I've been dying to have one!!!
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Can anyone tell me what this was, and how I restore it back to that?
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Here is my David Bradely Plow, it also has one on the back so I have two!
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Here are the cultivators, I'm gonna need some new teeth
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The tranny is good, and the tires have decent tread, but the engine is blown so I'm gonna need to buy one of those (anyone got one they want to get rid of?)
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Here is the hole.
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Here is the engine (anybody got a replacement? I can pay whatever you want,I just want it to be as close to original as possible.
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Here is the serial number, can anyone tell by this number if it had a hood or not?IMAG0448.jpg
It does have a nice pair of wheel weights with it.
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Oh here is the already mounted plow.
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Here is the tag off the plow.
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Here is the tag off of the cultivator.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 03:36 PM

Nice grouping of implements and a good starting point for a restored tractor.
Now, I am no DB guru by any stretch, but I see a couple of things.

IDT the engine is original.
Here's a picture from Pat's Website
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The plow that's mounted on the back is either a middle buster or a potato digger.

The unknown attachment almost has to be some kind of cultivator , weeder or etc rig, I hope someone can pinpoint it for you.

Thanks for Sharing your new tractor with us!
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 03:39 PM

Congrats on the new toy. I have a pair of wheel weights like those on my Magna-Trac parts tractor. Do yours have a label? The engine is not the correct one for the tractor. Good Luck
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 03:45 PM

Thats a nice tractor! I don't think you got taken on it. I've seen (up here) implements bring close to what you paid for the tractor and you got a pair of wheel weights besides. :thumbs:
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:11 PM

I think the price is about right.

I could put that adjustable foot to good use here.

Nice find.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:16 PM

ok, so I will be looking for a 6 horse briggs to go on it. I will also be looking for some cultivator teeth, any advice on where to find them is very appreciated. I am going to restore this as soon as I have finished my AC B12 and sold it.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:24 PM

Even a 5 HP would be enough to power it. The way these are real low geared, a 3 HP would be enough.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:42 PM

I'm not worried about power, I would just like for it gto be original

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:30 PM

The weights are probably worth $150.
I doubt (don't know for sure) that it had a B&S engine on it from the get-go.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:38 PM

I came with a 6 HP aluminum block Briggs.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:42 PM

I came with a 6 HP aluminum block Briggs.


Pat, is it possible that's the right engine with new tins? or is it just the wrong one period?

If it's just a bad rod and everything else is OK, i think that block hole could be hidden with JB Weld & paint.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:43 PM

Yeah, from what I have read it came with a 6 horse briggs and stratton. Now that I am looking on ebay, I'm fine with a 7 or 5, they are much easier to fine. Once agian, if anyone wants to get rid of one I got cash!

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:53 PM

I don't 8 HP tins will fit on a 6 HP motor.
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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:03 PM

how could I find out, also mr. Amigatec I saw that you just recently purchased 3 DB's for yourself, and you didn't want the 5 horse on one. What are your plans with it? I'd love the chance to buy it, or maybe trade for the 8 horse. You may be able to fix it up and have a real powerful tractor!

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Both of the 5 HP motors are off of Tillers or something else. They have the PTO shaft. One of them is stuck the other one spins over, but I don't know how good they are. I believe both of these are older motors. I haven't had a chance to check the numbers yet.

Does your motor have any numbers? I do have an 8 HP Briggs on my tiller.

We may be able to trade.
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