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Posted January 19, 2013 - 10:40 PM

I thought the HD -12 came out before the D4-12 was offered, not sure about that though.


I think you are right. The HD-12 is available first by the price lists I have, the D4-12 comes later and looks like the HD -12 was phased out before the D4-12 became available.
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Posted January 21, 2013 - 09:58 AM

Yes I can check on the serial number.

 

My HD-12 had yellow rims......

 

I too prefer the yellow since it matches their "theme colors".

 

I sent him a picture I had bought on ebay back a while that showed 3 men dressed up in business coats or ties......will see if he recognizes any of the men in the picture.

Oh you got that picture? I saved it on the computer thankfully as I thought it was the coolest thing!



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Posted January 21, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Here is a post of the picture. I had someone tell me, they thought the gentleman in the middle was Mr Shaw. I have not confirmed this.....if anyone can identify these men please let me know.

 

BushHogGalesburg_0001.jpg


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Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:21 AM

Great photo Scott! Thanks for sharing.. :thumbs:



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Posted January 25, 2013 - 08:14 PM

I was talking with Bob S a couple of days ago. He told me that he had talked to one of the Bush Hog company salesman (back in the 60's) at a reunion several years ago and that he had mentioned about the factory was buying a certain kind of steel and they were having issues with it forming the hoods at the factory...he said the salesman told them they needed to buy "forming steel" and that it would work better. I have no idea about the terminology and I am pretty sure he said salesman but it could have been another factory representative......anyway how we got in this conversation was I had a hood or two that have "waves in the metal".....they came from the factory this way.....I was thinking they may have been rejects......maybe someone knows more about metallurgy and forming steel and can share some light on this story. Just neat to possibly connected to different stories together......I will try to find out more about the history of my hoods and if this story and my hoods do have a common path.


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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:55 PM

http://gardentractor...attach_id=56450


I now know the names of the men in the picture.

Left- TA "Jake" Graves- he was an engineer and plant manager
Center- Leon Jones- one of the original owners of Bush Hog Corp
Right- Harold Shaw - nephew of Mr Shaw (Shaw Manufacturing Co)

Picture probably taken 1965-66 time frame

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 01:05 PM

Some info from my trip. The round front axles were 1964 and earlier. The 1965 models went to square front axles.

HD-10 same size as HD-12. Had speed control handle on dash unlike the HD-12.

Mr Shaw was around 90 when he sold Shaw Manufacturing Company to Bush Hog. He lived about another 10 years.

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 03:22 PM

Scott, I have a copy of that pic somewhere.  A few years ago a copy was on ebay for sale, so I just saved the pic, then printed it on glossy photo paper.



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Scott, I have a copy of that pic somewhere.  A few years ago a copy was on ebay for sale, so I just saved the pic, then printed it on glossy photo paper.

I am the sucker who bought it! It was a negative. I will post the picture so it is not a link.....was on the road when I posted the info.



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 03:36 PM

I am the sucker who bought it! It was a negative. I will post the picture so it is not a link.....was on the road when I posted the info.

 

That's right, it was a tiny negative!  



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Posted March 17, 2013 - 04:51 PM

BushHogGalesburg_0001.jpg

 

I could not revise my initial post so here is the picture with the names of the men .

 

 

Left- TA "Jake" Graves- he was an engineer and plant manager
Center- Leon Jones- one of the original owners of Bush Hog Corp
Right- Harold Shaw - nephew of Mr Shaw (Shaw Manufacturing Co)

Picture probably taken 1965-66 time frame
 



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Posted March 28, 2013 - 05:59 AM

I learned recently that the names on the hoods were silk screened. They did make decals later for the various models. I have a friend sending me some. I will post pictures when I get them.

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 12:01 PM

Here are a few pictures of the decals. I have never seen them on a model that I am aware of except maybe one V4-10. But they are listed in the bush hog parts price list, so they must have sold them for owners to use and not necessarily to be used on new models.

 

IMG_2533.JPG IMG_2534.JPG

 

I also have stumbled on a few NOS steering wheel stickers. Part # S2971. They fit in the clear plastic caps on some of the later models. I will have one posted on ebay tonight.

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Posted March 31, 2013 - 03:11 PM

Those look good!


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Posted July 27, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Was talking with Bob Simmons last week. He sent me a copy of a Nov 15th, 1962 Bush Hog price list! Has only the T-63 on it. He also sent me another "new for me" mailing brochure that was sent out on the T-63. I would suspect this was sent out for the T-63 debut. I am attaching a photo of the copy. Any one else ever seen one of these??

First picture is part of the outside cover of the brochure that was mailed- the other half was white and had the address of who it was sent to etc.IMG_3369.JPG   The second picture is the inside of the mailer opened up.IMG_3370.JPG


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