Thanks for the feedback. Digging the spuds was really fun. Knowing the machine really works gives me new energy to get her really tuned up and back to work. Sometimes in the past Sears 'over-exaggerated' a little in their sales copy, so I was suspicious that the DB could really dig.... Not anymore.
I live out in the middle of 'nowhere' but visitors are welcomed. Just let me know before you come so I'm sure to be here for you.
Here's a link to the 'before' on the DB. When I bought her, somebody had taken the original wheels off, and put little ones on. Broke one hub trying to drill them out to fit the little wheels. I have pics on how I repaired that, but not up yet.