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#1 clark3251 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 01, 2010 - 03:12 PM

I was at a yard sale and found a David Bradley walk behind and it had a sickle bar attachment,cultivator,plow, and disc harrow. The motor was not frozen and the impliments looked great. he said that it needed a fuel bowl and it would run. From what I could tell he was right. What would that total package cost or be a fair/good price to offer.



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Posted October 03, 2010 - 03:28 PM

I just purchased a '55 DB special for $175.00
(one pull starting, running and working condition)

In stock form, it has the cast iron, 5 horse briggs, reverse ready pulley,
two piece frame and clicker hubs.

This was cheap as far as I'm concerned.

My next purchase, (from my secret source), will be the '57 DB with reverse,
better trans, two piece frame and the cast iron wisconsin engine... for $400.00 or so.

Cheap too. So do your research to decide what options you may want or need
before buying.

Implements may average around $50-60 until you get into the more obscure ones, like AC
generators, planters and such.

I need them to work hard...keeps 'em alive.

walt

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 03:58 PM

Sounds like a great buy! Got any pics???

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 04:27 PM

I just purchased a '55 DB special for $175.00
(one pull starting, running and working condition)

In stock form, it has the cast iron, 5 horse briggs, reverse ready pulley,
two piece frame and clicker hubs.

This was cheap as far as I'm concerned.

My next purchase, (from my secret source), will be the '57 DB with reverse,
better trans, two piece frame and the cast iron wisconsin engine... for $400.00 or so.

Cheap too. So do your research to decide what options you may want or need
before buying.

Implements may average around $50-60 until you get into the more obscure ones, like AC
generators, planters and such.

I need them to work hard...keeps 'em alive.

walt


Great first post Walt.

I would really like to get a walk behind at some point in the near future. I have a couple tractors I want to restore first though.

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Posted October 03, 2010 - 07:29 PM

Sorry folks, I haven't taken pictures of "Eeyore" yet, just got 'em last Thursday... and this is a new computer too, it's not set up yet with camera software. (hard drive bit the dust), (modern technology, you know)

The DB's surly helped the farming clans in America, and I'm sure they were passed down the generations...
because they worked!!!

I love 'em for the simple condition that my spread is too small to warrant a real tractor. The maneuverability is perfect for tight spaces, the cost and the simplicity... just can't beat it.

I've worked in tractor shops before, mainly assembling new tractors, but I've seen and worked on much
older units too from garden machines and up.

But these DB's have a rich history as well, and I like that. They'll put a hurtin' on your back until you
get used to them, but the hard work will keep me alive too. This one I have now is going to be modified
for ruggedness and as a curiosity... maybe ape hanger handlebars, dual wheels, relocated fuel tank... and of course, Eeyore needs a tail, with a pink bow.

I would keep only one as a show piece, and put the other/s to good use.
And yes, I will get pictures of the evolution.

thankx




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