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#16 bread320i OFFLINE  

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Posted March 19, 2013 - 08:34 PM

I have always liked this tractor. Perfect patina


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Posted March 19, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Been looking for one of these for years. Most aren't for sale. Those that are for sale are waaaaay out of my price range.


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Posted March 19, 2013 - 08:42 PM

One great looking machine! Thanks for sharing all the pics!

 

 

 

 

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Posted March 20, 2013 - 03:42 AM

I believe there was a lawsuit over these because they would tip over easy. Sears bought a lot of them back, and destroyed them. Thy we're only made about 3 years and were underpowered.

For a DB collector, these are the Holy Grail of tractors.

I have one located and when the funds are right I WILL go get it, it's safe where it is now.
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Posted March 20, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Pat , I remember my grandfather saying that he tipped it over on level ground , wish I had asked him more details , maybe when plowing ,( the right front tire would have been adjusted with the draft control to be alignlined with the rear) and getting caught on a root or rock , not sure maybe others have stories . I should give my uncles a call the younger of the 2  and my aunt used it during the summers to grow sweet corn to sell . about mid sixties . I wonder if they used the  2 row planter and  the culitvators ? Boy I got to call him lol


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Posted March 20, 2013 - 06:05 AM

I have heard that is why the front wheels have weights as standard equipment.
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Posted March 20, 2013 - 06:53 AM

Awsome!!! Man I would love to own one of those.


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Posted May 05, 2013 - 08:07 PM

Hello everyone.  I'm new to this site.  Posted my DB Tri Trac in the registry.  I really appreciate the pictures tractorholic and others have posted. It great to see comparison shots, but even greater to see other tractor makes being brought back to life. Got mine torn down now for repaint and new part creation.  Hope to be putting it in Chumuckla Redneck Parade. - Then I'll be looking for some shows near Pensacola or in the Southeast generally.  Seems like everybody is in the Northeast.  I guess I can stop complaining about 60 degree temperatures now.  Great group - thanks.

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I owned my Tri Trac for all of three days before I rolled it (no wheel weights and an unknown narrowed front end).  We were (yes, we) going around a burn pile which constituted an incline and decided to try out the square turn feature.  I had rea where it "happens fast".  Trust me, it's quicker than that.  I'm looking for some wheel weights and we are remanufacturing the front axle that was shortened (probably to put it on a trailer, I think it was a parade vehicle).

 

As for pulling power, mine seems to do well.  It took me awhile to find out you had to be moving to get it back into LO.  I figured it was stuck in high.  So for a week or so we pulled boats, trailers, drags - no problem.  Then we tore it apart, then I saw the video saying it would not start off in high - oh well.  I also discovered that it's not a mechanical thing.  The HI/LO function is a belt function that tightens and loosens both the engine and the transmission drive belts.  The whole setup is extremely simple. 

 

I am now in search of a bearing that will work in the top of the steering post.  Mine fell apart when I took it out. Anyone ever encounter this?



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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Hi I Have just join your groupe Some one  wanted to know about front wheels for a tri trac . Well they are the same as a 58 wheel horse thats is what mine has Hope this helps some one .I have a wisc motor with clutch for sale if some one needs one .Thanks B0b



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Posted November 10, 2013 - 06:59 PM

I have a tri motor with clutch for sale if some needs one






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