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#1 DB Fun OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2013 - 09:38 PM

I'm New to this but I love all the info on here.

I bought a DB this weekend and there was a sickle with it but I've never seen one like it. Any help

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 12:49 AM

Welcome to the site. I've been around one or two DB before but I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help but wanted to stop in and give you a warm welcome to the site. There are several guys around here that know their DB tractors like the back of their hand and they'll be along shortly I'm sure.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 01:18 AM

DB Fun  :welcometogttalk:     Glade to have another David Bradley owner on board. :thumbs: 

Sorry I can not help you ID that sickle but I am sure someone will show up soon that can.

Thanks for the pic's and if you get a chance post a few of your new to you DB.
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 01:39 AM

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Posted April 23, 2013 - 02:25 AM

Hello I own a few DBs myself, welcome to GTT!
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Posted April 23, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Can't help you  by looking at the pic. Is there any #s stamped on it ? I have 2 DB with the sickle bars but they don't look like yours ,thats not to say it isn't one , or maybe someone adapted a different brand to your DB


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:20 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is a heavy duty looking sickle. I don't recall seeing one like it before. I speculate that it goes to one of the older heavy duty two wheelers. It is a very cool treasure that you have discovered. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 07:36 AM

welcome.  It kinda looks like a wheelhorse RJ sickle


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 08:33 AM

There's no # on the sickle. But the guy I bought it from had parts in David Bradley boxes. See Pic

The sickle looks to Be factory made.

Here's a pic of the super 3 with reverse and speed changer I pick up last Weekend should be

a fun project. Anyone know Where I could get The continental AU 85 Motor for it. ThanksDavid Bradley 006.JPG David Bradley 003.JPG David Bradley 002.JPG David Bradley 004.JPG David Bradley 008.JPG



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 09:35 AM

I've seen a sickle on a tractor that looked almost the same. The mount brackets were a little different.

 

If your close to LeSueur I would suggest going to the swap meet this weekend. There's a few DB guys there that have some parts or you maybe could find an engine just walking around.

 

A little late but Welcome to GTtalk!


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 10:40 AM

I've Never been to the LeSueur  Swap.  They just got A bunch of snow will that change things there? Or is it rain or shine or should

I say snow or shine event. How do you Find anything in there It's so big?



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Posted April 23, 2013 - 11:34 AM

Its gotten big in the last 6 years. I'll do a quick run through friday mourning which takes about a hour and a half. Then look at a slower pace the rest of the weekend. There is alot of stuff to see, but you can kinda tell what alot of guys have when walking by.

 

Its rain or shine. I think it was 5 years ago we got 3 inches of snow Sat mourning. Talk about a PITA. I did sell some stuff to the diehard swapers. Its going to be  60s - 70s all weekend. Really looking forward to this year with the nice weather.

 

If your familar with the grounds there usually is a DB just east of the big generator over by the old crane. Thats kinda the area I was going to be selling at.  Hope you can make it!

 

 

I should say east of the deisel gen. not the steam powered one.


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Okay, so I don't believe it's a perfect match but the Jari Chief sickle bar mowers do look similar to what you have.

 

http://www.youtube.c...s?v=fa8yUKrBfKI

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3f2456529b


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Posted April 23, 2013 - 03:23 PM

There's no # on the sickle. But the guy I bought it from had parts in David Bradley boxes. See Pic
The sickle looks to Be factory made.
Here's a pic of the super 3 with reverse and speed changer I pick up last Weekend should be
a fun project. Anyone know Where I could get The continental AU 85 Motor for it. Thanksattachicon.gifDavid Bradley 006.JPGattachicon.gifDavid Bradley 003.JPGattachicon.gifDavid Bradley 002.JPGattachicon.gifDavid Bradley 004.JPGattachicon.gifDavid Bradley 008.JPG


Those sickle parts are HARD to find. I just installed a set of knives on mine, and that's the ONLY set of ledger plates I have ever seen for a DB. I wound up using guards from a JD sickle to rebuild mine. I wish I had that tractor, I have an AU85 looking for a Super 3 to put it on.
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