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#1 Amigatec OFFLINE  

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:18 PM

The price is already over $3000 and still climbing.

http://www.ebay.com/...1-/231014224615

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:33 PM

All I can say is holy cow



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:36 PM

And it's not even all there either. It looks like part of the engagement rod may be missing.

Edited by Amigatec, July 13, 2013 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:50 PM

I wish I had found some of the hard to find David Bradley stuff all I have are turn plows ,cultivators ,sickle mowers , drag harrow,field ajust disc and reg disc



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:53 PM

I know where's a reel mower, but he wanted $500 for it, plus a tractor with no motor, and something else. I offered him $200 for the whole bunch. He told "$500 is cheap for this old antique", last I knew he still had it.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Almost everyone of these is missing the engagement rod. The one for my sickle mower is one piece, but the manual shows it as two piece.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Is this a collectors item or are people bidding who will refit this and put it to use? Seems like a huge price to me. 



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Posted July 13, 2013 - 07:43 PM

I'll bet it's for a collector. Unless you have a sulky a DB will give you a real workout.

Even tho I have almost finished the full restore of my DB sickle mower I still don't plan to use it much.

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Posted July 13, 2013 - 08:55 PM

I am speechless. 

 

Is it really worth that much. 

 

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Posted July 14, 2013 - 10:07 AM

WOW, I cant see any DB attachment being worth that much no matter how rare.  I guess I am glad to see it though, I've got a working reel mower that is in great working shape.  It doesn't have gang mowers with it, but if I ever do want to sale I may have some idea of value.  I guess I need to be on the look out for the gang mowers.



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:18 PM

Over 4500.00 now.....wow!

 

I see how the front one would mount....how do the other two mount? Behind the rear wheels?



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Posted July 14, 2013 - 09:28 PM

They do seem to be pretty rare. Like any antique, it's with what your willing to pay.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 09:10 AM

I looked them up and could only find a blurb in a yahoo group.  They can either mount directly to the tractor and the operator walks behind them, but I would say the preferred method would be behind a sulky.  I would say they are very rare.  Generally you can find good information on most attachments, but not too much on these.  Still not worth what they are paying.



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Posted July 15, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Over $4500 now.

For that kind of money I could buy a good used zero turn.

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Posted July 15, 2013 - 12:23 PM

yes they are pretty rare. As far as I know this is only the second pair on them to surface in all the yrs. They were built to mount one on the tractor front and the others on a pipe attached to the tongue of a sulky. There are still a number of parts missing here but having the mower units with the correct tags would be the key item to have. The rest you can make. Not really sure about the crazy price, makes me wonder if someone is shrilling the bid. I'd like to see if the seller really gets paid after the sale.






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