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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:10 PM

I picked this up over the weekend in PA. 5 hour drive to, took 9 hours to come back. Great road trip though, and I didn't need the trailer. Came out of Mechanicsburg, PA. 

 

Couple of weeks ago, I got a PM on here from a nice man whos father has a D4-7 that he's had since he bought their home in 1958. He sent me some photos and I was pretty impressed. Did the math, figured I could budget it, we met on a price and off I went.

 

Some photos from my trip:

 

 

 

Came with all the paperwork, grill emblem and glass tail light. Has original firestone tires that have 0 rot on them. All together a fantastic looking machine that runs great. 

 

I did notice that when going up small hills it suddenly stops moving. No grinding, but acts like the clutch isn't engaged, as I can shift freely while the engine is running when the pedal isn't depressed.

 

I love these things!

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Edited by Titus, July 18, 2013 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:14 PM

WOW Peter, That is fantastic!! I can't believe how good it looks, is that the original paint and seat cushions?


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Seat Cushions are all original, small corner has the stitching coming apart, going to have that repaired. Paint is about 90% original, the owner back in the late 70s he said painted the front in a small section & the mowing deck for some reason he can't remember. 

 

He also said he never had this outside, always in the garage, I believe him.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:21 PM

Wow, that's a goodun!  As to the stopping, it may just have a driveshaft pin sheared, and it's tight enough to pull on level ground.  If not a sheared pin, then my guess is the clutch is hanging up.  Is the pedal coming back up after pressing it down?  Maybe the throwout bearing is tight on the trans shaft tube?


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:23 PM

He also said he never had this outside, always in the garage, I believe him.

 

I believe him too!   :thumbs:


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Wow, that's a goodun!  As to the stopping, it may just have a driveshaft pin sheared, and it's tight enough to pull on level ground.  If not a sheared pin, then my guess is the clutch is hanging up.  Is the pedal coming back up after pressing it down?  Maybe the throwout bearing is tight on the trans shaft tube?

Thanks. The pedal is coming back up after being pressed in. I'll check that driveshaft.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:29 PM

What a great find Titus. It is nice that your friend thought of you and you could work out a deal. You are a lucky man. 


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:49 PM

Nice looking GT.

Aren't you afraid the GT will fall in the last photo? :poke:


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Nice looking GT.

Aren't you afraid the GT will fall in the last photo? :poke:

 

Peter is just showing off how those original tires really stick!   :smilewink:


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Peter is just showing off how those original tires really stick!   :smilewink:

 

:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:14 PM

Peter is just showing off how those original tires really stick!   :smilewink:

I'd say they do a pretty good job! Very nice tractor!


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:24 PM

MAN ! Some guys have all the luck ! Awesome find.
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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Boy that is a great original.  Congratulations.


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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:32 PM

Wow Peter! That is as good of an original Bush Hog as I have ever seen! Man I am jealous!! Congrats! Glad it was so well taken care of by its previous owner!
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Posted July 18, 2013 - 06:37 PM

May be the high-low shifter kicking out
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