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#1 Lauber1 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 10:10 PM

On my Labor Day off,  I cleaned the shop benches and got a K-91 engine to run, and did a couple of honey do's, Then  I got to unload the trailer from last weekend. I owned this 1959 DB Suburban about 7 yrs back, when I brought it and a trailer load of Suburban's, attachments, etc back from a trip out to Ohio. A friend of mine thought he should buy it, so since I already had one 59, I figured it could go  to another home. Its a pretty clean tractor with a paint brushed restore done by the first owner 10yrs back. Didn't have any 3pt, but the braking system is there. Not sure if it has the correct motor, but it run like a top. It mostly sat in a storage shed the last few yrs, so I decided we should go out and do a little mowing with a Western Tool and Stamping unit I picked up the same week.

 

The mower has a Hiller decal on the top, so it must have been for the Hiller Yard Hand tractor. Not the sharpest reel I have ever used, but it cut the dead/dried grass and did pretty good on the crabgrass. Even the rotary mower doesn't cut the crab off very clean sometimes. All in all, I had a good hour or so playing, and wife must have sensed new toys working, came out and snapped a few picture of this vintage stuff doing what it was made to do.

 

I liked it, so now im going to have to find someplace to get the reel sharpened up. Here's what it looked like.............!!

 

 

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 10:51 PM

Nice place, neat reel, and a nice tractor. Glad the Mrs. got the camera out.

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Posted September 02, 2013 - 11:50 PM

Looking good Jeff, Glad your wife took some photos. :thumbs:



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 05:36 AM

Thanks for posting the pics. Nice pictures of a vintage GT in action. Seeing you on the tractor put's it's size in perspective. It's a larger machine than I thought. 



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 05:41 AM

I like the style of those tractors :thumbs:  it looks to be a pretty nice machine



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 05:51 AM

Looks like a lot of fun!  Where have you found to sharpen reels?

 

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Posted September 03, 2013 - 05:58 AM

Great pics! I got to drive one of those Saturday, pretty cool tractor!



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 07:55 PM

What is the decal on the left side of the fuel tank?  David Bradley?



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 09:00 PM

I love that GT!! I will own one someday! That looks like a great example. Thanks for the pics!

 

 

 

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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:08 PM

What is the decal on the left side of the fuel tank?  David Bradley?

Yes its a DB decal, a repop, and its really for a walking tractors engine cover. The real DB decal for this tractor would have been black/white and mounted near the top of the flywheel cover. Theres also another incorrect one on the side of the air filter, but in so far under the hood you cant see it without opening the hood. Even the hood decals are the wrong color, but it runs good and right now I don't really need another project, so I will just stay like it is for a while.


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