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.............!!