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#16 superaben OFFLINE  


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:08 PM

Thank you for the details that I would have probably missed.  I guess I'll try to go find the "dynamic duo" in the next week.  Might as well. 


Are the hoods metal or fiberglass?


Are attachments scarce?


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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:26 PM

all the oval hoods are cast iron nose, cast iron tail piece and sheet metal between. the later 725 tractor has a cast grill section and a sheet metal hood with side screens.


Attachments are easy to come by, because they made the same ones for 20 odd yrs, just with different tags. The early tags will say David Bradley on them, the later ones say Sears/Simpson.


I'd go looking to offer $300 or so  for the pair, as neither are complete, and there's bound to be bad parts between them.


I also looked again and see the belt tensioner is in the wrong place on the non hood. The bolt in the idler pulley should go though the curved slot in the frame, not hang on an arm. The belt goes under the idler, not over it. Later tractors used a spring loaded idler here. Also look under the engine and see if the original spacers are still there, between the engine and the frame. you will need these to get the vari-speed to work properly.

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Those two look like they might be fun to play with.  I was surprised to see they both had the rear hitch.

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 10:33 PM

For Chuckly's Suburban we scavenged Sears attachments from the SS line from the mid 60's for parts but for the molboard plow we used DB walkbehind 8 inch to replace the plow point on the Suburban.

The harrow was the same, using the later walk behind with the black tag for the 3 point harrow disks.

Black tag being Sears/Simpson Limt.

Seeder was the same, all parts fit.

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Posted January 29, 2014 - 11:28 PM

The look like the would make a good restoration project. I like the way they adapted the Cub Cadet starter to work on the hoodless tractor.

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 06:46 AM

The round hood DB's are my favorite.

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Posted January 30, 2014 - 09:37 AM

I want the non hood one! It has turning brakes and still has the reverse pulley on it.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 07:13 AM

Numbers for these are 613 and 614, I looked at them over the weekend, both pretty rough, but could be saved. I made an offer, but never heard back.

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Posted February 04, 2014 - 06:07 PM

well that makes them worth a little less, not being 59 models. Still most of the part will interchange with other models, so I think if someone got them for $300 they would be ok.

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