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#16 tycountry OFFLINE  

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Posted April 08, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Yep, that's a factory bumper!  Cool beans!  If you can share dimensions, then others of us could replicate it.  Would be much appreciated!  :thumbs:   It also confirms Scott was right, as the center uprights are V shaped and countersunk into the main rail.

I will I am going to pull it out soon and then I will measure it for ya'll


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Posted April 08, 2014 - 08:47 PM

D4-12's seem to be more rare than the other tractors in the D4 series. I consider myself fortunate that my first BH tractor was a D4-12. Yours looks to be in good shape overall, so it will be nice to see you put it back in service.

When you get a look at the paperwork, many of us would love to hear whether you have an Operator's Manual specific to the D4-12. So far we have not seen one.
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Posted April 09, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Welcome to the D4-12 club! And welcome to the forum. Thank you for the photos too.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 10:55 AM

D4-12's seem to be more rare than the other tractors in the D4 series. I consider myself fortunate that my first BH tractor was a D4-12. Yours looks to be in good shape overall, so it will be nice to see you put it back in service.

When you get a look at the paperwork, many of us would love to hear whether you have an Operator's Manual specific to the D4-12. So far we have not seen one.

From what I researched they didn't make enough to have a manual specifically for it, they just gave the D4-10 manual with it.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Guys my father in law is a machinist, I am going to talk to him this weekend and see how much it would cost for him to make one, also I will get him to draft some measurements for us so we can get a good replica.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Depending upon cost and freight I'd be down for one or two.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 11:30 AM

I would be interested in seeing a price on one.



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Posted April 09, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Welcome and nice find. You definitely found the right place for Bush hog knowledge and one of them is fairly close to you , Scott.

I didn't know they existed until I joined here.

Hopefully you can tear into it and it will be an easy fix or able to find parts for it.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Scott was telling me a while back he knew there HAD to be another Hog close to him.  He could smell it he said!  I think within 500 miles, his snozzer can sniff them out!  :D


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Yes me and Scott have been talking he is a good guy I am lucky to find a guy so close with lots of knowledge!


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 01:31 PM

Wow what a great story and tractor. This site is the best by far 😎
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Posted April 09, 2014 - 01:43 PM

Yes me and Scott have been talking he is a good guy I am lucky to find a guy so close with lots of knowledge!

 

I will tell you one thing for sure....there is no person on earth you could trust more than Scott!


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 03:33 PM

Welcome to the tractor asylum. We are all crazy, but it is a good kind of crazy.


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Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:09 AM

We worked out a deal and traded rear ends a couple of weeks ago. I got a chance to pull Tylers grandpa's rear end a part this Sunday. Here is what I found.image.jpg a major failure of the main bearings for the pinion gear. Busted teeth on the ring gear. Interesting this ring gear I suspect was a replacement. The numbers do not match any I have seen so far. Good we traded, I don't think putting this one back together is an option at this point,image.jpg finally... I have never seen a needle bearing that was beat to a pulp. image.jpg

I tried my best to talk him out of that brush guard.....but no such luck! :-) nice guy.....enjoyed meeting him.
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Posted August 13, 2014 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for the update Scott, now to see some updated pics of it driving around.




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