Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

My Bush Hog Tractors


  • Please log in to reply
23 replies to this topic

#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted February 01, 2010 - 04:58 PM

I have 3 Bush Hog D4-10 garden tractors, one is a parts donor. One is to stay "ugly" as-is, with the other being totally taken down at the moment, awaiting restoration. The 4th is a JBI, the "big dog" of them all. The D4-10 is direct drive with bell housing & auto style clutch, and it also has rear pto. 10hp Wisconsin TRA-10D. The JBI came stock with 14hp Briggs, but OE engine was gone, so I stuffed a twin Wisconsin TJD engine into it, then added rear pto. Rear pto was factory option, but impossible to find. So I built my own & it works flawlessly.
I will post more when time allows, but for now here are some pics. Here's the JBI:

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

Edited by olcowhand, November 10, 2010 - 06:44 PM.

  • sacsr said thank you

#2 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted February 01, 2010 - 05:01 PM

Here are 2 of the three D4-10's. The one in the garden is the one I have yet to get restored...but it'll happen....some day! The top one stays ugly because I've won "Ugliest Garden Tractor" twice at local show. 1st year with it, it didn't win it...some guy came with an old Bolens that the duct tape WAS actually holding the tube in the tire....now how can I beat that! LOL

Bush Hog Ugly D4-10.jpg

Bush Hog D4-10, my 1st BH.jpg

This one gave it's life for my restore project....needed parts off it.

Bush Hog Parts D4-10.jpg

Edited by olcowhand, August 23, 2011 - 06:24 PM.


#3 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted February 25, 2010 - 07:40 PM

I have never seen one of those in person,they are neat looking.

#4 fletchman919 OFFLINE  

fletchman919

    New Member

  • New Member
  • Member No: 1186
  • 2 Thanks
  • 8 posts

Posted September 13, 2010 - 11:03 PM

Neat tractors!

#5 MH81 ONLINE  

MH81

    Proud to be Deplorable

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 802
  • 27,250 Thanks
  • 28,602 posts
  • Location: N. W. PA

Posted September 15, 2010 - 06:10 AM

Every one of those are beautiful! How dare you call your baby Ugly? And are you making that other one WORK? Someone will just have to come down there & take them all away from that abusive environment. :D

Dan those are Great!!! Love the pics & the stories.

#6 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 15, 2010 - 08:47 AM

The D4-10 I'm in process of restoring will likely not see work. The JB I customized with the twin will keep working in the garden & stuff. The newest JB will see work at least until I restore it, then maybe be a trailer queen pretty much after. The "ugly" one (but I do love it lol) will stay as she is. At any shows I can make it to, I will have them (ugly & restored) side by side, to show before & after.

#7 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

NUTNDUN

    Lost in Cyber Space

  • Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3
  • 10,266 Thanks
  • 15,618 posts
  • Location: Pennsylvania

Posted September 15, 2010 - 09:45 AM

I sense a nomination for next months tractor of the month once the cat is out of the bag :D

#8 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:29 AM

I sense a nomination for next months tractor of the month once the cat is out of the bag :D


MEOW! :bigrofl:

#9 bhts OFFLINE  

bhts

    Bob's Lawn and Garden Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 945
  • 1,413 Thanks
  • 2,115 posts
  • Location: ohio

Posted September 15, 2010 - 10:39 AM

WOW!! Those are some nice looking tractors there.:thumbs:

As for the ulgy tractor how can you compete with duck tape.

#10 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

nra1ifer

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 383
  • 669 Thanks
  • 1,530 posts
  • Location: Bentonville, AR

Posted September 15, 2010 - 11:38 AM

That JBI is BEAUTIFUL!!! Very nice work! The fact that you added your own PTO is impressive.

As for the other "ugly" D14(s)..... being the owner af a Speedex 1631 (which I really like!!!), I cannot comment on "ugly". LOL

All in the eyes of the beholder, I suppose.

#11 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 15, 2010 - 12:34 PM

That JBI is BEAUTIFUL!!! Very nice work! The fact that you added your own PTO is impressive.

As for the other "ugly" D14(s)..... being the owner af a Speedex 1631 (which I really like!!!), I cannot comment on "ugly". LOL

All in the eyes of the beholder, I suppose.


Ah, but your Speedex has paint! LOL

#12 caseguy OFFLINE  

caseguy

    Connoisseur of Rusty Junk

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 906
  • 1,624 Thanks
  • 5,600 posts
  • Location: Edinburg, PA

Posted September 15, 2010 - 07:33 PM

Dan, those look like they were built to work for sure! I hope that the JBI enjoys her retirement, and I'm sure that the "to be restored" one is looking forward to it! As for ugly... I agree with nra1ifer that it's in the eye of the beholder.

#13 daytime dave OFFLINE  

daytime dave

    Live long and prosper

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 531
  • 4,485 Thanks
  • 6,353 posts
  • Location: Upstate NY

Posted September 17, 2010 - 09:07 AM

Daniel

Those are great looking machines. The JBI is a real head turner. I am also impressed that you added your own PTO. Great job.

#14 AcreFarm OFFLINE  

AcreFarm

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 54
  • 109 Thanks
  • 359 posts
  • Location: Tennessee

Posted September 18, 2010 - 11:29 AM

Great looking machines Dan, all very stout. What kind of rear end do they use? And the PTO? :wewantpics:

#15 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,589 Thanks
  • 29,831 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted September 18, 2010 - 12:58 PM

Great looking machines Dan, all very stout. What kind of rear end do they use? And the PTO? :wewantpics:


The Bush Hog hydro models all use Hydrogear hydro's & differentials. The transaxles for the straight sticks I believe were all made by Bush Hog's Shaw Manufacturing plant they bought out. PTO on the straight sticks were through the trans pto and non-live, to where the pto stops whenever clutch is pushed. The hydro PTO is belt driven at engine, then a driveshaft snakes through to the back where a reversing gearbox reverses & reduces the speed. My 1st JB had no rear PTO, so I built one using a reverser box for a Farmall Cub or thereabouts.




Top