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#1 Indygbd1 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 11:01 AM

I just came across a David Bradley Gen 2 Sulky/Lawn Cart yesterday in good original condition.  The guy said it was his grandfathers and that is had been in the garage for the last 30 years.  It is in very good condition for its age.  Still has the David Bradley Plate and ID # on it in perfect condition.  Does anyone know how rare these are?  What do you think it is work?

 

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 04:04 PM

I wouldn't say they are rare, as theres many of them around. Figure on paying 300-400 dollars for it, and make sure you get the correct hitch with it.


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Posted June 07, 2014 - 07:26 PM

Here are some photos of what I found. Thanks for the information.

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Posted June 07, 2014 - 08:20 PM

It looks like someone added a ball hitch. I would think that probably hurts the value. Im no db expert.  Other than that it looks like its good shape.



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Posted June 07, 2014 - 08:26 PM

Yep, added, looks like a simple bolt on so converting back hopefully won't be too hard.



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Posted June 07, 2014 - 08:28 PM

well its a toss up on the hitch. A ball hitch like that was offered for the 1959 Suburban cart, and is only held on with two bolts. The part that is missing was a flat piece of stock with a pipe welded to the front side.  It did nt really hurt the cart, but you wont be able to use it with a walker without changing it back. Not really sure it would knock that much off the value as its not missing any major part. It is also missing the seat and tailgate.  I'm interested is see the hubs better,. as theres something odd that I cant put my finger on.



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Posted June 07, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Could it be that the hub is triangular instead of round ?



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Posted June 08, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Ok here are a few more photos. I hope this helps.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 07:50 AM

Acme made hitches? I thought they were a mail order propulsion company?

 

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 07:52 AM

It must be made for the 4 wheel tractors, the ones made for the 2 wheelers had brakes on them.


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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:06 AM

Well if it's not correct I won't feel bad about turning it into a cart for my simplicity Walkbehind.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 08:49 AM

It must be made for the 4 wheel tractors, the ones made for the 2 wheelers had brakes on them.

only some of the gen 2 carts had brakes, as it was a kit you  could buy and install. all the gen 3 carts came with brakes. There was also to different ways the brake kit came, one was wit the shoes up on the wheels and the other with the shoes facing down.  The cart in the pictures is one of the later ones, as the wheels and hubs are different than my early model.

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Ok, so with all that being said do I sell it for 400.00-500.00 bucks, or do I turn it into a cart for my simplicity walk behind? What's your thoughts?

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Posted June 08, 2014 - 10:30 AM

it wasn't designed to work with a tractor on 12" wheels, so some kind of modification is going to have to by made, and that might make your cart worth less. Not sure your going to get $500 for it, but 300 to 400 is a better starting point.



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Posted June 08, 2014 - 12:09 PM

No big deal. I found it at a garage sale.




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