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#1 Pager450n OFFLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:24 PM

I was tilling a ladies place today and asked her if she had anything she wanted hauled off. She told me that she had a old tractor in hone back........... Hmmmmm, so I told her yes, of course. So I went back there and found it in the corner on a pallet.

It had a front plow, wheel weights, a mold board, cultivator, and disc. I tried to take some pics of bathe serial number and model of these engine. Here's what I came up with.
Engine. Serial # 5011822 C, model # D700 2112, made by the Clinton machine co, maquoketa,iw
Tractor serial# 2938? (Kinda hard to make out the third number) model 1 1/2 hp

So, is this a DB or is it a entirely dif company?
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Any info would be appreciated. Pics or links to database.

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:25 PM

Oops, engine pic

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:40 PM

wow im jealous, its hard to find a Bettendorf here in Iowa let alone some place else. I had one yrs ago, with a lot of attachments, but had to let it and the other tractors I had go, due to some financial problems. Looks like you have a complete tractor, with the Clinton on it, another made in Iowa item.


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:49 PM

I found one in Springfield Mo. on crag's list. Haven't been able to mess with it yet.

Could you post some pictures of the implements.

I would like to see what the disks look like.

 

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 06:56 PM

I will, I found your pat a while ago, and someone posted the manual of it. Sounds like a neat little tractor. Give me a few and the pics of the implements should be up.

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Posted June 30, 2014 - 08:29 PM

Mold board
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Disc
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Blade
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Now the cultivator looks like the one in the manual, but someone has modified it to be a 3 point
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Not bad for free.
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Posted June 30, 2014 - 08:34 PM

I'll say, everything looks good :wave:


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Posted June 30, 2014 - 08:48 PM

I think you did well.

 

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Posted July 01, 2014 - 08:26 AM

A great find, Ryan!!! The cultivator almost looks like it fits a 3 point hitch.

Anyway, since you've got "The Knack" for finding great deals--can I put in a request??

Help me find a 14' trailer for my tractor--12 may woek if room to let the bucket hang over the deck... Needs to be fairly lightweight, since I'm pulling it with my 1/2=ton...

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Posted July 01, 2014 - 09:20 AM

A great find, Ryan!!! The cultivator almost looks like it fits a 3 point hitch.
Anyway, since you've got "The Knack" for finding great deals--can I put in a request??
Help me find a 14' trailer for my tractor--12 may woek if room to let the bucket hang over the deck... Needs to be fairly lightweight, since I'm pulling it with my 1/2=ton...
Smitty


I'm on it! Let me see what I can find.

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Posted July 02, 2014 - 05:53 PM

gave the walker a good power wash.  I like the color.  But I have been reading that most clinton engines were either painted black or green.  Would a comapny (Bettendorf) paint a motor to match the end product?  if so, would you restore it to the original color (the platform) and paint the engine black or green with crome accents?

 

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Posted July 20, 2014 - 01:44 AM

Found a little more info on this today. The tractor was called the little bear model 15. That engine is the correct one for it. The attachments listed for it were , 7" plow, 6blade disc, 5 tooth cultivator, 14 tooth harrow, 24" lawn mower, 30" sickle mower, 36" snow plow, wheel weights and a 10" coulter. ( This info is from a 1951 tractor field book.)


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 08:02 AM

gave the walker a good power wash. I like the color. But I have been reading that most clinton engines were either painted black or green. Would a comapny (Bettendorf) paint a motor to match the end product? if so, would you restore it to the original color (the platform) and paint the engine black or green with crome accents?

I would go with the Orange. Maybe some black pin striping or accents.

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