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#1 Jake1297 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 06:35 PM

I recently picked up a small David Bradley with a rototiller in front. Pictures below. I believe this model is called David Bradley Junior. Is this correct?

 

The model number is 917.60120 and the Ser. # 26683

 

Does anyone know anything about this David Bradley, such as the year? Or where I can get information on this machine? I've searched the internet but to no avail.

 

 

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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:07 PM

I recently picked up a small David Bradley with a rototiller in front. Pictures below. I believe this model is called David Bradley Junior. Is this correct?

 

The model number is 917.60120 and the Ser. # 26683

 

Does anyone know anything about this David Bradley, such as the year? Or where I can get information on this machine? I've searched the internet but to no avail.

 

 

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Jake,
welcome to the fourm, it is a DB, called a Handiman.



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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for welcoming me aboard Tractorholic. I picked this up in Western, MA.

 

Also I forgot to mention the engine. It's a Clinton Model B700-40 Serial # 115827 maybe this will help date it.



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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:30 PM

yep its the last bang for the handiman. Some call it the little bugger. Came in 3 or 4 models, had several attachments, including a generator and a cool dump cart. They date from 1959 into the early sixtys. some had Clintons, some had briggs engines. A few people collect them, but they never seemed to catch on like the older walker and big handiman did. The "jr" name you heard about is from the early days of Handiman, were you had full sized tractors, or could buy a lower powered jr model. They kept this name until the WWII era.


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Posted July 22, 2014 - 07:45 PM

yep its the last bang for the handiman. Some call it the little bugger. Came in 3 or 4 models, had several attachments, including a generator and a cool dump cart. They date from 1959 into the early sixtys. some had Clintons, some had briggs engines. A few people collect them, but they never seemed to catch on like the older walker and big handiman did. The "jr" name you heard about is from the early days of Handiman, were you had full sized tractors, or could buy a lower powered jr model. They kept this name until the WWII era.

Little buggers :D neat little tractors, PIA to restore when compared with the big one !

No Clintons, never used them, the last one had a Techumseh and was in 61 to 62.

 

Sitting side by side the two tractors will make for a good laugh.


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Posted July 23, 2014 - 04:17 AM

Nice DB. A small walk behind is all you need for some jobs. The smallest Troy Bilt tiller was called the Junior. Perhaps that's where the name confusion came from. 



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Posted July 23, 2014 - 05:49 AM

I have 3 of them, one has a wider tire on it. For attachments I have the dozer blade, snow blower, tiller, mower, and brush saw.


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