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Plowed The Garden With The '59 Db Suburban.


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#1 classic ONLINE  

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 11:56 AM

I put new belts on the tractor and decided to see how well it would turn up the garden. It actually did pretty well, but I have to paint up the wheel weights to help keep the tires planted. I'm surprised the the little Briggs chugged right along and got it done. Now it's time to paint the other plow that came with the tractor and paint the three point hitch. I also have to paint my other pair of rear rims and install the new tires. I'll be using this tractor to turn the garden every year since it's the only attachment I have for it. If anyone has one half of a front split rim for this tractor, please let me know. One of mine is still usable, but badly pitted up.

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 12:02 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4d23e60d50

 

Not sure what this fits,and neither do they it seems.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Thanks Auburn. I actually came across that rim while searching and I don't know what it fits either. Here is a pic of the '59 DB front rim. The hub is separate from the wheel halves.

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Posted September 12, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Will keep a look out!


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 02:05 PM

Thats a good pic, I've always want to try ours plowing.

 

I would like to add a round hood DB to my collection some day. We have a '64 725, but I like the round hood ones too.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 04:55 PM

Can't beat the old Iron when it comes to Hard Work.And I bet you didn't have to give her over 1/2 throttle.

 

Try doing that with a New Sears $4000 GT.All that Power from those HUGE 22-26hp V-Twin engines and no Weight to keep it moving.If you Do weight a New one down to where it gets good Traction you'll more than likely Blow the Bull Gear out the bottom of the Transaxle.

 

Heck you can't even get a NEW Gear driven Craftsman GT any more.They're all either CVT belt drive or Hydro.

 

 

 

That Split rim looks almost like my old Wheel Barrow rim.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 06:06 PM

That is a really nice DB look's like it has good balance.


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Posted September 12, 2014 - 06:07 PM

The strength is there for sure in these old machines. I did have that Briggs at about half throttle and it did fine. The machine is a bit small though, and would be easier to use with wheel weights.
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Posted September 13, 2014 - 07:40 AM

I plow one of mine with two weights on the left, one on the right and a front weight. Surprising how well it does. It's enjoyable. At least for the first hour or so. I'd bet it would even pull an 8" plow pretty well. And yes, the science is settled. Fresh wheel paint definitely makes it work better.


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