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Posted February 18, 2015 - 10:18 PM

Ok thanks.

The guy on Ebay says to take the picture as straight on as you can.


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Posted February 19, 2015 - 01:29 PM

I checked the id tag it says:

 

Model # 917.60601

Serial number # 3540



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:22 PM

I checked the id tag it says:

 

Model # 917.60601

Serial number # 3540

 

I checked the id tag it says:

 

Model # 917.60601

Serial number # 3540

wow that's a late model one.



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Posted February 19, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Do you know the serial number range (number produced) for the 1959 year?

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Posted February 19, 2015 - 09:20 PM

Do you know the serial number range (number produced) for the 1959 year?

not to the excat tractor, but my numbers go from 1313 thur 3800's. Someone told me once they had 1297, but would never send me a picture of the tag to confirm it. The number seem to run uphill as tractors in the 60 and 61 yrs have even higher numbers. I picked up a 1961 tractor today for another guy and its number is 10423. I would say its fairly safe to say that there aint more than 4000 59 tractors ever built, of the first two models



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Posted February 20, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Mine is a 59- 917-60601  # 3658

My uncles 60-917-60613 # 8605

My Mother has passed away so it may be awhile till I can get out to the River to see if his has the Decal intact . I just spoke with him on the phone and told him about it - maybe early next week...maybe.



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Posted February 20, 2015 - 12:19 PM

Been doing some work with the ebay guy. Getting closer.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 09:53 AM

/\ That actually looks pretty good. You wouldn't really need me to go out there . I would be curious to see . I would like to get one of the finished products for my tractor .



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 01:22 PM

Thanks for offering to go look.
The guy said he will start printing this decal maybe next week.
I post here when the decals will be available.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 02:31 PM

Awesome great job! Look forward to getting one

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 10:40 AM

I have a `59 purchased at a local show about 10 years ago ,all this talk about serial numbers ,got me curious about mine , A trip into the cold dark garage , buried in the back and took some pictures serial 60601  SN 1213.  

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 11:54 AM

I have a `59 purchased at a local show about 10 years ago ,all this talk about serial numbers ,got me curious about mine , A trip into the cold dark garage , buried in the back and took some pictures serial 60601  SN 1213.  

This is way cool, as I've been searching for one lower than my 1313, since 2000. I had a guy email once that he has 1297 but wouldn't take a picture to verify the tag. So tell me all the details on it, as to where you live and where it might have came from. I have been working on a theory with these for a longtime and haven't been able to find many tractor with a number less than 2200. Some time companys start there numbers in odd places. like at 100 or 1000. For a long time now I was thinking that these might have started at 300, but now we can progress the researching some. I'm pretty sure that the high number for the yr 59 is somewhere around 4000.



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Posted February 22, 2015 - 02:12 PM

I am just outside Cleveland, Ohio . I purchased the tractor from a local seller who probably picked it up from another show, swap meet or auction It would be interesting to see how engine serial numbers run , also . Our tractors are not too far apart , I am curious  if Bradley purchased these engines in a batch and the engine serial is 100 apart. Mine is 7490

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Posted February 22, 2015 - 03:22 PM

well that does help a little bit. I have a theory that Suburbans came out of the Farm stores. I'm pretty sure that mine came from the Farm store at Ottumwa Iowa, as I got it from the original owners son. My tractor is locked up in side a trailer right now, so I don't know the number from the engine. This is putting a little more in to the puzzle on how many and where they came from.


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Posted February 22, 2015 - 04:20 PM

That's even a low number 143302
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