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#1 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 11:05 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...4918117069.html

 

I found this listing for a 59' DB today - In Brookville Ind.

Looks like a pretty nice machine . There are some issues with originality though. Such as exhaust - Motor looks wrong also -not recoil maybe was electric start removed.

Posted 3 hours ago when I found it.


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 12:12 PM

man, that's less than an hour from me. kind of glad I am poor right now!

 

Exhaust has definitely been changed.

not sure if some didn't have a recoil and were just a rope pull??


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 12:45 PM

That tractor is listed in several other places too and has been for a while. I think those were all recoil. Lauber1 could tell us for sure.


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 01:14 PM

Ya - I would snap it up if I wasn't so financially challenged right now , I just love these machines . Needs' before wants'....I would sure like to get my hands on the 3pt. and plow attachment. According to the Sears catalogue they were all recoil or electric start .

59 = 91760601 recoil  - 91760602 electric

this looks like the electric start configuration which has the rope pull as a back up - but missing the starter and battery box.

 

PS - what other places is this listed - I like to look around at listings in my spare time and would be interested in other places to search.


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 01:43 PM

DB I will send you a PM.


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Posted March 05, 2015 - 03:05 PM

It does look pretty good. A few things to be changed to make it original. The one I used growing up was manual wind rope start. I thought it was original.

 

Some day I will be ready to buy one. I have the manuals for it and posted them in the manuals section.

 

 

 

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 05:03 PM

That has a later Sears 3 point hitch and top link on it. Here's a pic of the 3 point hitch that should be on it. My top link is stowed away with my plow right now, so I don't have a good pic of that. That's most likely a later Sears plow, also. There are some differences between the early DB and later Sears plows.

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Posted March 05, 2015 - 06:43 PM

I was offered this tractor a couple of months back, but declined. It has several issues, one being the asking price. The 3pt is wrong, the exhaust is wrong, the decals are wrong. im not saying its a bad trator, just that I have several here that all need stuff replace to get back to original and didn't really want another project. I told them at the time I thought 450 to 500 was a better price. At least its not $1500 like another one I saw.  Not sure whats going on with the engine and its starter system. No one told me the model of this unit, so if it was a 602 its missing some stuff, and if its a 601 its got a little extra stuff. If the model is a 601 it wouldn't be hard to find a straight recoil blower housing for it, and put it back to right.


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 12:16 AM

Awesome looking machine Classic . I just love it !! Hope I can get mine looking that good .


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Posted March 06, 2015 - 01:06 AM

Thanks MGP59DB. Mine was a bit of a mess when I bought it, but it was all there and just needed some attention. I replaced the tires an rear rims, the drive belts, the spark plug, the muffler, and the coil. I also found wheel weights and the one front hub retainer cap that was damaged. A lot of cleaning, paint here and there, and belt adjustments, and it was good to go. At some point, I plan on repainting the blue parts the correct shade of blue and I still have to clean up and paint the plow. It takes work, but you'll have yours looking good before you know it. Here's a pic of mine from when I bought it.

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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:08 AM

If yours is a bit a mess mine is total mess. For some reason you don't see to many out on the east coast??. I settled on mine it but missing a lot and it was close by and the right price but it is restorable. So all winter I have been tracking and making the missing parts. And I all need now is warm weather

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Posted March 06, 2015 - 08:39 AM

Looks can be deceiving on some of these tractors. I've seen tractors that look terrible, but are in excellent mechanical condition, and I've seen ones that look great with worn bushings, bearings, gears, etc. I'd rather restore a crusty machine in great mechanical shape, than have to replace a bunch of worn parts on a pretty one. The '59 Suburban I have is the first one that I've ever seen around here. I'm sure that there must be more around, but they are definitely not common.
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Posted March 06, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Yeah after seeing it person I felt it could be redone it's going to be a challenge but that's the fun of it. It will never be a 100% original tractor but it will be close enough. It's missing the 2 part front rims I doubt I will ever find a pair.
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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The front wheels are hard to find, and I found that out when I was trying to find half of one. One of mine had some pitting, but it wasn't too bad, so I filled in the pits and painted it. These two piece wheels were found on the DB sulkys and on the front of some of the Baird Beaver tractors.
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Posted March 07, 2015 - 11:28 AM

I haven't had a lot of time to mess with mine , here are the pics of the original ad that I bought it from . LOL looked like crap .

The seller did it no justice in these pics .

When I got there in person I was amazed at how complete it was . Bad tires made it look like junk - but most of it was here .

Rust also made it look bad - but so far everything seems to be in great shape , Tight steering , tight wheel hubs , none of the mechanicles seem sloppy . It has been way too cold to play with it more and lots of stuff going on around here in the last couple months so I have had little time for this.

Me and my Uncle are making plans for what to do on this , He is going to get his sand blaster checked out and I just need to get the wheels on it to move to his shop so we can start.

These are so rare - Only the 2nd one I have ever seen - the first being my Uncles . I doubt that there are many 601s left out there with maybe 4,000 made 55 years ago . Many have been scrapped or junked in landfills .The Pic w/ dozer blade is in my garage . I love it!

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I think I have a new addiction .


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