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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:09 PM

JKgirl, welcome to GT Talk, glad you joined. All 3 gen carts built by David Bradley were of wood. Yours looks more for Simplicity, the white shape on the sideboards reminds me of something but I can't quite recall.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:11 PM

In another DB forum they said the very first DB carts were steel the Gen 2 was wood...but we will research Simplicity! Thank you!

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:13 PM

And thanks for the welcome! My 9 year old son and the other half are the tractor people in the house...I just try to keep up! :-)

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:34 PM

I understand :-), they should be thankful you are researching also which tells me quite a bit about you already.

 

By another forum would you by any chance be talking about the Yahoo groups ?


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:50 PM

I looked at many like farmallcub.com but I think that was a forum on mygardentractors.com or something like that? No yahoo groups...

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Smokstak.com too

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Huum, .....you know, now that I think of it, I did hear there was a metal cart by DB or Sears and Roebuck, thing is the white square on it's side is something I have seen before, the cart is black and the rim shape reminds me of Simplicity.

 

Smokstack is full of DB collectors also but you are here so something is still not right and I can see it too.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 07:58 PM

The tires say wards riverside but we are not sure if they are original.

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:04 PM

Yep, I checked my Simplicity VA rims, the same, note the extra 4 holes around the rims, those are tractor rims, the extra holes are for wheel weights. Now we got to figure out the maker of the cart itself. I am thinking someone mounted the wheels as a replacement and have no doubt the tractor used to pull the cart was a Simplicity, more then likely the later V series which also used the Riverside knobby tires.

 

I am thinking the cart is Simplicity rebranded by Montgomery Wards hence it being black instead of orange.


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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Hmmm...

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:14 PM

Ah, Jeff would know for sure, Laube1 is his handle, he collects DB Carts. I have not see his postings so he might be driving tonight.



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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:18 PM

Ok, we are calling it a night...thanks for all your help! I will check back tomorrow night.
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Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:20 PM

Sounds good, Jeff should be on tomorrow, I will send him a pm, I want to know for sure also, he knows the carts better then I do for all makes of walk behind tractors.

 

Good night and see you later.



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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:24 PM

HMM, I've seen that same white diamond on something too, but don't remember what. DB made several carts, none of which used 12" tires. The gen 1 had small wheels under the cart, and was steel, all the gen2 and gen 3 carts were wooden and had 16" wheels, there was another cart made for the walker and the rider which had a hitching system for both, it was steel, but the wheels were 8" and on the sides. And then finally there was a Suburban cart with 8" wheels, steel body, and the tail gate lifted off it. So in the end here we didn't tell you what you have, but we did cover what you don't have, sorry.

 

gen1 cart.jpg gen3 cart.jpg

 

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Posted May 03, 2015 - 09:43 PM

This might take a while but I will remember what mfg used that white diamond. It will bug me.


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