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#1 seth OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2015 - 06:20 PM

I recently purchased a new house in the backyard was a David Bradley Harrow attachment . after renting an excavator to clean up piles rotten fence in the backyard I found the suburban tractor that went with it. it was covered by the fence somewhat protected, it seems very complete and I would love to restore it but would like some advice no motor no seat or bracket. no pulley for the clutch but I have all the belts all the wheels and tires . I have plenty of motors and the talent to modify a newer motor replaced the old motor for I would like to use this tractor. Our parts really available for this
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Posted May 02, 2015 - 06:23 PM

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It sounds like a nice find.
As for parts, most are only available from other donor units. Our Site Sponsors, eBay, Craigslist are all good leads.
Please shoot a picture and help us know what we are talking about. We love to see tractors and the rescue units are just plain cool.
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Posted May 02, 2015 - 06:31 PM

:ditto: welcome to the forum. Our DB Suburban collector is Lauber1 and should be around this evening unless he is driving a overnight. Classic has one also and could relay some advice.

 

All the best.


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Posted May 02, 2015 - 07:21 PM

As far as parts availability, it really depends on what you need. The engine pulley won't be a problem. A tractor that has been sitting out like that should be disassembled and gone over completely. If you have any questions about the tractor, feel free to ask.
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Posted May 02, 2015 - 07:35 PM

well im awaiting pictures. Had a real rusted up bad one I took to Indiana that I thought wouldn't come back, but it did, so we shall see.


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Posted May 02, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Welcome to GTT. You can download three free manuals per day from our Manuals Section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 02, 2015 - 08:41 PM

well im awaiting pictures. Had a real rusted up bad one I took to Indiana that I thought wouldn't come back, but it did, so we shall see.

Here is the 61 Suburban Jeff is talking about working in my garden about a week ago. It didn't look that bad to me but I have been dragging them out of the weeds and getting them going again since '93. It had sat outside for about 30 years when I got it here but was complete,straight,and original. Wish I had pictures of my 1960 Simplicity 700 and how bad off it was when I drug it in from beside a pond where it had been picked apart and left rotting after years of abuse. My SS18 Sears that I am working on now is another example of a tractor that was in bad shape when I started. Parts are out here for the db Suburbans once you are in the db loop. I am up to 4 db Suburbans now. Two runners,two non runners. Just let us know what you need and we will help best that we can.

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Posted May 02, 2015 - 11:28 PM

I'd love to see picts also ! I rescued this one (59) this winter and am working on getting it going.

Parts aren't easy to come by - but they can be found . You have to hunt a lot.

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 04:40 AM

Got to transfer pictures to my kindle, but I will get them online soon
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Posted May 04, 2015 - 05:11 AM

I am about 1/2 way restoring mine. Most normal people would have passed on it, it was really rough and missing parts. I did find some but made the rest I attached a pic of the belt guard and clutch lock I made. Surprisingly everything freed up I am sure mine sat for decades outside too. You will learn to hate roll pins by the time you are done.

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 04:27 PM

Here's some picture's20150423_214916.jpg 20150407_202601.jpg 20150407_202620.jpg 20150407_202850.jpg
Now when I was younger I had a David Bradley two wheel walk behind with the dozer blade on it. awesomely powerful little tractor with only a five horse. motor. i used to skid small trees out of the woods with it to burn my workshop but I can't remember what if it had neutral or not. does the 59 suburban have neutral? sure pain in the asked to move around the garage though the gearbox is free and if I spin the pulleys the wheels will turn sorry about the upside down picture I'll get some better ones
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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:28 PM

Good things can be found under rust! jabelman, I like your comment, " most normal people would have passed on it" HA! I guess there are a bunch of us abnormal people floating around here. I have to say that restoring or just getting these old machines functional again can be rewarding. Most of these rusty hulks can be restored, but it takes time, patients, a few bucks, and the drive to get it all accomplished. My rusty Gard'n Mast'r Jr. Is coming along well, but it's taking hours and hours and hours of work to restore/ rebuild everything. It almost seems overwhelming, but piece by piece, it will get done.

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Posted May 04, 2015 - 08:31 PM

There is no neutral in the gear box like you are familiar with. It's best to put dollies under the rear tires if you plan on moving it around from time to time.
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Posted May 10, 2015 - 07:01 AM

Well I guess I am looking for a parts machine. No luck yet but anybody in new England have any Leeds let me know

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Posted May 10, 2015 - 07:10 AM

Well I guess I am looking for a parts machine. No luck yet but anybody in new England have any Leeds let me know.here is a couple pics of my currant work horse I restored and customize.IMG_20150510_080716.jpg IMG_20150510_080700.jpg




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