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#1 earthgrinder OFFLINE  

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 09:01 PM

I saw these two items at the Williams Grove Show consignment area on Friday.  Never saw a DB on steel and I thought that was a rather unique sickle bar mower.

 

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Unless I've missed something, db didn't have steel wheels like that. I've looked at all the manuals and haven't seen any. That sickle is pretty old.
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Posted September 08, 2015 - 11:58 PM

That's the first pushcycle I have ever seen. Make a fine gift for a bride!
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 06:33 AM

The mower is a Clipper made in Dixon IL. They made them in 3 widths.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 08:34 AM

Remember one of those sickles being on the farm when I was growing up


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 09:17 AM

I saw quite a few DB's there Fri & Sat.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 12:20 PM

Wow! Just what I need. 3 foot push sickle and high wet grass!


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

The mower is a Clipper made in Dixon IL. They made them in 3 widths.

If I had gone to the sale on Saturday I would have tried to buy it.  Thought it was neat.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 12:49 PM

I saw quite a few DB's there Fri & Sat.

Yes, I think there were at least 10 that I saw.  Almost seemed like there was a close out sale on them.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 02:11 PM

That's the first pushcycle I have ever seen. Make a fine gift for a bride!

As long as it wasn't  YOUR  bride !!  Might be a shot marriage.



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Posted September 09, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Unless I've missed something, db didn't have steel wheels like that. I've looked at all the manuals and haven't seen any. That sickle is pretty old.

yep you missed out completely, Db offered these wheels starting with the 41 Handiman and it new hub design, 42's got the same ones, then came the war and we didn't see them again until the birth of the post war 51 tractor. For the first model you could get either plain steel rims, for use with auto tires, or knobby tires, or old school steel wheels. You don't see it in the manuals because its in the Sears catalog, as optional equipment.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 04:47 PM

If I had gone to the sale on Saturday I would have tried to buy it.  Thought it was neat.

you better bring your big purse, as those things are a hot item and sell for $160- 200, most of the time. One wouldn't think they bring that much, but they are way cool and hard to find.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 05:00 PM

yep you missed out completely, Db offered these wheels starting with the 41 Handiman and it new hub design, 42's got the same ones, then came the war and we didn't see them again until the birth of the post war 51 tractor. For the first model you could get either plain steel rims, for use with auto tires, or knobby tires, or old school steel wheels. You don't see it in the manuals because its in the Sears catalog, as optional equipment.


So what year is that db if it came out with them from the factory with them wheels? Or were they just optional period? And are there ones older than 47-48?
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Posted September 09, 2015 - 05:27 PM

you better bring your big purse, as those things are a hot item and sell for $160- 200, most of the time. One wouldn't think they bring that much, but they are way cool and hard to find.

My purse is not that big for something like that.


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Posted September 09, 2015 - 05:37 PM

So what year is that db if it came out with them from the factory with them wheels? Or were they just optional period? And are there ones older than 47-48?

if it came with them, from the factory, then the tractor had to be in the first couple yrs. I don't see them in the 50' catalog, and I don't have an older one than that. They will fit any DB tractor ever made right to the end of production. They came from the Handiman era, along with the wheel weights and one type of dozer blade.






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