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Posted February 21, 2017 - 07:16 PM

I found this saw recently and have been messing with it for a couple days on and off ,

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I was just out playing around and have taken all of the stuff off that doesn't belong .

I was lining it up to my Suburban just to see .

It will not be hard at all to make an adapter .

I had an old belt , it is the perfect length. It allows the disengage arm to operate.  (Will get a new one.)  

The plan is to attach an axle to the front base which will have easy removing wheels . Not those plastic mower ones but something vintage and classic.

Then I will put a hitch pin to the back adapter .

Instant Cordwood saw 'trailer' for a David Bradley Suburban !

Pull it out to where you need it . Wheel it around front , Hook it on ,remove wheels ,  add belt and you are in business .

 

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All of this will be done without compromising the original piece in any way.


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 07:23 PM

Nice ! If you put casters on you could mount it to the front like a mower
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Posted February 21, 2017 - 07:29 PM

wow! that looks dangerous make sure that suburban doesn't pop into drive
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Posted February 21, 2017 - 07:35 PM

It will work , but probably won't be used , much , this tractor doesn't pop into gear , you must push and hold as well as have the belt speed adjuster engaged . But yes , and I will always have wood blocks on tires too .


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Posted February 21, 2017 - 08:02 PM

That's neat. And be able to use it if wanted. I like it. Hopefully we can see a video of it cutting some wood.

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Posted February 22, 2017 - 06:54 AM

Looks like that will work.


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 02:43 PM

That's neat. And be able to use it if wanted. I like it. Hopefully we can see a video of it cutting some wood.

Noel

It won't take too long to get this together , I have to figure out a day to take it to my Uncles shop and get it blasted , soon as the weather is good .

I have a cultivator to do also , so it is in the works .

I will get some video , it will work ! And will look good doing it :smilewink:

I am still pretty excited by this find . I haven't ever seen one before (cept in pictures)and now I have one.


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 04:43 PM

Awesome find! Have fun with it!


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 06:20 PM

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I found some wheels I really think will look good on this.

Steel inner , solid 8"  , I think these have a classy look to them ,they match somewhat to the DB , a coat of paint. Or leave em' red.

Vintage metal wheels maybe later , but crap , I can't pay more for wheels than the saw .

People are asking so much for good old wheels.

 


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Posted February 22, 2017 - 07:12 PM

I have a pair of those wheels pm if interested

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Posted March 06, 2017 - 04:41 PM

Why tow it. Just adapt it onto an old mule drive add a hinge point and just,  Lift it , Brace it  and drive it to the job. No need for wheels at all.



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Posted March 06, 2017 - 06:44 PM

I think the design of the saw lends itself to doing this . Plus I don't have an old mule drive laying around I want to cut up.

This set up will not change or destroy anything and will be fun . IMO



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Posted April 12, 2017 - 06:22 PM

I finally was able to get back to this  project today . Went up to my Uncles shop and started doing the retrofitting.

Got the 'wheel'attachments built and set up .

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One of the guard welds was broken so that was repaired.

The saw mounting face was slightly tweeked , so we had to pull the shaft out and check it. , Seems the shaft is straight , but the plate the blade bolts to was bent causing the blade to wobble .040 is all , but that translated to a lot of wobble out at the teeth of the blade ,

So we put it in the lathe and trued up the face. Should be fine now.

Then we started to figure out the mounting pieces that need to be made.

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Couldn't find any of the right stock needed at the shop so I will have to go buy some pieces to use .

We refurbished this DB last summer (mostly my Uncle) He had the fun and I bought the tractor from him . Nice Job !! It is dusty from sitting over the winter and needs to be cleaned off and touched up in spots .

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What a beauty !!


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Posted September 05, 2017 - 06:05 PM

It has been a pretty busy summer , working on alot of different  projects , but this is almost done  :D

It is fixed where it needed work , it has been blasted and primed , the modifications are made . all it needs is the final paint and assembly !

If it wasn't raining a bit I would have done it today. 


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Posted September 06, 2017 - 05:47 AM

Looking forward to seeing it all painted up and running . I used the DB w/cordwood saw last week to cut up some kindling .


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