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#1 BillTribbitt OFFLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2017 - 05:51 PM

A friend of mine has a rather unique tractor. According to him it's a John Deere/David Bradley. It has a 9hp B&S motor. It was supposedly used during WWII on board ships to load bombs on bombers. They were a utility tractor without mower decks. Anybody ever heard of these and know where I might get more info? Thanks

 



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Posted April 22, 2017 - 06:06 PM

Do you think you could attach some pictures?

 

Never heard of john deere collaborating with David Bradley.

 

There were some JD 140s used by the navy for moving planes. But from what i remember reading about them. Most were driven off the side of the aircraft carriers. If it were one of them it would have a great big brass tag on the side saying Dept of navy and other info.


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Posted April 22, 2017 - 06:23 PM

I have seen many types of commercial products used by the military. Anything is possible but we would have to see the thing. There were "tow motors" used to move bombs and planes. If the Navy played with JD 140s it would have been 'NAM or later. I do chuckle at how many people these days think that 'NAM was part of WWII. Good job schools. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted April 23, 2017 - 05:05 AM

Please get some pictures , I'd love to see it.



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Posted June 04, 2017 - 09:17 PM

Here's some pics of my friends tractor. From what I can find so far, it looks to be about a 63 Suburban 600. Can anyone confirm this?

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Posted June 11, 2017 - 07:18 AM

I cannot see if the ID tag is on the trans . But the hood says it is a 62-63 600 the motor looks like the standard 5.75 that came on it , the paint is someones joke.

The story is hogwash , These were not around pre-1959-- David Bradley thru and thru .

Nice machine if brought back to original colors.


Edited by MGP59DB, June 11, 2017 - 07:18 AM.

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