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#1 NUTNDUN OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 09:39 AM

Dad and I went on our annual fishing trip this weekend up around Mifflintown, PA. We headed out Friday after I got home from work and we staid the night up at our friend's camp. Friday's are usually just drinking and poker games. I don't really ever drink though but I did have maybe three beers and called it an early night in hopes of some good fishing.

We didn't have much luck fishing, I think total we caught around 6 fish and the largest one was about 11". A couple red eyes, a couple fall fish and I think one smallmouth.

Anyway, we won the auction on the Bush Hog D4-7 on eBay the other day. The nice thing is it wasn't too far out of the way on our way home to pick it up. I setup with the seller that we would be past his place sometime after 5pm on Saturday.

We ended up getting there right around 6:30pm and talked for a little bit and gave the seller one of the site's cards. I also told him about the Dover show and he said he is going to try and attend. The Bush Hog D4-7 was definitely in as good of shape as his pictures showed. The only thing really missing is the battery and the pto clutch and handle. There is a handle that is mounted on the right fender and I don't think it was factory but I could be wrong. He did have the parts from the original clutch which actually looked to be in great shape so I don't know why they would have replaced it.

I also need to replace the tires. The turf tires on the back are a mismatch and the one front tire is completely bald. I think I am going to put the narrow tri ribs on the front and the ag tires on the back like I did with the D4-10.

There was also a universal pto joint, I am not sure what it might power though. Oh and it is missing the bottom seat cushion which won't be a big deal to reproduce. I haven't tried firing it up yet as I would like to redo the wiring on it. I don't think the voltage regulator is wired right and before anything gets fried I want to make sure it is right. I can't believe the differences between the D4-7 and the D4-10. I think the D4-10 is around a '63 and the D4-7 is either a '68 or a '69. We also got the original owners manual which has seen it's better days. I will get it scanned and put it on the site sometime in the near future.

I got the two brothers together for pictures in the front yard.

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#2 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 09:45 AM

Looks really good George, I never seen one in person.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 09:48 AM

Looks great George, congrats

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Good to see the brothers re-united! The fender handle is not OE.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:03 AM

Very sharp rig George.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:07 AM

That's looks great ,George.:thumbs:

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Very nice tractor George. Does the JD. rear tires match the ones on your Hog, If so and want them, put them on that tractor. Alan is suppoosed to be getting the transaxle, so it won't be an issue.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:14 PM

Good looking pair there George. Can't wait to see the other one in action. I just hope it doesn't jump out of gear like the other one was at plow day, that was a long drive up the hill to have to stop every 100 yards while you reselected a gear LOL. Great haul.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:17 PM

Jumping out of gear? Not good, as that will chip teeth. Better tighten up those detents!

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:20 PM

I don't remember if George found the loose parking brake handle to be shoving the shifter to be the issue or not, but he did take that lever off at plow day, just don't recall if that fixed it or not.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:21 PM

Jumping out of gear? Not good, as that will chip teeth. Better tighten up those detents!


Casey has a tendency to make it sound worse then it was. It was the parking brake lever that kept working it's way under the shifter and it would make it pop out of gear. I fixed it in 3 seconds by removing the lever handle for the parking brake. It didn't jump out of gear again after that. I think it jumped out of gear two or three times.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:22 PM

I see the teardrop tail light lens is missing. Harder than ever to find one of those. My D4-10 I'm restoring was missing the entire tail light unit, but I bought one off ebay a few years back.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 03:25 PM

Casey has a tendency to make it sound worse then it was. It was the parking brake lever that kept working it's way under the shifter and it would make it pop out of gear. I fixed it in 3 seconds by removing the lever handle for the parking brake. It didn't jump out of gear again after that. I think it jumped out of gear two or three times.

You weren't the guy coming up the hill behind ya lol.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Great Buy George!

You can check the years of manufacture if you use the wisconsin engine serial number Identification sticky in the Bolens Forum.

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 06:20 PM

Very nice George!!




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