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#1 BULL OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 03:47 PM

Hello, Found this 2 wheel tractor in a barn. My research has found it was made in Denton, Texas by Combination Saw and Tractor CO. and is equipped with the optioned Novo 7.2 hp engine which they stopped production in 1944. I have a sickle bar and 38' saw blade for it. I also located an original sales brochure that listed the options, and uses. Never seen one this brand before, and can not find one on the net. Any idea of a value, or of any more in exsistance? Mine is complete but typical rusty, and motor is froze currently. It is a handle crank engine, which looks to be an arm breaker, not counting the saw blade man killer attachment... Im sure OSHA would not have approved of this machine. Found one Bradley that was similar, but not as big of a machine...This one retailed for $485.00 in the 40's. Any ideas, pictures or restored machines of this brand would be a help as I work on it.. Thanks!

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 03:55 PM

BULL , welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 04:04 PM

BULL, Thanks for the pics & :welcome: to GTTalk

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 05:08 PM

:welcometogttalk: Bull. Neat looking piece of equipment. Reminds me of the two wheeler we had when I was a pup. Had a buzz saw that we cut many a rick of wood with using the two. That looks to be rather nasty to operate. Definitely need to watch what you are doing. Take a pic or two of yours. We don't care if it's rusty. Have a good day!

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 06:24 PM

:wave: BULL Welcome to GTTalk! That sure looks like a beast of a machine you have! I'm afraid that I can't help with any info on it, but we have a few members here from Texas who may have seen one before. Many time regional companies like that one had "pockets" of sales near the factory. Have some patience and maybe someone will have what you're looking for! In the meantime, enjoy the forum and post some pics of the old girl!

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 07:55 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk Bull, glad you found us and joined in. Thanks for posting the picture. When you get your machine up and running it looks like it could be used as a power toe nail trimmer! Good luck with your project and once again welcome to the site. Mike

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Posted July 27, 2011 - 09:40 PM

The Bradley model is refered to as the "Saw from Hell" by those who collect them. Un like yours the Bradley ones where not powered at the wheel, only the saw parts, which would either buck the wood or cut down a standing tree. I think your saw was sold though Montgomery Wards stores. I dont beleive the Bradley ones had any other use than wood cutting. Having one with powered wheels and a sickel would have been handi.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 08:17 AM

Hello Sir, Thanks for the extra info. I appreciate it.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 08:18 AM

:wave: BULL Welcome to GTTalk! That sure looks like a beast of a machine you have! I'm afraid that I can't help with any info on it, but we have a few members here from Texas who may have seen one before. Many time regional companies like that one had "pockets" of sales near the factory. Have some patience and maybe someone will have what you're looking for! In the meantime, enjoy the forum and post some pics of the old girl!


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Posted July 28, 2011 - 09:59 AM

Welcome to GT Talk. That looks like more machine than I care to run.

Where in Southern, IL are you from? I am Near Mt. Vernon.

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 10:04 AM

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Posted July 28, 2011 - 10:19 AM

snow blower.jpg Here is an additional picture of the rear of the Novo engine with the starter crank.."Arm Breaker" right between the handle bars...The other photo is NOT me, but I found it to be hilarious and thought you fellers might enjoy!

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 08:54 AM

Welcome to GT Talk. That looks like more machine than I care to run.

Where in Southern, IL are you from? I am Near Mt. Vernon.


I'm North of Murphysboro, IL

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 10:44 AM

I Had One Of The David Bradley Buzz Saws and decided to sell it, didn't perform as well as I expected and just Never Felt safe using it, opted to get a Cordwood saw for my Farmall instead. That Hand Crank between the handlebars is very odd...I can see the BIG OUCH happening many times over....Good luck with it.
BTW, that is a Funny Picture.

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Posted July 29, 2011 - 05:55 PM

Thanks for the pic! :rofl2:




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