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#1 steve b OFFLINE  

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 10:35 AM

How tough a job would it be to mount/ adapt a David Bradley cycle bar head to my Wards Plow Trac? I found one for a good price.
Any of you guys ever try?
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Posted August 08, 2011 - 10:43 AM

The DB is belt drive too isn't it? If so, I wouldn't think it would be to hard.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 10:43 AM

Steve, I don't think the mount would be very hard, but are the drives on the same side on both tractors?

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 04:14 PM

From the picture I have seen it appears the drive is on the same side. The tough one seems to be whatever the clutch/ idler linkage needs to be. Also, I suppose the overall height for the DB needs to be measured to see if it is close to what the Plow Trac requires.
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Posted August 08, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Ok,
I lied, the drive pully is clearly on the wrong side.
So how hard to reverse the shaft?

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 04:31 PM

Wow, near impossible on the engine end, If the shaft goes all the way thru on the cutter, maybe?

May have to make a 1 to 1 idler shaft halfway, or would the end product turn the cutter the wrong way... and/or would it matter?

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 06:17 PM

I wouldn't even waste my time doing it. The DB's use 16" wheels and the Wards used 12". The handles would be on the ground with no way to adjust them. You can find the Wards/Simplicity mowers for $25 if you look around and wait.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 08:24 PM

I wouldn't even waste my time doing it. The DB's use 16" wheels and the Wards used 12". The handles would be on the ground with no way to adjust them. You can find the Wards/Simplicity mowers for $25 if you look around and wait.


I haven't seen one for sale around here in years. Once in a great while, I will see a running tractor, but no attachments. Walked away from one about 3 yrs ago... Still question if I should've bought it, but they wanted $75. May have gotten it for $50, but it was still too much.

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 09:11 PM

Dang,
I really want to mow with this thing. Maybe I should figure out how to make my own pitman and fabricate the whole thing.... Well, going to the NYSEA Pagent of Steam on opening day. They have a huge flea market. Maybe I will find something there. Mean while keep thinking... and thanks for the replies.

Also to Lauber, I have a nice 1 bottom plow I would gladly swap for a mower.
Steve

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Posted August 08, 2011 - 09:15 PM

Well Steve thats the nice offer, but i gots lots of plows. I might have your mower out in the back shed, and you could have that for free, provided you dont live a millon miles aways, and could come get it. Let me check in the next few days and see if i have any Wards stuff left.

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 02:49 PM

Steve b heres a pic of the mower i have for a wards/simplicity type tractor.074.jpg

Its yours if you can come get it.

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 03:23 PM

ooooohhh !....Id love to have a plow !

mike

Edited by MUDDAWG, August 13, 2011 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted August 13, 2011 - 03:37 PM

well if we get a reply back, you can have the plow offered. I have several of them, but only use the ones for my suburbans. Not a big fan of getting dragged to death behind a tractor.

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 04:10 PM

LOLOL !
Ive never had that pleasure !

I looked again at mine and im sure he needs a better example that what i have
so I edited my offer

iowa is a little too far out of my range at the moment

maybe i can talk a guy down the road out of his flower garden ornament
( plow )

mike

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Posted August 13, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Well in the DB groups, we have whats called the DB Express. Many an item has gone though space and time, to get to the final collector. Ive had stuff here going to KS, and have brought several items back from WV and OH. Im surprized that this group being as large as it is, dont have a similar thing. Sometimes it takes a few months to get an item, but it more reliable than the USPS, and the best part is its ussally free.




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