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#16 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 07:29 PM

They seem quite beefy. Could be as you say Brian, a commercial unit.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:03 PM

As far as all the advertising I have ever seen, they were all strictly built for the residential user.

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 01:45 AM

I'm guessing the D4-10 was probably somewhat aimed at small farmers with its 540 PTO to run grain augers,hay elevators etc,would have been pretty handy back then rather than having to tie up a full size tractor.Ariens,Deere and several others offered the 540 option in various styles usually and add on gearbox

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Posted August 28, 2011 - 09:05 AM

It also seems that the D4-10 was the most common model. At least they seem to be the model I see the most of. I really like the D4-10 over the D4-7 I have for a couple of reasons. The D4-10 I have is older then the D4-7 and there are some little things here and there that are different or missing on the newer D4-7 that they had on the D4-10 like the hood hold downs. The lift bar going to the rear lift is also on different sides.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 05:52 PM

In my spare time, I've done a bit of looking around/studying these Bush Hogs.
They look to be a very heavy duty, well built machine. I'm thinking that they are about
25% larger/heavyer than say a Massey of the same horsepower and vintage.
For whatever reason, we just don't see them up here in Canada.
Could be that being they where built in Alabama, and it was such a competitive market back then, the
Bush Hog marketing plan never focused on Canada.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Will, I hadn't heard of them till I joined.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:16 PM

Will, I hadn't heard of them till I joined.


Same here Kenny.
Do you have one?

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:21 PM

I hadn't heard of them until a young man, who used to be my neighbor told me of the one his FIL had passed on to his daughter, whom he married. That was somewhere around 2003 or before. Over the next 2 to 3 years, I'd run into him & he'd always bring up this tractor he had. Finally one day he called & asked if I'd be interested in buying it. I told him I'd come look at it, so took my trailer. So on the evening of April 23rd 2006, I brought my 1st Bush Hog tractor home for 150 with mower deck & snow blade. It is the same D4-10 I'm currently restoring & almost finished with. He said he wanted me to have it in hopes of his wife seeing it restored one day. I hope to reach him before my local show on October 1st so they can come get a look. The rest is kind of a blur....one more Bush Hog tractor after another.
I now have three JBI's (one original, 2 modified), two D4-10's (another parts D4-10), a T-63, and a V4-6. Also a Bush Hog snowblower, total of 4 snow blades, 2 decks for D4-10's, one T-63 deck, a rear pto tiller, and a JBI belly deck.

Here's the one that started it all! DSC00025.jpg
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:26 PM

Also, when I got this D4-10, there was almost NO info available on them. I started a campaign to beat the bushes for info. One defunct site still had info available, but no members posted & the owner had disappeared. I gathered a lot of information over the next few years, and started a Yahoo group for them. I still have & will keep that site up, though I have copied all files here to GTT and also have a link to GTT on my Yahoo Bush Hog site. Many search Yahoo, so best to leave that site up, then try to get them here where information is easier to access, plus brings lots more exposure to the Bush Hog line of tractors. That's the best way to prevent these tractors from getting melted at the scrappers. It's been fun reviving the Bush Hog following! George for one is now officially hooked....line & sinker! LOL

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:27 PM

Will, no. Haven't seen one around here.
Daniel, nice story behind your D4-10. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 06:49 PM

As Kenny said, thanks for shareing that history. They are a heavey duty machine, and it would be a shame to see
them end up in the dumpsters. Hats off to your public awareness campaign. It seems to be working.
As you said, I've also noticed, that George is working on get himself a Hog collection.
Hopefully both you and George can get your collections together at a show at some point. I'd sure
like to see that in person, and see all the different models. Or at least I'd like to see pictures of that.

Is there such a thing as a Bush Hog meet?
That'd be cool, because you just never know who might show up with what.vbg

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 07:23 PM

As Kenny said, thanks for shareing that history. They are a heavey duty machine, and it would be a shame to see
them end up in the dumpsters. Hats off to your public awareness campaign. It seems to be working.
As you said, I've also noticed, that George is working on get himself a Hog collection.
Hopefully both you and George can get your collections together at a show at some point. I'd sure
like to see that in person, and see all the different models. Or at least I'd like to see pictures of that.

Is there such a thing as a Bush Hog meet?
That'd be cool, because you just never know who might show up with what.vbg


There is a big Bush Hog convention at my place and you are a V.I.P. buddy. :bigrofl:

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 07:34 PM

There is a big Bush Hog convention at my place and you are a V.I.P. buddy. :bigrofl:


I'll bet Will is gonna be parade Grand Marshal!

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Posted September 02, 2011 - 06:47 AM

I'll bet Will is gonna be parade Grand Marshal!



Wow, that would unprecedented. To have a rookie/starter as a Grand Marshall!!:bigrofl:


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Posted September 02, 2011 - 07:44 AM

Man, has George gone "Hog Wild" or what! Man is he really in to his "Hogs" lately!




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