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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:18 PM

Went to look at this thing today, never seen one before, this is the 2nd Bush Hog tractor I've seen in 1 week.
Don't know much about these tractors at all and I don't know whats suppose to be on this one or not.
It has a Tecumseh HH80 engine, I think a 3 speed plus reverse transmission, 4 position Variable handle some kind of PTO hand clutch off the crank, a rear lift bracket looks like a sleeve hitch without the tube for the pin, and 4 brand new tires with nibs on them.
Tractor has no attachments for it but came with a plow blade that was modified to fit the tractor.
The young lad I bought it off of was using it for tractor pulls.

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So I ask
What is this?
What features or attachments did it have?
When was it made?

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:32 PM

Doug, this is a great machine, you will love it. I bought my Bush Hog D4-10 last month lol. Funny, are we copying each other's collections? LOL

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Man have you laid a bombshell on me! That paint appears original on the hood, but I have NEVER seen ANY literature on a V4-8! I need to contact Bush Hog to see if they know anything of this model.
Doug, would you please take a very close-up pic of each oval with the V4-8? One could have possibly dropped a 8hp in there & changed the emblem to match maybe? If it is indeed a V4-8, then the ID plate will show that for sure.


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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:41 PM

The ID tag is there, lower right of dash panel, under the throttle. The sleeve lift is missing the sleeve "sliding" adapter. I'll see if I have a pic, but if I don't, I'll snap & post a pic tomorrow.
Any V4 model should have 4 forward speeds plus the reverse.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:42 PM

Nice job Doug,you say you have seen 2 in a week .I have never seen them in our area ever.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:44 PM

I don't have the tractor home yet, it's paid for just need to get my friends trailer and pick it up.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:47 PM

I don't have the tractor home yet, it's paid for just need to get my friends trailer and pick it up.


Check that ID plate for me asap Doug. Please!

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:51 PM

Any V4 model should have 4 forward speeds plus the reverse.


I noticed there was 4 positions on the variable handle but could only find 4 gears or positions in the trany gear shift, shifter is really sloppy though.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:51 PM

Check that ID plate for me asap Doug. Please!



:bigrofl: Reminds me of Pavlov's slobberin' dog....!

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 06:59 PM

I noticed there was 4 positions on the variable handle but could only find 4 gears or positions in the trany gear shift, shifter is really sloppy though.


Something is odd. The shift slots in the tunnel cover seem to be same distance center to each gear on the lower slot. If it is a V4, then the lower slot would be wider on the right side of neutral than the left, as the bulldog1st is way to the right as with the John Deere 110, 220, etc. It would appear it is a V3 model by the shift slot pattern. So someone has done something with the hood, replaced/repainted, or something over the years. Far as I ever seen/heard, the V3 only came as a V3-6....Tecumseh H60 engine.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Daniel, look at the right rear slot, it goes ever farther right, so check you eyeglass prescription. :D

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:12 PM

Daniel, look at the right rear slot, it goes ever farther right, so check you eyeglass prescription. :D


At the angles, it's hard to truly tell. The difference is a lot from 3 to 4 speed. Pic taken of fuzzy pdf off the monitor screen.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:25 PM

Daniel, look at the right rear slot, it goes ever farther right, so check you eyeglass prescription. :D


I have my readers on, but still impossible to tell for absolute. I go for an eye appointment next month though! LOL

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:28 PM

I have my readers on, but still impossible to tell for absolute. I go for an eye appointment next month though! LOL

Just let the optometrist know that you are struggling to see the shifter, I'm sure he will be happy to special order you glasses thick enough to help you LOL.

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Posted November 26, 2011 - 07:29 PM

At the angles, it's hard to truly tell. The difference is a lot from 3 to 4 speed. Pic taken of fuzzy pdf off the monitor screen.

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The shifter slots doesn't look like the picture you posted.
The bottom one is wider than the top but equal on both sides of neutral, if I remember right.
Need to get this tractor home.




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