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Old 08-07-2010, 11:10:39 PM
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I finally found a DB walk behind, model 245 and some attachments for it!---The one I used to have was stolen about 10 years ago and I ran into this unit last week!
Homemade spud plow

the tractor, NOT original motor so hood wont fit on it.

hood and two sickle mowers (this is what I needed the most)

The cultivator , note the cute little fenders on it


It also has the moldboard plow with it! (pic of it vanished!)

thanks; sonny
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:01:50 PM
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Sonny,
Welcome back to the "club". Thanks for sharing the pics!

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Old 08-10-2010, 07:06:55 PM
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Congrats on finding one, nice machine!

Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Good move Sonny, now lets get you up to speed on the tractors. Your # 245 is not a model , its a series number. The model number is on the same tag and will start with 917. All the DB stuff built at the factory in Bradley will carry this 917 # followed by the numbers that id the items. If you look at your attachments they should also have a tag with the model number that id's it. You can go to Gary site in the above link and find the attachments and tractors listed and some history about them. The place to get the Cd is from Nelson J 's his site is http://members.lsol.net/gop4evr/David_Bradley.htm

Nels is the one that produced the CD most of us use, and was only charging a $5 donation to get one. This CD was made from the collections of manuals of DB collectors all acrosst the county, who at no cost sent him there stuff so that it could all be in one place. Sadly it now seems that some one has started copying the CD and selling it on Ebay.

There are about 100 very active collectors of DB stuff around and around 400 other known guys that have an interest in them. All you have to do is ask, and most of the info is free for the listening.
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Great find. I have repowered mine too and made the hood fit by refabricating the mounted brackets higher and more forward with rubber stoppers in front for hood to sit on instead of those spring clips.
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The David Bradleys are quickly becoming my favorite thing to collect. They are easy to find around here.
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I saw after I posted that 245 was series and the other number under it is the model!---sorry bout that!---I could still use a parts tractor,--my hubs are a bit wobbley and should be tight like the first one I had!---I fully intend to use this tractor to help out in my gardens!(much better size and will do more work than the cubs)---I know it dont have a seat, but I never have figured out how the cub guys pull weeds from the seat of their cubs!---cant from the seat of any of my cubs!
I also came up with our old Midland-M that we had when I was about 9 and used the heck out of it in the gardens we had back then!---The Midland was sold by Montgomery-Wards,---Some later may have been sold as Simplicity! ---not sure of it!

I could also use more attachments for either tractor and would be interested in any brand of walk-behind tractors! thanks; sonny
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Sonny, if you want to take a ride to Va. I got quite a few DB's tractors and attachments to sell and other brands also.
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I wish my old body would allow me to travel that far!--I would be right there! thanks; sonny
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