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post #1 of 10 Old 07-23-2019, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Help identify 2 wheel tractor

Today I bought a riding mower from a guy. He threw in this 2 wheel tractor with sickle mower free. Engine is free. Don’t know anything about it. Can anyone identify it for me?
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I have no idea what it is, but it'll be pretty cool if you can get it running.

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I don’t plan on getting it running. My son and I were buying the cub to fix and sell, so he can buy some parts for the computer he’s building. We’ll take whatever we can get out of the 2 wheel tractor
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Dont know the make but dad had one that looked like it many years ago. Said it did not work well.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-23-2019, 05:44 PM
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It appears to be a David Bradley, sold by Sear Roebuck and Co. The original engine was probalby a Wisconsin. There was probably a hood on it, when new. The "slime" green wheels are the give away. Montgomery Ward also sold one similar to it and there was a George. Probably others, too. These were popular after WW2 for truck farms, etc. Lawn mowers were not a "thing" yet. These could be used for cutting hay, as well as weeds. There were many attachments for them, including a plow, disk, cultivator, trailer, and many others.
The tractor show at Evansville, IN has a guy that brings several of these to show, along with a trailer with advertising from the era. It is a great lawn and garden show in June. Also features steam engines, tractors, flea market, toy show, tractor pull, etc. Great overall show.
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Definitely a Bradley see if there is a tag with a model number on the transmission will start with 917 post that number and we can find the original engine it had

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I'll have to look again when it's lighter outside. The sickle mower has a tag that does indeed say David Bradley. It's a Sears tag that says 917.5753.

Any idea what to price a "non-running, needs tires" machine like this? I wonder if anyone has ever tried trading an antique David Bradley for a motherboard or an Intel i5 processor.
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I'll have to look again when it's lighter outside. The sickle mower has a tag that does indeed say David Bradley. It's a Sears tag that says 917.5753.

Any idea what to price a "non-running, needs tires" machine like this? I wonder if anyone has ever tried trading an antique David Bradley for a motherboard or an Intel i5 processor.
When you decide on a price, let us know. I am in NC and may be interested in buying it.
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When you decide on a price, let us know. I am in NC and may be interested in buying it.
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I used to trade in David bradleys , but that was 15 years ago. I have no idea what they go for now. The sickle bar is for 3 H.P. or less tractor back 15-20 years ago I sold working ones for $25 in Ohio . They were very common here. I know that you could not find them in New York. I had a gentleman drive from Buffalo to Ohio to get one from me . I gave it to him. I do know it is a user . With a replacement engine and no hood means it has no collectors value it is still a very useable machine

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