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David Bradley walk-behind tractor

Postby Jasper County Native » Sun May 05, 2013 10:54 pm

Anyone ever owned/used a David Bradley walk-behind tractor? I have been making our small garden with a Merry Tiller for the past few years and I think the DB would be a welcome addition. What do you think?
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Re: David Bradley walk-behind tractor

Postby George Collins » Mon May 06, 2013 11:01 am

Never heard of one till just now. Did a spot of reading on them and they look and sound really cool. Can you put your hands on one?
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Re: David Bradley walk-behind tractor

Postby Jasper County Native » Mon May 06, 2013 11:10 am

I believe I can, but it may need a motor. They used to make all sorts of implements/accessories for them. The disc and harrow would be a big help with my small garden.
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Re: David Bradley walk-behind tractor

Postby GrahamB » Tue May 07, 2013 1:27 am

I have coveted one of these or a Gravely for a couple of years now. The ones that are still about fetch a good price, so if you can get one, even if the motor is shot, I'd say get it. You could always have the motor rebuilt or even find a modern motor to replace it.
With the growing number of small homesteaders these days, I'm surprised there aren't more of these type of tractors redeveloped and marketed.
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Re: David Bradley walk-behind tractor

Postby pa_friendly_guy » Tue May 07, 2013 1:39 pm

I had never heard of these types of walk behind tractors. Now that I look at them and see that they came from Sears I have seen them at Antique Tractor shows. They are not common around here, Gravely seem to out sell them by a bunch. My neighbor has owned several used Gravels, I think he was able to get them for about $300 to $350 each. Every piece of equipment that Gravely ever made from 1940's until they stopped making then would fit on that 4 bolt system. They claimed that you could mow any where that a man could walk. The 30 inch brush hog attachment was great. They would beat the snot out of you if you were not careful, and they had a reverse that would run you over if you fell. All in All, be careful when you operate that type of equipment.
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