Any David Bradley walk behind owners out there?

jabelman

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Tripped over a few David Bradley tractors at a friend's Dad's home a couple of years ago. The tractors had been sitting outside unloved for many years before that. Made a trade for them and since have been trying to get at least two up and running.

More here on the GTtalk web site:

Got a pair of DB walk behinds to get back to working status. - David Bradley Tractor Forum

Hoping that there might be more DB owners here....
I have one I restored, I picked it up for free. I don't use it I just liked the way it looks and wanted to display it with my david bradley suburban tractor.
nice thing about these is there are millions of them out there and parts are easy and cheap enough to come by.
mine is an early one a 46 I think.
 

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Ky wil

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Iv got 4 dB, none are restored but I have one I use regularly in the garden. I find i can cultivate the garden with the dB faster than I can with my troy bilt horse. Only thing I can say is watch it, once your bit you will be overrun with them. I have the 4bd, 2 simplicity, and one bolens know.
 
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Rodneyy525

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I picked up a David Bradley I’d like to restore, I have found the model number everywhere but not the same series number and I haven’t found one anywhere with these type wheels. Any help with the age and where to get parts would be appreciated. It’s a 917.5751 series 115. It has a Briggs engine number of
202081 and a 218889 stamped on it
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JBRamsey

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I have a few David Bradleys. I know that doesn't make me an expert, but it looks like someone made those wheels. They appear to have been cut out with a torch. I'm not knocking them. Someone got creative with the material that they had available.
 

dodge trucker

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I just got a 1959 Handiman today. It's been "mine" for about a year and I was told to get it outta there in the next 2 weeks as the family is getting the house it was at ready to sell and they want it on the market by then, idk what their hurry is, but I've been mowing over there for most of this season.
I got it running for their dad like 15 years ago, he put it back in the shed and it hasn't been touched since, he was original owner and died a couple of years ago.
It has the tiller and snow plow attachments, is all, I thought he had more. But 2 of the 3 daughters ordered a dumpster and pitched alot of stuff that ticked me off. Didn't ask anyone if they might want any of it before doing so, I did a heck of a dumpster dive before it left.
Have a question about it/ the left wheel fell off 3x wheeling it across the street to my house what holds it on? I didn't see any groove for a snap ring on the shaft.
 
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