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olcowhand

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2007 :  20:23:28  Show Profile  Visit olcowhand's Homepage Send olcowhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
In 2006 the Bush Hog Corporation started a factory restoration of a D4-10 tractor & a T-42A "Trail Mower" (rear pto bush hog). They displayed it at the February 2007 "National Farm Machinery Show" at Louisville, Ky. I had the pleasure of being a part of the restoration as the tractor decals were made by me. I had a set on ebay & they bought them and then requested more decals as the project progressed. I was floored to have been a part of it. They sent me many neat items as a gift...a winter BH jacket, BH pen set, die-cast bush hog replicas, hats, license plate, and the prized item....a cast grille emblem for a D4-10. They knew in our correspondence that I didn't have one and made sure I received one. Now when I get to my restoration I will have one "complete" tractor! They are great people down there in Selma Alabama!
Here are some pics of their restored D4-10 with my decals on it!







Here I am with Bush Hog's Rep, "Dawson", with whom I did all my correspondence with concerning the decals & other stuff. I'm the one wearing my Bush Hog jacket & hat.


Daniel in Ky -- So much to do, so little time!




B112

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2007 :  20:28:45  Show Profile  Visit B112's Homepage Send B112 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that is just awesome! I ended up with a D4-10 with Tiller, plow, mower deck and haban sicklebar! Your restoration is one great looking machine. Thanks for showing us what you can do with one.


Michael
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Roy

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2007 :  21:37:45  Show Profile  Visit Roy's Homepage Send Roy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Now that is just awesome!"

Ditto.

Roy
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olcowhand

USA
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Posted - 09/09/2007 :  21:47:19  Show Profile  Visit olcowhand's Homepage Send olcowhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The decals look a bit "hand cut", but I made identical copies from pictures of the original "painted on" emblems so they would retain that "hand done" look. I did all the decals myself, except for the "caution" decal on shift panel. My cutter can't do the tiny lettering, so had a local guy make several for me.
For many weeks I was floating on a cloud by being a part of this resto. My wife was just about SICK of me talking about it. But I couldn't help it, I was SO stoked!

Daniel in Ky -- So much to do, so little time!





Edited by - olcowhand on 09/09/2007 21:48:20
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olcowhand

USA
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Posted - 09/10/2007 :  10:54:43  Show Profile  Visit olcowhand's Homepage Send olcowhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by B112

Now that is just awesome! I ended up with a D4-10 with Tiller, plow, mower deck and haban sicklebar! Your restoration is one great looking machine. Thanks for showing us what you can do with one.



They did the restoration, I just did the decals. They spent about $6,000.00 restoring this tractor! They bought the main set of decals off ebay from me, but all the rest they needed I just donated as I was estatic to be part of it. I also told them of a couple things that were missing on the tractor when they sent me update pics on the progress. They don't even know production dates due to almost all info being tossed years ago. By engine numbers I've closed in on my own tractors being 66 or 67 models.
BTW, you must be member "lz..." who joined my yahoo group for Bush Hog Garden Tractors! Now I see why we have a section for them here! LOL Wish I could lay hands on a haban sicle mower, even better...a BH "Trail Mower". Even with the section here, please keep posting on my group so as to build a good base of info there. Will make it easier for someone to find it when doing a search.

Daniel in Ky -- So much to do, so little time!





Edited by - olcowhand on 09/10/2007 11:02:13
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mikefox

USA
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Posted - 09/10/2007 :  12:03:42  Show Profile  Visit mikefox's Homepage Send mikefox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sure like what I see.
Are the bolts, nuts & washers, chrome, zinc plated or what?

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Edited by - mikefox on 09/10/2007 17:25:33
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olcowhand

USA
5110 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2007 :  12:49:32  Show Profile  Visit olcowhand's Homepage Send olcowhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mikefox

Sure like what I see.
Is the bolts, nuts & washers, chrome, zinc plated or what?



They had them zinc plated. They sure shine like chrome though, but if you were there you could tell it wasn't chrome.

Daniel in Ky -- So much to do, so little time!




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AllisRon

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Posted - 06/23/2009 :  15:05:02  Show Profile  Visit AllisRon's Homepage Send AllisRon a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just found a mower like this-and I bought it even though was not sure it was a "Bush Hog" even though it had some faded decals on it

Ron
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olcowhand

USA
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Posted - 06/23/2009 :  16:08:34  Show Profile  Visit olcowhand's Homepage Send olcowhand a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Please start a thread for it with pics!

Daniel in Ky -- So much to do, so little time!




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