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· Bush Hog Hoarder
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Some have asked where my obsession came from, well here's my wanted ad which will explain more.

Trying to find my fathers old D4-7 Bush Hog tractor. It was sadly sold 12 years ago at a yard sale in Coventry Rhode Island when my family had to move. I've since moved back to RI and am on the hunt for it. As a child I would ride on his lap while we mowed the lawn, did yard work, or he'd just attach the trailer to it and pull me around the front lawn to have fun. That tractor built the home and leveled the land I grew up on.

Photos from when I was a child are attached below and I also have the serial number which is 7396. It would mean the world to me to find it again. I know it's a long shot, but these tractors aren't common like cub cadets or wheel horses so when you see one, you'll know what it is. I am willing to pay a finders fee to get it back too. Willing to travel to get this back into the family so one day when I have a son, we can do the same thing.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please reply with any leads or tips to find this tractor. Thank you!
 

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· Accumulator
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It's been done before other things,like cars and trucks.I hope your quest end in a happy way for you.
 

· Tractor Whisperer
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Thats a great story and I hope it ends the way you wish for. Like you said, what a great way to spend time with your son now, and his son in the future.
 

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Good luck on the hunt! I hope you find it!
 

· Collector of stuff
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Good luck with your hunt, thanks for sharing your story. Having the serial # sure will help confirm your find. These hunts do have happy endings on occasion, hope yours is one, being able to share your childhood memories with your kids and grandkids is simply the best!!
 

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Even if you don't find that exact tractor and you involve the children like your Dad did they will have the same memories that you cherish.
Good luck with your search.
 

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Some have asked where my obsession came from, well here's my wanted ad which will explain more.

Trying to find my fathers old D4-7 Bush Hog tractor. It was sadly sold 12 years ago at a yard sale in Coventry Rhode Island when my family had to move. I've since moved back to RI and am on the hunt for it. As a child I would ride on his lap while we mowed the lawn, did yard work, or he'd just attach the trailer to it and pull me around the front lawn to have fun. That tractor built the home and leveled the land I grew up on.

Photos from when I was a child are attached below and I also have the serial number which is 7396. It would mean the world to me to find it again. I know it's a long shot, but these tractors aren't common like cub cadets or wheel horses so when you see one, you'll know what it is. I am willing to pay a finders fee to get it back too. Willing to travel to get this back into the family so one day when I have a son, we can do the same thing.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and please reply with any leads or tips to find this tractor. Thank you!
That tractor was in Whitman mass. don't know if it's there any more but if you go to craigslist under Boston and type in whitman there is a guy whoh is seling old tractors and i bought a few and i looked at a BH there and i looked at the SN and i remember it being 7396 for some reason or another.
 

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Maybe a year or so ago that Ron guy bought out a HUGE lot of lawn and garden tractors from some sort of an estate sale.

There was a lot of discussion over at MTF about it. Their search is hosed right now so I don't know if it could be found or not.
 

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I don't, sorry. I tried using Google to search the site and came up empty-handed, other than threads referring to it.

The guy in Whitman ended up with the stuff but I don't remember where it came from. It was a whole property covered with tractors that someone had been collecting. Most of the stuff was in poor condition from sitting outside as I recall. The seller wasn't willing to let things go in small lots, it was all or nothing and due to the quantity few could handle the job. I believe the owner passed away and the estate was being forced by the town to clean the property up.

Wish I could remember more key words that would have been unique to the thread. I put a request in over there to see what is up with the search function. it's been over a month that it has been not working correctly, I think.
 

· Bush Hog Hoarder
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Thanks for the help. I'm on google now searching over and over. If there are threads out there, I hope to find them. He said he hasn't owned one in 2 years though & it came from middleboro. Maybe that's where he got them all from?
 
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