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My First David Bradley

David Bradley ''Super Power''

| June/July 2003

  • David and J.R. with Continental engine powers

  • David and J.R. with Continental engine powers

David (left) and J.R. show off David's circa 1952 Model 917.57561 'Super Power' David Bradley. A 2-1/4 HP Continental engine powers the unit.

I got this David Bradley about four years ago from my neighbor, J.R. Rish. When I got the David Bradley it was badly rusted, so one weekend last June my dad and I went out to the garage and took it completely apart. We wire brushed everything, cleaned it and then started painting.

Two weeks later we were getting ready to paint an attachment when my big brother, Chuck, offered to sandblast everything if I took it apart. I did, and he did. Thanks, Chuck.

I've been into engines my whole life, and I'm now 13 years old. I also have a Simplicity that my grandfather gave me, and my dad collects walk-behinds. We'll be showing our equipment at the

Western Michigan Old Engine Club Annual Steam and Gas Engine Show in August.

Contact engine enthusiast David Hargreaves at: 16350 Force, Cedar Springs, Ml 49319.

3/19/2010 11:11:19 PM

That is a really nice walk-behind. I recently got a 1956 David Bradley Super Power Model# 917.57599. Mine is suppose to have a reverse pulley but I cannot figure it out. And I am also going to repaint it.


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