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#16 fort apache OFFLINE  

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Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:34 PM

Folks are saying they made only 3,000 or so.

That is a wonderful looking Tri-Trac. It is my understanding that only about 3500 were made. Is that correct?


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Posted January 27, 2012 - 01:54 AM

we have a guy in the DB group that collects the serial numbers of the Tri-trac. I dont know right now where that stands. He''s is Texas for the winter so i wont know until spring.
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 09:01 PM

I know your post was old, but if you could find out if the guy ever got any descent numbers recorded, that would be great.  I only have an engine number - my data plate is gone.  Does anyone know if the serial number can be dirived from the engine number?



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 01:33 PM

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So here is a picture of us rolling over on level ground.  We had reached a peak speed of about 2.5 mph and went to round the firepit.  I asked Jimbo if he knew it would turn 90 degrees and he tried it.  It was over before we knew it.  He walked off and that's me with my feet in the air (quite an action shot).  Turns out the Tri Trac I had purchased 3 days earlier was narrowed.  Since then we have begun to recreate the parts that were cut to narrow the front end. I don't recommend you ride two people on this tractor, we're just not that smart down here in Florida.



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Posted May 25, 2013 - 03:09 PM

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So here is a picture of us rolling over on level ground.  We had reached a peak speed of about 2.5 mph and went to round the firepit.  I asked Jimbo if he knew it would turn 90 degrees and he tried it.  It was over before we knew it.  He walked off and that's me with my feet in the air (quite an action shot).  Turns out the Tri Trac I had purchased 3 days earlier was narrowed.  Since then we have begun to recreate the parts that were cut to narrow the front end. I don't recommend you ride two people on this tractor, we're just not that smart down here in Florida.

 

 

Wow good thing you guys are ok.

 

I about lost the Bolens Ridemaster just plowing with it.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:18 PM

Your Bolens looks really good - can you post a few pictures of it?



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:41 PM

Your Bolens looks really good - can you post a few pictures of it?

 

Thank you.

Does this help any? I would post new photos but I have her still put away.

 

http://gardentractor...?hl= ridemaster +plowing


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Posted September 10, 2014 - 05:45 AM

I got my first experience on how easy a Tri-Trac is to tip . Was plowing the garden going down the slight grade driving around to the top and to start again . These are old pictures but where happened was the upper left corner , a little tree root sticking through the ground about an inch , while just starting my U turn the left front wheel went over the root and just started raising in the air , I jumped off but it never went over I think the plow hit the ground keeping it from happening . I guess with the weight of the plow hanging off the right side and towards the rear doesn't leave much weight on the left front wheel .

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Posted September 10, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Al, does yours have a front wheel weight on the upland side of the tractor, I can't tell by the photos. Maybe it could stand to have both weights on that side?



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Posted September 10, 2014 - 12:58 PM

Al, does yours have a front wheel weight on the upland side of the tractor, I can't tell by the photos. Maybe it could stand to have both weights on that side?

 

 

 

Brian , it has  front wheel weights both sides and  the tires are loaded too . Even still  I can lift the front up to move the tractor  over in the garage  , and I'm a weakling lol .    I bet if there wasn't any added front weight it would be very easy to lift .  That plow throws a lot of weight towards the RR of the tractor  


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