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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:19 PM

The first FMC Bean Cutlers had a brass ID tag that looked like this.

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My particular tractor was missing the factory ID tag but it did have a tag from a dealer that sold powered mower equipment.
The tag is very hard to read in the photo but here it is.

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I took the dealer tag and photos of some of the original factory tags in and had copies made.
They weren't able make tags exactly like the originals but they sure got them close.
They made four of the dealer tags for me.
One will be mounted on the tractor where the original dealer tag was and one will go on each of the three mower units.

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Posted March 20, 2012 - 10:25 PM

Very nice reproduction tags Ray..

I may have some work for whoever did those for you..

Thanks for sharing...
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 12:45 AM

Looks very nice Ray,
I been working on a way to make new tags for the Ridemaster I should be running my first set of 25 in less then 30 days.

Is the FMC tag a printed tag?

Edited by wilberj, March 21, 2012 - 12:45 AM.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 04:36 AM

Cool repros. they look pretty good to me! Thanks for the pics!
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 04:44 AM

Wow,those look great.Nice reproductions.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Is the FMC tag a printed tag?

Yes it is and that is the big differance. The original tag was a stamped tag.

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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:46 AM

WOW!
Those look really nice Ray! :dancingbanana:
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Nice job on th tags, im always watching for stamped tags of any kind, those came out good.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 02:46 PM

I stamped the model and serial number on the tractor ID tag and mounted it and the dealer tags today.

This was missing the tractor ID tag when I got it so I didn't have the original serial number and had to make one up.
Because this tractor has the flat belt drive, I knew that it is one of the first 201 tractors built.
The first 199 tractors were serial numbers 26181 thru 26380 so the first two numbers on the tag are "26".
I decided to let chance pick the other three numbers.

I cut 10 even size pieces of paper and numbered each one "0" thru "9".
The next number is "1,2 or 3" so I put those three numbers in a can and shook them up.
With my eyes closed, I then picked out one of the pieces of paper and it was a "2".
For the next number, I put all 10 pieces of paper in the can and picked one.
I put all 10 pieces back in the can and picked the last number.

You can't see the number clearly on the tag but the serial number of my tractor is: 26217.

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The dealer tag is mounted on the left side of the rear axle bar ( opposite the ID tag ).

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Here is the location of the dealer tag on the mower unit on the tractor.

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Each of the other two mower units have a dealer tag mounted in the same location as the unit on the tractor.

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Edited by jdcrawler, March 27, 2012 - 07:18 AM.


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Posted March 21, 2012 - 03:26 PM

Very nice tags! Whoever made them did a fantastic job!
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 04:46 PM

That's a cool lottery you made up, Ray! Tags look very good. That ought to appease some folk.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Like the icing on the top of a cake, what a great way to finish that off Ray, thanks for keeping us with you.
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Posted March 21, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Man, you left us with something to behold as grand, thanks for the tutorial and pic's, i enjoyed every one of them.
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 04:34 AM

You certainly don't leave anything out. Looks great Ray!
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Posted March 22, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Wow ,do those ever look nice on there.
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