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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 02:25 PM

Today a family friend was at my house to look at my moms van and we started talking about old tractors and he said he has something that has two big truck tires up front close together, the engine out front and a big chain on the steering wheel to steer it. I asked if he knew what it was and he said its some kind of bolens. I instantly knew he had a ridemaster. He was surprised that I knew what he was talking about, not to mention I knew what it was. He said it hasn't done anything for the last 30 years or so. He said he has just about every attachment for it, including a front snow plow. He said he has been wanting to clean it up and get it looking and working good for years but never has. He invited me to go look at it and a bunch of other stuff he has sometime this week. He said that if I want to rescue it I can have it and anything else that I might have a use for. He had a barn fire last week and lost a ton of stuff including a lot of Ford Model A parts. He said he has a few walk-behinds, a few other bolens as well as other makes and stuff he doesn't remember.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Good luck on that trip Ryan, you may have struck GOLD young man :bounce: !!
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 02:32 PM

Wow Ryan, sounds like a ridemaster. With all the attachments too. Good for you. Hope you can save some of the stuff.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:04 PM

Sounds like a great windfall coming your way Ryan! Make sure the camera is charged up & ready!
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:29 PM

Sounds like a Ridemaster to me keep us posted!
If you need any help feel free to ask me.

I Would like to add her to my list of ridemaster's still around, if you dont get it take some paper with you and get the Ser# number off the tractor We can date it by that aswell.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:35 PM

I will make sure to take lots of pics, dont worry! Im sure I will have tons of questions if I get this. Whether or not I get it I will make sure to get the serial number off of it, were would it be located?

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:40 PM

Can you see the red tag in thes pic?
Thats the tag for the mod and ser#



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Posted April 03, 2012 - 05:43 PM

I suppose its the red thing on the side of the lift gear? If thats not it I dont see it.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:02 PM

I suppose its the red thing on the side of the lift gear? If thats not it I dont see it.


Yep your right.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 06:27 PM

Good here theres another Ridemaster around. Theses days it seems attachments are just as valuable as the tractor. I hope you get it.
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 07:56 PM

That's awesome news Ryan! I hope that you can bring it home! That's a shame that his barn burned. was the Ridemaster in the barn fire too?
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:18 PM

The ridemaster was not in the barn. I actually didn't even know he had a barn! I don't know what he lost exactly but, he doesn't know either. When the firetrucks went up his driveway they pulled out the low hanging power lines going to his house so he doesn't have power yet, he's almost got the wires back up, he thinks another day or two of work and it will be done.

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 08:26 PM

...When the firetrucks went up his driveway they pulled out the low hanging power lines going to his house so he doesn't have power yet...


Man! Talk about adding insult to injury! That stinks!
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Posted April 03, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Ryan, You get all you can, It will be safe in your hands and not end up in the scrap yard. You might be in the parts business for awhile with all that stuff if you don't restore it. :thumbs:
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Posted April 04, 2012 - 04:36 AM

Ryan,good luck.
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