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#16 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 09:37 PM

VersaMatic?

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Posted April 07, 2012 - 10:05 PM

Congratulations on whatever you have added to your collection Brian. I am also looking forward to the reveal. It sure sounds like you have found something that you will be quite proud to show us.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 12:29 AM

Congrats Doc!!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 04:27 AM

I'll just say congratulations,and wait for the photos.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 05:21 AM

I'm going to add that I'm with OB. I think it might be a VersaMatic.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 06:45 AM

Ok, Here she is :

Its a Bolens GreenBrier riding mower!!!! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

I stopped by a mower shop yesterday and asked to look in the Bone yard, so after a few minutes of looking, my heart stopped when I saw it there sitting flipped on its side in the weeds. I immediately knew what that was and I had to bring it home :D
Its in rough shape but for something this rare I couldn't pass it up for $40. This is the first time I have ever seen one of these except for them being mentioned in my Bolens books.

If anyone has a manual/ Brochure for this I would really appreciate if you could upload it here. I have manuals for the "ridemaster" mowers but not the greenbrier.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:01 AM

Wow Brian,I could be wrong,but those a very rare aren't they ? I have never seen one of those up here. Congratulation on acquiring it.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:04 AM

Wow Brian,I could be wrong,but those a very rare aren't they ? I have never seen one of those up here. Congratulation on acquiring it.


Yeah, From what Information I have gathered, these were not too common and I believe they were made only a few years. They had one similar to this called the "ridemaster" I have seen about 2 of those but have never seen the Greenbrier

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:07 AM

congrats! great find!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:28 AM

That's pretty awesome Brian! It is a little rough, but also looks very savable and complete! You've even got a decent decal that you can have new ones made from! Great score! Can't wait to see the resto pics!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:32 AM

That's quite a find Brian,I never heard of one. I hope someone here can help with a manual for you. :thumbs:

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:35 AM

Never heard of it - cool! It's nice to have rare machines still around. Congrats!

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:37 AM

That's a neat find, Brian! Took a bit to find any yellow on it though! LOL Cute little fellow, good luck with it.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Very interesting Brian. Ive never heard of that model. I always want to stop at mower shops because youll neverknow what you find until to look for youself.

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Posted April 08, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Hey, it's morning, it's 5:47 AM on nthe "left coast", so it's almost 9:00 AM ("first thing in the morning"), on the "right coast", "Where's the beef?!", (photo's)




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