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Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:55 AM

Fellow in a local club had this at their gathering last year.....
Can't remember the year but it sure was nice and had a lot of snot for the size.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 08:59 AM

Thats a very nice looking ride-a-matic
Dont know too much about them but looks to be mid to late 50's

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 09:03 AM

For those that know him "Dirty Bernie" (Peter knows him well) lives just 7 miles from me now & he has one of those. He moved from RI & found himself in my country. I kinda thought of trying to trade him out of it. Not mentioned it to him yet though.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 09:13 AM

I wondered if that made the move with him Dan, and the more I think on the picture I'm remembering 56 or 57 on the year?????
I've never gotten the picture and notebook with info to go along with the pics down so that I can refer back later......
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Posted July 11, 2010 - 10:30 AM

Nice looking ride-a-matic.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 11:36 AM

As I understood things, it was maybe the only piece that made the move.

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Posted July 11, 2010 - 11:03 PM

Some Ride-A-Matic models and production dates...

1957... Model 20HD, four-horsepower Kohler engine. Also available as the 21HD with Kohler's seven-horsepower engine.

1958... 21HD was renamed the model 220. while the 20HD became the 200.

1959... a single, manual start, Ride-A-Matic Model 230 was offered.

1960... the 230 was replaced with the 231 and 232. Both tractors powered with Kohler seven-horsepower, cast iron, K161 engines. Principle difference between the two machines was the electric start on the Model 232

1961... Same machines offered as the previous year. Model numbers changed to 233 and 234. Again, the 234 had electric start.

1962... Model numbers were changed to 235 and 236. Huski 600 Models 180 and 181 were also introduced.

1963... Ride-A-Matic line was discontinued with the available Huski 600 (6-horsepower Briggs) and 800 ( 7.25 Wisconsin) Models. Both tractors were available with manual or electric starting.

Hope this information is correct, Bill




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