What are the differences (besides the name) between the Bean Culter and the Ridemaster?
Here is a Bean Cutler.
It has a flat vertical plate behind the engine and the gas tank is mounted right on the engine.
The throttle control lever is cast iron and it sits up on the center of the steering pulley.
The engine is raised and lowered with a big lever that is mounted vertically on the left side of the tractor.
This is a Ridemaster.
That flat plate behind the engine has now been formed into a curved "fender" that wraps around the front of the tires.
The gas tank is now mounted in that fender.
The throttle control lever is stamped steel and is mounted on a plate bracket on top of the steering pulley so it is closer to the steering wheel.
The engine is raised up and down by a small lever that is mounted under the steering wheel.
The tractor tube frame is about 6-inch longer than the Bean Cutler frame was.
The tool bar for implements is the same for both tractors and is operated by the same style of lift lever.
The lift linkage on the Ridemaster is designed so the tool bar can be locked in a position or allowed to float but the Bean Cutler does not have this "float" option.
The rear wheel hubs are cast iron on the Bean Cutler.
The Ridemaster rear hubs are made from a piece of round steel plate with a steel tube welded to it to form the hub.
Edited by jdcrawler, January 20, 2013 - 10:37 AM.