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#1 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 12:02 AM

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 12:14 AM

thats a cool looking tractor !!
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 01:31 AM

Some nice pictures there. Thanks.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 03:00 AM

Nice to see those, i assume that was from a Bolens sales Brochure?

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:39 AM

Those are cool pics thanks. Awkward lookin those things are but I'd love to try one.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 05:01 AM

Cool photos Jerome.Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks for posting them

I wonder where he got those from... :poke:

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:50 AM

Thank you for those pictures! I really like those tractors. Any idea why we can't have a simple/tough steering mechanism like that anymore??

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 09:06 AM

Thanks for posting them Jerome. Somehow they take me to a different time for a bit, at least in my mind.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 09:47 AM

Thank you for those pictures! I really like those tractors. Any idea why we can't have a simple/tough steering mechanism like that anymore??



My guess is because it was too well built and there was nothing to replace after a couple years of use , and of course having something last is a big no no in todays market :(
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:41 AM

When I first stated messing with tractors and other equipment I just thought there were like Massey, JD, Craftsman etc. I have really enjoyed learning about all the other tractors I had no clue existed and their history. The Ridemaster was one of them, Thanks for sharing the PIc's with us.
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:04 PM

I wonder where he got those from... :poke:


Yes, I'm wondering that myself. They are some really cool pics of the Ridemaster in action! Are these Bolens PR photos used in sales and marketing in the 1950's or are these personal photos you found somewhere? I like the one shot of the guy clearing the ice and using the dual plows with it. That looks like a pretty neat setup like that. I also like how they are dressed in nice button up shirts and dress pants and nice shoes to go work in the yard or garden... lol. I guess that was how everyone dressed back then though? They look like they are dressed up to go to work in an office but they're out tilling up the fields in their Ridemaster. My mother would have killed me for wearing nice clothes like that to go play in the yard in!

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:37 PM

Yes, I'm wondering that myself. They are some really cool pics of the Ridemaster in action! Are these Bolens PR photos used in sales and marketing in the 1950's or are these personal photos you found somewhere? I like the one shot of the guy clearing the ice and using the dual plows with it. That looks like a pretty neat setup like that. I also like how they are dressed in nice button up shirts and dress pants and nice shoes to go work in the yard or garden... lol. I guess that was how everyone dressed back then though? They look like they are dressed up to go to work in an office but they're out tilling up the fields in their Ridemaster. My mother would have killed me for wearing nice clothes like that to go play in the yard in!


The doc knows were i got them from the link is in here.........
http://gardentractor...544-great-find/
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Posted December 17, 2012 - 11:38 PM

Nice to see those, i assume that was from a Bolens sales Brochure?

Thanks for sharing.


http://gardentractor...544-great-find/
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 07:50 AM

The doc knows were i got them from the link is in here.........
http://gardentractor...544-great-find/


:ditto:

I originally found the link w/ images and was just joking around with wilberj :D :poke:




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