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#1 jim knutson OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:23 PM

I got the Bean Cutlers home today, and i am excited :D ! both are set up with the cable steer, although the "green" one has an odd steering "sprocket" that doesnt look right. the red one has its i.d. tag still, and the engine lift plate....so i think that it is my first project, and will receive the parts from the "green" one.

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 is there a good way to clean up the tag so i can read the serial numbers better? i think it reads: J32536   but can not be sure yet.

heres is the "green" one with all the controls, and lift bar, but missing its tag:

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here is the red one that is getting the donor parts from the "green" one:

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as you can see, the red one has the correct steering pulleys for the cable steer, and the 2 guide pulleys for the engine lift control.....and the engine plate is NOT froze up. it also has the wheel spacers on it, i remember reading something about the spacers, but have to re-look it up. so i have my work cut out for me..... :thumbs:

oh, and btw Jerome.....nice score, it looks to be 99% original and complete....i am happy for you.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Wow, quite the undertaking there. Good luck with the restoration, I assume you plan to make one out of the two of them.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Congrats on your Bean cutlers

Looking forward to watching your progress as you restore/ put them together :thumbs:



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Jim looks like you can make one out of the two happy you got them!

I would take a soft sos to the pad, but it looks like J82586 is it a model A?



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 07:36 PM

yes, plans are to make one with both, and keep the "bones" of the other for another one eventually. Jerome, it is a model A, and as soon as i get the serial # cleared up, it can be added to a registry.



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:22 PM

i need to give a huge thank you to Steve Johnson, he is a great guy to deal with....plus he is is a great source of info. is there anyone that can tell me where the serial number break was for cable vs chain steer? thanks- Jim.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:25 PM

i need to give a huge thank you to Steve Johnson, he is a great guy to deal with....plus he is is a great source of info.

 

 

 

Steve is a great guy to deal with I would say to.

Was this the only other bean cutler stuff he had?



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Steve is a great guy to deal with I would say to.

Was this the only other bean cutler stuff he had?

he did have an attatchment or possibly 2, but was not ready to sell one today. i told him that i wanted at least 1 implement for mine, and that i was going to keep asking to buy one from him..... :D  i hope he will, because i dont have one at all yet :( :wallbanging: .



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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:03 PM

he did have an attatchment or possibly 2, but was not ready to sell one today. i told him that i wanted at least 1 implement for mine, and that i was going to keep asking to buy one from him..... :D  i hope he will, because i dont have one at all yet :( :wallbanging: .

 

 

I have a call to make I may be getting another implement for mine plus I'll see if there are more....

I'll up date you tomorrow.


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Posted January 05, 2013 - 09:15 PM

sounds good Jerome.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:35 AM

like i said before...so many possibilities.  I really like it. I love anything different like that. Hope you have fun with it.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 08:25 AM

"  ...... it also has the wheel spacers on it, i remember reading something about the spacers, but have to re-look it up. so i have my work cut out for me..... "

 

When Bolens went from the 18 inch wheels to the 16 inch wheels on the Ridemasters, they had to put a spacer behind the 16 inch wheels so they didn't rub.

 

Some one may have had a set of 16 inch wheels on this Bean Cutler at some time.   That would explain why it has the spacers on it.

 

 

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 09:16 AM

Ray, thanks for the reply on the spacers.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:39 AM

ok, i dont have any rear hubs or wheels for either machine, and i read that Farmall Cubs used the same, or very similar wheels. would the hubs also work , or are they too different to use. i know they are not a Bolens part, but i dont know that i will be able to find any Bolens hubs, none the less, a pair of Bean Cutler hubs. thanks for any info- Jim.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 10:54 AM

 

 

 

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