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Poll: Help Me Pick My Next Restore (38 member(s) have cast votes)

What to restore next?

  1. FMC Bean Cutler (15 votes [39.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.47%

  2. One of my Ridemasters (2 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. The prototype 1886 (18 votes [47.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.37%

  4. A large frame of my choosing (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. A tube frame of my choosing (3 votes [7.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.89%

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#1 wilberj OFFLINE  

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:44 PM

I need help picking a tractor to restore.......

 

What would you like me to do?

 

 

 

FMC Bean Cutler.

 

My Bean Culter 013.jpg

 

The two Ridemasters for me to pick from.

 

R-5094

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R-4572

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The Prototype 1886.

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Edited by wilberj, March 02, 2013 - 12:39 PM.

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Mine.....
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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:58 PM

I voted for the rarest of the lot...the Prototype :thumbs:


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:04 PM

Are any of those choices RED?


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:37 PM

Choose the easiest. When its done do the one that excites you the most. I am curious, do you create a file or book for each project? I get the manual and record the pieces replaced and their part number and source. It helps me later. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 08:45 PM

I'm thinking either A Ride-a-Matic, Ridemaster or your Bolens 1000 :thumbs:


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:19 PM

Are any of those choices RED?

 

 

The FMC Bean Cutler it......



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:44 PM

Are any of those choices RED?

 

There might be some paint residue in the air cleaners from red tractors being sucked through them :D :D :D


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:48 PM

There might be some paint residue in the air cleaners from red tractors being sucked through them :D :D :D

 

Not so!

 

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:38 PM

Do you have any pics of the tractors you've listed above for those of us who don't know as much as others about the options? I look forward to seeing the result no matter the one you pic.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:59 PM

Do the 1886 prototype,it will be a hugh hit at shows  and you are preserving a super rare and historical garden tractor.If not i vote early Ride A Matic...


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Wait on the prototype. I wanna find an 1886 with PS this year that needs a restore. Then next winter we can have an 1886 restoration-a-thon. I'm voting for the FMC BC.

 

Oh, in case someone is wondering, I really want an 1886-01 with a 60" deck and a 2 stage blower. If there is such a thing. Something to keep in mind for Christmas next year. :smilewink:


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 12:01 AM

If you can not do green,do the bean!
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Posted March 02, 2013 - 12:48 PM

BUMP



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Posted March 02, 2013 - 01:48 PM

How about some pics of possible candidates so we know what they currently look like :D


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