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Posted October 05, 2010 - 09:59 PM

just a pic from the net...

gives me ideas...

http://www.starchak....s/finished2.jpg

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Posted October 06, 2010 - 05:11 AM

Thats a very nice looking ridemaster

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Posted October 06, 2010 - 07:35 AM

Thanks for posting the pic Walt. That is a very interesting unit! I have never seen one of those before. What era were they made and were there many attachments for them?

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Posted October 06, 2010 - 08:03 AM

there's a google video, "my model 38 ridemaster in motion"

says that it's a 1956, that's all I know, but I want to make
something like it.

I think hydro assist steering with big old style harley handle bars
would give give it a tricycle look.

the build, is on mytractor

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Posted October 06, 2010 - 05:32 PM

Thanks for posting the pic Walt. That is a very interesting unit! I have never seen one of those before. What era were they made and were there many attachments for them?


Bolens Ridemaster's were made from the 40's-50's
They sure are an odd creature LOL
Here's a page on attachments...ridemaster b.jpg
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Posted October 06, 2010 - 11:01 PM

there's a google video, "my model 38 ridemaster in motion"

Thanks for the link to the video! That is quite the interesting critter! I guessed that it was articulated, but I had the scale wrong in my head. It's fairly small and that tight turn radius looks a little scary! Good luck with the project Walt! Should be fun!

Here's a page on attachments...


Thanks for the info! There were a lot of attachments for it too! ...and I've never seen one around here, That I'd've remembered!

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Posted October 07, 2010 - 04:34 AM

there's a google video, "my model 38 ridemaster in motion"

says that it's a 1956, that's all I know, but I want to make
something like it.

I think hydro assist steering with big old style harley handle bars
would give give it a tricycle look.

the build, is on mytractor


The link doesn't work for me.

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Posted October 07, 2010 - 06:12 AM

Here's a few more video's The first one is non original. The color is wrong and the tires and engine are not right.


Here's a short clip of an un-restored original ridemaster


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Posted October 07, 2010 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for the videos.Those are neat rigs.

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Posted October 07, 2010 - 08:46 PM

Yes, I think this configuration needs some exploring... nice videos.

I just picked up an original DB snow plow for $40.00 and 100 mile round trip.
I say original, but it's been ever slightly modified to fit some other unknown machine before...
(which just adds to the story), but all the pieces are present. It's the universe at work, ya know...

Alas, I will store most of the parts to the plow though... and there'll be two additional 2 x 3 angles that
run astride the original tractor frame, attached to the 4 front slots, and... catching 4 bolts of the trans too. Then it ends as a multi-purpose hitch point. The front end will contain a multi-purpose mount for the plow and any other homemade implements need.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 01:12 PM

I think you would have a fun project building something like the old Ridemaster. I have seen a few for sale but they normally go higher then what I am willing to spend. I would love to have one though, that and one of the 50's era ridemasters.

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Posted October 08, 2010 - 08:37 PM

I,d be happy to get one of those transmissions. From there, it would evolve
into a specific purpose build for my use(s).

That Ridemaster with the hydro trans was cool, variable speed forward and
reverse with one lever... nice.




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