Hi, total newbie here. I searched the forum, but I couldn't find any production figures, and I'm wondering just how many Ride-A-Matics are out there.
I just bought a '61 234-01 that has already been restored, and it comes with an extra frame. Meanwhile, I found another for sale that is either a '61 or '62 (the original grill and hood have been replaced with a homemade unit, so I can't tell from the pictures). It is missing the right belt cover, but the left is there, and it looks to be otherwise complete, but rough.
Before I turn into a tractor junkie, just how uncommon are these little tractors? I'm trying to decide whether to just let this second one go, or rescue it.