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#1 steve johnson OFFLINE  

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 11:31 PM

Here are some pictures of my Ride-a-matics and the Western Auto Wizards that are the same tractor.
thanks, Steve Johnson Salem Oregon stevej98@teleport.com

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Posted December 21, 2010 - 11:56 PM

I am trying it again.
thanks, Steve

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 06:06 AM

That is an impressive collection of tractors you have there.
I would imagine that you get a lot of people looking at them when you display them at the tractor shows.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 07:26 AM

That is a very nice collection of Bolens and Wizard tractors.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 07:48 AM

I see you got the pictures and posting thing figured out :thumbs:



That is one outstanding collection you have there!!!!! :dancingbanana:

mabye you could tell us a little more about your tractors.... I am a little curious why that one Bolens looks like it is painted as a wizard. I believe I recall someone saying that wizard were linked to Bolens at some point.
I know Bolens/wizard were also used on the walk behinds...

Do you have any brochures?
How long have you been collecting and restoring?

Sorry I'm asking so many questions :D

Edited by Bolens 1000, December 22, 2010 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted December 22, 2010 - 07:57 AM

:wave: steve johnson Welcome to GTTalk! That is an impressive collection! We would love to hear more about them as well!

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:40 AM

:welcometogttalk:Very nice collection. Like Brian said we sure would like some info on how you were lucky enough to find so many nice tractors.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 09:48 AM

Welcome to the forum!

Nice tractors!! :thumbs:

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:45 PM

Stesmup 2010 005.jpg Here are some more pictures. I would really like to know if any one has any info on the Wizard Ride-a-matics. The guy in the pictures is my friend Dave whoe restored several of them for me and has several himself. The boy in the pictures is my tractor buddy Clifford.
thanks, Steve006.jpg

I see you got the pictures and posting thing figured out :thumbs:



That is one outstanding collection you have there!!!!! :dancingbanana:

mabye you could tell us a little more about your tractors.... I am a little curious why that one Bolens looks like it is painted as a wizard. I believe I recall someone saying that wizard were linked to Bolens at some point.
I know Bolens/wizard were also used on the walk behinds...

Do you have any brochures?
How long have you been collecting and restoring?

Sorry I'm asking so many questions :D

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:50 PM

Nice herd you have there! :thumbs:

Thanks for the pictures.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:51 PM

Thanks again for the pictures!

I don't have too many documents on these older Bolens but I do have the one brochure from 1962 when the ride-a-matic was in its last year.
Here is the link if you want to see it.

Bolens 1962 - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 08:56 PM

Welcome steve johnson. I really really like the first photo of your ride-a-matic against the mountain with the barbed wire. That could be background material.
Thank you for taking that photograph!

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 09:07 PM

Nice pics.thanks for sharing.

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 09:59 PM

I agree with Dave, that first pic with the mountain background is World Class. All your machines are great.

Thanks for posting, George

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Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:37 PM

I agree with Dave, that first pic with the mountain background is World Class. All your machines are great.

Thanks for posting, George


...and I agree with both of them! Not only is that a world class picture (should be on a calendar somewhere IMO!), but that's a very unique machine! Thanks again!




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