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Came Home With A 1962 Ride A Matic Today.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:29 AM

If its too ugly I'll be more than glad to trade you my extra 57' Ride-a-Matic for this one :D

 

 

You know you want to :D :poke:


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 09:52 AM

I like the styling.

 

It's the "This is the future" look that was pretty poplar then. It wasn't mainstream, but you did see it in some products.

 

Styling was all over the place.  Big fins, square steering wheels, etc.

 

Look at the styling of the Chrysler Turbine for example, and a lot of the 'Concept cars" of the day.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Congratulations.

That's a nice looking original. What is the model # of it?

By any chance, would you have a close up picture of

the choke and throttle controls?

The look like they might be the same as the ones used on the

64 and 65 Massey Executives.

 

Thanks I try to get a better photo of the choke a throttle today.

 

Heres the model info.   I got this tractor from the second owner who got it off the wife of the guy that got it new.

 

1962 ram.jpg


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 10:24 AM

If its too ugly I'll be more than glad to trade you my extra 57' Ride-a-Matic for this one :D

 

 

You know you want to :D :poke:

 

 

Aready got a 57 I just need to pick it up and give it to dad for his b-day. :poke:


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Nice catch, are the duals factory adapters?

 

 

They did not make factory duals for the Ride A Matics but this being a 1962 the same year the tube frames came out the duals look like the tube frame set up on it.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 10:49 AM

At least the Chrysler Turbine cars were futuristic without being downright ugly. The Turbine cars looked like a re-imagined Ford Thunderbird.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 02:35 PM

Congrats!

 

Somehow the duals make the bucktooth grill less ugly.

 

What's the model number of the blade? I really need one for my '61 RAM.


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Posted March 02, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Congrats!

 

Somehow the duals make the bucktooth grill less ugly.

 

What's the model number of the blade? I really need one for my '61 RAM.

 

 

Blade is a 21531-03


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Posted March 03, 2014 - 10:25 AM

I must have some odd taste,I think they look kinda cool,just me though
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Posted March 12, 2014 - 06:40 PM

Are we going to get a video of it mowing when the snow melts? :D



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 07:09 PM

Are we going to get a video of it mowing when the snow melts? :D

 

Yep should be some time around July. lol



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 07:59 PM

i just bought the same 1962 bolens deluxe 7 hp do you know where to get a parts list or manual thanks



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:06 PM

i just bought the same 1962 bolens deluxe 7 hp do you know where to get a parts list or manual thanks

Welcome to the forum. Everything you're looking for should be in the manuals section.



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Posted August 03, 2014 - 08:10 PM

i just bought the same 1962 bolens deluxe 7 hp do you know where to get a parts list or manual thanks

 

 

Hi, welcome to GTtalk like Doug said look here you should find them.

 

http://gardentractor...5-ride-a-matic/



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Posted August 06, 2014 - 10:52 AM

i just bought the same 1962 bolens deluxe 7 hp do you know where to get a parts list or manual thanks

Welcome to GTTALK! I believe there is currently a original manual for sale on eBay at least I remember seeing one a couple days ago. Is your 62 the one that was on eBay?




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