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Posted April 26, 2014 - 10:40 PM

The local swap meet was this weekend. I loaded up a bunch of things to get rid that were taking up space.

I got there real early Fri. morning to get set up so I could do a quick run through before it started getting busy. Within 15 minutes I was smiling ear to ear! I managed to pick up a Gardener and a Ridemaster lawn tractor.

I seen the Gardener sitting there and asked how much before even looking at it. With the price he said I walked of to it and it was loose so I handed him the money. Smiling inside I started going back to the trailer and seen the Ridemaster. Same thing happened with this one. After getting 2 things so quick I decided to not push my luck any more.

Sold a few things then went to check out my purchases. The Ridemaster was complete other than the original seat was gone. Went to go look at the Gardener and it was missing the carb and air cleaner assembly. Also the head bolts were loose. Going back to the trailer I stumbled across a Briggs model B that was complete and will make a great donor engine (the Gardener has a BR6). Picked it up for a little more than a 12 pack of beer!

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I will get better pics tomorrow if its not raining. This is only a couple of the things I picked up and it was to dark when I got back home.
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Posted April 26, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Nice finds, Nate. i take it this was LeSuer? I'd like to get up to that one of these years. I went to a little swap here but didn't find anything I couldn't ive without.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 02:21 AM

Yes it was LeSueur. There was a lot of "good" stuff this year. Not a whole lot of Bolens things but was a nice variety of small engine and old GT stuff. If I would have sold one more higher dollar item I would have brought a Standard twin home with me. The one nice thing with LeSueur being so close I can always make more than one trip if the trailer gets to full.
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 05:37 AM

   Did you bring home more than you sold???  That is usually my trouble, I go somewhere to sell and clean out but wind up bringing more than I left with, it has even happened to me when going scraping.  Some thing's you just have to have!


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 06:31 AM

Nice hauls, Nate.  :thumbs:

 

Ben W.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 08:11 AM

Great Haul!

 

You need to get that Ridemaster Restored!

It will really look nice with that Metallic paint!


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 09:12 AM

   Did you bring home more than you sold???  That is usually my trouble, I go somewhere to sell and clean out but wind up bringing more than I left with, it has even happened to me when going scraping.  Some thing's you just have to have!

Of course I brought more home than I sold. I guess I don't know how to do it any other way! :D

 

 

Great Haul!

 

You need to get that Ridemaster Restored!

It will really look nice with that Metallic paint!

I'm looking forward to seeing it in that green. Might be a little while I need to get some of the linkages all freed up.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 10:24 AM

If all else fails you could easily make a seat for it.

They were just a square piece of either steel or Wood with a covered cushion.

 

 

 I'll give you double what you paid for it :D The GreenBrier Needs some company :D

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Posted April 27, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Nice finds!  That little Ridemaster mower is only one of two I know of.


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Nice finds!  That little Ridemaster mower is only one of two I know of.

 

I think Ive counted 3 now... this makes 4

This is the nicest one by far!


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 11:38 AM

If all else fails you could easily make a seat for it.
They were just a square piece of either steel or Wood with a covered cushion.
 
 
 I'll give you double what you paid for it :D The GreenBrier Needs some company :D

I think I'll hang on to it for now. I have to get my collection built up too!
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 11:55 AM

Also picked up a 32" deck with new blades and good bearings for the 650. A 42" or 38" deck with a good gearbox.
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A snow caster and deck for a small frame. I bought the 773 from the same guy last year. They were suppose to go with the tractor but they forgot to bring them. Now they're back with the tractor.
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A couple of tillers needed one for parts and the gold TF one came with it.
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Ordered some 5-12 and 4.00-12 tires a few weeks ago and picked them up at the swap meet. Found a pair of continuous tread 4.00-12 tires.

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Picked up a whole slug of old Briggs engines.
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Meet up with fellow member curtsgarage there. He brought me down a reel mower for the 12A.
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 11:59 AM

Very Nice!


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Posted April 27, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Here's some more pics of the Gardener and Ridemaster.
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This little Ridemaster is pretty neat. As the same drive system as a Versamatic so it'll be fun to drive once I get it all freed up and running. I like that it has the electric start option on it.
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Posted April 27, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Here's some more pics of the Gardener and Ridemaster.
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This little Ridemaster is pretty neat. As the same drive system as a Versamatic so it'll be fun to drive once I get it all freed up and running. I like that it has the electric start option on it.
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Yeah they are a blast to drive, the green Brier has a foot petal to control the speed.

I think these ones use the exact same reverse disc as the walk behinds/Ride-a-Matics.


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