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Posted May 11, 2014 - 08:41 PM

Looking good Aaron! :thumbs:

 

Are those some of the rims that were powder coated?


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 09:03 PM

Looking good Aaron! :thumbs:
 
Are those some of the rims that were powder coated?

. Yes the wheels an seat were powder coated I had the color matched from a good sample it's really close to the original
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Almost finished just have to get new spark plug an wire plus find the little piece that connects the throttle cable to the governor spring I also am waiting on a wheel an some duck foot cultivator teeth for the floater setup from a friendimage.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:38 PM

That looks Fantastic!

I love the way they look when the rear axles are stretched out.

I would be too tempted to try this out in the garden :D

So, want to be a nice guy and send me a picture of that air cleaner decal? :D

 

I have the Champion plugs and Wisconsin Wires here if you need them.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 08:52 PM

That looks Fantastic!
I love the way they look when the rear axles are stretched out.
I would be too tempted to try this out in the garden :D
So, want to be a nice guy and send me a picture of that air cleaner decal? :D
 
I have the Champion plugs and Wisconsin Wires here if you need them.

. Those air cleaner decals I bought at a show somewhere years back I will see about getting a close up that was my last one I had My dab has the new plug an wire I just need to get over there an pick them up
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:02 PM

When I got this cultivator setup they had the bar cut way down after closely studying photos an manuals I came up with the bar length needing to be 64" long that just about max out the axle spread to fit correctly between the back wheels but gives you a little flexibility with the cultivator adjustment Hard to know exactly what the original one would have been since I have nothing to compare to
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:14 PM

Wow talk about wide.  Looks great Aaron, I am happy those floaters are going to get showed off. 


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:28 PM

That looks really great Aaron.

I've never seen one of these floater cultivator implements actually mounted on a tractor.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:36 PM

That looks really great Aaron.
I've never seen one of these floater cultivator implements actually mounted on a tractor.

Ray, I have only seen a total of two others both of which were not mounted on the tractor an one of them wasn't close to being complete. I lucked out this one was pretty much all there just missing one wheel an some of the cultivator tools It even has the ID tag which is in mint condition
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:41 PM

Are these floaters the same one Bolens used with the walk behinds?



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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:48 PM

Are these floaters the same one Bolens used with the walk behinds?

that's a good question I'm not sure guess I would have to research that one

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:46 AM

With the overall width of that cultivator, do you have to get on that tractor from behind ?

The last Ridemaster that I redid has the 60 inch wide tool bar with the big spring cultivators that were made in South America.

The easiest way for me to get on that tractor is from behind.


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Posted June 26, 2014 - 07:56 AM

With the overall width of that cultivator, do you have to get on that tractor from behind ?
The last Ridemaster that I redid has the 60 inch wide tool bar with the big spring cultivators that were made in South America.
The easiest way for me to get on that tractor is from behind.

. Yea it's difficult to get on the tractor but it doesn't help that I have a bad hip I doubt I will be riding around much on this unit I prefer having the grader blade attachment gives you a nice place to rest your feet!
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