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#1 fordmustang1984 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 08:56 PM

I walked into tractor supply last wednesday and went by the book rack as usual. Then up on the shelf i see "Garden Tractors" as the book title. So i flip through and it a lot of history on all the different brands of GT's starting in the 30's and 40's or so. Ok, great,, back on the shelf for now.

So then i find my way to the sea foam and starter fluid and get what i need, and head for the register. On my way, i decide i want the book, and have my little sis go get it (cant find it by the way even though its on her EYE LEVEL:wallbanging:).

Then i go home and start reading, and it covers the beginnings and the evolution of the various GT's. Pictures were rather limited, and not all models got a pic.(the massey executive series didnt even have a real tractor to get a pic of, just and old ad!:wtf:even we on our forum have a pic of one somewhere)

So now i have a history book on garden tractors. (i now admit i have a problem) So go ahead and ask a question, it might be in my magic book.:D

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:05 PM

Anything on Bolens?

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 09:58 PM

Oh yeah, loads of info on bolens including the ridemasters and some that came earlier I believe. Even has a slight mention of the FMC beancutter clone to the ridemaster.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:09 PM

Woo. You may have sometime there.
If not complete it may well fill in a blank here and there.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:12 PM

Thats a great book, I have it and love it. It's full info. Good score.

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 10:56 PM

Ditto on the book being great! I have had it on my bed stand for over a year!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 11:27 PM

Oh yeah, loads of info on bolens including the ridemasters and some that came earlier I believe. Even has a slight mention of the FMC beancutter clone to the ridemaster.


The FMC bean cutler is what they based the ridemaster after. I got to get to TSC now.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:45 AM

The FMC bean cutler is what they based the ridemaster after. I got to get to TSC now.


:ditto:

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:48 AM

Is it this Book?

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 06:12 AM

Is it this Book?


I have a feeling it is that one. I have one, member mastifflawyer got it for me as a xmas present. I gotta read it here sometime soon.

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 07:22 AM

That's a great book! I've had mine for a long time and have done lots of drooling!!

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Posted February 28, 2011 - 05:27 PM

Yeah that's the one. I didn't realize it was so popular, what was I thinking?

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 07:51 AM

Hey Alex, how much did you shell out for it?

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 03:03 PM

Sounds like a trip to TSC is in order.

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Posted March 02, 2011 - 03:33 PM

I have looked at George's several times and it is certainly a worthwhile book. Quite a lot of nice pics of some unique tractors,as well as some interesting info about many different brands.




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