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Posted April 07, 2011 - 06:35 PM

The engin is there just not installed, It's a 7hp Kohler.


You better go get that thing, I didn't see the engine and assumed it was missing. I will get some close up pics of the belt and engine setup on dad's ride-a-matic and get them posted right after dinner.

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 06:52 PM

You better go get that thing, I didn't see the engine and assumed it was missing. I will get some close up pics of the belt and engine setup on dad's ride-a-matic and get them posted right after dinner.


I just spoke with him and he said he had other offers and will hold on for the best offer :mad2: I dont like being played like this ,I just want to make a deal and shake hands and go. I don't know how much higher I will go but these tractors don't come up for sale around here often!!!

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 07:29 PM

Hope you can work out a deal
Ride-a-matic's are just as rare around here
I only seen 1 for sale here in about 3 years

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 07:34 PM

I went out and took some pics of the engine area on dad's Ride-a-matic. I really hope you can strike a deal with the guy. I hate it when they wanna start taking offers like that.

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 03:00 AM

Try to get it. Money talks, go with the 300 in hand. It really looks like a decent tractor. Hope it works out and you get it.

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 04:21 AM

Hope you can get it .

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Posted April 09, 2011 - 09:01 AM

I would buy it for the $300 the snowblower and tiller are harder to find.

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Posted April 10, 2011 - 02:38 PM

:ditto:

I couldnt find anything that looked like pic #7

kind of looks like it may have came from a grading /leveling attachment.
I do have manuals for the rest of the attachment pictured though


I don't have anything in my manuals/literature either.

It's possible that it was homemade, but I can't say that with certainty. .....It may be a tool adapted from another brand of tractor.
.....If it was not painted green or gold originally, it was probably NOT made by Bolens. .....I don't know if Brinly ever made attachments for the Ridemasters.

My best guess is that it is a "ripper" or "scarifier" which would be useful to loosen hard-packed soil. ......Without seeing better pics, there may be holes for adding cultivating tools to each tine. ..........There does not seem to be any adjustment for spacing of tines, as most cultivators would have.




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