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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:39 AM

hello all, does anyone have a serial number / year comparison sheet , I have a bolens ridemaster type 35AB03 serial number R4601, I was told it was a possibly 1951, it has the wisconson motor on it so I am assuming it is before 1954, all I have been able to find out is that it could be 1947 - 1953, any info helps thanks john



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:40 AM

Member wilberj should be able to tell you, do you have the engine numbers?


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 09:10 AM

this is what I can see on the motor, top line   AKN       2282696   second line  2 7/8 X 2 3/4    63578



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 09:23 AM

thanks for the tip on the motor numbers assuming that 2282696 is the serial number it was built mid 1953, and all references I have seen call for a brigs in 1954 I think it is safe to assume my ridemaster is a 53. however I have been wrong before ( don't tell my wife I admitted that , i'll deny ever saying it ha ha ha!!!)  


Edited by farmer john, November 23, 2015 - 01:56 PM.


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 10:47 PM

hello all, does anyone have a serial number / year comparison sheet , I have a bolens ridemaster type 35AB03 serial number R4601, I was told it was a possibly 1951, it has the wisconson motor on it so I am assuming it is before 1954, all I have been able to find out is that it could be 1947 - 1953, any info helps thanks john

 

 

You shore those are the modal and serial of the tractor?

 

Also the engine serial number must not be right.  


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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:10 AM

my mistake serial number on tractor R 6401 all other numbers are correct



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 10:28 PM

my mistake serial number on tractor R 6401 all other numbers are correct

 

 

That sounds better! 4601 is to low of a number to be a 35AB03 that's why I asked. 

 

The engine is a 1954 that makes the tractor a 1954. 

 

Also Bolens ridemasters started in 1948. 


Edited by wilberj, November 24, 2015 - 10:29 PM.

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