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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:06 PM

Wow that's sweet.

Now if you had another plow,One on the other side of the bar you could really turn some dirt.
Wonder if it would pull 2 plows?
How's the power of that great machine?

Looks like it has enough weight on the drive wheels to pull 2.


The power was good I had it at half throttle.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:08 PM

Thanks guys, I have to thank you again ray for selling me the plow.
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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:20 PM

My pleasure, Jerome.

I'm glad to see you enjoying it and I used the money from the sale to by parts for my Ridemaster.
So it worked out well for the both of us.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Well, Jerome, after seeing the great videos, I guess I am now on the lookout for a plow for my Ridemaster.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 10:32 PM

Its nice to see that machine plowing. I like the way the geometry is setup so that it has to plow well.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 06:35 AM

Well, Jerome, after seeing the great videos, I guess I am now on the lookout for a plow for my Ridemaster.


Have any Pictures of your Ridemaster?

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 12:28 PM

NOW that is a pretty sight!!!!!

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 02:08 PM

Jerome

I was looking at your photos again ( because they are nice ) and it just dawned on me that you're running the plow to full depth with out having any front wheel weights on.
..... I'm impressed !!

EricFromPa had made a comment about running two plows.
I would be willing to bet that you could do just that and it would handle it just fine.
At most, you might have to put on the wheel weights.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 02:41 PM

Have any Pictures of your Ridemaster?


Here are a couple of pics from the day I brought it home back in 2009. It came with the sickle bar mower, disc harrows, and wheel weights. I also now have the grader blade and trailer hitch that I got from Ray (jdcrawler).

It is a model 35AB01 from 1948, and has the original Wisconsin AKS engine. It runs great.

DRB Ridemaster 35AB01_001(a).jpg

Had a little salt spray on it from trailering it across two states! I did clean that off later.

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Posted April 23, 2011 - 07:30 PM

That Bolens looks Great Doug.
I bet that sickle is rare.
Great looking machine!

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Posted April 24, 2011 - 10:29 PM

I had to get the 1952 Ridemaster out again and do some more plowing.
The pics are alot better to.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 01:22 AM

Nice to see it turning dirt!

It really does make a nice furrow doesn't it?

I was wondering, how's the ride? Are they any rougher with the sulky or is it better that way?

Thanks for sharing you play day with us, it was very cool.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 04:37 AM

Those are great pictures and videos Jerome,thanks for sharing them .

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 05:15 PM

Nice to see it turning dirt!

It really does make a nice furrow doesn't it?

I was wondering, how's the ride? Are they any rougher with the sulky or is it better that way?

Thanks for sharing you play day with us, it was very cool.


What do you mean with the sulky?
It ride's nice I am only running around 6 pounds of air in the tires.




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