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Plowing with the 1952 Bolens Ridemaster and more.


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Posted April 25, 2011 - 05:40 PM

Your getting the ground tilled up nicely, what are you going to plant in it ?

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 09:45 PM

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


Yeah, I used the wrong term... Sorry. :D

What I meant was, is the ride any rougher with your posterior right over the plow like that?

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:07 PM

What I meant was, is the ride any rougher with your posterior right over the plow like that?

You know .. that would depend on just how much padding you have on your posterior.

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Posted April 25, 2011 - 11:17 PM

you know .. That would depend on just how much padding you have on your posterior.


:bigrofl:

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 05:49 PM

Your getting the ground tilled up nicely, what are you going to plant in it ?


No plans on planting anything it the farmers field next to the house, he let me try the Ridemaster out in his field so he will be doing the planting.

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Posted April 26, 2011 - 10:05 PM

You can hear how loud reverse is when I pull the lever back in the second video.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 06:59 AM

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The Ridemaster that I restored also sounds like that when I go in reverse.
The unrestored tractor that I just picked up last fall is as quiet as can be in reverse ?

I haven't taken the time to figure out why one is noisy and one isn't yet but I want to do that before I start showing them this year.

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Posted April 27, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Jerome

The Ridemaster that I restored also sounds like that when I go in reverse.
The unrestored tractor that I just picked up last fall is as quiet as can be in reverse ?

I haven't taken the time to figure out why one is noisy and one isn't yet but I want to do that before I start showing them this year.


Does it have a nice clean pully?

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Posted April 28, 2011 - 08:00 AM

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I had figured that the reverse disc were worn down on the Ridemaster with the noisy reverse.
That would let the engine pulley go farther up into the drive pulley and maybe the outer rim of the drive pulley was rubbing on the crankshaft.

Well that is not the case. ...
The pulleys on both of my tractors look the same and the reverse disc look like they are the same thickness.
Both drive pulleys have pitting on the surface that the reverse disc rides on.

I have no idea why one makes a noise and the other doesn't ?????

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Posted May 08, 2011 - 11:01 PM

Here 2 more videos I forgot I made.
The first is a walk around of the Ridemaster well it's running. The second is how the drive works.





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Posted May 09, 2011 - 02:53 AM

In 029.avi, am I seeing the whole motor raise up? With a cable lift?

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 05:50 AM

In 029.avi, am I seeing the whole motor raise up? With a cable lift?

At the start of the video, you saw Jerome move a lever under the steering wheel.
That lever raises and lowers the engine to drive the tractor.
The engine is dropped down to tighten the belts and drive the tractor forward.
It is raised all the way up so the outside of the smaller engine pulley rides on the inside of the larger drive to move the tractor in reverse.
The engine is held halfway in between for neutral.
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Posted May 09, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Are those 5/8'' belts or 1/2'' ?

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Posted May 09, 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thats really a neat setup. Very simple. Never seen how that was done before now.




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