My newest piece is this really cool looking tiny snowcaster. I have a 1957 Rideamatic and a 1955 Versamatic. I’m hoping that this snowcaster will fit one of my tractors. It is in really nice original condition. It has some scratches on it but seems pretty complete. I am thinking about disassembling it and cleaning and repairing as necessary then just clear coat it.
I have a few questions about it. I can not find an identification tag on it anywhere. If it had one it is now long gone. I would be interested to know what model this one is. I would like to find the correct owner/parts manual for it once I know what model it is. I'm guessing F505-01 or F505-02?
I'm thinking that it would fit my 21HD super Rideamatic with the HD733 hitch. I found the manual for the 22734 hitch manual. I don't know if that hitch is already connected to this snowcaster? If so, I think it is missing a big compression spring along the mounting bracket tube. I slid the entire mount assy in there from the front of the tractor but it hit against the latch assembly under the tractor and would not go any further.
I think that the belt idler assembly that is on this hitch may be home made. It looks pretty skimpy. I have attached some pictures of this snowcaster with the hitch that came with it.
This snowcaster is so tiny. I took some pictures of it next to my chainsaw just for comparison sake. It is a really neat piece and I'd like to attach it to my equipment even if just for show.
Any thoughts as to if it would fit my Rideamatic or my Versamatic? Thank you for any information on fitting or missing parts.