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Posted January 04, 2017 - 12:57 PM

Wow that really looks great, nice work as usual.



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Posted January 04, 2017 - 04:10 PM

I went out to my storage building looking for the "A" frame that raises and lowers the snow plow but could not find it. So I settled for the plow. It is very hard to beat a sand blaster for cleaning rusted metal parts. I never had a cabinet one until I decide to make this tractor a winter project. See for your self.

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 04:41 PM

Very nice job,really looking good
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Posted January 04, 2017 - 05:44 PM

Your moving right along Fred she is looking good! 

Do you plan to flip sides with the front rims to look factory like in this photo?

 

 

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Posted January 04, 2017 - 07:58 PM

Your moving right along Fred she is looking good! 
Do you plan to flip sides with the front rims to look factory like in this photo?
 
 
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Yes, I will change the drive wheels but I want to drive it around a bit without fear of it tipping over.
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Posted January 04, 2017 - 08:13 PM

Yes, I will change the drive wheels but I want to drive it around a bit without fear of it tipping over.

 

You should be fine Fred I drive mine bean cutler around a lot its shorter and has the same size front tire as your Ridemaster. I just don't turn on hills if I dont have to.  But I can understand your concern I have tipped a ridemaster on her side.  


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Posted January 05, 2017 - 07:35 AM

That sand blaster sure does make parts look like new. What a nice tool to have.



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Posted January 06, 2017 - 08:30 AM

Something very interesting that I have noticed in working on my Ridemaster, that usually a 3/8" diameter bolt takes a 9/16" hex wrench for the head and the same for the nut. However on the Ridemaster it takes a 5/8" hex wrench for that 3/8" bolt. The bolts in the land plow were rusted & seized so badly that I thought that I would have to use the hot wrench to get them out. I kept at them with my homemade penetrating oil and my 1/2"  drive impact wrench, first one way then the other, thinking I would break them but they finally yielded and came out. I think that the one in the front of the plow must be a grade 12 because it would not break even with a 7/8 " box end on it and a 4 foot cheater bar.


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Posted January 06, 2017 - 08:46 AM

Something very interesting that I have noticed in working on my Ridemaster, that usually a 3/8" diameter bolt takes a 9/16" hex wrench for the head and the same for the nut. However on the Ridemaster it takes a 5/8" hex wrench for that 3/8" bolt. The bolts in the land plow were rusted & seized so badly that I thought that I would have to use the hot wrench to get them out. I kept at them with my homemade penetrating oil and my 1/2"  drive impact wrench, first one way then the other, thinking I would break them but they finally yielded and came out. I think that the one in the front of the plow must be a grade 12 because it would not break even with a 7/8 " box end on it and a 4 foot cheater bar.

That was back when they made good bolts!


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 10:17 AM

Something very interesting that I have noticed in working on my Ridemaster, that usually a 3/8" diameter bolt takes a 9/16" hex wrench for the head and the same for the nut. However on the Ridemaster it takes a 5/8" hex wrench for that 3/8" bolt. The bolts in the land plow were rusted & seized so badly that I thought that I would have to use the hot wrench to get them out. I kept at them with my homemade penetrating oil and my 1/2"  drive impact wrench, first one way then the other, thinking I would break them but they finally yielded and came out. I think that the one in the front of the plow must be a grade 12 because it would not break even with a 7/8 " box end on it and a 4 foot cheater bar.

We used to use those heavy 3/8 bolts at the shipyard, 5/8" head instead of 9/16" not sure why they ever made or used them but they did. I have  found a few of those on various Bolens here and there. I have some heavy duty nuts that are 5/8" wrench too.


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Posted January 07, 2017 - 03:44 PM

I am very pleased with the way the land plow and the cultivators came out. Now for the harrows and the front snow plow blade.

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Posted January 07, 2017 - 03:53 PM

Nice!



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Posted January 08, 2017 - 04:10 PM

This item came with my Ridemaster. What is it called and what is it used for? There was only one of them.

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Posted January 08, 2017 - 04:19 PM

Parts of the harrows are in the blaster. I had to ruin 2 of the 5/8" x 3-1/2" carriage bolts. So now I am searching for grade 8 or harder bolts. If anyone knows where to get them I would appreciate a link. After pics soon to be fourth coming. I thought that I could clean them while they were together but it was a no go. one set is now apart. If only  small machinery was made like Bolens made them back when.

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Posted January 08, 2017 - 05:29 PM

Maybe something here that would work?


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