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Posted December 18, 2016 - 05:53 PM

Can anyone tell me a little about this Ride-a-matic? The owner claims it's a 3 1/2 HP 1957. I thought the Kohler was rated at 4 HP? Is it actually a 57? Thanks for any help.

 

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Posted December 18, 2016 - 05:58 PM

Looks like a 56' to me but will let the others confirm. For once this one was painted close to factory colors , dosent look too bad!

 

The 56' Would have had the K90, rated at 3.6HP, the later K91's which were used in the later 200 series were badged as 4HP on the sticker but were still an actual 3.6HP


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Posted December 18, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Would need the model number to determine the exact year since they made this for 3 years 56-58. Like Brian said it's a 3.6hp kohler
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Posted December 18, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Would need the model number to determine the exact year since they made this for 3 years 56-58. Like Brian said it's a 3.6hp kohler

 

Weren't the front axles narrower on the 56'?  Thought thats how you can tell them apart



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Posted December 18, 2016 - 08:27 PM

Weren't the front axles narrower on the 56'?  Thought thats how you can tell them apart

they are but unless you have a perfect picture from the front straight on you can't tell
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Posted December 18, 2016 - 08:45 PM

1956-20HD02

1957-20HD03

1958-200


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Posted December 18, 2016 - 09:00 PM

Very nice looking
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Posted December 19, 2016 - 07:38 AM

My '57 21HD-01 type does not have the breather thru the hood I also think it's a '56 and a very nice one at that . The '57 came with a Kohler k160 6.5 hp. Ride A Matic  '57 Super RAM and Deluxe '58 RAM


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Posted December 19, 2016 - 10:48 AM

While trying to learn more, I see there are several differences between the 1956 (20HD-02) and 1957 (20HD-03) models.

 

Frames, steering gears, front axle, R.H. steering arm, some sprockets, some bearings, drag link, axle pivot pin, pin lock, and tie rod.

 

I have not been able to learn what those differences are.

 

Does anyone have a Parts Manual for the 1958 Model 200 RAM they can upload to the manuals forum?


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Posted December 19, 2016 - 10:00 PM

While trying to learn more, I see there are several differences between the 1956 (20HD-02) and 1957 (20HD-03) models.
 
Frames, steering gears, front axle, R.H. steering arm, some sprockets, some bearings, drag link, axle pivot pin, pin lock, and tie rod.
 
I have not been able to learn what those differences are.
 
Does anyone have a Parts Manual for the 1958 Model 200 RAM they can upload to the manuals forum?

i have never seen a specific manual for the model 200 not to say there isn't one out there but I have never seen one
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