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Posted June 06, 2011 - 02:09 PM

I'm looking for a manual for a 61 Ride-a-matic, i think it makes it a 234-01 model, could anyone help me. Thanks, Kevin

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 03:20 PM

Would be cool to find one. We have a Bolens Ride-A-Matic also.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:31 PM

Welcome to GTT

Got a picture of your Ride-a-matic? We would love to hear more about it!
I may have a manual for that model but I'd have to look........

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 05:36 PM

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Can't help with your tractor, just wanted to say Hi.

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 06:02 PM

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Posted June 06, 2011 - 11:06 PM

I'm looking for a manual for a 61 Ride-a-matic, i think it makes it a 234-01 model, could anyone help me. Thanks, Kevin


For 1961, the model 233-01 was manual start, the 234-01 was electric start.

I have the Owner's Manual with Parts List. .....I will scan & post it in the next day or so.

Do you have any attachments for the tractor? .....I can scan those pages while I'm at it.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:29 AM

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Not a good picture, but will put some better on soon, i'm in Norfolk-UK, collected Sunday, bought for my 40th Birthday!!, came with rotavator, plough, sickle bar mower and cylinder mower, thanks for the help and comments so far, made to feel very welcome, Thanks again, Kevin

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:31 AM

Looks like its in pretty good shape!

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:46 PM

Sounds like a fantastic birthday present. It's really great that you also got all of the attachments that you did. Please keep us posted on your present and post some more pics when you can.

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 07:56 PM

Great looking tractor, glad your here from the other side of the pond. Is the hinged door on the hood original or someone added it to access the spark plug?

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Kevin, nice tractor. Glad you got some attachments to play with. Happy Birthday!

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Posted June 07, 2011 - 08:42 PM

Very nice Ride-A-Matic. It has the electric starter option too :thumbs:

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Posted June 08, 2011 - 08:20 AM

I'm looking for a manual for a 61 Ride-a-matic, i think it makes it a 234-01 model, could anyone help me. Thanks, Kevin


Look here: Ride a Matic - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

I posted the manuals for your tractor, and the attachments which I believe you have (sickle bar, plow, tiller, and reel mower). ....If you have different model numbers for your attachments, let me know, and I may have manuals for them.

I also posted some other attachment manuals, as well.

You may not be able to download all of the manuals at one visit, so may have to spread your downloads over several visits to this site.

Edited by Bruce Dorsi, June 08, 2011 - 08:21 AM.
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Posted June 08, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Look here: Ride a Matic - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

I posted the manuals for your tractor, and the attachments which I believe you have (sickle bar, plow, tiller, and reel mower). ....If you have different model numbers for your attachments, let me know, and I may have manuals for them.

I also posted some other attachment manuals, as well.

You may not be able to download all of the manuals at one visit, so may have to spread your downloads over several visits to this site.


We might have to change your user title to "The Bolens Encyclopedia"
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Posted June 08, 2011 - 08:56 AM

Bruce, you are a star, thanks very much, and thanks everyone else for the comments, going to have a clear up soon and move it in to the workshop, so will keep you updated.
Kevin




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