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#1 bolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 09:31 PM

I went to the tri county Thresher men's tractor show today I saw a few Bolens there one was made into a very poor looking John Deere.

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Posted June 12, 2011 - 09:47 PM

Looks like hank was there AKA the old bolens man. Thats the nices Bean Cutler I ever seen.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 12:49 AM

Ouch that poor Tube frame.Looks like it started out as a 600?

I would Love to have one or 2 of those Ride-O-Matics And the Bean Cutter and the Ridemaster.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 07:57 AM

Thanks for the Great pics! (except for the JD)

Those ride-a-matics look great!

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the Great pics! (except for the JD)


Yep, that is a case of Bolens rape! It's one thing to do a wondrous job turning one into a great copy of a John Deere, but this one is horrible!

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:37 AM

Arent those the weights somebody just won on ebay from an auction posted here on the 2 wheeler

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:11 AM

Those are some very nice looking Bolens, except for the one made in to a JD LOL.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:59 AM

Yes I have to agree I would like the ride a matics

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 09:59 AM

Yep, that is a case of Bolens rape! It's one thing to do a wondrous job turning one into a great copy of a John Deere, but this one is horrible!



I would be disheartened to even think about calling that a John Deere. Great bunch of Bolens.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 10:16 AM

Arent those the weights somebody just won on ebay from an auction posted here on the 2 wheeler


no, they are different

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 11:49 AM

Great looking Bolens. Thanks for posting them.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 04:14 PM

You must be in Wisconsin. Those look like Hank Watkins' Bolens tractors (except for that JD abomination).

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 05:50 PM

Boy, I really like that Ride a matic in the last picture. I bet that was handsome when new.
Is that particular model very rare?

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 06:06 PM

That was the last model of the ride-a-matic's 1962
You really dont see to many of them around. 62' was the year the Bolens 600 came out and I think everyone wanted to buy that one

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 06:10 PM

That was the last model of the ride-a-matic's 1962
You really dont see to many of them around. 62' was the year the Bolens 600 came out and I think everyone wanted to buy that one


I say its the rarest of all the Ride a matics.




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