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#16 MF14 plowday special OFFLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 05:57 AM

Welcome friend.... nice Ride-A-Matic. I have owned 2 1961 models. They are so neat. I always thought John Deere in 1963 was the first gt to have a variator .... until I got the Bolens! I sold both of mine to collectors .... in fact the last one went to Missouri last week.

Your post here gave me an idea. I am currently setting up a small machine shop and have both manual and cnc machines. I am hoping to have some business making reproductions of obsolete parts. I am now wondering if I could machine brake lining material..... If I could then I could make parts like the reversers you need or mabe pads like on CC disc brakes and early Deere hydros!!!!

Great to have you .... I love to see those old round nose Green Bolens !

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 05:08 PM

Your post here gave me an idea. I am currently setting up a small machine shop and have both manual and cnc machines. I am hoping to have some business making reproductions of obsolete parts. I am now wondering if I could machine brake lining material..... If I could then I could make parts like the reversers you need or mabe pads like on CC disc brakes and early Deere hydros!!!!.


I think that's an excellent idea. . The larger fab shops have to charge an arm and a leg to cover their overhead. a Smaller shop could probably do pretty well supporting the vintage and antique niche MKT Fabbing obsolete parts.




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