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Old Craftsman Rider. Anyone know anything about this thing?

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#16 MH81 OFFLINE  


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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:31 AM

Picture it with skate blades on the front, and studded rears, out on the ice this winter. At the winter carnival oval track snowmobile races. LOL

Wheeeee! LOL

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 06:08 PM

That could be fun. Might want to add on some out riggers so it doesn't tip over so easily.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 06:40 PM

I think what you've got there is a ''showmobile''. I could've used that at Portland last week.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 08:34 PM

Neat score Sherwood.

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Posted September 29, 2011 - 09:38 PM

About 2000, we scored a 60's craftsman ride-on for a hunting camp. Couldn't believe how great of shape it was in until we went to use it and found out why... The rear axle was solid and most of the weight (you) would be on the rear. When you turned the steering.... sometimes it just went straight. We nicknamed it "The Widowmaker". My brother hit a tree. I hit a stone wall. We both stayed away from the top of the retaining wall... Tried taking out a key in one of the rear wheels to make it one wheel drive... It would steer better, but then was stuck constantly with the one wheel just a spinning. It was just a tad bigger than the one you show here. Not saying you'll run into the same thing, but give it a good testing before you try to cut next to the house else you may end up inside.

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Posted October 01, 2011 - 02:03 AM

Sounds like a poor man's posi-drive.