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So, en route between my place and my parents place, I noticed a yard of old tractors. Mostly from the outside, it all looked like Craftsman and other box store tractors, but I thought I should stop and peak over the fence to see if there was anything worth looking at. Sure enough, there sits a 1556. I love my 1556 and would love to have a "back up". So, I got in touch with the owner and we took a walk into the graveyard. The 1556 is a little rough, but worth picking up for the price. It also has a tiller, which will make 5 now...I need some mowing decks! I'm excited about getting her home and maybe getting the pressure washer out and cleaning up the rest of the tube frames with it.

So, as I looked around, I noticed a Ride-a-Matic sticking out of the blackberry bushes. Looks to be there minus the belt cover. He may have the cover, but he doesn't want to get rid of it and I didn't want to push it, because he mentioned that when I get the 1556 he's going to give me some other older Bolen's he has in a shed somewhere... :dancingbanana: ....PUMPED!!! The fact that I don't know what they are, makes it even that much more exciting!

Here are a few pictures of what he had for Bolens. How hard should I push for the Ride-a-Matic? The blade looks good...unfortunately it's hard to tell what the rest looks like due to the darn berry bushes...but after seeing Brians restoration and others on this site, I think they are pretty cool. And it looks like original paint?...just faded from weather. The green on the blade looks good though.
 

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DR. Bolens
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Nice finds!

Its real hard to tell by the pics but I would say judging by what I can see it looks like the 1957 Super Ride-a-Matic like the one I have.

The engine is not original.

Looking forward to finding out what other kinds of Bolens stuff he has for you to look at!
 

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Old Iron Junky
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Nice finds! It's a shame to see tractors in that state but better than seeing them roll across the scale.
 

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Being that the motor is not original, and it's pretty rough, and missing the belt cover...I don't think I'll push too hard for it. Of course, if he drives a hard bargain I might give in.
 

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DR. Bolens
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Being that the motor is not original, and it's pretty rough, and missing the belt cover...I don't think I'll push too hard for it. Of course, if he drives a hard bargain I might give in.
Its not worth much without the original engine and missing parts....
 
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