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I have been talking to this guy for around 6 month to a year to buy this Ridemaster.

We finlly worked a deal and it came home with me today.

It came with a one bottom plow, grader blade, whats left of a snow blade, and all the front lift stuff.

The engine comes out as a 1947 and its a AKS so its not the right engine should be a AKN. All 4 rims are rusted and the tank neck is smashed down. I think I can fix most of the stuff wrong with it and make it a good tractor.

You can see in the one pic the engine puked a rod and it was fixed at one point.

Ridemaster #5 001.jpg

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Ridemaster #5 006.jpg

Ridemaster #5 007.jpg

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Ridemaster #5 005.jpg

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Nice find!

....My wife's B-I-L and his son have 3 of these.....The 1st one he got was a 1948 and it belonged to his father (grandfather). He had bought it new!
 

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Nice find!

....My wife's B-I-L and his son have 3 of these.....The 1st one he got was a 1948 and it belonged to his father (grandfather). He had bought it new!
Is anyway I could get ahold of him or talk to him?
 

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Year is a 1950 some were in 3-1950 to 6-1950.
 

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That's not a bad catch there Jerome but it's to bad about the engine being switched.

Any chance he still has the old engine laying around somewhere ?
 
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I thought you were running out of room? I guess there's always room for one more. :D

It needs a little TLC but very fixable. Nice find!
 
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That's not a bad catch there Jerome but it's to bad about the engine being switched.

Any chance he still has the old engine laying around somewhere ?
I just sent him a email about it the guy I got it from was the guy who got it after a older guy he knew passed away.
 

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I thought you were running out of room? I guess there's always room for one more. :D

It needs a little TLC but very fixable. Nice find!
I been out off room for 2 years but I keep finding spots to put them!
 

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Glad it's finally at "The Home for Retired Ridemasters"
Jerome, it's got potential and the implements are nice too. Did you have a grader blade before?

Love the repair on the block... If you get a chance, grab a close up of that... It's a testament to the rugged nature of these beasts. :thumbs:
 

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Glad it's finally at "The Home for Retired Ridemasters"
Jerome, it's got potential and the implements are nice too. Did you have a grader blade before?

Love the repair on the block... If you get a chance, grab a close up of that... It's a testament to the rugged nature of these beasts. :thumbs:
I am thinking of just fixing her up and leaving it. I did have grader blade befor this one it came on my first Ridemaster.

I'll get you some pics of the block I have two like it.
 
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Glad it's finally at "The Home for Retired Ridemasters"
Jerome, it's got potential and the implements are nice too. Did you have a grader blade before?

Love the repair on the block... If you get a chance, grab a close up of that... It's a testament to the rugged nature of these beasts. :thumbs:
Heres the block off Ridemaster #5.

Ridemaster #5 008.jpg

Ridemaster #5 009.jpg

And the block off the first Ridemaster I got 3 years ago.

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