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I was able to get a second Bolens Ridemaster yesterday. It has a Briggs engine. I am pretty sure it will run but have not tried to start it yet. The number is 38AB301, I did not find a manual for it in the manual section. It has a t-handle under the tube behind the pivot point of the tractor and looks to go into the back part of the drive section. What does it do? My other tractor does not have this lever. My other tractor is a 35AB02 with a Wisconsin engine. Thanks and I will post a picture later today.
 

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That lever is for the 2 speed.
 

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Thats a 8HP briggs powerd two speed ridemaster! The lever is to make it go into high or low range Is there a serial number on it?
 

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Can you post some pics of both of them,nice find,the 2 speed ones are pretty rare,you hardly ever see them
I know there was 567 of them by the serial numbers I found if not more. I have seen around 20 of them and missed out buying one two months ago. Dont tern up yes but not rare.
 

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Very nice units!

Here is something funny I already have 38AB301, R40227 numbers saved to my list.. You just picked this tractor up?

Would you be willing to give out the engine modal and serial numbers?
 

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Very nice units!

Here is something funny I already have 38AB301, R40227 numbers saved to my list.. You just picked this tractor up?

Would you be willing to give out the engine modal and serial numbers?
Both of these tractors at one time belonged to one of my best friends and his wife, after he and his wife divorced I became the owner of the one with the Wisconsin. Last year he passed away from cancer(Cancer Sucks), his son & daughter wanted me to have the other one.
 

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Both of these tractors at one time belonged to one of my best friends and his wife, after he and his wife divorced I became the owner of the one with the Wisconsin. Last year he passed away from cancer(Cancer Sucks), his son & daughter wanted me to have the other one.
Sorry to hear about what happened to your friend! I have a friend whose wife is dealing with it right now yes it does suck.
 
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