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Lindeman crawler fan
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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
First off, I want to say "Thank you" for all the nice comments that have been made on this project.
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As a reminder, this is what the tractor looked like when I got it.
It was missing the engine, gas tank and both drive pulleys.
The front of the engine mount frame had been cut off, the steering wheel was bent and it had the wrong rear wheels.




This is how it looked when I first built it.






The first 6 HP Wisconsin engine didn't have enough power so I took it off and mounted a Kohler 14 HP engine on it.
Here is how it looks now.










Links to post for the Kohler engine swap

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=221207

-1 http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=221855

-2 http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=222197

-3 http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=222406

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Links to original build

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=139241

1- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=139358

2- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=140420

3- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=140928

4- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=147865

5- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=148566

6- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=148933

7- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=149249

8- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=150370

9- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=151282

10- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=151843

11- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=154120

12- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=155347

13- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=156553

14- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=157047

15- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=157586

16-http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=159906

Finished- http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=160046

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Lindeman crawler fan
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Pardon my ignorance but what were those ridemasters originally designed to do ?

Mike
Just about everything.
They had implements for tilling, planting, weeding, spraying, leveling and grading, snow removal and mowing.
A lot of nursery's and small farms used them.

Here is an add for all the implements that were available.

 

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I saw one of these at an equipment auction about a year ago. They called it a bean buggy. Looked exactly like the picture of yours unrestored except it was a "high crop." The rear tubes for the back axle were real long and it had a tall front post with the motor mounted up high by the front steering gear and a long chain driving the wheels. Seat was probably up around eye level and it had a small spray tank mounted under it. Don't remember seeing a boom or anything but I assumed at the time it was home made. Frame and steering and the rider platform looked just like yours did. Think the scrappers bought it. Wish I would have known all this at the time....

Any idea what your next project is going to be?
 

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Lindeman crawler fan
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I saw one of these at an equipment auction about a year ago. They called it a bean buggy. Looked exactly like the picture of yours unrestored except it was a "high crop." The rear tubes for the back axle were real long and it had a tall front post with the motor mounted up high by the front steering gear and a long chain driving the wheels. Seat was probably up around eye level and it had a small spray tank mounted under it. Don't remember seeing a boom or anything but I assumed at the time it was home made. Frame and steering and the rider platform looked just like yours did.
What you're describing certainly sounds like it was home made.
Bolens made a sprayer unit that had a "high bar" rear axle assembly but they never made a "high crop" tractor or anything like what you described.
They may well have taken a Ridemaster and drastically modified it.

These things can get tipsy when making sharp turns.
I sure wouldn't to be on one way up in the air like that.
 

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Ray,

This tractor is so very cool. And now it has some muscle. But I think it needs a name since it is a custom like the R/T :dunno: Maybe Mike Wazowski (you're gonna have to google that one):00000057:

:fing32:

-Scrump
 

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Lindeman crawler fan
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That is Awesome! Great Job!
 
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