Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Name that Machine: Bolens


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#16 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,681 Thanks
  • 17,202 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted October 28, 2012 - 02:20 PM

Welcome back!
Try this how to video.
http://gardentractor...file-uploading/

#17 xhealey OFFLINE  

xhealey

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 4827
  • 2 Thanks
  • 6 posts
  • Location: Black Mountain, NC

Posted October 28, 2012 - 03:24 PM

Posted ImageIMG_20111223_144541.jpg IMG_20111223_144607.jpg IMG_20111223_144309.jpg IMG_20111223_144519.jpg

Attached Thumbnails

  • IMG_20111223_144346.jpg

  • Bruce Dorsi said thank you

#18 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

Bolens 1000

    DR. Bolens

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 7
  • 12,681 Thanks
  • 17,202 posts
  • Location: Western NY

Posted October 28, 2012 - 03:36 PM

Looks like its in great shape for its age! I see you have some cultivators and a disc for it too!
Unfortunately Bolens never stamped Model numbers into the Gardener's so finding the year can be a bit tricky.
There are a couple guys on here that may be able to pinpoint the year for you though.
are there any readable numbers on the engine's Id plate?
  • Bruce Dorsi said thank you

#19 Bruce Dorsi OFFLINE  

Bruce Dorsi

    Old, but not dead -- yet!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1525
  • 3,171 Thanks
  • 2,143 posts
  • Location: New Jersey

Posted October 28, 2012 - 04:33 PM


are there any readable numbers on the engine's Id plate?


If so, the year of manufacture can be narrowed down a bit. ....The tractor may have been manufactured the same year as the engine, or the engine could have been made 1-2 years before the tractor.

Try this link: http://www.asecc.com/data/briggs/

#20 Bruce Dorsi OFFLINE  

Bruce Dorsi

    Old, but not dead -- yet!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1525
  • 3,171 Thanks
  • 2,143 posts
  • Location: New Jersey

Posted October 28, 2012 - 05:10 PM

I just saw a post you made at YT forums:

"I have what I think to be a 1947 Huski walk behind. The engine is a Briggs and Straton.......model BR6, Type 300369, and serial # 186607. The Serial # on the tractor is: G9823. What info can I find on this unit?"

According to the site I linked to earlier, the engine was made in March, 1947. .....So, it is entirely possible your tractor is a 1947 model, or it may have been made in 1948, or possibly 1949.

I have never seen any Bolens production figures linked to serial numbers to indicate year it was built.
  • xhealey said thank you

#21 xhealey OFFLINE  

xhealey

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 4827
  • 2 Thanks
  • 6 posts
  • Location: Black Mountain, NC

Posted October 28, 2012 - 07:25 PM

If you look on my latest post I have several pics of the tractor. Any help on the model number by which I can research this?

#22 Bruce Dorsi OFFLINE  

Bruce Dorsi

    Old, but not dead -- yet!

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1525
  • 3,171 Thanks
  • 2,143 posts
  • Location: New Jersey

Posted October 29, 2012 - 09:53 AM

Any help on the model number by which I can research this?


If you follow the links in the Private Message I sent to you, you will see the following info:

For 1947 & 1948, the only model of the Gardener to use the B&S engine was the model HB63A5.

For 1949, the model HB63A5 used the B&S engine, while the B6A4, and B6A5 models used either a B&S or Wisconsin engine.
  • Bolens 1000 and grand have said thanks

#23 xhealey OFFLINE  

xhealey

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 4827
  • 2 Thanks
  • 6 posts
  • Location: Black Mountain, NC

Posted October 30, 2012 - 08:25 AM

Thanks to Bruce and the staff for the help and info............am well on my way to researching and restoring this beast. This one has the Briggs engine. After being stored by my dad in the late 60's.........we took it out of storage added fuel and oil mixture.......it fired on the first try and has been running ever since. Am not really impressed with the unleaded fuel on the market used today. Need to stick with unleaded or a fuel additive. Great group to belong to. Keep up the good work guys.
  • Bolens 1000 said thank you




Top