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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:31 PM

We got about 1'' of snow last night so I figured it was a good excuse to fire up the Bolens walkbehind :thumbs:

If it looks like I'm steering crooked in the video I was... It was very hard trying to hold onto the camera and operate the Bolens at the same time

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:38 PM

Nice avitar! Great video too! Thanks for posting that.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 06:49 PM

Looks great. I saw your new avatar picture and was waiting for the thread. :D Thanks for the pictures and video.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:11 PM

:ok:

Looks like the old girl does a danged decent job too.

Any day that you can use a Bolens for what it was meant for is a good day indeed!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:13 PM

The old girl looks good and it does a good job plowing.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:22 PM

That is really nice Versa-Matic and I enjoyed the video.
My son has one of these little tractors.

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 08:26 PM

Well, I would say "glad you got seat time", but no seat! Always good to get to play with our toys. But our toys do big work!

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Posted December 28, 2011 - 08:27 PM

That sure looks and sounds in good shape. Perfect for that small snow.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 02:11 AM

Our versa came witha blade and a huge weight bolted to the under side of the tractor. I always found it hard to use as the handels are kind of offset to the left. Its the same when using the sulky, you think you should be more even between the handels, next thing you know you have drifted off to the side. Its amazing sometimes to have a two wheeled tractor with a blade as wide as the riders do.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 01:35 PM

top job that is!

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 07:33 PM

looks good.. there nice to play around with but i rather be on the 1050 or the GK in serious snow lol. if you had a sulky it would be nice. they sold one at toms sale it went for 250 i thought that was high but then i dont know what there worth

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 09:41 PM

looks good.. there nice to play around with but i rather be on the 1050 or the GK in serious snow lol. if you had a sulky it would be nice. they sold one at toms sale it went for 250 i thought that was high but then i dont know what there worth


I would love to get a sulky for my walk behind.


I'm waiting to test out my 1050 with NOS hard top cab, but we haven't got any snowfall over 2'' yet.

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 09:45 PM

Doc, that's a nice machine. You should be very happy with it, turned out great. Purrs like a happy kitty doesn't it?

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Posted December 29, 2011 - 09:50 PM

Doc, that's a nice machine. You should be very happy with it, turned out great. Purrs like a happy kitty doesn't it?


Yeah its ran great eversince I got it. It starts on the first pull everytime.
The previous owner did a great job in maintaining it, all the fittings were greased and the oil was changed when I bought it

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Posted December 30, 2011 - 05:43 AM

Cool vid Brian.Oh yes and avatar too.




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