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#16 Delmar ONLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 11:19 AM

Have ya got the Versa-Matic back out to push some snow yet?



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Have ya got the Versa-Matic back out to push some snow yet?

 

 

I been using the Heavy Duty Versa-Matic this year :thumbs: :D

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:16 PM

always nice to have a WT with reverse. sure speeds up the whole pushing process.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:23 PM

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.

 

 

Do you have any pictures of the weight?

I'm pretty sure you have the Factory Counter weight that was used when you had attachments that would make the tractor "Nose dive" (Specifically the 1 bottom plow)



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:35 PM

No i dont have a photo of the weight, in fact i dont even know where it went to. Pretty sure it wasnt a factory item. Just sent the wheel weights out to the farm for my son to put on his Cub, as we painted his 2 sets and mounted them on his Suburban, so he could plow his garden. Lot of work moving weights from tractor to tractor. The ones i sent out look to be like the ones your using. There are the step down ones that fit up inside the rim. Must weigh close to 50# each.

 

I'll have to do a search this wekend and see where that weight went to. I seem to remember the tractor saying thank you after i took it off. 



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 02:15 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 LOL

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way go doc enjoy and have a blessed day in Christ bobby



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Posted December 30, 2012 - 11:56 AM

Great looking tractor,I have never seen one in person after looking at image # 2 the front hitch looks very much like the Quick Attach on my Simplicity Model L. Was there a standard fit for walk behinds ? The amount these little walkers can push or pull is amazing hard to believe that tractors were ever sold with 1.5 Hp and the like.Great engineering from a by gone age. Cheers Mike


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