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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 06:25 PM

Well, today I added to the Collection by picking up another Estate Keeper. I think I'm going to call 2011 as "Year of the Estate Keeper" as I have picked up 4 of them (3 run 1 for parts) in 2011. After Years of looking for one They just seem to be following me this year :D

This one came with the rear counterweight, 32'' Snow caster , 42'' Mowing deck , Tire chains and a soft cab.
I cant wait to try out the snow caster when we get some snow:bounce:

Here are some pictures, I will take some better ones when I get the cab and blower on.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 06:30 PM

Wow, Brian. Are you going into the EK business? :D

That's a nice looking GT you have there, great caster and cab too! Congrats!

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 06:36 PM

Wow, Brian. Are you going into the EK business? :D

That's a nice looking GT you have there, great caster and cab too! Congrats!


Now all I need is the elusive EK7 :D

Once I wash the tractor and snow caster tomorrow They should look better. They have a pretty thick layer of grease/dust

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:19 PM

i have to warn you that soft cab on a EK i crowded. there nice to have for the collection but for moveing snow they are no fun.. i rather not have the cab on it

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:21 PM

i have to warn you that soft cab on a EK i crowded. there nice to have for the collection but for moveing snow they are no fun.. i rather not have the cab on it


Thanks for the heads up.
The cab was partially on when I test drove it and I do agree with you there's not much space to move around in.

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Are the front axles driven on the EKs or just the rear? Are the transmissions hydro or gear?

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 08:05 PM

Are the front axles driven on the EKs or just the rear? Are the transmissions hydro or gear?


They Are gear Driven and only the rear wheels drive. They have the automatic differential similar to the tubeframes (600,750,650 ect.)

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Ya know...you are danged close to losing your title of "Dr. Bolens".

Pretty soon we are gonna have to start calling you "The EK King".

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Another? are you out of room yet?

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 08:37 PM

Another? are you out of room yet?


not yet , but getting close LOL
I may have to start up the other Bolens and move them closer in :D

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 09:04 PM

not yet , but getting close LOL
I may have to start up the other Bolens and move them closer in :D


Is that the sound of a 40x60 I hear going up?

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Posted December 31, 2011 - 09:13 PM

Is that the sound of a 40x60 I hear going up?


Maybe LOL



To complete the collection I'd like to get a Ride-a-matic, Diablo Rouge, EK7 or a older LK

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 01:54 AM

Nice score there mister EK.Can't wait to see the washed version.

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 06:05 AM

Nice way to end the year!! Great looking EK. I'm sure it will clean up real good:thumbs:

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Posted January 01, 2012 - 06:22 AM

Hey Brian,congrats on the "new" EK,looks good.




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