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#1 Dons916 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 11:58 AM

I'm new here and sure am glad I found this site.. I have a G1453 and have a stearing problem with a small GT plow on the back..
Here is what I was thinking. I have a heavy 29 sceries Battery and if I could mount it on the front I think it would cure the problem,But I don't want to alter the hood.I'm going to have to get a new battery anyway. ( Sorry about the spelling,But at 71 it's to late to get better LOL)
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Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:07 PM

Welcome Dons916. I'm glad you found this site too. It is full if information. Some of the Bolens experts should be answering soon. I believe the doctor is in and will give you a diagnosis soon.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:13 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Don! Glad you decided to join us. :welcome:

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 12:21 PM

Welcome to the site! I unfortunately can't answer your question but this site is jam packed with smart people and somebody will be here to help you soon!

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 01:13 PM

I don't think that adding just the weight of the battery will help as much as you think. I think that you or someone might have to make a weight bracket or small rock box on the front of your tractor. Or try to find original front weights for the center of your front tires.

I made front boxes on the tractor that I pull with. I then can just throw what ever weights I need into the box. The box can be easily removed if I need the weight on the rear axle also.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 02:17 PM

I like that idea of the rock boz,now I just find a way to mont it without altering the hood. THANKS

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 02:51 PM

Don,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 03:03 PM

Hello Don and welcome to GTtalk. Great bunch of folks here. Glad you found us.

I'm hoping Bolens 1000 sees this thread, he will know of it and has a picture of it probably. Bolens made a weight/dump box that mounted on the front of the tractor. couple of pins/bolts to those eye hook thingys under the front of the tractor (same place the snowblower or snowblade attach to) and bolted to the front of the tractor at the frame too. They are pretty rare but ya could probably make something that would work. I had to do the same thing for a Sears tractor I used to have, add weight to the front to be able to steer the tractor when I was plowing. There was a weight box for a bolens pictured on this site recently but I can't recall where it was.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Hello Don and welcome to GTtalk. Great bunch of folks here. Glad you found us.

I'm hoping Bolens 1000 sees this thread, he will know of it and has a picture of it probably. Bolens made a weight/dump box that mounted on the front of the tractor. couple of pins/bolts to those eye hook thingys under the front of the tractor (same place the snowblower or snowblade attach to) and bolted to the front of the tractor at the frame too. They are pretty rare but ya could probably make something that would work. I had to do the same thing for a Sears tractor I used to have, add weight to the front to be able to steer the tractor when I was plowing. There was a weight box for a bolens pictured on this site recently but I can't recall where it was.


Bolens never had a front weight box... They used a brinly dump that attached to the rear , thats probably what you are thinking about.
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I think you would be better off finding some front weights for plowing.

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Front wheel weights! I had no idea that bolens offered wheel weights as a option. Add one more item to my wish list! It's never ending. Steve....

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Front wheel weights! I had no idea that bolens offered wheel weights as a option. Add one more item to my wish list! It's never ending. Steve....


Bolens offered just about anything you could think of.
They had over 35 different attachment options for the tubeframes by the 1970's

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:47 PM

Thanks. From the original post is he talking about a sleeve hitch plow that is being pulled behind his tractor?

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Posted February 24, 2012 - 07:56 PM

Thanks. From the original post is he talking about a sleeve hitch plow that is being pulled behind his tractor?


Yeah I think so
It should look like this:

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 01:58 AM

Bolens never had a front weight box... They used a brinly dump that attached to the rear , thats probably what you are thinking about.


I never considered this before, but is the spacing of the attachment tabs on the front axle the same dimension as the tabs on the rear axle?

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Posted February 25, 2012 - 08:50 AM

I never considered this before, but is the spacing of the attachment tabs on the front axle the same dimension as the tabs on the rear axle?


I think they are but I'm not sure as I never gave it a thought before




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