This is the first time I have ever posted anything ever.....I hope I'm getting it right. Here is my Bolens story:
My wife and I bought a home 5 years ago with 2 1/2 acres. Our biggest draw to the property (besides her being 5 minutes from work) was an opportunity to plant a vegetable garden again. The garden spot on this property far exceeded our last vegetable garden. My first purchase was a Cub Cadet rear tine-walk behind tiller. I was very happy with the performance of the tiller. It took approx. 7-8 hours walking behind this tiller to get the soil prepped for planting/seeding. When I was done, I would be exhausted. Last fall, as I was cleaning the garden and tilling it up for the winter (we live in central Minnesota), I thought it would be nice to sit behind a tiller rather than walk behind it. We had also purchased a John Deere LA145 for mowing our huge lawn, but there are no tiller attachments available for this particular model. So I got on Craigslist and found a Bolens 1050 tractor with a tiller, a blade, and a mower for $425. I had never heard the name "Bolens" before. The owner told me all it needed was a belt and a battery. I stopped at Mills Fleet Farm on the way home and that was all I needed. I greased up the gearbox, attached the tiller, and became an INSTANT BOLENS FAN! I began researching Bolens and found out that they have many more attachments. I had also purchased a MTD Pro 26 inch Tecumseh 9.5 HP snowthrower five years ago. Once again we have a long driveway and every time I snowblowed, I was exhausted. Searching craigslist I found a Bolens 900 with snowthrower for $275. Of course, I had to have it. When I got the 900 home, I realized that the snowthrower attachment was missing parts. It would be functional, but a pain to operate it. So I got back on craigslist and found another 1050 with a deck and complete snowthrower for $500. I bought it. Now I'm all set...except my 22" tiller leaves a tire track on the left side because it's only 22"! So today I drove to Duluth, MN and purchased the same same tiller with a tine extension so it would cover both tire tracks.Looks like I'm out of room....thanks for reading! I attached a photo of my Bolens fleet.
Edited by bill1261, March 05, 2012 - 09:49 PM.