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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 05:29 PM


I was looking on youtube and came across this video
I sure got a kick out of how many times they said "Be sure to replace this part after x amount of hours"

Here are my comments on the video:

-Replace a spark plug??? I have never bought a new plug for any of my tractors! I have a $20 spark plug cleaner that makes the plugs as good as new.

-Replace the air filter after 100 hours???!!! I would be in the poor house If I replaced my air filter that often. Whats wrong with blowing the filter off with an air compressor :confuse: LOL

-I found it funny they never mentioned to grease the tractor.... oh wait new mowers dont have more than 2 grease fittings anyway :wallbanging:

-Hmm.... My tires on my Bolens are going on 50 years old... Wonder if I should replace them?

-I guess this goes to show you how today everyone wants to buy new and replace anything that gets a little bit of dirt or wear on it.

And one more thing....

Why are the guys cloths and hands so clean ? :rofl2:

I'm done ranting now :D
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Posted March 12, 2012 - 05:39 PM

All part of living in a throw away world. Very few products are designed to outlast their warranties. Thankfully our parents and grandparents built things to last.

I for sure don't see my kids and grandkids restoring a 2012 anything.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Why are the guys cloths and hands so clean ? :rofl2:...

Because his tractor has all new parts on it :bigrofl:

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:28 PM

Time for a new tractor. This one won't start. :smilewink:

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 07:30 PM

well 1 down 29 more to go and how do you bent a blade that bad its not a hammer

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:07 PM

A very good post Brian. I'm glad you found the video.In the real world where we live, some things are done differently.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 06:56 AM

To be fair, I wrote a how-to on maintaining quads once...not too different from this video. The editor wanted something generic for the new, non-mehanical owner. He sent it back twice for watering down. I thought it was slop, but the readers loved it. That's the thing...these people know their target audience, and we ain't it.

Besides, when you buy a used machine, wouldn't you prefer one that had the oil changed once a year and a spark plug that wasn't welded in place?

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:24 AM

I always get a big kick out of these kinds of ads,thanks for posting it,Brian.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 03:06 PM

Thanks Brian. It's nice to have clean hands and a white long sleeve dress shirt when doing any maintenance on a garden tractor. I thought I was the only one who did it that way. Brian has found the other guy, :laughingteeth: