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#16 michelle OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:09 AM

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the videos
The Bolens didnt even break a sweat pulling out that stump

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Adam's happy because both wheels were spinning at the same time. Apparently the large frames don't typically do that?

Although I checked and no front hydraulics, so no angling plow for this one.

Edited by michelle, March 18, 2012 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Yap that is a Peerless axle.
Nice score.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:44 AM

Good looking tractor! Pretty cool history behind it! I noticed both tires spun as well, put some more aggressive tires on that and you could pull a house!
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:50 AM

Thats a great find I hope you guys got some kind of paper work with it even if it's the story on paper with the guy you got it from name on it.
More bolens history saved and the very first prototype of a bolens ever seen is now out in the open take good care of it you can get another 1886 any day you cant get a new prototype any time soon.


Now lets see the other.


I am thinking about getting the original owner to write me a "bill of sale story" and possably get a picture with him. Michelle and I will be seeing him in July again.
Last July I did talk about these prototypes, after fist seeing them. If your good you might be able to pick out the other tractor in pieces in the back of the truck.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 11:53 AM

Thanks for the videos
The Bolens didnt even break a sweat pulling out that stump


Only 1 stump I had to bring the RPM's up. The rear tires will spin equally no matter how I position my weight. This is deffently my favorite tractor out of my 26 tractor collection

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:19 PM

Only 1 stump I had to bring the RPM's up. The rear tires will spin equally no matter how I position my weight. This is deffently my favorite tractor out of my 26 tractor collection


The sundstrund 15 does spin both but the eaton dont like to.

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 03:25 PM

I am thinking about getting the original owner to write me a "bill of sale story" and possably get a picture with him. Michelle and I will be seeing him in July again.
Last July I did talk about these prototypes, after fist seeing them. If your good you might be able to pick out the other tractor in pieces in the back of the truck.



You guys are very lucky to have them I know they went to a good home.
Let me just ask one thing if you get ride of ether let me have first shot at getting them.
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 08:14 PM

You guys are very lucky to have them I know they went to a good home.
Let me just ask one thing if you get ride of ether let me have first shot at getting them.


We'll keep you in mind, but most likely they are here to stay. However, since accuring these I've decided to sell my 1250, 1476, HT18, HT20 and possably others.

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Very nice find looks to have a peerless 2500 series in it but hard to tell.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Very nice find looks to have a peerless 2500 series in it but hard to tell.

it looks simaler to the ones jd used the 300 series tractors but im not sure

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 11:33 PM

WOW what a nice find. the tractor looks like a beast!!!!!!

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Recent update, this tractor has found a new home. The new owner is someone very eager to dig into the history and hopefully restore it. I look forward to the new owner giving this tractor the attention it needs.

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Posted October 24, 2012 - 08:24 PM

This is deffently my favorite tractor out of my 26 tractor collection


Recent update, this tractor has found a new home.

They must feel very blessed to be the new owners. Glad it's going to a good home.




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