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#16 tractorman604 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 07:25 PM

Without a doubt Wheelhorse 1974 and older [cant go wrong] Imho.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:52 AM

Without a doubt Wheelhorse 1974 and older [cant go wrong] Imho.


Why don't you say how you really feel...LOL

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 06:12 AM

Why don't you say how you really feel...LOL



I think he just did. :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 11:47 AM

Thanks to all who posted and read this topic

Like I said I currantly have a 1477 bolens large frame I lovethis thing,, but parts seem to be getting hard to find..Flee-Bay people think they have a peice of gold in their hand cause it is no longer manufactured..I follow E-Bay and craigs list, always looking..I mow an acre + my future garden will be approx. 30 X 100 .. My driveway is 300 yards long..

I currently have a 50" mower deck. a 50 " push blade.. a one bottom plow..chains ..wheelweights.. And no garage to put it all in...... Garage is in near future If I can afford one.. When I have a secure place for tractors Was wondering what to get ??

AGAIN thanks all who posted,,, I love to here the +++ and --- about the various types and brands ... sodi

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Howdy. ain't nuthin wrong with the tractor you have, and you already know its quirks, and habits and etc. You might try to locate a tiller for it, those are pretty handy, but man i don't know if i would change it. a back-up tractor is always a good idea, if ya have the room and the time and money for it.
As far as parts go, they are kinda expensive for any tractor out there anymore. some are more available, I guess, but they still cost.

Keep the ol girl under a tarp...she won't know if she is a garage or not!

Edited by JBBR, April 01, 2012 - 10:53 PM.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 02:39 PM

They are not the newest tractors. But the wheel horse's are a very rugged machine and are very simple to work. Not trying to say anything bad about deere,don't get me wrong deere's are a great tractor but the deere's are not very simple when it comes to work on them. Hope this helps. Jake

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 10:37 PM

The issue you are facing is that truly capable tractors aren't readily available any longer. Many of the so-called "garden tractors" now are simply large mowing machines. Available attachments also are made as cheaply as possible and don't stand up to the general abuse that it is subjected to. For parts availability, you would want a current SCUT or CUT, but that is going to COST! Any machine manufactured more than 20 years ago is simply going to have parts issues. I'd suggest sticking with what you have and starting to look at generic parts for as many parts as possible. Local tractor supply stores may have some generic items.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 01:46 PM

Though I'm a Deere fan when it comes to clipping grass, if I were to buy another "one size fits all" tractor, it would either be a Case 448 OR an Allis Chalmers 620-720. The decks, though somewhat crude in their design, are built HEAVY DUTY. Simple things like bearings for the spindles, are a standard bearing size, last I checked.

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Posted April 02, 2012 - 05:13 PM

If I where going to buy a current gt it would a JD x700 series or the series before x465-x595.They are good heavy gts that mow nice and can get alot of attachments for them!

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:13 PM

After reading these posts, of all the different brands suggested I've come to the same conclussion I did 20 years ago, YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE OF EACH!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:22 PM

After reading these posts, of all the different brands suggested I've come to the same conclussion I did 20 years ago, YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE OF EACH!!!!!!!!!!



Yes! That is the right idea! I agree!!!

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Posted April 03, 2012 - 10:24 PM

After reading these posts, of all the different brands suggested I've come to the same conclussion I did 20 years ago, YOU HAVE TO HAVE ONE OF EACH!!!!!!!!!!


And a parts tractor for each ...

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Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:48 AM

And a parts tractor for each ...


And a parts tractor for each ...



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Posted April 04, 2012 - 10:50 AM

And a parts tractor for each ...


Love that Idea----------- convince the WIFE...



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Posted April 19, 2012 - 12:48 PM

thanks to all who posted... I really love my bolens,,, so BOLENS it is !!! Plus serching for parts is half the fun.. My 1477 looks good,,, runs good,, mows great.. One thing I noticed was why are most of the bolens stuff out east ??? When they were built in Wisconsin ??? Thats were I am at .. seems strange




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