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#526 Don Campbell OFFLINE  

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:21 PM

Thanks ,
Yes the larger tires would call for some modifications but tomorrow I am going to experiment a little bit to see.

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Thanks Bill, We'll just call over there but thanks for the help.
I AM OFFICIALLY DONE BUYING GARDEN TRACTORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would you believe I bought ANOTHER one today and that makes my ten !!!! It's a 3 cylinder diesel , 4 wheel drive hydrostatic with four brand new tires and a nice hydraulic lift and hydraulic angle front blade. Got it for $1,600.00 I can't believe I bought another TRACTOR , I am really losing it, ha,ha.
I am never, never , ever getting , another, tractor .
I think Taylor Swift sings that in one of her hit songs.
I used my netotiating skills I learned from watching ( Pickers ) on TV :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 06, 2012 - 07:39 PM

If anyone is interested in the Steiner video , Deb just posted it on you-tube.



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Posted December 07, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Don,
I don't usually make a bet but I'll make an exception here. I'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut that within 90 days you'll have an addition to your great looking garden tractor fleet. Once the bug bites it is just about impossible to cure it.
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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:35 PM

Bill , I hope your wrong , ha,ha. I am getting close to parking tractors in the front yard and that is a no, no in our town. I'm saying today no more tractors until next summer , tee, hee
Went by your house twice today , no sign of any activity either time.

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Posted December 07, 2012 - 12:44 PM

I AM OFFICIALLY DONE BUYING GARDEN TRACTORS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Would you believe I bought ANOTHER one today...

It's a 3 cylinder diesel , 4 wheel drive hydrostatic with four brand new tires and a nice hydraulic lift and hydraulic angle front blade. Got it for $1,600.00


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No, you're not.

Yes, I would.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Not my best buy but a little tractor I have always wanted. Needs some tlc and it doesn't run. Been sitting for over two years outside . Water in fuel tank and no cover on exhaust stack. Parts are rare for these so if i can't get the engine running I'll repower the tractor with another type of engine I already have and sell a lot of the parts individually. Going to be fun dismantling it and puttering with it .
Paid too much for it at $1,600.00 but I'm 60 and occaisionally I screw up, ha,ha. But that is rare.
The blade can be cleaned up to look pretty good and saw them for sale for $700.00 . Could get $500.00 for individual engine parts and they are in BIG demand. Also radiator . Hopefully I can get the little 3 cylinder diesel running again . It has 875 hours on it. Going to push it in the shop today and one snowy day I will start taking the engine apart to see how it looks inside . It does turn over manually so that is a little bit of a good sign.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:28 PM

Thats a great looking tractor! I can't wait to see how it turns out. :thumbs:

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 02:42 PM

That's a pretty good looking Iseki Bolens.

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Posted December 08, 2012 - 06:52 PM

Thanks ,
I shifted the jd 110 to the front garage today and pulled the Bolens in the workshop . The Steiner is also in the shop and it looks like 6 inches of snow heading our way . Can't wait to plow snow with the Steiner and try out the jd455 two stage snowblower conversion for the first time. I sprayed all the bolts with pb blaster to soak before I try to remove anything on the Bolens. Tomorrow I'll pull the fuel tank and get it starting to soak with diesel fuel and a dozen or so nuts inside for shaking everyday to clean the inside of the tank.

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 09:49 AM

Here is the first picture of the Bolens H1704 sitting in the shop . I see the fuel filter bulb is cracked so the very first thing to try to find with be that and a new fuel filter. SIX inches of snow heading to Gaylord this afternoon so I'll get to test out the Steiner and the jd 455 2 stage fifty dollar snowblower. I still want to try to put the mf 2 stage blower on the Steiner this winter. And i still plan to build a half scale 5 bottom plow this winter. Life is GOOD :thumbs:

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Posted December 09, 2012 - 11:33 AM

Bolens -Picture number 2 , I removed the exhaust pipe and water ran out , 3 tblsps of grit lay in the elbow and a 1/8th inch layer lay in the three ports going into the block. So that could be a bad sign for the inside of the engine. Then I pulled the valve cover and saw a broken rocker arm. So that is good news and probably the reason it was never driven again. Now we'll see if a rocker arm can be found to replace it or not. So it sounds like the rest of the drive gear could be fine so i am enthused about that.
Does anyone know if these are the parts that are very hard to find or a rocker arm might not be too bad to find? Either way i am having fun already with the Bolens and it doesn't even run, ha,ha. So now i need a rocker arm, a fuel filter and a replacement fuel bowl. I look forward to any feedback on my chances. It's a cute little diesel engine and everything else is completely entact , every wire , every hose has not been touched. There is no rust under the hood so the engine was protected on the outside and looks very clean. You can see the broken rocker arm piece sitting on the alternator.

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:29 AM

about 5 inches of snow today for us so i had to try out the $50.00 snowblower for the first time. The snow was real wet and slushy but I was pleased with how well it did figuring how much I saved spending over $3,000.00 for a new one

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Posted December 10, 2012 - 12:18 PM


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Posted December 10, 2012 - 02:00 PM

Don,
Looks like it will do the job. We got about 2" over here. Since the driveway here is gravel we won't blow anything until the ground freezes up.




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