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What Kind Of Bolens Do I Have?

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#1 BolensNewb88 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:18 PM

hey guys im new to this site. iv owned this tractor all my life and the last 7 years its bin sitting at a friends house outside. i really want to restore it. but problem is i dont even know what kind of bolens it is.. ive seen some 900's and 1000's that look similar but im not sure. i dont even know what year it is.. if you guys could help me out that would be awesome :) thx guys

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:22 PM

Looks like you have a Tube Frame Bolens with a repower of a 10 HP Briggs. It will be tough to restore missing the parts you are missing in my opinion. Get it running and use as is in my opinion.
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:30 PM

Welcome to GTt BolensNewb88! Wish I could help , but I am not sure on that one. Do you have any of the other parts for it?
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:35 PM

Welcome to GTt BolensNewb88! Wish I could help , but I am not sure on that one. Do you have any of the other parts for it?

thank you very much :) and no i dont have any other parts for it.. i know its gonna be hard to restore but i love this tractor lol ill do anything to get it going again.

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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:42 PM

thank you very much :) and no i dont have any other parts for it.. i know its gonna be hard to restore but i love this tractor lol ill do anything to get it going again.

I know that feeling LOL! Been there done that. Heck I am still doing it :laughingteeth: Good luck with yours! :thumbs:
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:47 PM

I'm sure one of the Bolens guy's will be able to help you out. Most are probably sleeping right now, but they'll be along to give advise soon. And I am glad you are determined to resurrect this one! To many are just getting scrapped. So Good luck!!!!!!!!
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Posted April 25, 2012 - 11:52 PM

Is there any type of ID plate on that?
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Is there any type of ID plate on that?

umm im not to sure.. thats a good question lol ill take a look tomorrow. i remember trying to find some kind of number on it but i didnt look hard enough so tomorrow thats gonna be job 1 lol

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:11 AM

umm im not to sure.. thats a good question lol ill take a look tomorrow. i remember trying to find some kind of number on it but i didnt look hard enough so tomorrow thats gonna be job 1 lol

Maybe a Bolens person will be able to tell you were to look for the ID tag. I'm searching the Net right now trying to figure out what this is just from your pictures. ( I love a good challenge) :dancingbanana:
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:19 AM

Maybe a Bolens person will be able to tell you were to look for the ID tag. I'm searching the Net right now trying to figure out what this is just from your pictures. ( I love a good challenge) :dancingbanana:

wow thanks bro! i do have more pics but this site would only let me upload 4. let me tell you this tractor is a challenge ive bin surfing the net for like 3 days trying to figure out what the heck this is haha. but its all fun. thats what made me find this forum so cant complain.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 12:35 AM

wow thanks bro! i do have more pics but this site would only let me upload 4. let me tell you this tractor is a challenge ive bin surfing the net for like 3 days trying to figure out what the heck this is haha. but its all fun. thats what made me find this forum so cant complain.

It is fun and very addicting!! I am Glad you found our site! you will love it here. You should also go to the members introduction page and introduce yourself. One more thing, Our sight is going to a new server, in the next day or so it will be taking effect. At the top of the page ( In Green letters click on thread) it is a link explaining it. So just don't panic if you try logging in and the site is down.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 02:33 AM

Judging by the steering wheel and clutch pedal , it looks like something in the hundred series, like a 800,900 or 1000
I do know one thing, if your going to keep the big block briggs in, your going to have to raise the hood and dash 3 inches, cut the edge of the instrument panel down and put a smaller steering wheel on. I put a big briggs10 in one of my worker tractors years ago.
It has awesome power, the briggs has a longer stroke than the wisconsin, haven't tried a kohler in one yet.
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 05:02 AM

Looks like a Bolens 1000 to me.

It's going to need ALOT of parts to get that one going again.....
Are you planning on going all original and replacing that engine or just trying to get it to run?
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Posted April 26, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Well, from the fender pan, it's either a 900 or 1000.

Here's the page from the tube frame service manual that tells you where the data tag 'should' be.

If your tractor still has it, that will tell the tale:

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Posted April 26, 2012 - 06:39 AM

Looks like a Bolens 1000 to me.

It's going to need ALOT of parts to get that one going again.....
Are you planning on going all original and replacing that engine or just trying to get it to run?

hey thanks for the reply! ummm right now i just want to get it going again so i can still use it but eventually yes i would love to restore it.




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