Parts that I cannot afford Im not familiar at all with tractors as this is my first . But I have spoken to some people round here and the prices for some of these parts are prohibitive so I have made my peace with it and decided to keep hacking at it the best I can.
Yeah, I'm with you there. I mean, I really love these tractors, but every time something breaks and I need a part for my 850, it kicks me in the head and runs off with my wallet! I mean, it takes me a long time to find someone who's got the parts I need, then usually the only place to find the parts is from someone online, so I have to wait a week to get the part shipped to me, and on top of all that, every part for these things must be gold plated for the prices people want for the stuff. Some of the sellers on eBay are ridiculous as well for Bolens stuff as they will end up charging 3-4 times what the part costs just to ship it when you know the shipping doesn't cost that much! It is a shame, but now I see why so many people just end up scrapping their old, collectible tractors because it costs too much to fix them, keep them running, and/or to restore them. You'd think if you're into tractors, you wouldn't want to see them get junked and want to see people keep them running, but for some of the prices I see people charging for parts, it seems they just don't care and all they want to do is rip people off any way they can because they know the parts are hard to come by any more.
Edited by MailmAn, October 01, 2012 - 07:28 AM.