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#1 d_zubiate2 OFFLINE  

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:24 PM

We recently acquired this tractor, looks like a model 800 but have not seen any around different sites like this one, going to fix her up when I have more info on what I'm working on.
TIA
DZ

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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:27 PM

LOL thats one of the home made ones ya it looks like a 800
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:28 PM

Welcome to the site! Unfortunately, I can't give you any info on your tractor. The site has a bunch of devoted bolens fans who will be able to help you out.
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:38 PM

LOL thats one of the home made ones ya it looks like a 800

I think someone had a lot of spare hydraulic parts laying around. That is quiet the contraption.
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 09:54 PM

:ditto: Two hearts and a ton of hydro..?! Welcome aboard, and thanks for the pics. Help is on the way to decipher this mutant,ninja Gt.
Is it possible this came with more stuff?
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 10:09 PM

We recently acquired this tractor, looks like a model 800 but have not seen any around different sites like this one, going to fix her up when I have more info on what I'm working on.
TIA
DZ

looking at the pictures closely it appears that every thing just Bolts on but the stuff looks to be built VERY HEAVY
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Never thought I'd say this, but, I think it looks neat the way it is!
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 11:14 PM

Never thought I'd say this, but, I think it looks neat the way it is!

I agree. It looks like a great work tractor. And think about it, the hydraulics won't bog down the tractors engine.
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 11:35 PM

Kinda fingered that, concept for the hydraulics on a seperate engine makes sense, will be working on the beast over the weekend and see if I can get it fired up, looking for a carb for the Tecumseh so we can keep in the raised position. Have enough past mechanical experience to keep me out of trouble (I think! LOL)
Thanks bunchs all!!
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Posted June 06, 2012 - 11:40 PM

Never thought I'd say this, but, I think it looks neat the way it is!

:bash: I must say that I feel the same way. I would have a hard time destroying all the LOVE that went into that peice of art !!! By the way welcome to the forum. :)

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 04:10 AM

That's a new one. A separate engine for hydraulic power. It will make the front end heavy and hard to steer but the box blade on the back will help compensate. You've got to get some video of this when you get it running!

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 04:19 AM

Welcome to the forum! Quite the tractor you have there. Some one spent some time getting all that figured out. Good luck getting it running!

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 07:03 AM

Wow!

That looks like it was a 63' 800 at one point in its life but has been Heavily modified!

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 09:05 AM

I am impressed!

While the modifications may not be asthetically pleasing, the creativity and functionality of the unit is something I can respect.

That is one unique tractor that deserves to be refurbished in its current configuration.

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 01:34 PM

First I'd like to thank all of you for the responses, I've since ID'd the Wisconsin as manufactured in Jan. 1962, still not sure on model #, talked to my dad and he says the guys got a few more things packed in his garage, namely a roto tiller attachment, will know more in the next few days, thanks again!
DZ




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