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#1156 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 07:44 PM

Glad to hear you got some seat time on the Bolens :D

Weeds are usually the things that grow the best in gardens LOL

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Posted July 05, 2011 - 07:41 PM

Well it was actually yesterday, but since I had no time to post yesterday I will post it now. Took my 73 and my 100 to a parade at Millville Pa. Took my 2 year old with me and she sat on my lap the whole parade which lasted about 1 1/2 hours. She loved it and I wish I woulda had a pic of the smile on her face the WHOLE way.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 08:45 AM

Ran the cultivator through the garden where it would fit, and through the pumpkin patch. Then used the walk behind tiller in the pumpkin patch and to finish weeding between the rows in the garden.

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Posted July 07, 2011 - 09:29 AM

I have about an acre & 1/2 about an 1/8 mile east of the house that is in grass that seems to get away from me(it looked awful)(windrows of dried grass).
So I took the 318 with bagger down to mow it. I could not make a full round without filling both bags?
So I broke it in half and since it was so far to the garden I started piling it up. I'm about 2/3'ds done and have a pile 3 ft highX 3ft X 15 ft of grass to use for mulch in the garden. When I finish mowing and piling, I'll take the 10 cu ft cart down and haul it up to the garden.
I'm guessing it will take about 7 trips to finish this litle project?

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Posted July 09, 2011 - 07:52 PM

Cut grass with the JD then broke out the Ford to pull the aerator around the whole lot. My next door neighbor's dad built this massive and heavy aerator out of 1x1 box and plate then welded all the tines on the drum worked great now relaxing

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 01:15 PM

n3pht said:

My next door neighbor's dad built this massive and heavy aerator out of 1x1 box and plate then welded all the tines on the drum.


We want pictures.

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Posted July 10, 2011 - 04:28 PM

plowed up a new garden for next year . theres a big differences between the 400 and the 318 the 400 puled the plow easier and deeper .

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 07:24 PM

well now that I have the owners manual I greased all the right fittings and drained and cleaned my gas tank added a fuel filter and was happy.

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Posted July 11, 2011 - 08:09 PM

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Here is the monster

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Posted July 14, 2011 - 08:05 AM

Used the LGT 165 and the trailer and cleaned up some storm damaged trees.
Didn't think until I was mostly unloaded to snap a picture. Still have more clean up to do but was fun to get the saw and the tractor out to work.
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Posted July 15, 2011 - 04:59 AM

I like that trailer. If I had a use for it, I'd make one like that. Thanks, Chuck. Looks like Spot was having fun! LOL

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 07:22 AM

I like that trailer. If I had a use for it, I'd make one like that. Thanks, Chuck. Looks like Spot was having fun! LOL


Thanks Kenny. I need to build some sides for it. I built the trailer to go behind the amphibious 6x6 that I used to have. I will make a thread of it's construction.

EDIT: Here is the trailer build http://gardentractor...7714/#post80169

Edited by Chuck_050382, July 15, 2011 - 07:49 AM.
added link to trailer build thread


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Posted July 15, 2011 - 07:47 AM

First time I got to use my 990. I bought a 10x12 storage building off craiglist and the wrecker put it where i wanted it, but it wasn't as level as I thought. So I grabbed the tow rope put it under it moved our cars out of the way and jumped in my truck. I knew it would be close to move the building nd be able to get my truck out. While I was thinking how dumb it would be to box my truck in.... I thought hmmm I wonder. So I jump out of the truck and get my 990, back it up to the building and hook it up.... the whole time my friend is laughing and my wife is just shaking her head.

I jump back on put it in low and push the throttle about 3/4 and ease into it....the building begins to move and slide write in behind me. Now the tractor is on my driveway so I knew traction wouldn't be an issue it's a hundred degrees and those turfs didn't have any issue.

I didn't know if I could pull it onto the driveway but I knew I wouldn't be able to pull it back it place. It's hard dry clay with enough loose stuff to make for poor traction. I still went around and gave it a try I moved it about 2 feet and I'm sure I could have gotten it into place, but i'd have had to jerk it around so I ended up using my truck.

I used my tow hooks on my truck and pulled it backwards. I was susrprised that it pulled the front of my truck down noticeably. It wasn't hard to move, but you knew it was there. Very impressed with the ease that 990 moved it with.

Should have taken pics it probably looked pretty funny to most people. I'm sure the neighbors were shaking thier heads.

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 07:55 AM

Kenny: A trailer is like the "Field of Dreams" if you build it they(uses for it) will come". Once you have it you will wonder how you ever got along without it.
I have a 5X8 built on an old fold down camper frame, I pull with my Murray and a 10 Cu Ft Agway cart I bought this spring. I use both every day(if for nothing else to haul tools or the garbage cans to the curb).

I have plans for another bouncing around in my head, and have not decided whether to go wagon or tandems on a walking beam.

Chuck You did have some damage, I was fortunate the only limbs I had down were a few willows along the creek at the bottom of the hill.
But you seem to have it under control.

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Posted July 15, 2011 - 07:58 AM

Chuck You did have some damage, I was fortunate the only limbs I had down were a few willows along the creek at the bottom of the hill.
But you seem to have it under control.


Still have more to clean up. All these old maple trees are toward the end of their life keep me busy picking up stuff.




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