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Posted July 24, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Here's a short video of the Versa-matic I brought back from NJ.
This machine was really taken care of. All the moving parts were greased up and thankfully someone shut the gas off before it was put away. I had to drain out some really nasty gas from the tank but the carb was bone dry and looked new inside :dancingbanana:

So far the only problems I have had with it was the rear hitch and the reverse.
When I tried to hook up the cultivator it wouldn't slide all the way into the hitch. After taking off the hitch to inspect it, someone had welded it to repair a crack in the metal but they also welded the inside of the hitch :wallbanging: so, I ground down the welds and everything is fine now.

For some reason I cant get the tractor to go into reverse. Its nothing major. I just think one of the linkages are on the wrong way.


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Posted July 24, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Wow, that's a really neat 2-wheeled tractor! Thanks for the video, it's neat to see old stuff like this in action! Kind of seems like an older, but larger version of a Troy-Bilt Horse Tiller. Those wheels are HUGE though! I doubt you could get stuck anywhere with those!

What attachments are available for these and what did yours come with when you bought it?

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 10:11 AM

These came with many attachment options

I have the 1 bottom plow, Discs, Weed Cutter, Saw Blade, Front mount rotary mower, Sulky, Front snow/dirt blade, Snow caster attachment, Cultivators (I think I listed them all :D)

There were also sickle bars, lawn rollers, chemical sprayers, seeders and more!
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 10:13 AM

That Bolens is in really nice shape. I thought you were going to put it in gear and tear up some sod for us! It seems to be running good and no smoke. It makes a big difference when a machine has been well maintained!
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Posted July 24, 2012 - 10:18 AM

That Bolens is in really nice shape. I thought you were going to put it in gear and tear up some sod for us! It seems to be running good and no smoke. It makes a big difference when a machine has been well maintained!


The video was taken after I got done cultivating the potatoes.
I really want to hook up the weed cutter or saw blade and see how it works. I'll be sure to take a video of that!

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 11:57 AM

That is awesome. Makes me want one lol

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:21 PM

Glad you got it going! No smoke and it seems to be running good! I can't wait for the saw video!

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hi I just traded my David Bradley for a Versa Matic H D also yesterday got it running to day came with cultivater ,sickle bar,reel mower also looking for a side belt cover

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 05:05 PM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

We would love to see some pictures of your Bolens!
It is quite common for the belt guard to be missing because they were often removed to change the belts or make repairs and were never put back on.




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