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#1 Newpaws493 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 10:57 AM

looking for something couldnt find it
saw something I wanted, didnt get it
Went on a road trip logged close to 300 miles
met some awesome folk there and back again...


What I wanted was (as many do) a hydro lift setup that won't burst my budget,but they seem rare enough that drastic and speedy actions may be required when they do surface..I did see one go out from blackjackjakexxix for $200. I'm starting to feel that's the best price I'm gonna see. So sights went on to set on finding tractor that still has lift,whether or not machine is a runner for equal $$. Saw one but closer inspection of pics revealed setup to be home brew and I opted NOT.

Then I saw this: '..Bolens 600 garden tractor. It currently is not running. It is retrofitted with a Tecumseh 10HP gasoline engine that had about 3 years use. The engine had good compression and I suspect the carb needs work, but I just don't have the time.." (Didnt care about engine 'cause body was there)






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Logic left me, hands got sweaty attempted a win (which seemed easy) as there were no bids. needless to say there was another hunter in deep cover that made the shot w/ narrowest margin of time.
closed @ a wapping US $76.98!! :( (I bid like a rookie)
Seller was clearing out his stuff, maybe four riders that day.. I didn't miss on the next volley.
'.. Bolens 1050 garden tractor. Bought it not running and it still not running. It has a Wisconsin 10D motor that spins freely by hand.Everything is as you see in the picture. The frame is solid, and it shifts and steers easily.. Good for a rebuild or parts.

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Of the four or five on the block that day only one sold for over $100.00. (Not mine)

08-04-12_1551.jpg (Into the woods to load my kill)


Seller was a true Gem,had new priorities and made the trip worth it for me by also having available a spare set of front tires on rims (no rot/cracks etc.,) a mower deck gear box, and a linkage setup.He has a great storage system and still lots of stuff stored away for future sale and/or personal use. At the end of the day my total spent hadn't reached $150. I think I did ok. ;)

On the roadtrip I saw plenty, like this David Bradley that whizzed by, (don't drive and shoot, kids.)bad shot.. 08-04-12_1300.jpg

Saw a cool seeder at an roadside dealers spot..
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Once I recover I'll look at what all I brought home and figure out my plans from there :unsure:

I'm throwin' in one of my roadtriptracks that helps w/ pushing miles..there&back again

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 11:04 AM

Looks like a truly worthwhile road trip, both in what you were able to bag and in what you got to see along the way! I'm sorry that you didn't get exactly what you were after, but as the old saying goes...sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. Glad that you made the trip safely.
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Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:21 PM

I think you came out OK on your deal! $150 for a machine that (appears) to all be there.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:36 PM

I think you came out OK on your deal! $150 for a machine that (appears) to all be there.

less than >150 for that machine & these extras combined.

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Produced Year: 1966
Produced Month: January *Thanks Doc
http://gardentractor...sconsin-engine/

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Not a bad buy For $150

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 01:19 PM

Spent some time reading up on the TR10D and maybe its just me (newbie) , but it seems a lot more technical to deal with than the Tec. Seems like more areas to master. As this comes to me as a nonrunner, the process and learning curve today look steep. I'll start with a lil cleaning up before diving in. :unsure: I'm thinking preference for one or another is subject to individual experiences.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:40 PM

You did good. Keep looking, you'll find one with hydraulics sooner or later.
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Posted August 06, 2012 - 04:44 PM

You did good. Keep looking, you'll find one with hydraulics sooner or later.

Limited space round here, hopefully I'll get just milk without the whole cow...we'll see.

Care to weigh in on the motor types pros/cons, likes dislikes? (tecumsehHM100 - wisconsin TR10D) :anyone:


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Posted August 07, 2012 - 09:17 AM

I'm curious about the starter generator as it was removed when I picked up this stuff. PO said he didn't do much other than carb clean. So what's the quick test for generator functionality ?
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Pretty sure I know the DB that blew by you, he was heading back to WV. It is a 917.575131, kinda rare.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 01:36 PM

Pretty sure I know the DB that blew by you, he was heading back to WV. It is a 917.575131, kinda rare.

Was that you in the red truck or did you recieve or send that DB?, even at highway speed at a glance it looked kinda complete. (small GT planet :smile1: ...)

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 06:28 AM

Pretty sure that was Everett. I posted a craigslist ad I had found up there, and next thing I know he is saying he had bought the tractor and made a day trip out of it. He has a red F250 as far as i know.
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Posted September 05, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Pretty sure that was Everett. I posted a craigslist ad I had found up there, and next thing I know he is saying he had bought the tractor and made a day trip out of it. He has a red F250 as far as i know.

Good stuff IW!
This generated one of those weird ideas I get from time to time. It would be nice to have a (magnetic type?)GTTalk.com kinda bumper sticker thingy specially for these occasions, I know some would sport it(a sticky) on their regular vehicle daily, which is cool and then there are some of us who might be renting a trailer or buddys truck for a roadtrip transport. Such a thing could be proudly displayed on new2you GT or transport rig and announce that this is 'GTT stuff goin on' to members,non and perspective newbies...Exact wording undetermined...perhaps:
GTtalk.com- roadtrip... :huh: ?? another item for sale /advert...




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