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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:21 PM

Saw someone advertising a Bolens today with "polish traction" I can't contact him but I am really wanting to know if it is a typo or just something I have never heard of.

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:24 PM

I'm thinkin he meant posi-traction. :laughingteeth:

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:27 PM

That is what I was thinking but I do hang around with a lot of off roaders on occasion and they have their own names for stuff. I felt like an idiot when I learned that a Lincoln Locker wasn't a brand of locking diff it was an open diff that had been welded up.
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Well, after a internet search, I am pretty positive he meant positive traction. The only meaningful link to Polish Traction had a guy (assume Polish) layed up in a bed with his leg suspended in a cast. :).
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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:29 PM

Well, one of mine has the locking function on the left rear axle which I suppose somebody could call "posi-traction" but you got some extra consonants there that really are not near the other letters on the keyboard... I will be waiting with you for a better answer from one of the Bolens experts...

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 08:32 PM

I felt like an idiot when I learned that a Lincoln Locker wasn't a brand of locking diff it was an open diff that had been welded up.


Me too, I used to live over by Franklin N.C. and rock climbing is big there. I should clarify, that means climbing a rocky slope at a very steep angle in a 4 X 4 truck/ buggy..

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Posted August 15, 2012 - 09:13 PM

Well, one of mine has the locking function on the left rear axle which I suppose somebody could call "posi-traction" but you got some extra consonants there that really are not near the other letters on the keyboard... I will be waiting with you for a better answer from one of the Bolens experts...

I think the answer is more likely spell check or auto correct changing "posi" to "polish".
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Posted August 16, 2012 - 04:45 AM

I hate it when spell checker kicks in.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 06:43 AM

I'm thinkin he meant posi-traction. :laughingteeth:


:yeah_that:

Most of the Bolens tube frame tractors have a "controlled differential" that allows you to 'dial in' how much slip you want/need.

It's a knob on the left rear wheel that you turn in for less slip. Tuned all the way in, the rears are locked, and you get no slippage. Good for plowing, moving snow, etc. Not good for mowing the lawn as it will tear up the grass. For that you spin it out to get a normal limited slip diff.

Edited by OldBuzzard, August 16, 2012 - 06:44 AM.


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Posted August 16, 2012 - 07:04 AM

Sometimes I crack up at what people call things on Craigslist or how they spell some things. My brothers and I email listings to each other for a good laugh.

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Posted August 16, 2012 - 08:28 AM

I hate it when spell checker kicks in.


Amen ! It kinda bothers me that a machine "thinks" it knows what I am trying to do better than I do and automatically "fixes" things.
Like the newer vehicles that decide to lock your doors after a certain time elapses....I can't even guess how many times I go to get in my vehicle to find the flippen thing locked itself because I didn't turn the lights off first or shut off the radio or whatever the trigger is for the machine to fix my "poor human" "we will take care of you programming"...

It's kinda like the phone solicitors at dinner time, if I wanted new windows I would call somebody about new windows, but I wouldn't do it at dinner time and I WOULD DO THE CALLING !!




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