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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:42 PM

As some of you already know, when I first picked up this Bolens from NJ the original wheels were cracked and needing some attention.
After an extensive search for some NOS and used ones I came up empty handed :(
I then had to go to plan B which was trying to repair the old wheels. I found some industrial rubber sealant and bought a couple tubes then filled the inside of the hollow tires and the outer cracks.
I used the sulky for about 15 minutes and the repair seems to be holding up :dancingbanana:

If anyone has some wheels they want to part with please let me know as I would love to have a spare set on hand. They are 14x2.75 with a 5/8'' bore.

Sorry for the poor quality of the video, It was pretty hard steering one handed with that front mount mower on.
I definitely got my exercise today :D

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:58 PM

Very nice set up, wish I could help you on the wheels, but I wouldn't even begin to know where to look :confuse:

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 08:31 PM

Thanks for sharing Doc, another classic :thumbs:



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Posted August 31, 2012 - 01:33 AM

Very nice set up, wish I could help you on the wheels, but I wouldn't even begin to know where to look :confuse:


Well you would find wheels like that around mine place, but im not selling my extras.

Nice looking tractor Doc, never saw a skid type deck like that before. look for wheels on Simplicity carts and sulkys there the same ones.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 01:51 AM

Looks good, Doc! Good luck in your quest for wheels!

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 04:24 AM

Nice looking set-up....I need a sulky for the wife to ride on at shows!

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 04:31 AM

Nice looking rig!

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 04:53 AM

A-one Brian. :thumbs: Thanks for sharing the video with us.

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Thanks for the video. That could be tricky trying to find those wheels. Maybe keep what you have for
show, and put on some wheel barrow tires for play.
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:00 AM

Doc, that's a neat piece.
Thanks for sharing the ride, can't quite tell from the video, how's the cut?

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Doc, that's a neat piece.
Thanks for sharing the ride, can't quite tell from the video, how's the cut?


It cuts very well with a sharp blade. The shell of the deck was also used on the Bolens push mowers at the time. Instead of having the runners on the sides the wheels would be attached. If you look close you can see the tabs where the handle bars would go.
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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Well you would find wheels like that around mine place, but im not selling my extras.


If you ever want to sell a set let me know.......

What kind of wheels are you using on your Bolens sulky?

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Posted August 31, 2012 - 06:02 PM

I like that set up, wish I had a sulky

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 12:16 AM

If you ever want to sell a set let me know.......

What kind of wheels are you using on your Bolens sulky?


My sulky came to me with some kind of an airplane tire and wheel combo, ill look at it this weekend and see i can find any names. They did a perfect job, as i though it to be orginal until i saw the manual on them. Glad they are inflated, because the solid ones are hard on the rear.

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Posted September 01, 2012 - 08:07 PM

Thanks for sharing the video Brian. The Bolens looks great.
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