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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 05:45 PM

I just got another Bolens tractor and I have a question about the wheel weights that came with it.

They look like the standard Bolens tube frame wheel weights but instead of having BOLENS cast in them, they have OLDA cast in them instead.

Can anyone here shed some light on these?

Here's a pic

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Edited by OldBuzzard, September 20, 2012 - 05:46 PM.


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Posted September 20, 2012 - 05:48 PM

I never seen that name printed on a set before but I do own a set of blank generic weights like that.
I'm guessing these style weights Bolens used were actually made by another company that just printed in the different company's name into them when they were ordered.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:15 PM

It might be a foundry or steel plant name. I found a set for KK's tractor a while ago that said ROWE FDRY on them.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:28 PM

OLDA = Oldbuzzard Likes Dem Anyway
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:38 PM

I never seen that name printed on a set before but I do own a set of blank generic weights like that.
I'm guessing these style weights Bolens used were actually made by another company that just printed in the different company's name into them when they were ordered.


Same for me, but 2 sets of generic weights identical except for no name. "OLDA" I have never heard of or seen.

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Posted September 20, 2012 - 06:39 PM

OLDA = Oldbuzzard Likes Dem Anyway


:bigrofl:
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Posted September 20, 2012 - 07:24 PM

:ditto:
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 08:43 AM

It was not uncommon for equipment distributors (and some manufacturers) to purchase wheel weights from a foundry near them to save on shipping costs, or because they could buy them cheaper than through the equipment manufacturer.

Rowe Foundry was a major supplier of wheel weights.

Stull Equipment Co (Chester, PA) was our Bolens distributor for many years. ....They supplied "unbranded" weights made by Rowe.
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Posted September 21, 2012 - 05:57 PM

Maybe they were made in Canada - it's pronounced: Old Eh!
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Posted September 22, 2012 - 09:47 PM

OLDA = Oldbuzzard Likes Dem Anyway


LOVE IT.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:09 AM

OLDA = Oldbuzzard Likes Dem Anyway



Good one. :bigrofl: :bigrofl:



I must say,I've not seen those letters on any either.
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