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#1 jd.rasentrac ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 01:03 PM

Hope, it will interest you

Bolens-D-001.png Bolens-D-002a.png Bolens-D-004a.png Bolens-D-006a.png Bolens-D-008.png

I`ve also posted a pdf-version.
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 01:10 PM

Does any of that have a date on it?

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 01:39 PM

On the last page that little walk behind sickle mower is pretty neat. Never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 01:59 PM

Does any of that have a date on it?

Must have been in the (late) 1980th, because Michel, he sold tractors before he went into retirement, described:

Hallo,
die Fa ISEKI, Meerbusch hat als Deutschland-Importeur von ca. Mitte der 70´ger bis 1991/92 Bolens Produkte an seine Händler verkauft. Qualitativ waren sie mit JD vergleichbar. Nicht nur die GT`s, sondern auch die handgeführten Hächselmäher hatten einen guten Ruf. Bolens war der Vorreiter der Hächseltechnik.
Nachdem Bolens von MTD geschluckt wurde, veschwanden die Bolens-Produkte vom Markt.
MTD hatte in Deutschland einige Zeit vorher die ruhmreiche Fa. VENTZKI, und etwas später GUTBROD übernommen und so die Vertriebsstruktur für MTD Rasen-u.Gartentechnik in Deutschland aufgebaut.
Ich denke das ich noch Verk. Unterlagen von BOLENS habe, werde mal nachsehen.
Noch schönes WE und Grüße aus dem Nordhessenlande, derjonnymichel.


If necessary, I'll translate. But Fox Lingo a.s.o. give usefull translations.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 02:09 PM

On the last page that little walk behind sickle mower is pretty neat. Never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing

It looks a lot like my gardenway trailblazer walk behind sickle mower. Weren't Bolens, Troybilt, and Gardenway all part of the same company in the late 80s?

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 02:56 PM

I sure like the looks of that cab...gives great visibility all the way around

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 03:23 PM

Hey,cool.Thanks for posting that.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 03:48 PM

The tractor is declared for especially facility manager use. The main theme of the flyer is: Bolens - always one step ahead. Maybe this slogan was used in the USA and Canada, too.

At least: the gt is green, only the rims have the wrong colour... :driving_big_tractor:
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Posted November 15, 2012 - 04:03 PM

That is interesting. Thanks for posting it. I like that cab too.

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 05:10 PM

Thats pretty neat

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Posted November 15, 2012 - 05:29 PM

J.D., I'll have to ask Pops on that " One step ahead " thing, Bolens was a client of his back around that time. Maybe pops has some U.S brochures still laying about, he archived a lot of his catalog and brochure work .


Man, that pic of the gal riding the mower sure looks familiar....
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 07:17 AM

It looks a lot like my gardenway trailblazer walk behind sickle mower. Weren't Bolens, Troybilt, and Gardenway all part of the same company in the late 80s?


I believe TroyBilt sold to MTD about 2000.
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Posted November 17, 2012 - 09:19 AM

It looks a lot like my gardenway trailblazer walk behind sickle mower. Weren't Bolens, Troybilt, and Gardenway all part of the same company in the late 80s?


When FMC Corp. was having financial issues, Gardenway Bought them out in 1988 and owned them up till 2000.
In 2001 MTD Bought out Gardenway and the Bolens Name.
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