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#1 Farmlife OFFLINE  

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 06:22 PM

Seen this on CL.....since I have been at an overwhelming amount of projects lately and a low amount of funds...I have been shareing the things I would normally buy.....lol
http://buffalo.craig...3400172024.html

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Posted November 20, 2012 - 06:52 PM

I had one just about like it and I miss it! Bolens Huski. It has two steering clutches and you need them. You will wrestle it trying to turn it by hand. If it gets away from you, I swear, it can climb a tree.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 06:56 AM

Pretty cool looking machine , might be too many handles and controls for me lol , Al

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Thats a Bolens Gardener
Looks like she's seen better days though :(

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 07:49 AM

Ha! Everything we buy has seen better days!!!

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 11:12 AM

Ha! Everything we buy has seen better days!!!


Just like a lot of us! LOL

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 12:17 PM

How many hands did the average Bolens Buyer have anyways?
Man that's a lot of stuff to run for a walk behind, but it seems that everything Bolens built back then was bullet proof and well thought out, must be a decent machine.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 12:40 PM

How many hands did the average Bolens Buyer have anyways?
Man that's a lot of stuff to run for a walk behind, but it seems that everything Bolens built back then was bullet proof and well thought out, must be a decent machine.


It gives real meaning to the term "busier than a one legged man in a butt kcking contest." If you ever operate one you'll be wondering "what were they thinking??" The left hand grip actually controls the cultivator and moves back and forth. That takes some getting used to. The 2 levers sticking up are for the steering. They are spring loaded apply.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 01:06 PM

I've personally never had the opportunity to operate one yet but the Bolens literature claims it was easy to operate :D

Here's a video I found of one in action :thumbs:

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 05:13 PM

So is some one going to offer the guy something for it?

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 06:23 PM

So is some one going to offer the guy something for it?


I would but I've got too many other projects and deals in the works I got money tied up in.

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Posted November 21, 2012 - 07:29 PM

If he was in Illinois, I'd be real tempted!

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Posted November 22, 2012 - 12:06 AM

If he was in Illinois, I'd be real tempted!

Or in Minnesota.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 05:28 AM

One thing I've learned since working with old "laboring saving" two wheelers is that you have to be in pretty good shape to operate them. But, I guess when they came out it was nuch better than looking at the back end of a mule! I love'em though!

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 07:36 AM

So is some one going to offer the guy something for it?


That left tire is going to need a tube......




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