Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

My First Tractor

1900

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Firedog3771 OFFLINE  

Firedog3771
  • Member
  • Member No: 17852
  • 14 Thanks
  • 21 posts
  • Location: Wells, Maine

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Last Thursday I got my first tractor:
Its a1983 QT19 1900 model 1966 with a Kwik Way FEL
They were asking $2100, but I stuck to $1500....even had to walk away and drive off before he called me back.

I could see it was solid and not Frankenstined, just need TLC and paint. I spent the weekend cleaning 20 years of grease, grime and dirt off everything. Engine sounds good FEL operates smooth. Plan is to restore it to good condition, ( not museum ) and paint it up with reproduction decals .

I want to install a 3 point hitch. but i guess finding a bolens" cat O " is rare. What is the connecting rod that goes from the rock arm to the back of tractor? pictures I have seen , shows it being chrome about 3/8 in diameter with a shackle on the end?

Attached Thumbnails

  • assEND.jpg
  • My first.JPG
  • front end.jpg

  • boyscout862 and twostep have said thanks

#2 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

bgkid2966

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8254
  • 1,407 Thanks
  • 1,327 posts
  • Location: Aurora, Illinois

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:30 PM

Welcome to GTTalk!! We have some great Bolens people here along with all other brands too! That is a great looking GT for a first acquisition. Congratulations!
:welcome:

Geno

#3 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

UncleWillie

    wabbit wangler

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10399
  • 12,730 Thanks
  • 7,693 posts
  • Location: Gaston county, NC

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:43 PM

Very nice. I am Jealous of the FEL>

#4 Littledeere OFFLINE  

Littledeere

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2778
  • 1,545 Thanks
  • 1,443 posts
  • Location: Ruckersville VA

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:46 PM

Hey Welcome that looks to be a great one to start with. I wish my first tractor had a loader

#5 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

OldBuzzard

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 805
  • 6,480 Thanks
  • 4,633 posts
  • Location: Oberlin, OH

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:48 PM

:welcometogttalk:

'Bout time you showed up :D :D :D
  • Firedog3771 said thank you

#6 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    Therapy CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 11,682 Thanks
  • 8,882 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted December 10, 2012 - 10:50 PM

I want to install a 3 point hitch. but i guess finding a bolens" cat O " is rare. What is the connecting rod that goes from the rock arm to the back of tractor? pictures I have seen , shows it being chrome about 3/8 in diameter with a shackle on the end?


Here is one on Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/...r-/350556745968

#7 chris m OFFLINE  

chris m

    Tractorholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8148
  • 3,277 Thanks
  • 4,033 posts
  • Location: Charlestown,Rhode Island

Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Nice Beast of a Tractor. Great price too! Congrats :thumbs: :welcometogttalk: Glad to have you on board

#8 Firedog3771 OFFLINE  

Firedog3771
  • Member
  • Member No: 17852
  • 14 Thanks
  • 21 posts
  • Location: Wells, Maine

Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:28 PM

I definatly wanted a FEL on my first, Been looking for the right deal, also as silly as it sounds to other people..( not any one HERE!!)
I wanted one I could fix tinker and work on. Pluss as we all know, they just dont make em solid any more.

Yes Buzz, I made it.
  • chris m said thank you

#9 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

boyscout862
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 8923
  • 9,746 Thanks
  • 7,517 posts
  • Location: N.E. Connecticut

Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:55 PM

Welcome. Nice machine. Thanks for the pics. Take some time to look around the site. There are manuals to download and pictures to view.

#10 Dieselcubmike ONLINE  

Dieselcubmike
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 11127
  • 1,327 Thanks
  • 1,511 posts
  • Location: Southwestern,Pa

Posted December 10, 2012 - 11:57 PM

Welcome! Nice looking loader you got there :thumbs: thanks for the pics!

#11 A.C.T. OFFLINE  

A.C.T.

    Another Classic Tractor

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 11085
  • 2,363 Thanks
  • 2,496 posts
  • Location: Dalbo Minnesota

Posted December 11, 2012 - 12:05 AM

Welcome, and thank-you for saving another GT!

#12 Farmlife OFFLINE  

Farmlife

    Tractor Whisperer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 12309
  • 1,232 Thanks
  • 1,461 posts

Posted December 11, 2012 - 04:56 AM

:welcometogttalk: glad to have another with us.....you'll get all kinds of great info here.

#13 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,356 Thanks
  • 39,636 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted December 11, 2012 - 05:09 AM

Welcome to the forum! Nice tractor you got there. Be sure to take us along as you tinker with it!

#14 mjodrey OFFLINE  

mjodrey

    Accumulator

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 92
  • 2,343 Thanks
  • 13,481 posts
  • Location: Upper Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted December 11, 2012 - 05:23 AM

Hey,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.
Nice looking Bolens.

#15 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted December 11, 2012 - 06:26 AM

Welcome to GTTalk. That's a very nice first tractor. You will find lots of uses for the FEL. Every time something heavy needs to be moved it will come in handy.




Top