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#1 Tractorbuds OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 03:40 PM

Anybody restoring a Pup and need parts? I rescued one from the scrap yard with plans to do a resto-mod and will be getting rid of the deck and associated accessories, rims, and potentially a few other bits. All that was missing was the motor. The original seat is still there underneath the new covering.

How rare are these mowers? Any demand for parts?

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 03:44 PM

Not many people are collecting the Pups
Since there are quite a few around the prices on these tend to be fairly low, Normally you can get a running one in decent shape complete with deck for $200 or less
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 04:52 PM

I don't think I've seen one of those before. Seems odd that with so many Bolens collectors nobody is interested in them. It's a neat looking little mower.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 04:56 PM

I don't think I've seen one of those before. Seems odd that with so many Bolens collectors nobody is interested in them. It's a neat looking little mower.


These were designed for "light duty" work which is why people tend not to collect them
Most are into the Heavy duty Largeframe & Tubeframe models which were more rugged and versatile

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 05:00 PM

It looks pretty light but the styling is so similar to the larger tractors it would be a nice addition to a collection IMO even if just for the cuteness factor.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 05:12 PM

I like to think that I pay attention to the Bolens machines. I've never seen one before, most likely for the reasons Bolens 1000 listed. The small rear tires are odd-looking on a Bolens, mainly because I'm not used to seeing it, I guess.


It looks pretty light but the styling is so similar to the larger tractors it would be a nice addition to a collection IMO even if just for the cuteness factor.


I'll check the site guidelines, but I'm pretty sure you get a warning point for using 'cuteness factor' anywhere outside of pictures with grandchildren on tractors. I'll check, but I think you're in trouble, Mister.
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Posted December 18, 2012 - 05:45 PM

The tires are not original on that Tractor


Here's some info on it:
Bolens even referred to it as "Lawn Tractor"

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Holy Moly, it has a wash out port on the mower deck! Is it a hose connection, or just hole in the deck? What year did that show up? Only took other manufacturers about 40 years to try that out.....

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Holy Moly, it has a wash out port on the mower deck! Is it a hose connection, or just hole in the deck? What year did that show up? Only took other manufacturers about 40 years to try that out.....


Bolens was often years ahead of the competition when it came to new features.
They added the wash ports in 1967. You pull a cap off and thread the hose into the fitting.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:21 PM

It looks pretty light but the styling is so similar to the larger tractors it would be a nice addition to a collection IMO even if just for the cuteness factor.

thats what i'm thinking Brian .

Edited by goodnews, December 18, 2012 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:25 PM

i need a steering wheel that one sure does look good if you took it off a nd gave it a little push you think it woo make to n.c.its downhill l0l0l0. in Christ bobby

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 06:58 PM

The tires are not original on that Tractor


Here's some info on it:
Bolens even referred to it as "Lawn Tractor"



Doc Let a guy with a 510 pup and 610 pup jump in here and say that my 510 has the same rear tires as that 510. :poke: :poke:

I would take it for parts if you were by me.
I have got all my pups under $125 so there not worth to much I believe bolens made alot of them.

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Doc Let a guy with a 510 pup and 610 pup jump in here and say that my 510 has the same rear tires as that 510. :poke: :poke:

I would take it for parts if you were by me.
I have got all my pups under $125 so there not worth to much I believe bolens made alot of them.


After some looking I think there were two different size tires available not 100% sure though......

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Is the deck shaft drive on the 510 ? I need a PTO type deck,last one was a MTD 990 stuck under my Bolens !

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Posted December 18, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Is the deck shaft drive on the 510 ? I need a PTO type deck,last one was a MTD 990 stuck under my Bolens !


No, These were belt driven

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