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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Had the Estate Keeper out Yesterday to make a path to the wood pile and had to dig out the poor 850 that got stranded outside in the cold after the carb started acting up.

 

Not much Snow casting action in this video but figured i'd post it anyways :D

 

 

 

 

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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:15 AM

sounds good doc how cold is it up there and what kind of wood stove you got ? stay warm in Christ   bobby



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:17 AM

Looks like its doing a fine job, I bet that extra maneuverability is nice. I see you only have chains on the back, do the fronts slide much when you're turning?



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:39 AM

sounds good doc how cold is it up there and what kind of wood stove you got ? stay warm in Christ   bobby

 

Its in the Upper 20's here.

The stove is nothing special, Just an old square shaped one thats probably over 50 years old. Its enough to keep the garage/ house warm when you need to work on one of the Bolens in the winter :D


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Looks like its doing a fine job, I bet that extra maneuverability is nice. I see you only have chains on the back, do the fronts slide much when you're turning?

 

Yeah you can make some pretty tight turns :D

Its only rear wheel drive so the fronts dont slip much expecially with the weight of the blower on them.


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Posted December 31, 2012 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for those videos.  It's neat to see the blower on those.



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 02:38 PM

that EK walks on pretty good with that blower



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 03:53 PM

Nice vids!

 

Hows the shifting like with the shifter behind you?



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Posted December 31, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nice vids!

 

Hows the shifting like with the shifter behind you?

 

Takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it its not bad. It has the same shift pattern as the tubeframes.

 

You need to get your EK7 running  :poke:



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Thanks for the video Brian. You did a great restore, and it sure is wonderful to see one of the old Bolens in action



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 12:24 AM

Glad you had a great time on the EK, thanks for the video.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 05:33 AM

Great video. I still want one. One of these days! Thanks!



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 05:35 AM

Thanks for the videos,looks to be doing a pretty good job.



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Posted January 01, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Takes some getting used to but once you get the hang of it its not bad. It has the same shift pattern as the tubeframes.

 

You need to get your EK7 running  :poke:

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Posted January 03, 2013 - 01:19 PM

BTW, Brian...  Did they only make the square back blowers for the EK's or can you put a round back blower on there?  I know the hitch mounts are totally different from the EK to a tube frame, but I wasn't sure if you could swap mounts from an EK onto a tube frame blower and get it to work?  Or did Bolens make specific attachments that only worked for the EK's?  How hard is it to find attachments for the EK's?  When I do a search on eBay for anything EK-related though, I can usually only come up with some manual reprints and some sales brochures.  I very rarely see anything of any value on there, which is kinda disappointing...


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