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#1 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:34 PM

Wish me luck...I'm off to negotiate.

 

Teaser pic:

 

 

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:38 PM

Hmmmm....  I'm guessing some kind of Large Frame tractor?  Is that a custom homemade front forklift attachment on there with a rear weight box or am I hallucinating?



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 01:39 PM

Snapper?

 

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:00 PM

Good luck.  Heck of a teaser.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:11 PM

It looks like there is a bulge on the top of the hood! That could be a clue.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Good luck ol' Buz



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:27 PM

Good Luck, I love those old mini vans.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 02:32 PM

You better not drag this out for a week like some members do lol

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 03:26 PM

Well, not a week, but I won't be able to post pics until Saturday when it gets delivered  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:

 

It's an 1886-01.   Worchester's Inc. in North Ridgeville, OH was a Bolens dealer at the time. They took it out of the crate, assembled it with a power steering kit, and then sent it to Green Mfg Inc. in Bowling Green OH who put the forklift kit on it.

 

It then spent all of it's life moving pallets of seed, fertilizer, etc. at Worchester's.

 

I found out about it over a year and a half ago, and have been wanting it since.  I finally got the guy to finally come up with some numbers today, a counter offer was made, $$ changed hands and I now own it.

 

That 'hump' you see on the hood is a yellow rotating light.

 

It's going to need some work.  Probably a carb re-build, and the linkage from the pedal to the hydro is disconnected.  New tires all the way around will be necessary as well.

 

As far as I know, only two other people here knew that it existed, but I never told then where it was at.

 

Believe me, it was hard to keep quite as it's definitely a rare, if not one of a kind Bolens

 

Here's the only other pic that I took of it.  It shows the tag on the mast.

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Posted January 16, 2013 - 04:11 PM

The forks are on the front? There must be some serious counterweight on that monster.

 

I don't need a rare Bolens. I just want an 1886 with a mowing deck and PS. Nothing fancy.



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 04:19 PM

WOW Color me green with jealousy



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 04:30 PM

NICE! waitin for the big reveal, sounds like another very special addition :thumbs:



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 04:54 PM

The forks are on the front? There must be some serious counterweight on that monster.

 

I don't need a rare Bolens. I just want an 1886 with a mowing deck and PS. Nothing fancy.

 

 

Drive to MI I think I have one........


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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:03 PM

It looks like there is a bulge on the top of the hood! That could be a clue.

 

I have cats in my "portable" garage....Maybe he has a cat under the blanket! :bigrofl:



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:35 PM

She must have at least 1" front spindles to handle what that thing can lift!  That has to be a super rare find for sure.  






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