Hi, first post, I found this site after several hours of searching google and the web for info on old Bolens tractors.
I've been wanting to plant a bigger garden and have been looking for something with either a rear tiller or that can pull a plow, or both.
A customer that I deal with at work has what is either a Bolens 1250 or 1450 with a rear tiller but it don't run. He says that the key switch broke and shorted out the ignition so they parked it. He's also got another tractor with a front end loader on it, also a Bolens, plus a snow blower and dozer blade/snow plow. I really wasn't looking for two tractors but he won't separate the lot. The one with the loader has four new tires, the front tires are 6 ply trailer tires, brand new, and he's got two tractor tread ag tires on spare rims ready to go on it.
He's asking $3000 for the lot, he says he will not sell either tractor separate.
Does this sound like a reasonable deal? basically its two tractors, one with bucket loader, the other with a rear tiller, a dozer blade, snow blower, and a set of brand new tires. I attached one pic, I took several but the rest were too dark to see inside the building. The tiller is nearly as wide as the tractor. The tines look good plenty of meat left. The seller tells me it was running within the last year, it has good compression, just no spark.
I wasn't planning on spending my who refund this year on tractors but the more I think about it, it may be nice to have one with a loader around here.
He's also got three Brinly pieces, which he's not too sure whether or not he wants to let those go, they are not part of the Bolens lot, but there's a three pt Brinly disc, rake or cultivator, and a 10" plow. What should I offer for the oher attachments if I decide to buy the two tractors? I'd pretty much be in business as far as being able to expand my garden here with everything. He left it at 'make me an offer on the Brinly three point hitch items'. I have no idea what all three would be worth.