I had looked at the two owned by the guy selling that Bolens snow blower but just didn't have the cash to buy the whole lot.
I bought a machine that needs some work off a friend who picked both mine and an MTD with a loader up at an auction a few weeks ago.
I'm mounting the loader off the MTD on the Bolens 1250.
I bolted both wheel weights up with two long studs on each side, I took 1/2" x 20tpi all thread and made four studs, which made putting the weights on a lot easier. I then just cut the studs to length and used two nylon lock nuts on each stud to hold both weights on. This way I don't have to fumble around trying to line up bolts or threads when putting the weights on and off. It worked out great.
Each stud ended up being around 4" or so long. I was going to just use tapered car lug nuts but they were close to getting wedged into the wheel weight holes so I used the four plates I had and the lock nuts.
I wanted to get the weights mounted just so I could stop tripping over them in the shed here. Next I get to deal with the hydro pump, hopefully it works ok and this thing moves and drives when I'm done.
I did try to buy those two in Vineland but he won't budge on the price. I really don't think he cares if they sell or not, he knows what he's got and most likely just plans on keeping them. I figure he's just letting go of the things he don't use. To me, a deck or snow blower would be useless, my only plans for mine now are to use it for the loader and to find a three point hitch and some attachments. From what I've seen the attachments are what will be the real problem to find. The last plow and disc I saw at auction went over $1200 for the pair and they were in rough shape.
I figure I'd just bide my time and see what turns up, if not I'll run a sleeve hitch set up, those attachments are easier to find and the adapter is easy to make.
Of course if I had the cash, those two in Vineland would be here already, but I just don't have $3,000 cash to play with. Its bad enough I've got almost $2,000 in mine now though, it may have been a lot cheaper to just buy the two in Vineland in the first place, at least then I'd have a pretty good chance of only having to deal with sitting issues and not putting a half stripped tractor back together that someone else took apart. At least the motor runs good on mine, the rest is what concerns me. I've yet to see this one move under its own power. It sounds good sitting there running though. I also need to find headlights, headlight retaining parts, I have to make up mounts for the seat I have here, from an old fork lift, and then deal with any other little issues that turn up..