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Posted March 29, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Thanks very much guys! One quick question... What was the largest Bolens made?

 

Depends on which Model/ Era your referring to. If you want to count all Models ever made then The Iseki Diesels would be the largest Bolens made

 

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 06:15 PM

Cool, he figured since it seems he's got one of the smallest ones that he'd like to find the largest. What year is that iseki diesel?

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Posted March 29, 2013 - 06:27 PM

Cool, he figured since it seems he's got one of the smallest ones that he'd like to find the largest. What year is that iseki diesel?

 

I think they were made from 1978-1989



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Depends on which Model/ Era your referring to. If you want to count all Models ever made then The Iseki Diesels would be the largest Bolens made

 

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Not bolens made.....

 

Biggest Bolens made was the HDT1000



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 05:56 PM

Does anyone know how much this little 600 would be worth if he were to try and sell it after the restoration? By the way he started it up last nite and apparently it runs perfect! 



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Does anyone know how much this little 600 would be worth if he were to try and sell it after the restoration? By the way he started it up last nite and apparently it runs perfect! 

 

 

I would not sell it myself but your best bet is ebay.

 

Put it on there and see how high it goes if it does not go as high of a price you like you could pull it off befor it sells......



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:26 PM

Not bolens made.....

 

Biggest Bolens made was the HDT1000

 

I guess that could be right.  Some might argue that the HT23 is because it has 23Hp as opposed to the 22Hp for the HDT1000.

 

But, the other side of the argument would be that Diesel Hp is 'bigger' than Gas Hp. 

 

The HDT1000 is just a bit longer than the HT23 because of the extended hood needed to clear the radiator, so maybe that might make it the 'biggest'.

 

All in all, I'd say it was a tossup, and just say the the HT23 and it's variants, the HT22, HT20D and HDT1000 are all the 'Biggest Bolens"



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:41 PM

I would not sell it myself but your best bet is ebay.

 

Put it on there and see how high it goes if it does not go as high of a price you like you could pull it off befor it sells......

The problem with ebay is you have to end the auction before the last 24 hours and all of the bidding takes place in the last minute! LOL



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:47 PM

The problem with ebay is you have to end the auction before the last 24 hours and all of the bidding takes place in the last minute! LOL

 

 

Set a price then you know whats been put into it time, money, ect if it dont meat that well then you will know what people are willing to spend. If your looking to get your money back for a restore goodluck its not a good way to make money.


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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:51 PM

Set a price then you know whats been put into it time, money, ect if it dont meat that well then you will know what people are willing to spend. If your looking to get your money back for a restore goodluck its not a good way to make money.

I'm not the one restoring it, and thus far all he's got into it is paint... and time... I told him to keep it... 



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 06:57 PM

I'm not the one restoring it, and thus far all he's got into it is paint... and time... I told him to keep it... 

 

He should keep it....

 

I put alot into a restore everything is worked on or taken apart its 98% restore.

I had well over 3K into this little guy when I was done I know no one would buy it for just what I have into it if I tryed to sell it but that will never happen.

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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:00 PM

:ditto:

 

As wilberj mentioned , There's really no money to be made in a restoration.

Most People tend to do a restoration for their own satisfaction and enjoyment and never have the intentions of selling as most would take a pretty good loss.

 

But I have seen stranger things happen on ebay.... When someone add's the Word "Rare"  it may bring the price up a few thousand :poke: (Kidding)



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Posted April 16, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Back to the original question....

 

I think it was "Doc" or wilbutj that posted some time back that the engine in the Bolens are almost lays a year OLDER than the tractor.

 

There's a sticky post that will send you to a site that will tell you what year your engine was made.

 

If you can red the SN of the engine, that might help you determine if it's a '64 or '65.

 

Oh, where in NE Ohio are you? I'm in Oberlin which is about 35-40 miles SE of Cleveland.


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Posted May 20, 2013 - 09:14 PM

short video:

 

Still need a seat...

 

And despite my efforts he wants to sell it...

 



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Posted May 20, 2013 - 10:21 PM

Back to the original question....

 

I think it was "Doc" or wilbutj that posted some time back that the engine in the Bolens are almost lays a year OLDER than the tractor.

 

There's a sticky post that will send you to a site that will tell you what year your engine was made.

 

If you can red the SN of the engine, that might help you determine if it's a '64 or '65.

 

Oh, where in NE Ohio are you? I'm in Oberlin which is about 35-40 miles SE of Cleveland.

 

 

 

Engine years is not a %100 thing to go by...






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