Last spring I bought my very first tractor, it was a Bolens 1886-01. I loved that tractor and I spent many hours getting it all prettied up and runing. Then, one night winter came. The first snowfall we got was 3 foot of snow overnight and it kept snowing for 2 more days! The tractor was snowed in from the first storm we got and I had to call the snowremoval guy. Thing is where do you put tons of snow that just appeared in your parking lot? Well mister snow removal told me I had to get some vehicules out of the parking or there would be no room to put the snow and I would get snowed in. So I had to move the tractor and (its lost under tons of snow) 2 stage snowblower that I didnt have time to hook up out of the parking lot and when the snowremoval guy would be done Id have no room to bring it back home because of the enormous snowbanks that would now be in the parking lot. If I had known a couple days ahead of time I would have driven the bolens under the balcony but it would have been stuck there all winter because of all that snow I was forced to sell it or let it get buried under 10 foot snowbanks. I was devastated but I sold it to an old man who would take good care of it.
Now i was stuck with no tractor to tend my 20 000sq foot yard. One day I received a call from a man who wanted to trade his tractor for a snowmobile ( I repair and sell antique snowmobiles). So I traded a 1973 arctic cat panther 340cc for this here tractor. The guy told me the thing didnt work but I accepted the trade anyway because it was small enough for me to wrestle it under the balcony through a part of the snowbank that was left open to acces the basement door. Well Yesterday I decided that spring was comming fast and that I should look into that tractor and not wait to the last second before Finding out that it was beyond repair and have to buy another tractor. I hooked up a battery and tried to crank the engine...nothing. I tought the selenoid or starter were dead but upon inspection everything was good. After sleeping on it I realised that there must be one of them killswitch under the seat and sure enough I found one that had popped out of its spot. I put the switch back in place and the tractor runs fine :)
I lost my Bolens and it pains me but I have a craftsman that I traded for a snowmobile that had only cost me 130$.
Even though I lost An exelent machine Ive gaine a dirt cheap lawn tractor :)
Now im wondering if theres improvement I could do to it to get a 3 pt?