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#1 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 12:55 PM

bolens 1886 - $2300 (westminster) :D

for sale is my bolens 1886 tractor. tractor has been fully restored with rebuilt 18 hp kolher engine, rebuilt rear end, electrical system, sandblasted and new paint job, decals, and new steering parts. Its in excellent condition, everything works perfect and needs nothing. has front and rear hydraulic ports and front and rear pto. hydrostatic auto tranny. comes with shaft driven 52" mower deck and plow for the front. both attachments go up and down with hydraulics. if interested contact

 

http://boston.craigs...3718197966.html


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 01:31 PM

Well, I'm not a Large Frame expert myself, but from my experience so far it seems Large Frame Bolens tractors usually go for big money.  That said, I'd say this one is probably worth more around $1,000-$1,500 than $2,300 personally.  From the description, it sounds a lot better than it looks in the photos he posted.  His "fully restored" tractor looks like he just painted the hood and fenders and slapped some new decals on it.  You can clearly see that the frame hasn't been touched and neither have the wheels, which look rusted and aren't even the same colors (front wheels are white and the rear wheels look green.)  The deck looks to have not been touched either, but then again he could have restored it and then just using it for a season would make it look pretty well used again, so that makes it hard to tell.  As for his fully rebuilt engine and hydro, it is kind of hard to "prove" that they have been gone through unless he has an itemized receipt for parts or work done and photos would be helpful to.  If the outside of the engine looks pretty old and grimey, chances are it probably hasn't been rebuilt.  I'd kind of be very wary of this one myself, but then again it could be a really good runner for all I know without seeing it in person.  If it is a good running tractor, it is definitely worth it to pick it up as long as you don't over pay for it and can get him down on the price a bit more.  But chances are, this guy thinks his tractor is like a factory brand-new mint condition tractor that was kept in a museum all its life and is worth top dollar, so he probably won't budge on his ridiculous price.  Just my $0.02 on it...


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 01:46 PM

It's a good deal....if you don't mind paying 2x what a tractor is worth.

 

For me to pay $2,300.00 for ANY large frame, it better be an HT23 with a FEL.

 

The most I've paid for my any of my Large Frames was $1,500.00 for an 1886.  A bit high by most standards, but this is the one that has what may be a one-of a-kind forklift attachment on it. For my other LFs I paid:

 

$800.00 - 1886 w/home made FEL.

$1,200.00- Semi rare HT20D w/hydro angle blade

$1,000.00 - Ultra rare "Export only" HDT1000


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 02:31 PM

Does seem a bit steep. Hard to say unless you actually look in person. 



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:38 PM

Price seems to high,,,,

 

I thought "Fully Restored" Generally means painting the whole tractor :wallbanging:



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Posted April 06, 2013 - 04:48 PM

Too rich for my blood

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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:22 PM

Over priced!!! Its a under $700 tractor!

I hate these treads! :D 


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Posted April 06, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Over priced!!! Its a under $700 tractor!

I hate these treads! :D 

 

 

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 06:55 AM

It's no gem an it don't look great to me and only a deck if it was fully rebuilt an restored an hade power steering and you really wanted a 1886 then maybe but not the tractor on that tractor,,, that's nice Ht money like Dave said... BTW I know you went a long way to yet that htd1000 but you only paid 1k for it? I want that deal LOL... you either beat that guy up an took his tractor or he did not know what he had
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Posted April 07, 2013 - 07:04 AM

What planet are these type of people from?


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 10:33 AM

... I want that deal LOL... you either beat that guy up an took his tractor or he did not know what he had

It's a bit of a story, but I got a good deal basically because I was the only one over on "The other forum" that even bothered to answer him when he first asked about it.


I had remembered seeing the other one posted some time back, and told him what little I knew about it.  We ended up in PMs and I told him that if he ever decided to get rid of it, I would like 'first dibs'


Turned out just after he bought it, he found out that his wife hadn't been paying some bills, and he was in a bind.  I offered him the $400.00 profit, and he said "Come and get it".


So basically, it was just me being a nice guy when all of the other folks ignored him.


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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:48 PM

hello, my first post on this forum- really good site- i can say- you don`t find many lf around wisc that are fairly decent for less than 2k `course i must confess- i go all excited when i found an 1886-05 within a 4 hour drive with 620 hours- long story short-even though i believe the hours are correct- i will end up have about 3k in it when i get it in shape- the k-482 is at the shop right now getting pistons rings ect. my fault though- this thing sat for 16 years- i should have lubed up the cylinders -rings got stuck and it was running on one cylinder- tell you what though- to replace something like that i think you would have to go all the way up to a 400 series john deere

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 05:57 PM

Welcome to GTT :wave:



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Posted April 14, 2013 - 09:27 PM

I hate these treads! :D 

wilber he can change the tires... :rolling:



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Posted April 14, 2013 - 10:40 PM

If the engine was rebuilt correctly,and a total rebuild on the rearend,then the tractor is more than a $700.00 tractor,go price the Kohler parts,just my thoughts


Edited by blackjackjakexxix, April 14, 2013 - 10:44 PM.





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