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#1 grand OFFLINE  

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Posted April 20, 2013 - 02:54 PM

I saw this 1050 in Craigslist. From the picture I could tell it was in rough shape. The ad said that it ran. I called the lady and told her we would pick it up today. It smokes a little but runs and drives OK.

Bolens 1050 001.JPG

 

This old cart and the snowcaster were included.

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In the Craigslist ad this is what really got my attention. When we got home George went over it and greased it and we hooked it to my Bolens 800. Cuts fairly well.

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 George took video of the mower in action and will post it soon.

 


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:03 PM

George, Very nice find, glad you got the reel mower attachment. Looks like it's in great shape!


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:15 PM

Thar reel mower DOES look to be in great shape.  Especially since it has the PTO shield.

 

If you have a lawn that you want to look especially nice, reel mowers are the thing to use.  You have to cut a little more often than with a rotary since the reel mowers don't like tall grass, but they will give you the best cut possible.

 

The 800 would be a great tractor to use it with as well, since it really doesn't need much HP to operate.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:22 PM

We forgot to put the PTO shield on when we shot the video, but I put it on before I took my pic. George did say that would probably be a part left behind quite often.



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:24 PM

Congrats on the New 1050 and Attachments!

That reel looks to be in good shape.

Glad they went to someone who will take care of them and give them a good home.

 

Glancing at the 1050 it appears it is a 1969 if that steering wheel is original to that tractor.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Brian I did check the serial number on the Wisconsin thanks to your post about checking date of manufacture. You still have a good eye. The Wisconsin site said that the motor was manufactured in Jan. 1969.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Good looking tractor. Can't wait to see the video.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:56 PM

Here is the video we took of it mowing. I don't think the slow motion part of it turned out as good as I had hoped but at least the grass blades are in slow motion LOL.

 


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:57 PM

Good find !! Good luck with it !! IMO nothing cuts better then a reel mower.
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Posted April 20, 2013 - 03:58 PM

Congrats and Good for you Grand! :thumbs: Top the deal off with the reel mower and who could say no?..


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 04:09 PM

Congratulations on your new Bolens George.   Great video too.  That reel mower is neat.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Great Video!

Now I'm eager to get the one for my Estate Keeper up and running :D



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Posted April 20, 2013 - 06:02 PM

It looks like you got quite the package deal there.You don't them that often.


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Posted April 20, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Great score on the reel mower :thumbs:   You have to love the smell of fresh cut grass. The paint on the snow caster looks in pretty good condition too.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 12:28 AM

Congrats, George! Awesome video, too!






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