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#1 Arti ONLINE  

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:16 PM

I've been looking for a bigger yard tractor with a good deck.. I've always been partial to the Case Big wheel tractors and the Ford LGT series.

 

Paging thru Craigs list today and a Bolens HT 20 was for sale.

Came with a 48 inch snowblower, 3 point,Wheel weights, tire chains and a 60 inch deck. 

 

Runs and drives (idles bad) which is a first for me,, It usually takes 2 months of shop time for me to get a gt running.

 

Anyway I looked at it and it seemed fairly clean and straight so we got together at 1,250. and I brought it home.

 

I think that some of the parts that attach the Mower Deck are missing not sure about that I'm sure that there are some Bolens guru's here that will get me on the right path if I get lost. I Haven't found the manual for it yet.

Not sure if I like the paint job,,,These things are sure Big and heavy !!!

 

 

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:28 PM

:thumbs: Congrats to you on what looks to be a great start to your Bolens collection. :D Seems like a great package to me. Keep us up to date.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:30 PM

That's the way to do it, start at the top and work your way down.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Congrats on the Bolens! Nice  tractor!! Good luck with it!!!  :rocker2:


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:41 PM

"I've been looking for a bigger yard tractor with a good deck.. I've always been partial to the Case Big wheel tractors and the Ford LGT series."

That's what I like too! Bolens are pricey around here. Looks like you got a deal! Look for those Sears for class zero three point implements. That's what I'll be looking for for my Jake 53500.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:41 PM

Nice Bolens. Is red an original color for that model? I like it. Has me thinking I should paint mine red too.

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:48 PM

... Look for those Sears for class zero three point implements. That's what I'll be looking for for my Jake 53500.

Joe

 

I wouldn't advise that for an HT20.  It could very easily turn those light duty narrow sub-3-pt sears implements into pretzels.

 

For the HT20, he would want the true Cat 0 implements.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 07:51 PM

Congrats on your First Bolens!

If more start appearing at your house soon, dont be alarmed its normal :D

 

 

Looks to be in good shape minus the hideous red paint job.


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Looks like a good score!

 

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:06 PM

I wouldn't advise that for an HT20.  It could very easily turn those light duty narrow sub-3-pt sears implements into pretzels.
 
For the HT20, he would want the true Cat 0 implements.


Really? I thought most class zero implements where sears? I thought they were mostly made by brinly? What should I be looking for?

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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:13 PM

 

. I Haven't found the manual for it yet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/

 

and

 

http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/

 

hope these help...


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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:38 PM

Good looking machine (except for the color). Good price to IMO.

You'll need lift assist springs if they didn't come with it to use that beast of 2 stage blower. And LOTS of weight in the rear. Wheel weights are not enough. A weight box full of lead is just about needed.

Plenty of large frame guys here, so ask away if you've got any questions.

Good luck with it.
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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:54 PM

Both links are for the same manual.. It's nice to have the tractor manual however I think I need the mower deck manual, I'm sure that their is some way to level the mower deck and attach it to the tractor and those parts seem to be missing. All that is with the mower deck is a pto shaft and the irons that are bolted to the deck ?? I think the model is 18071



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 08:58 PM

Good looking machine (except for the color). Good price to IMO.

You'll need lift assist springs if they didn't come with it to use that beast of 2 stage blower. And LOTS of weight in the rear. Wheel weights are not enough. A weight box full of lead is just about needed.

Plenty of large frame guys here, so ask away if you've got any questions.

Good luck with it.

I wondered about the snowblower,, The hydraulics will just barely lift it so springs would sure help out. Guess I'll have to find a manual for the blower also.

 

, I guess I'll have to find a manual for the blower also.



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Posted April 21, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Both links are for the same manual.. It's nice to have the tractor manual however I think I need the mower deck manual, I'm sure that their is some way to level the mower deck and attach it to the tractor and those parts seem to be missing. All that is with the mower deck is a pto shaft and the irons that are bolted to the deck ?? I think the model is 18071

Try this section...

http://gardentractor...r_key=all&st=10


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