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#1 NJKen OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 09:25 AM

For $2750.00 with only a mower deck & wheel weights.

Someone liked it. And I thought the market on the large frames was on a downslide. Not sure I'd pay that much for it, but I'd pay 2,000 or so if I was looking for one. Looked to be in great condition. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1367850248.937764.jpg
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Posted May 06, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Lol, of couse JUST after you posted this, I found an ad on my local CL for an HT-20 for less than half the price of this one.  I know this is an HT-23S, so IDK how that affects the price on it compared with at HT-20, but I'd think for half the price it should still do the job quite well!  http://albany.craigs...3787826181.html  He doesn't have pics of it up in the ad, but he says it is in good shape.  I guess you'd have to text him to get the pics...  IDK why people can't just post the photo in the craigslist ad, unless they've got something to hide?


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Posted May 06, 2013 - 01:43 PM

Maybe my unfamiliarity with Bolens is showing through the varnish, but I don't know why a garden tractor would be worth that much?  Are those HT models that great?

 

Ben W.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 01:51 PM

They are the equivalent to the John Deere 420 models. Big, lots of features, every attachment ever invented, (if you can find them) and obviously hold their value pretty well.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 01:53 PM

Maybe my unfamiliarity with Bolens is showing through the varnish, but I don't know why a garden tractor would be worth that much? Are those HT models that great?

Ben W.


The best one I've bought was in that good of shape. I paid $1900 a few years back. But the one I bought came with a 2 stage blower, chains, wheel weights and a mower deck.
They are very well built tractors.

I have a friend who completely restores them from top to bottom including a complete engine rebuild and he has a waiting list @ around 5,000 each. He only does one or two a year because its just a hobby of his.

That one on eBay was around 7,000 new back in 1986 from what I've heard.

A green & yellow equal to the HT-23 with a mower deck, has to be 10,000 or more these days. Or at least I think so.
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Posted May 06, 2013 - 02:19 PM

A green & yellow equal to the HT-23 with a mower deck, has to be 10,000 or more these days. Or at least I think so.

 

A new John Deere X710 is $9,999 with a 48" deck. It has 22 hp, liquid cooled, with a carb. Two spools of hydro outlets, foot pedal hydro, and diff lock. As comparable to an HT-23 as you can find new.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 05:51 PM

A green & yellow equal to the HT-23 with a mower deck, has to be 10,000 or more these days. Or at least I think so.

 

Like I said, my ignorance shows through the varnish occasionally.  Thanks for explaining, Ken.  For some reason I always thought the HT was one of the not-so-great Bolens models, but I stand corrected. 

 

I'll keep my eyes open for one now!

 

Ben W.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 06:02 PM



A green & yellow equal to the HT-23 with a mower deck, has to be 10,000 or more these days. Or at least I think so.


A new John Deere X710 is $9,999 with a 48" deck. It has 22 hp, liquid cooled, with a carb. Two spools of hydro outlets, foot pedal hydro, and diff lock. As comparable to an HT-23 as you can find new.


Now that you said that, I do recall last year at Pa Plow Day that member Ron White said my HT-23 was pretty equal to the Deere 700 series.

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Posted May 06, 2013 - 06:12 PM

HT-20's and 23's are the big dogs, but are not as cool as an 1886. :rolling:



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 06:26 PM

From my understanding HT20 was $2000 more then a 400 JD with ps in the 70s so bolens was not going to last long after deere showed up with the SGT....

 

 

A HT23S would cost alot more then a John Deere X710 today......



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 06:30 PM

For $2750.00 with only a mower deck & wheel weights.

Someone liked it. And I thought the market on the large frames was on a downslide. Not sure I'd pay that much for it, but I'd pay 2,000 or so if I was looking for one. Looked to be in great condition. attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1367850248.937764.jpg
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I still think the market is on the down side you just get one or two to sell high because two peaple were fighting over it then you see peaple list $1000 tubes and $5000 12or14 large frames!

 

Then everything is rare!

 

I'll step down now. :D



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 09:52 PM

From what I been seeing around here the HT's are doing real well,seem to be up in price right now,still a heck of a machine



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:49 PM

We paid A LITTLE more than that for a 23 with 49 original hours...AJ FYOT used it to move race cars




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