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Posted November 26, 2010 - 11:06 PM

Tonight I decided to make a frame to mount some weight on for my Bolens 1600H. I got a start on it and hope to finish it up tomorrow. Will post some pictures once the project is complete.

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 01:17 PM

Today I took off the mower on the E20 and put the snow blower on. Pics in the electric tractor section.

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 07:59 PM

With George and I working on the tractors for snow removal noticed the front tires on the 600 were low on air. Aired it up last night only to watch it go down right away. Went today to a local tire shop and got new tires for the old gal. Look pretty nice on her. I am fairly certain that the tires on the 600 were original. They certainly did their job.

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 08:06 PM

Yes, those tires on the 600 were 100% original.
I guess its not a bad lifespan of over 40 years LOL

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 10:24 PM

I worked on the weight box a little more this afternoon. Should finish adding weight to it tomorrow and then I will take some pictures to post.

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 06:51 PM

I didn't get a chance to post this on Saturday. Dad and I got to work on the tractors this weekend. Like he mentioned about the front tires on the Bolens 600. I rewired it for him, which it needed rewired pretty bad. Now when you hit the start button the starter spins instantly instead of hesitating sometime. We also took the wheel weights off of the G12 he just bought and put them on the Bolens 800. They need painted but we will get to that come spring. We took the sickle bar mower off of the 800 and mounted the snow blade on also.

Then we got the snow blower mounted on the Massey MF12 and I also wired in a fuse for the headlights because I am sure I will need the lights once we are out playing in the snow and I didn't feel comfortable not having a fuse in there just in case.

Then we took the tractors outside for a couple of group photos. I am hoping to get the piece I need for the lift on the Cub 147 so I can put the snow plow on and we can take another group shot of the snow removal team.

Here are some pics. I teased dad about the pink chain tensioners. I told him he better get a bumper sticker that says only real tractors wear pink, but then he gave me crap about how hard it was to mount the snow blower on the Massey and how easy the Bolens are to mount attachments so I guess we are even :D

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 06:54 PM

Those are some great pics of some great tractors!
The 600 looks great!
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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:07 PM

Great pictures George.

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:07 PM

Real tractors (Bolens) can wear pink. :thumbs:

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:10 PM

Real tractors (Bolens) can wear pink. :thumbs:


And Real Tractors can change their attachments in under 4 minutes :smilewink:

(Please don't kill me George)

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:13 PM

Took the engine out of Ryan's MF10. It had a rap as you turned it over by hand. Got the cover off to discover why. Someone had been in here before. & when they put the piston back in, they didn't quite do it right...100_1973.jpg

The other bolt was laying in the bottom next to it's nut. Yes, both pieces are sprung as much as they look. Both top & cap are "egg" shaped.

The bolt that was in the bottom is bent too.100_1975.jpg and the crank, rod & piston are scarred up pretty good. Shame too, if you use your imagination, you can see the cross-hatching in the cylinder. I don't think it has many hours on after a failed rebuild. Donor motor is apart & we'll be taking the piston, rod, & crank & transplanting. the donor was run a LONG time without a muffler, not one thread left, lots of irregularities in that part of the casting, looks weak, that block is out.

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:14 PM

And Real Tractors can change their attachments in under 4 minutes :smilewink:

(Please don't kill me George)


Just remember he who holds the power cord....... hahaha :D

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 07:34 PM

Just remember he who holds the power cord....... hahaha :D


Uh oh........ :worshippy1::worshippy1::worshippy1:

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 08:42 PM

And Real Tractors can change their attachments in under 4 minutes :smilewink:

(Please don't kill me George)

You are quite right on the ease of change for the Bolens which I love, but I must admit even though the Massey is more difficult to mount the blower ,it did a very good job of moving snow last year. But the tractor in PINK will kick some butt this year !

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Posted November 28, 2010 - 09:16 PM

Uh oh........ :worshippy1::worshippy1::worshippy1:



I would never do that LOL. It was lack of a tractor comeback :bigrofl:




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