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#1 owen OFFLINE  

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 02:32 PM

I joined the site this morning because of a need I have with a Bolens 1050, then I remembered my other yard machine, the green one. Someone may call a foul on me because it only cuts grass, but I sure have enjoyed it in the 3 years I've had it. It has taught me about lubrication (38 zerks, I think), hydraulic drive and reel operation, what happens if the previous owners haven't maintained things and have clipped all the safety device wiring, how hard it is to get at the Kawasaki ignition control module, and the fact that hydraulic oil kills grass. I got it because I wanted a clean cut on my big bermuda grass lawn, because the price was right, and because I was pretty sure I could do the necessary work to bring it back to operating condition. In case it's new to anyone, this is a golf course trim mower and if you have space to park it, it's a real pleasure to use!

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Posted June 16, 2013 - 04:27 PM

Welcome and wicked machine!



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 04:28 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. That is a serious looking machine you have there. Looks to be in nice shape as well. I'm sure it is a pleasure to use! 



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Pretty neat machine :thumbs:  Is there a center mower to get the section that gets skipped between the 2 out front   reels ?



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Mower?  Looks more like a snow blower...  Oh yeah, that's right you're in Texas.:D

 

What cuts the center strip between the 2 reels?



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 09:52 PM

What cuts the center strip between the 2 reels?

 

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 08:01 AM

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Cool machine. My lawn is too hilly and bumpy for a mower like that. I saw a JD 5 gang version of something like this at the online auction I follow. I should have taken a picture of it. It's probably from a golf couse. Had all those same hydraulic hoses to run the reels.

 

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#8 owen OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2013 - 09:09 AM

A third cutting reel is below the driver seat that overlaps the cut of the front two reels for a cut width of 72". Fantastico for turf grass.



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Posted June 18, 2013 - 10:43 PM

Very cool!  But, I would not like the job of maintaining all those reels and bed knives!  Hope there's a "quick release" system there.:D






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