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#31 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 08:43 PM

I don't have anything to add, but that is a nice buy, Alex!  I bet you couldn't build one without dropping much more than what you have in it and without the risk of Jerome and Dr. Bolens coming after you!

 

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 08:58 PM

I don't have anything to add, but that is a nice buy, Alex!  I bet you couldn't build one without dropping much more than what you have in it and without the risk of Jerome and Dr. Bolens coming after you!

 

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Posted August 26, 2013 - 09:33 PM

so is that engaugement lever for the transmission or the pto? and what goes in the hole on the dash behind it? Do you know if its an 850?

If you haven't done so, you owe yourself a cruise through the Bolens tube frame manual section to get up to speed. I've included some pics, hope they help.  

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 03:20 AM

so is that engaugement lever for the transmission or the pto? and what goes in the hole on the dash behind it? Do you know if its an 850?

That 'hole in the dash' is for the hi/lo change lever.

 

The 800, 900, 850, and maybe another model or two use two drive belts.  One for hi range and another for lo range.  That rod moves an idler pulley from one to the other in order to change from hi range to low range.

 

As far as I know, the three tractors I just mentioned are also the only Bolens tractors to use the S-8D engine.  The 800 and 900 were both 'Round Hoods" and the 850 is a 'Square hood'.  So by process of elimination....

 

Anyway, here's a pic of the dash area of an 800.  You can see the hi/low range selector lever on the left side, where it's partially covering up the amp meter.

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 08:06 AM

That 'hole in the dash' is for the hi/lo change lever.

 

The 800, 900, 850, and maybe another model or two use two drive belts.  One for hi range and another for lo range.  That rod moves an idler pulley from one to the other in order to change from hi range to low range.

 

As far as I know, the three tractors I just mentioned are also the only Bolens tractors to use the S-8D engine.  The 800 and 900 were both 'Round Hoods" and the 850 is a 'Square hood'.  So by process of elimination....

 

Anyway, here's a pic of the dash area of an 800.  You can see the hi/low range selector lever on the left side, where it's partially covering up the amp meter.

I was wondering what the second idler was for. There is no pulley on it though... And i only see one belt on there at the moment. But there is another pulley on engine and on clutch. Are these it? could someone post a picture of the dual belt setup for hi lo? im confused... :tapping_fingers:



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 08:09 AM

WAIT! i figured it out!

 

they guy connected the pto engagement lever to the high range pulley. and zip tied the idler for the hi lo to the frame. The pto engagement pulley and lever are for the drive and there is no hi lo lever. 



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 08:21 AM

You need to bring it to the Trenton Tractor show this weekend, people would like to see that one.



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 08:24 AM

So kinda like this?

 

the yellow/orange lever has a pulley that tensions the hi and low belt? and it is just different pulley ratios?

 

dont mind the crappy picture... :D

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Posted August 27, 2013 - 09:53 AM

Not a bad pic at all, and YES, that's the way it should work.



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Posted August 27, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Not a bad pic at all, and YES, that's the way it should work.

So, where does the pto belt go?



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 07:54 AM

I made my decision, I am keeping it like this! it will take way too much time, money, and parts to get it back to a regular tractor... :thumbs:



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 08:05 AM

Makes sense. Now you can get to lookin for a more stock Bolens or 2 to improve your herd! :smilewink:



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Posted August 28, 2013 - 10:05 PM

A cub 1200 is in my near future... Well hopefully... :biting_nails:



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Posted September 20, 2013 - 07:32 PM

It looks like it would be good for picking field tomatoes.

 

I was thinking it was a really slow safari rig, but you might be right.  :thumbs:







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