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Posted September 01, 2013 - 10:59 PM

This is what i'm talking about. Saving what we know to archives, so it is not lost, much big tractor historyhas already been lost mainly because they did not have the technology we have today

 

 

I was born in the wrong time because I wish I was there to save all the factory paper work from bolens that is gone.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:01 PM

I was born in the wrong time because I wish I was there to save all the factory paper work from bolens that is gone.

and to hit those that threw it away in the head with a shovel?


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:04 PM

and to hit those that threw it away in the head with a shovel?

 

 

You bet but from the storys I heard it was not there falt and most went back to save it when the factor was shut down.


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Posted September 01, 2013 - 11:15 PM

You bet but from the storys I heard it was not there falt and most went back to save it when the factor was shut down.

figures, greed and hate fills many peoples lives, the explaining aint done here though, it's done upstairs and boy would I hate to be the one doin the explaining, we all have to one day.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 06:36 AM

This is what i'm talking about. Saving what we know to archives, so it is not lost, much big tractor historyhas already been lost mainly because they did not have the technology we have today

 

That's true, there.  I think we are at a neat point with garden tractors, just like guys were in the 1960's with the steel wheel giant traction engines.  They came along just as they were disappearing, and found the great deals.  Now, you can't get one for less than a new car.  The only reason there is value now is because of those guys who took the time to educate about that part of American history.

 

Ben W.


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Posted September 02, 2013 - 06:39 AM

Check your profile, it's been added. Need anything else?

 

Thank you, sir.  I do feel like a post hole digger now.

 

Ben W.


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 09:59 AM

Thank you, sir.  I do feel like a post hole digger now.

 

Ben W.

BS stands for "bull scat", MS stands for "more scat", and Phd stands for "piled higher and deeper". Good Luck, Rick


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Like Bush Hog did with all the garden tractor paperwork.  In the early 80's, they piled it in their gravel lot & burned all the sales records, as well as most any other documentation concerning their garden tractor line.


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:22 AM

The E-T documentation was hidden in plain site and no one seems to care . Not complaining or even concerned at this point . A lot of people went to great effort to build these machines for us . Hats off to them . ( Builders of all the G.T. 's )

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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Thank you, sir.  I do feel like a post hole digger now.

 

Ben W.

Just now got it, I'm sloe and blindPHD=post holediggrt, lol


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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:38 AM

Like Bush Hog did with all the garden tractor paperwork.  In the early 80's, they piled it in their gravel lot & burned all the sales records, as well as most any other documentation concerning their garden tractor line.

so very sad



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 10:44 AM

You bet but from the storys I heard it was not there falt and most went back to save it when the factor was shut down.

 

I believe it was Gardenway who ultimately destroyed the production of Bolens products.....



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Posted September 03, 2013 - 04:36 PM

I believe it was Gardenway who ultimately destroyed the production of Bolens products.....

 

 

They helped it along till MTD did the buyout. Gardenway helped end a era.



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 07:43 AM

I believe it was Gardenway who ultimately destroyed the production of Bolens products.....

 

They helped it along till MTD did the buyout. Gardenway helped end a era.

 

I look at it this way..... Gardenway kept producing Bolens right up to their bankruptcy, they were just painted red and had Troy-Bilt stickers.



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Posted September 04, 2013 - 04:00 PM

I look at it this way..... Gardenway kept producing Bolens right up to their bankruptcy, they were just painted red and had Troy-Bilt stickers.

 

They built bolens along side troy bilt till 2001.






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