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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 06:53 PM

There's something wrong with my implement lift lever besides the tab being broken that holds the lift lever in place.

It almost seems something is bent compared to all the others. When my lever is raised all the way up the lever will almost touch the rear axle arm by the seat making it impossible for you to get your leg on the footrest.

 

Anyone know whats up with my assembly?

 

 

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Posted October 31, 2013 - 07:14 PM

I would say the main lift arm is twisted between where it is welded on and the 90 degree bend.   You can see how the crossover link that lifts the lock pin is at an angle, and it should be 90 degrees from the notched lock plate.  Someone did a good strong-arm lift!

 

Edited to add:  I know NOTHING about Ridemasters (or any Bolens), I am simply going by what makes sense to me when I look at it.  


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 07:15 PM

The spot where I think the twist mainly took place appears to be about 1 1/2" or so from the welded end.  Looks like the paint is lifted there from the twist.


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 07:22 PM

Looks a little bent down to me.. I see something else they may factor into this I never seen on any other. Brian give me a call at home I can tell you better that way.


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 11:27 PM

The lift arm is defiantly bent back.

The lift rod should be about parallel with the lift arm.

I agree that it looks like it is bent down by the weld.

 

I don't have any of my tractors here so I can't take any close photos but here are some photos that I have that show the lift arm assembly.

 

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Posted November 05, 2013 - 08:25 PM

Bolens1000, it seems as though you also have a set of Bean Cutler disks on it, rather than the Ridemaster set, which had 4 disks per unit (side).



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Posted November 05, 2013 - 09:16 PM

Bolens1000, it seems as though you also have a set of Bean Cutler disks on it, rather than the Ridemaster set, which had 4 disks per unit (side).

 

 

Its a walk behind disc.

 

Good to see you back.


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Posted November 08, 2013 - 07:08 PM

Its a walk behind disc.

 

Good to see you back.

ok, i see. thanks Jerome, I need to get back to the Bean Cutler's....they just been waiting for my time :wallbanging:


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 05:07 PM

Here's some more:

 

Compared to others I have seen it looks like the metal plate with the ID tag is actually welded much farther back towards the driver.

I also put on a new Magneto cover to replace the old one with the hole in it :D

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 05:53 PM

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I see yours is welded more up and down that makes the half pie part lay back more

 

Whats the numbers on this tractor I'll see if it newer then any of mine.

 

 

I bet this is what your talking about. Forget the red box it was for another thing..

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Posted November 09, 2013 - 05:56 PM

 35AB03 

Serial # 5850

 

Maybe the day this was made the head welder took the day off?



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Posted November 09, 2013 - 06:04 PM

 35AB03 

Serial # 5850

 

Maybe the day this was made the head welder took the day off?

Whats the engine numbers i'll add her to my list...

 

 

Yep my newest is like 200 tractors older then yours,  I'll see if I got any photos of another tractor like this.  Does it look to be rewelded at all?  Friday at the factory tractor?


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Posted November 09, 2013 - 06:06 PM

Whats the engine numbers i'll add her to my list...

 

 

Yep my newest is like 200 tractors older then yours,  I'll see if I got any photos of another tractor like this.  Does it look to be rewelded at all?  Friday at the factory tractor?

 

It appears to be an original weld.

I will get the engine numbers for you sometime this weekend.






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