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#1 OldBuzzard OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:29 PM

We stayed in Cincinnati an extra day, since the plow day on Saturday was cancelled yet again, and this morning we set sail for Philo, Oh.
 
Once there we met with a heck of a nice fella by the name of Matt, and his son,  who's name unfortunately didn't stick with me. Shame too, as he seemed to be a fine young lad.
 
 
Matt came out with his trusty Iseki/Bolens 2104, with a FEL, and unloaded the Large Frame hydro angle blade that I had on the trailer, and replaced it with....a York Whirly Rake  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:  :dancingbanana:
 
Before that however his son drove up on a1256 with the rake attached, and demonstrated that it was in operating condition.  He was handling that 1256 like a champ too!!!
 
 
Anyway, here's a very short vid of him operating the 1256 and rake, and a couple of pics of the rake.


 

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Neat piece, glad you got the demonstration to share with us.
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Posted November 03, 2013 - 07:34 PM

Well OB let me be the first to wish you a very Happy Birthday with many more to come.

 

 

Dick


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Happy Birthday to yourself, too, then!

 

Very nice piece, I was curious what it looked like.  Thanks for posting the pictures. 

 

Ben W.



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Happy Birthday!! wish you many more Happy ones



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 08:47 PM

That's great birthday present. Can't think of a better way to spend a day, road trip for a rare piece!

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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:46 PM

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Great gift.


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Happy birthday and congrats on finding a very neat piece of equipment! Looks like that young man has running that bolens down pat.



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Happy birthday---- we're snowed in or I'd be more enthusiastic.



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 10:44 PM

Happy birthday! I always wanted to make one of those but haven't had the time.

 

So do you have a small baler spotted to pick up yet? :D

 

Your going to have to put up another one of them sheds you got if you keep buying like you are. Congrats on the rake!



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 05:17 AM

Happy Birthday, and I hope you enjoy many, many more!



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 09:25 AM

Congratulations on your "Rake".

 

The Whirly Rake is a much better design than the one Bolens originally used. Those went straight across, so the dethatched material would tend to pile up in front of it. The "Rake" is angled, so the stuff windrows. I have one of each, so I compared them one day on my H14.

 

The Whirly Rake was originally manufactured by the Air Rake Manufacturing Company of Westfield, MA. I can only speculate that York bought them out, or bought the rights to just the Whirly Rake. Air Rake's version had a crank handle sticking up that must have been used to adjust height.

 

I can copy the parts list for you if you don't already have one. A couple of years ago, you could still get new tines from York.I don't know if you still can though.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:23 AM

The Whirly rake and the EZ-Rake dethatcher were designed to do two different things.

 

The Whirly can dethatch if you set it low enough, but it won't do as good a job as the EZ-Rake.

 

It's designed to windrow grass, and debris.

 

When I first mad the deal for the Whirly earlier this year, I found out that Rick Show has NOS tines for it, but the ones on it seem to bee in good shape.

 

Here are a few more pics I took of it:

 

 

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 10:50 AM

I needed that this summer during the monsoon rains when we only got to mow once a month. The yard really could have been bailed.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 02:47 PM

Another piece for your Bolens museum. Nice score!




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