Hello all. Since everyone likes pictures I will start with my FMC Bolens 1053. It didn't run at first back in 2012, but, rebuilt the carb, after I figured the trouble and it ran beautifly until 3 weeks ago.
It came stock with a cutting deck. This year has been th year on breakdowns for this thing, Deck gearbox went. Rebuilt. Then the mandrels locked up. So I found a Bolens 850 with a decent cutting deck and larger snow plow than the one I bought last year for real cheap.
About 3 weeks ago I fired up the bolens to move my wood splitter and within a minute I heard metal snap and the engine go to a dead stop with a small puff of smoke. Gotta open it up here soon to see what happened.
Anyways, this 1053 has been fantastic at doing all of the work I needed done. Snow pushing, tilling the garden, grass cutting, log dragging, trialer pulling with a ton of wood, etc. So, I will do my best to bring this back to original life soon.