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Posted December 19, 2010 - 08:10 PM

I am currently in the process of writing an article that talks about all the tube frame tractors.
Its been a work in progress for a few weeks now..
So far I am covering the topics:
-Years produced
-Engine Model and HP
-Color scheme
-Decal changes that were made
-Transmission's / Hi low range
-Full color pictures of each model (mostly from brochures)

Is there anything else you guys think I should add?
What else would you guys like to know.
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Posted December 19, 2010 - 08:52 PM

Sounds like a good idea Brian! maybe include the prices if possible.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:16 PM

Bryan, being new to Bolens, I think this is a great idea. Years ago, I had a tube frame with a large single on it, don't remember much else, except that you had to release a pull pin to move it because of worm drive. Would be very interested in seeing article.

PS, I think what I had was a tube frame, like I said, I know very little about em.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:19 PM

Bryan, being new to Bolens, I think this is a great idea. Years ago, I had a tube frame with a large single on it, don't remember much else, except that you had to release a pull pin to move it because of worm drive. Would be very interested in seeing article.

PS, I think what I had was a tube frame, like I said, I know very little about em.

Thanks George


Sounds like you did have a tubeframe...
I'm pretty excited about the article... It may be some time before It gets published though. I want to make sure I get everything right and organized

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:23 PM

Sounds like a good idea Brian! maybe include the prices if possible.


I may be able to include some prices but I do not have all price sheets for all models

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:23 PM

It sounds as if you are doing a first rate job. Being an owner of a tube frame, I can't wait to read about them.
To add to the very complete list you already have, would attachments and accessories be something for this article or for an accompanying article?

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:26 PM

I may try and include them but it may have to wait until another article. I would have to get pics and models of all the attachments.

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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:39 PM

Brian,
Several years ago a gentleman by the name of Oltrogee wrote a pocket "Bible" of Massey Harris tractors. It included years, approx price, serial numbers, options, colors & a picture (B&W) of each tractor. It also included Nebraska test no. when available.
He struggled to find an publisher for a year, then someone printed it & it went thru 2 publishings. They go on ebay once in a while for more than new price.
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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:46 PM

Here's a sample of what the current Format is like:
This Is mainly how each model is described

Bolens Husky 600 Made from (1962-1964)

The Bolens Husky 600 was the first of the tube frames and you can also argue that this is the Bolens that helped pave the way in becoming a powerhouse in the Lawn and garden industry for years to come. This new Tractor featured a 6HP Briggs and Stratton engine with a 3 speed transmission. The husky featured a 20 second belt change system that could give you Hi or Low range speeds. Making the tractor feature 6 forward and 2 reverse speeds. Bolens offered the choice of electric start or manual start. Features also included a Farm type PTO that could power a variety of attachments. Bolens also boasted the fastest switch attachment system in the industry. With the Husky equipped with a PTO all you had to do is slip on the universal joint and push in a few attachment pins and you were done in under 5 minutes. No tools needed!
Slight changes were made during the 3 years of production, mostly cosmetic changes like color changes.
Below are the pictures of the Husky 600 with a short explanation of each change that was made.
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Posted December 19, 2010 - 09:52 PM

Brian,
I been slowly working on one for ever thing bolens made, may be we could work somthing out some time and add your info to mine.
If you could show whats different between each model like I did with the 1886 post on the other forum would be great.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 06:59 AM

Are you working on tube frame or large Frame?
Are you using pictures?

Maybe once I publish this we can see about getting one big article together...

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:16 AM

Sounds like it will be a very interesting article Brian,can't wait to read it.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 07:22 AM

I still got alot of work ahead of me.

I still have a few pictures I need to find.... Once my new Brochure comes in that will help out alot.

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 10:02 AM

Sounds cool brian! Is it gonna be a book, or a forum post? The only advise I can give you is check out a local borders book store. Like someone stated above there is many "Bibles" already wrote for different brand items. Just glancing at the different books, and chapters inside may help you out. I had the "jeep bible." it had info on everything from factory specs, aftermarket upgrades, cheap repair secrets, etc., etc. Good luck with the book. Sounds like something I will need to have a copy of!!

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Posted December 20, 2010 - 04:19 PM

Its not going to be a book...
It will be a published article that will be on the front page of the Forum...




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