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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:34 PM

I was able to get a hold of a Mow Pak for my Power Pak!

I bought this off a member on here so you may remember seeing this before :D

 

Its definitely been around the block and needs work but nothing that cant be fixed or repaired.

 

The hardest part in this restoration is going to be finding a plastic "Bolens" Emblem for the front and finding a new blade.

 

Should look great once it's done so I can display it with the Till Pak

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:41 PM

I'm taking it these attachments are hard to find?

 

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 04:44 PM

I'm taking it these attachments are hard to find?
 
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Yes. These were never produced in high numbers. They are a little more common around here after I did some looking but still hard to find. Most have a tiller. It's difficult to find a mow pak. That was mine I sold to him lol.
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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:01 PM

I would say tillers are the most common for these. The hard ones to find are the Snow Casters


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:24 PM

Nice Brian.
I'm sure it will be spiffy and better than new in short order

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:30 PM

Interesting attachment, it will look great restored. How wide of a cut does it have?


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:30 PM

Yea that mow pak was set out on the curb for trash pick up when a late dear friend of mine saved it from being destroyed Glad your going to restore it an bring it back to its glory Do you have a example of the plastic emblem? I have one on my mow pak if you need some pictures let me know? The snow paks are super rare I would love to find one of those to make my set complete
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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:31 PM

I think its a 26'' Cut

This is the self propelled model.



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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Yea that mow pak was set out on the curb for trash pick up when a late dear friend of mine saved it from being destroyed Glad your going to restore it an bring it back to its glory Do you have a example of the plastic emblem? I have one on my mow pak if you need some pictures let me know? The snow paks are super rare I would love to find one of those to make my set complete

 

Yeah if you have pictures that would be great!

I thought the emblem was the same size as the one on the handle bar's but judging by the spacing of the rivet holes it looks about double!



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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:39 PM

How easy is it too switch attachments on it? It looks like it would be hard to get that belt on.



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Posted February 22, 2014 - 05:57 PM

How easy is it too switch attachments on it? It looks like it would be hard to get that belt on.

 

Its not as hard as you think. You can get them on in under 1 minute


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 06:09 PM

Its not as hard as you think. You can get them on in under 1 minute

. It is a really great idea You would think they would have sold thousands of these with all the attachments Have you ever seen a snow pak besides in literature?

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 06:11 PM

. It is a really great idea You would think they would have sold thousands of these with all the attachments Have you ever seen a snow pak besides in literature?

 

I don't recall ever seeing one.

I agree these were a great idea and dont understand why they didnt keep making them.

I wonder the same thing about the Bolens Chainsaws which also had a very short run.



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Posted February 22, 2014 - 07:38 PM

I don't recall ever seeing one.

I agree these were a great idea and dont understand why they didnt keep making them.

I wonder the same thing about the Bolens Chainsaws which also had a very short run.

 

My guess would be that not everyone needed or wanted multiple pieces of equipment that needed to be changed each time you had a different task.  Toro also had a similar line but I can't think of the name of it. Say if a homeowner only needed a mower or rototiller it may have been cheaper to just buy one of them instead of a convertible machine. On the other hand Gravely was and had been producing a machine for many years that was much larger, stronger and could do all of the same things.

 

I think the chainsaw didn't last because a ton of manufactures where producing saw back in the late 50's early 60's. the Original Bolens saw where just rebadged Clinton saws, then FMC bought 2 or 3 chainsaw brands and then built the Bolens chainsaws starting with models that where already in production from the companies they bought. In the end I don't think their saws sold well and Bolens saw them as a strain and decided to focus on their lawn and garden products.


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Posted February 22, 2014 - 07:39 PM

Very cool!

The Power Pak seems like a great idea, wonder why it didn't take off.




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