Found a Bolens G174 online for what seems like a good price-- a little south of $2,000 for the tractor with no attachments--does have a Class 1 3 point hitch. The 3-digit meter shows 380 hours; the tin work is not real pretty, but it supposedly runs well. Tires are about 50-60%. The serial number is 016600 or thereabouts.
Anyone know what year the machine is?
In 1981 I think it was they switched from the 2 cylinder Mitsi KE75 engine to the 3 cylinder K3B.
Are parts still fairly available--especially things like clutch parts, water pumps, starters, engine gaskets, etc.?
I'm looking for a compact or subcompact machine. It's in Minnesota... if freight prices aren't too bad, it'd be worth it to buy and put a loader on here-- maybe even build my own.
I'd appreciate any input.