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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Hi Guys looking for this manual,anyone have an extra one laying around,its the 50th anniversary brochure,Thanks, Rick

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 05:55 PM

can't get pic to load,sorry

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Posted March 25, 2014 - 06:07 PM

can't get pic to load,sorry

 

 

Email it to me and i'll load it for you Rick.  


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 04:50 AM

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 08:24 AM

You know, that begs a question that I had back when that fella from Oz posted pics of the tractor over on "the other forum"  with the "50th Anniversary" decals on it.

 

Brian posted pics of it here as well:

http://gardentractor...hl= anniversary

 

Just what was significant about 1931?

 

Bolens had been around for a long time by then, and FMC wasn't in the picture yet.

 

So, what happened in 1931 for Bolens to make a big deal of it in 1981?


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 08:45 AM

1931 was the year that the company name changed from Gilson Manufacturing Company to Gilson-Bolens Company.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 09:41 AM

That's the one I'm looking for,this book belongs to a really good friend of mine,there has to be more out there,the book shows an HT-20 with the factory roll bar on it,

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 03:57 PM

1931 was the year that the company name changed from Gilson Manufacturing Company to Gilson-Bolens Company.

 

 

That could be true or its something to celebrate 50 years of the Howard Rotavator Co. selling the Bolens.

 

My history states that the name change happend sometime in 1929 to 1931.



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Posted March 26, 2014 - 04:01 PM

 something to celebrate 50 years of the Howard Rotavator Co. selling the Bolens.

 

 

 

Thats what I think the 50 year anniversary is about.



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Posted March 26, 2014 - 05:12 PM

That's the one I'm looking for,this book belongs to a really good friend of mine,there has to be more out there,the book shows an HT-20 with the factory roll bar in it,

I have that brochure, but no extra copies. And, yes, it does show an HT20 with rollover protection, although it does not inspire any confidence in me that it would work very well. It does not look to be very well braced.


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Posted March 26, 2014 - 05:19 PM

That could be true or its something to celebrate 50 years of the Howard Rotavator Co. selling the Bolens.

 

My history states that the name change happend sometime in 1929 to 1931.

Here is a scan of the inside front cover of the 50th Anniversary brochure. It appears that Bolens was not referring to Howard Rotavator or anyone else selling Bolens products. The brochure claims that 1931 was the first year they made a riding tractor, whether that is actually true or not.

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Posted March 26, 2014 - 05:23 PM

Interesting!

I guess they considered their walk behinds & Sulky as a rider!






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