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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 01:42 PM

I was plowing near the end of the road when the tractor stopped moving. I get off to find the Belt laying underneath the tractor :wallbanging:
I shut off the tractor and moved the low speed belt onto the high speed and was back in business :bounce:

I'll probably go On Monday and get 2 more belts (one extra just in case ). Its too snowy to go out today. Just glad The Bolens use 2 Belts instead of one. Being stranded near the road would not have been fun :D

I guess the belt lasted pretty long. I worked that tractor pretty hard this summer, fall and winter. Cutting the lawn, plowing the garden, pushing snow piles.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 02:57 PM

Glad you were still able to move. Speaking from experience... them Bolens aint fun to push!!!!!

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 02:59 PM

Glad you were still able to move. Speaking from experience... them Bolens aint fun to push!!!!!


You got that right LOL

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 03:04 PM

Glad it worked out. You're right. Being near the road and broken down could be dicey.

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 06:19 PM

glad to hear you got it away from the road, they certainly are heavy to push and it doesnt help when you cant get traction to push them because of the snow and ice either lol

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 06:23 PM

I wonder why it could have broke. Its not like a belt to just snap like that. its not even a year old. Nothing is misaligned with the pulleys so I'm guessing it was a defective belt?

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 06:41 PM

Just wondering , was it a OEM or aftermarket belt ?

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Posted January 15, 2011 - 06:45 PM

It was a $9 special LOL

I keep telling myself to go ahead and get the Bolens belt for the extra $$ but I never do LOL.
I'm Definitely getting the Bolens belt from now on. They seem to last forever

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 07:09 AM

It was a $9 special LOL

I keep telling myself to go ahead and get the Bolens belt for the extra $$ but I never do LOL.
I'm Definitely getting the Bolens belt from now on. They seem to last forever

Good to here you got it going, They probably don't cold weather test those $9.00 belts!!!stick with OEM.:rocker2:

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 12:53 PM

I wonder why it could have broke.


My guess is a loose nut behind the wheel??? :bigrofl:

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Posted January 16, 2011 - 01:04 PM

My guess is a loose nut behind the wheel??? :bigrofl:


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Posted January 17, 2011 - 01:52 PM

Go the belt on and the Bolens back up and running :dancingbanana:



Here's a short video of the new Belt working.

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 02:15 PM

Brian, Glad your back up and running.I see the belt is blue in color.What brand did you get as i have had problems with short belt life from a certian blue colored belt.

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 03:19 PM

The belt brand is Oregon

The belt that broke was a Gates (Green)

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for sharing the video and pictures, Brian. Good information about the adjustments for the hi/low belts. One of these days I may get a tractor running and be able to use that info!

Glad you're moving in both speed ranges again!! :bounce:




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