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Posted January 17, 2011 - 04:45 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:


I'm determined to get you to get one of those Bolens running! :thumbs:

Its been a while.... What models do you have again?

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 05:11 PM

Man, I gotta make an effort to get my tractors registered. I can't remember for sure what I have either!

I think the list is an 850, 1000, and two 1050's.

Oh, almost forgot about the Power-Ho and one other walk-behind I got last Fall.

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 05:15 PM

My favorite is your 1050 with the Loader

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 05:35 PM

I haven't had a chance to look at the Power-Ho much. Don't know much about these walk-behind tractors yet. One of them is pretty rough and missing the hood and grill. The other seems to be pretty complete and the guy said he did have it running at one time. I saw it on craigslist. I drove about an hour to look at it. When I got there I found out there were 2 of them in the deal.... 40 bucks apiece! I was like a little kid seeing a teddy bear! One look at the cast iron grill, with the word "Bolens" and it was "these things are going home with me"!!! Bad part was I got in such a hurry to leave, cause there was another guy coming to look at them, that I forgot to take the seats out of my van before I left. That was a real squeeze getting everything in! They were sitting out in the guys yard being used as lawn ornaments! The rims are rusted pretty bad. I hope I can get a good pair of usable wheels between the two tractors. I think I would have given the guy 40 bucks even if it was just for the grill alone! Sure wish Bolens would have kept that grill for the tube frame models!!

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 06:10 PM

I believe my Service manual is due to come in the mail tomorrow. It should have all the walk behind models in it. When It comes in mabye we can identify the models of them.

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Posted January 17, 2011 - 10:31 PM

Do you adjust those side pieces closer to the pulley to keep it from spinning or is there some other way to stop the belts ? Is the how it de-clutches when you stop ? Thanks Al

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 05:26 AM

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:

:ditto:

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 08:03 AM

Do you adjust those side pieces closer to the pulley to keep it from spinning or is there some other way to stop the belts ? Is the how it de-clutches when you stop ? Thanks Al


There are 2 things you need to adjust. Those 2 belt guides on each side help, but on these older models you have about 1/2'' of adjustment room on the driveshaft support plate.

They have the automotive style clutch.

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 08:41 AM

Thanks for the info on the adjustments , the lower guide must help keep the belt off the top pulley groove when release correct?

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for the info on the adjustments , the lower guide must help keep the belt off the top pulley groove when release correct?


You are correct

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 09:37 PM

That's a pretty neat and simple setup for 2 speed different ranges.
Lean something new everyday.

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Posted January 18, 2011 - 09:47 PM

That's a pretty neat and simple setup for 2 speed different ranges.
Lean something new everyday.


Yep, Thats how Bolens did it..... Simple design , but yet rugged and dependible.




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