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#1 hamman OFFLINE  

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:17 AM

Bolens 1700 Hydro with a blown motor. It has a single stage snowblower, 48" mowerdeck and rear wheel weights and tire chains.
He is asking $600 but will take $400. I think he is still overpriced. I am not familiar with these and if they are good tractors when running. I know a shortblock (new) is about $300. It has been sitting for about 10 yrs.
Just wondering from you Bolens guys what a fair price would be. Wasn't able to get pictures but it looks good cosmeticly. Deck looked to be in good shape and blower was tight. Thanks. Roger.

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Bolens 1700 Hydro with a blown motor. It has a single stage snowblower, 48" mowerdeck and rear wheel weights and tire chains.

He is asking $600 but will take $400. I think he is still overpriced. I am not familiar with these and if they are good tractors when running. I know a shortblock (new) is about $300. It has been sitting for about 10 yrs.

Just wondering from you Bolens guys what a fair price would be. Wasn't able to get pictures but it looks good cosmeticly. Deck looked to be in good shape and blower was tight.                                   Thanks.                                                        Roger.

 

 

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 10:17 AM

Way too much for a blown non running motor......


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Not a bad price, if by "blown" you mean turbocharged.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 12:06 PM

Come on Brian, the snowcaster, deck and weights would run close to the $400.00 if you had to go out and buy each one separately.

 

Yeah, if it was just the tractor, 400.00 WOULD be too high, but as a package deal it's not out of line.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Come on Brian, the snowcaster, deck and weights would run close to the $400.00 if you had to go out and buy each one separately.

 

Yeah, if it was just the tractor, 400.00 WOULD be too high, but as a package deal it's not out of line.

 

 

Yep but till you see them and know the shape the stuff is in why tell some one its worth it?  What if the deck is shot, the weights are just off the shelf plastic one, and the snow blower is in grass 3 feet tall locked up? 

 

It still dont move who knows the rear end is any good?   Is hamman asking about info to part it out? 


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:17 PM

Yep but till you see them and know the shape the stuff is in why tell some one its worth it?  What if the deck is shot, the weights are just off the shelf plastic one, and the snow blower is in grass 3 feet tall locked up? 

 

It still dont move who knows the rear end is any good?   Is hamman asking about info to part it out? 

 

:ditto:

Exactly......

 

Plus with the Electric PTO's being close to NLA , what if thats bad? , if you find one be prepared to spend another $300-$450 just for a new PTO clutch.

Say what you want , but from the info provided I'm not seeing $400 here


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:19 PM

I have seen these Eliminators with weights and attachments auctioned off around here and they have all been sold for less and they were Running!


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:20 PM

Are these models power steering?  If so, then I'd say $400 is an ok price.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:21 PM

Are these models power steering?  If so, then I'd say $400 is an ok price.

 

No.....


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:26 PM

Are these models power steering?  If so, then I'd say $400 is an ok price.

 

 

No.....

 

Then $400 would be on the extreme end of things, unless the attachments are in perfect working order.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:37 PM

No.....


Isn't a 1700 the deisel Duratrac? If not, what "number" did the Duratrac go by?
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Posted April 13, 2014 - 01:39 PM

Isn't a 1700 the deisel Duratrac? If not, what "number" did the Duratrac go by?

 

That would have been the DGT1700 , It gets kind of confusing in the 80's Bolens overlapped some numbers series to series


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 03:57 PM

I see those up here occasionally. Are they a decent tractor?


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 03:58 PM

I see those up here occasionally. Are they a decent tractor?

 

Yes, they are very good tractors

Still too new to be collectable though so they are mainly used as workers. Still alot of guys fixing them up for their main mowers.

The early Kohlers used in them are known to blow rods though......


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