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#1 DennisinWI OFFLINE  

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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:33 PM

I looked at a Bolens Hi-Boy today and would appreciate any information on these tractors.  thanks in advance for any help.


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 08:37 PM

I don;t know much about them other then you don't see them very often. Can you post some photos of it and did you buy it?


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:00 PM

From what I've seen they're pretty close to being the same as a Gardener. The Hi-Boy had adjustable tire widths up to 48". If you had a couple of pics, it would help to answer some questions. Is it on steel or rubber?

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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thanks for the reply.  I did not buy the tractor....yet, as I have way to much stuff already.  I have known this guy for years and he has some very neat stuff.  He has two 60x120 foot pole barns stacked to the roof with a lot of things that caught my attention.  As for pictures my PC says I need to install a CD before I can load pictures from my very old camera and I am not sure how to do that.


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:05 PM

Dennis, your computer may need the software to download the images from your camera. Do a search online and see if your can find it, it should be a free down load.


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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Thanks for the reply.  Tractor is on flat rubber tires and has a Briggs engine and has a cultivator attached.  It appears to be complete and the engine is loose.  It also has a spare engine and maybe some other parts as well.  The owner did not really put a price on it, said make me an offer.  Hmmmm, I'M thinking



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:18 PM

 The owner did not really put a price on it, said make me an offer. 

 

That's a tough one, when they do that.



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 09:25 PM

This usually means they do not want to sell.



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Posted May 01, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Not a lot of them still around, so offer accordingly. It would certainly be neat to have it, so that has to factor in too.

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 05:53 AM

Hope you can get it!

 

Some guys have all the luck, I cant find any of those around here :(

I say get it if its complete!



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:05 AM

This usually means they do not want to sell.

Most of the time they are fishing to see if you think its worth more than they do. Make them a ridiculous low offer like 10 bucks. When they say no, come back with, "What will it take to buy it then?" You can always go up in price but its hard to come down.


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Posted May 02, 2014 - 09:51 AM

I've known this guy for a very long time and he is a very experienced buyer and seller of everything old.  That being said, he is 81 years old and is thinking about what the future may hold for him.  I did see him at the coffee shop this morning and we did a little good natured "negotiating" and I offered $350 which is low I think, but he countered back way high.  I think he feels the "deal" is the best part.  To be continued!  Thanks for the replies and interest



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 10:11 AM

I am guessing he wants double what you offered.



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Posted May 02, 2014 - 10:28 AM

As a non-runner needing tires I think $700 is a little north of my comfort level.  I will wait for a nicer day and go look at it a little better as it was dark and hard to get a good look yesterday in his shed.  I will keep you posted

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Posted May 02, 2014 - 10:44 AM

It would probably be worth $700 if it was on steel wheels but really any high boy is hard to come by they don't seem to surface very often




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