Well the EK is setting out back of the shop and it's better than i thought . I had a friend haul it home this afternoon and we proceeded to unload it and couldn't get it to freewheel so my friend tipped the trailer and carefully pulled it out , i then aired up a flat tire and got set to cover it up but he says to me i thought that thing ran so i checked it out and after a couple of rev's she fired and took off running , the engine sounds good for setting since last fall . then i got on it and tried to move it but it would not move in the begining so i changed gears and tried again still nothing so after a few seconds i feel a slight shudder and it started to move so i think there was some shmutz on the traction drive and it wasn't getting enough grab to move the unit . So all in all it was worth it it came with a 42" deck and a 32" snowcaster which includes the bolens cab and the offset weight . the unit has no major damage to the body , hood or the hood screen but the caster has a bent arm where the caster attaches to the axle mount. pics and info on the manuals i recieved with it coming soon now it's time for -
The Ek-10 Made It's Way Home Today
Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:06 PM
No beer until pics!
- MyBolens1053 said thank you
Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:34 PM
On the left rear wheel, there should be a U shaped "wire" that you lift for free wheeling.
You can see it in this pic.
- GlenPettit said thank you
Posted May 02, 2014 - 07:34 PM
Congrats, you do know about the free wheeling pin right?
Where are the Pictures!
Posted May 03, 2014 - 01:56 PM
read the manual OB you push and turn for freewheel but in a perfect world there wouldn't be rust and that was the problem, after beating the crap out of it with a small brass hammer i got it to push in but still won't rotate so off comes the wheel and some cleaning will fix it right up . the wheel and tire are coming off in a few so i can put one of the fronts on and go to another pair of ribbed so at least the tires match on each axle . and doc you may appreciate this ,the snow caster pamphlet shows the ek and the 750 in the same paper I like having that and am going to take pics of it and the almost like new EK manual and some other papers . what surprised me when i picked it up was that i was told it had a cozycab but the doors say bolens on the snow cab. and as for pics if the sun would stay out for more than a minute i would but i don't take the camera out if it's gonna sprinkle even a chance .
- Bolens 1000 and OldBuzzard have said thanks
Posted May 03, 2014 - 02:01 PM
Yeah, they do freeze up if sitting a while....
You must be talking about the snow attachments brochure that features the snow equipment?
The cabs were Bolens built Soft cabs.
I have one but took it off as they are a bit awkward to maneuver around and sit in when your in such a confined space.
Posted May 03, 2014 - 06:09 PM
read the manual OB you push and turn for freewheel ...
I was doing that off the top of my head.
My manuals are in Cincinnati, and I'm sitting in the motor home in Mississippi.
Anyway I at least knew where it was even if I didn't quite remember what you did with it.
HHmmmmm.... now that I think about it, seems like that can apply to other things as well
- Cat385B said thank you
Posted May 05, 2014 - 11:29 AM
Great to hear that it runs.
Posted May 05, 2014 - 01:43 PM
if he was closer i would buy it all. but here are some pics
the last one is out driving my new toy around and other than the engine it's pretty quiet , seems to be a well maintained unit , I will have to straighten out the bent arm on the snowcaster though but i think i have a while.
now can i Kfs35
Edited by bolex, May 05, 2014 - 09:11 PM.
- Newpaws493 said thank you
Posted May 05, 2014 - 09:21 PM
Looks good! Thanks for the pics.
Have one on me!
Edit for spelling.
Edited by Kfs35, May 05, 2014 - 09:21 PM.
Posted May 06, 2014 - 07:15 AM
That engine cover is all broken or has hunks missing most of the time, looks like yours is in excellent condition!
Attachments look to be in decent shape as well!
Posted May 06, 2014 - 05:07 PM
yep the cover is in good condition but it does have some gouges in the front where the cab mount hits so i am going to remove the mount to preclude further damage , but all i need is a deck belt and a set of high range belts to start mowing as the deck is greased and blades are sharp and were when i picked it up . i got a set of low range belts that are oem bolens that don't look like they have ever been on the EK , as for the starter belt its oem bolens but not the right one as the tension adjustment is all the way at the end of the stroke . this week i'm going to order some parts and a set of tires for the front then in a couple weeks i will get the rears, at 34$ a piece it aint gonna be cheap but it's still cheaper than a new mower, thanks for all the reviews
- MH81 said thank you
Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:06 PM
Sounds like it will make a fun project. These are probably the best grass cutting machines that Bolens built for a 4 wheel tractor.
I have all the belts instock for these so if you need anything just let me know.
The low range belts were designed for the snow casters (They came with them when you bought a caster)
Low range is REALLY slow so I end up using the high range all the time.
Posted May 06, 2014 - 08:09 PM
That is in great shape. Neat tractor.