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#1 MyBolens1053 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Some of you may have seen this post over at the 'other' website forum under Bolens. 

 

I said, "I did a search on SearchTempest for a Bolens Sleeve Hitch within 500 miles of my area, the Eastern Panhandle of WV. You would think SOMEONE was selling one for a tubeframe but, it ain't happenin' right now. Can find attachments but no sleeve hitch.

Does anyone know if there is anyone making them now? I thought I remembered a fab shop taking a hand count.

I really don't want to revert to needing to find a 3-pt. Cat. 0 moldboard for a Sears. sidelaugh.gif Not sure my old ST10 can take much more."

 

Plans have been found for the Brinley brand and someone is working up the cost by those plans. But, it would be nice to find something more local and it be a Bolens.



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Posted May 30, 2014 - 10:25 PM

I've seen them on CL mounted to a sleeve hitch implement. The people selling them don't seem to realize that it is 2 separate pieces. I guess who ever buys them Is getting a deal. Just keep your eyes open I'm sure you'll find one.

 

I have a Brinly and a Bolens sleeve hitch and I like the Brinly better. The lift rod is bent the right way to fit without binding and the Bolens one is a little more crude with the bends and binds up sometimes. Maybe I just got a "2nd" when I bought it.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:55 AM

 

I have a Brinly and a Bolens sleeve hitch and I like the Brinly better.

 

What is the difference between the two? 

 

I was not aware Bolens ever made a sleeve hitch.  .....Back in the late 60's -early 70's, all of the sleeve hitches we ever sold were made by Brinly.  .....These were furnished by the Bolens distributors as "Allied Equipment" authorized by Bolens for use on their tractors.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:06 AM

What is the difference between the two? 

 

I was not aware Bolens ever made a sleeve hitch.  .....Back in the late 60's -early 70's, all of the sleeve hitches we ever sold were made by Brinly.  .....These were furnished by the Bolens distributors as "Allied Equipment" authorized by Bolens for use on their tractors.

 

:ditto:

 

Bruce is correct, Bolens never made any of their own Sleeve hitches for the Tubeframes......


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Brinly wasn't the only one to make sleeve hitches for the tube frame Bolens.

 

Ohio Steel made them as well:

 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 09:49 AM

Here's the two hitches. Maybe it isn't made by Bolens but has a Bolens part number on it. It hard to tell in the pics but there is a difference in the end of the rods where it mounts to the lift handle.

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:23 PM

Those are both Brinly, I know sometimes Bolens put their sticker on other manufactures products.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:58 PM

Looks like the Bolens labeled hitch is taller than the Brinly label. And the fact that the Bolens label has a stabilizer plate added to it.



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Posted June 01, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Looks like the Bolens labeled hitch is taller than the Brinly label. And the fact that the Bolens label has a stabilizer plate added to it.


They're both the same height. Just the angle of the pic.
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Posted June 02, 2014 - 10:23 AM

My B 1053,,

 

What about the guy that is makeing  the cat. O    3 PT.  maybe if you give him the measurments... ( found on this web site ) He could fab one up..

 

 I'm trying to make my own soon...



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Posted June 02, 2014 - 01:50 PM

 

Brinly wasn't the only one to make sleeve hitches for the tube frame Bolens.

 

Ohio Steel made them as well:

 

 

 

 

OB, I'm lovin' that fabbed forklift in pic #3.


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Posted June 02, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Some of you may have seen this post over at the 'other' website forum under Bolens. 

 

I said, "I did a search on SearchTempest for a Bolens Sleeve Hitch within 500 miles of my area, the Eastern Panhandle of WV. You would think SOMEONE was selling one for a tubeframe but, it ain't happenin' right now. Can find attachments but no sleeve hitch.

Does anyone know if there is anyone making them now? I thought I remembered a fab shop taking a hand count.

I really don't want to revert to needing to find a 3-pt. Cat. 0 moldboard for a Sears. sidelaugh.gif Not sure my old ST10 can take much more."

 

Plans have been found for the Brinley brand and someone is working up the cost by those plans. But, it would be nice to find something more local and it be a Bolens.

 

 

you will never find one useing a search engine...you just have to look on cl an forums, trust me i been looking for a wheel horse rj35 and nothing comes up on bing or google but therre was  one on cl and i missed it, the ad was still on cl and the search engine never brought it up



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Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:57 PM

OB, I'm lovin' that fabbed forklift in pic #3.

 

That's not a forklift, that's a Hang-N-Haul.  It just didn't have a wood platform on it yet.

 

http://www.youtube.c...NFvbuLXg/videos

 

I don't know if Dean is still making them or not.  Pretty handy for hauling stuff around, even without a platform.

 

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 07:39 PM

you will never find one useing a search engine...you just have to look on cl an forums, trust me i been looking for a wheel horse rj35 and nothing comes up on bing or google but therre was  one on cl and i missed it, the ad was still on cl and the search engine never brought it up

 

 

Put in     wheel horse rj35 craigslist      in the search engine then change the seach date for stuff in the past week or day........  


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Posted June 03, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Put in     wheel horse rj35 craigslist      in the search engine then change the seach date for stuff in the past week or day........  

 

wilberj, have you ever tried using searchtempest [dot] com? It directly searches CL, ebay, amazon, oodle, etc. You can set the miles from your zipcode to search from.






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