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#1 superaben OFFLINE  

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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:22 AM

I brought home three Bolens Handi Ho's yesterday.  One I am restoring for a customer.  Two are now mine. 

 

The hooded one is of course a 10CB01 with a Briggs 8 engine. 

 

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Is the hood supposed to be chopped like this or is this the wrong engine?

 

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This dude is for parts, another 10CB01. 

 

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This one is getting freshened up for a customer.

 

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The model number of the last one is a 10001.  It has a Briggs 8B engine.  I've never seen a Husky tractor with a model number not in the 10CB01 format.  Have I just been out to lunch or...?

 

I also will need the big round Husky man stickers for the belt/chain covers if anyone has a good source.

 

Ben W.

 


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:50 AM

I will have to look the two over that I have with the hood an grill I don't remember seeing a notch like that The last unit appears to have the wrong engine to me
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Posted May 31, 2014 - 08:59 AM

I don't remember the hoods being notched.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:19 AM

I'm going to have to come down to VA to take those away from you, Use your kick stands! Its tractor abuse laying them on the ground!!!! :poke:

 

 

Nice Finds, that one in the first pic is almost complete which is not very common nowadays

 

Both air cleaners are not correct for these Ho's. Looks like someone got a little carried away and took a hatchet to the hood :wallbanging:

 

 

The tank on the one your restoring for a customer is not right as well.

Are you sure thats what the tag reads? That number does not come up in my Bolens literature anywhere.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:52 AM

I was wondering if you were going to snag that deal up. I would have gladly done that restore for him, if he had asked me. LOL  I probably would have had you do the engine work though.  I really wanted the one with the hood. Let me know when things are taking shape so I can come see.  Was the sickle bar in the deal or did he keep that hidden out of your sights?  :thumbs: Oh, there is a manual here someplace.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 03:38 PM

nice, been looking for a single wheel tractor here to cultivate with.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:42 PM

I was wondering if you were going to snag that deal up. I would have gladly done that restore for him, if he had asked me. LOL  I probably would have had you do the engine work though.  I really wanted the one with the hood. Let me know when things are taking shape so I can come see.  Was the sickle bar in the deal or did he keep that hidden out of your sights?  :thumbs: Oh, there is a manual here someplace.

 

We didn't talk about a sickle bar mower.  But we might do that yet.  :D  He might be wanting to keep that for his tractor, and I would understand that.  He wants me to get it done for the Bridgewater show.  Hopefully I can make that happen. 

 

I liked the hooded one.  All these months Steve and I have talked, that was the one I had my eyeballs on. 

 

I need to get you out here, anyway, so I'll let you know when it looks sharp.  Did your Sears sell?

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:46 PM

I'm going to have to come down to VA to take those away from you, Use your kick stands! Its tractor abuse laying them on the ground!!!! :poke:

 

 

Nice Finds, that one in the first pic is almost complete which is not very common nowadays

 

Both air cleaners are not correct for these Ho's. Looks like someone got a little carried away and took a hatchet to the hood :wallbanging:

 

 

The tank on the one your restoring for a customer is not right as well.

Are you sure thats what the tag reads? That number does not come up in my Bolens literature anywhere.

 

 

Hey now, Brian, I just learned that they had kickstands only after you said that!  :rolling:

 

I went out and checked, after some grease cleaner worked on the tag, the tag changed to 10C01.  That sounds better. 

 

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That can't be the right engine on the 10C01.  Look how it mounts:

 

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Compared to here:

 

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Is a 6S the right engine? I happen to have one of those I can get on it.  I'm surprised there's no gear reduction on them.  Most walkers used a 6-1 or something like that.  Bolens geared it down other ways. 

 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 07:32 AM

When it comes to drivelines Bolens has always figured a very good strong set up.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:25 AM

The 10C should have a B&S 6S  (No Hood on these models)

 

The 10CB shold have a B&S 8  

 

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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:34 AM

And you should ship me the one with the hood....


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Haven't sold the sears, not even a bite.  Just the traditional spam texts and emails from all over the world quoting the header exactly asking if it's still available.  Or giving me an email address to reply to them.  I don't even bother answering those. My ad, my rules, I do believe I said to call,  LOL

That sickle if frozen up I think, but looked like it would work fine with a little work.  An electrolosis tank would work wonders on those little things, both the attachments and tractors too.

If you search handi ho in these forums, there are a couple posts back a few years that have a picture of a nice one in Ruckersville or Gordonsville here in Va.  It's a beaut.


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Posted June 01, 2014 - 08:47 PM

And you should ship me the one with the hood....

 

And I would be glad to.  What's the offer going to be?

 

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Posted June 02, 2014 - 12:06 AM

It looks like the one with the hood should have the "old style 8" on it with the goose neck air cleaner neck. Then there would be no issue with clearance for the air cleaner.

If your looking to find it a new home I have an engine that would be perfect for it. :)
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Posted June 02, 2014 - 08:20 PM

It looks like the one with the hood should have the "old style 8" on it with the goose neck air cleaner neck. Then there would be no issue with clearance for the air cleaner.

If your looking to find it a new home I have an engine that would be perfect for it. :)
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yes its the same elbow that a DB engine takes.






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