I would like to nominate my Bolens 750 tractor. The Model 750 is a 1 year only tractor. They were made in 1967 only and feature a 7HP Briggs engine.
This tractor was posted in the forums by the previous owner asking what it might be worth. There were a few responses but no one asked what he wanted for it. Of course I did and his response was “Free to a good home”. J Of course I haggled a bit about the price but then agreed to take it and asked for his location. That’s when things got complicated. He was 26 hours away from me one way. The tractor was in Texas and I am in NY.
I started to reach out to my fellow tractor friends around the country. Thanks Andy Asberry J
My friend Andy was able to pick up the tractor for me and bring it to his home for storage until I can work out how to get her to NY. Attending the Evansville show in Indiana Andy dragged the little Bolens with him and his fleet of tractors. So now all I had to do is get her home from Indiana. 14 hours one way. I was originally scheduled to work the weekend of that show so I was now hoping another friend was going to drag it back from Indiana or have it shipped. I was able to switch my work weekend with a colleague and immediately made hotel reservations and other arrangements to attend the show.
So I drove to the show and retrieved the little Bolens which Andy had running for me when I arrived.
After the show I drove to Wisconsin to pick up a Bush Hog T63 so the Bolens would have someone to ride back with. The Bolens and the Bush hog took the long journey back and we all made it home safe and sound. I use the 750 for pulling a trailer and a little mowing. It is in great shape and runs quite well.
The price was right, the show was great and I got to meet a lot of folks that I have been communicating with for years via the forums email and phone.
Best deal yet J