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#1 BTS ONLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:44 PM

I was at a auction yesterday, I bought a Bolens Huski 2 wheel garden tractor, with a disk, cultivator and sickle mower.

The attachments don't go to this garden tractor but they were a nice bonus.

Anyway, engine turns over, needs rims and tires.

I oiled up the clutches and they are now moving freely.

I'm not sure what I'm going to with it, I wasn't really planing on buying it, I don't have a need for it, or do I have the time and room.
But I thought for $15 how could I go wrong???
 

Anyway, anyone know anything about these, I was wondering about the year of it? ser #46004550 also wondering about the HP?
Everything looks complete besides the rims/tires and air filter.

Thanks for any info

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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:48 PM

$15? That's just sad.  I'd give you $15 to just walk it around a little bit!


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 04:53 PM

You Lucky Dog!

I'll give you $30 for it :D

 

Its a Huski Gardener (3HP)

They were made from around 1947-1956

Best way to date these is by the engine numbers.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 05:46 PM

Those attachments appear to be Simplicity- M/W stuff.

What a great deal you got.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:25 PM

If you want to spend money like that, don't tell us.  It ruins our night.

 

Gee.

 

Nice tractor by the way.  :D

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 06:28 PM

should take you no time to get the wheels back on and running. Now you just need a simp for the other attachments.


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 08:29 PM

That's one heck of a deal! The engine is a 1946 and with that style of serial number I would say its a 46. Somewhere around the end of 46 early 47 they changed the serial number from a 8 digit to a serial number that starts with letter (I assume G would be for Gardener and H would be for Huski Ho or Power Ho). I'm thinking it had to do with bolens merger with FMC. This just what I've come up with dating the 12A Power Hos I have. Both Gardeners I've got start the number with a G, one with a Wisconsin and the other with a Briggs.
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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:11 PM

15 bucks?.... :worshippy1:

yep that covers it


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Nice score....


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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Thanks

I got a set of ag tires & duals I'm thinking about putting on it, I'm probably going to get it running and then sell it.
Like I said, I really don't have the time or use for it.

 

 

That's one heck of a deal! The engine is a 1946 and with that style of serial number I would say its a 46. Somewhere around the end of 46 early 47 they changed the serial number from a 8 digit to a serial number that starts with letter (I assume G would be for Gardener and H would be for Huski Ho or Power Ho). I'm thinking it had to do with bolens merger with FMC. This just what I've come up with dating the 12A Power Hos I have. Both Gardeners I've got start the number with a G, one with a Wisconsin and the other with a Briggs.

Thanks for the info :wave:



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Posted August 24, 2014 - 10:44 PM

There was another auction from the same seller a few months ago, he had passed away and his wife is selling everything off.

The last auction was nothing but tractors, garden tractors, walk be hinds and parts. There must of been over 40 walk behinds that sold, at least 60 stationary hit and miss engines. Over 50 antique farm tractors and about 10 garden tractors.

The second sell that I got this bolens from was mainly collectables like clocks, glassware, guns and ect.

I heard that there is going to be a 3rd auction in a few months.

I'm not sure what all is going to be there, but this guy had it all!






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