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#1 framesteer ONLINE  

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 02:54 PM

Here are a few pictures from last weekend's Antique Tractor and Engine working Farm Show in Geneseo, IL.  The featured tractor for the show was "Lesser Known Brands".

 

1. Picture of our (framesteer and bicyclemotocross) Bolens display, featuring three articulated machines (LK, EK10, GK)

2. Bolens GK

3. Two recent additions to our fleet - a 900 with plow and a 1250.  Both were rescued this past summer

4. 1927 Toro Truck

5. 1930 Toro Truck

6. Two working steam engines

7. Model Sixty Cat driving a rock crusher

8. Rock crusher

9. Three Horsepower plow

10 Wheel Horse gets an excellent ride

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the pictures, Good looking Bolens!

You dont see too many articulating ones at shows.


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the pics,there's times I miss my GK,but its in good hands with one of our members here(Doug)LP Bolens


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 04:19 PM

I'm wondering if maybe loading / unloading those "Frame Steer's" keeps people from bringing them to shows. They are awkward and difficult to load at times, attachments often need to be taken off to get on/off the trailer and they need to be strapped down really good otherwise they start moving all over the place.



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Posted September 16, 2014 - 05:33 PM

Were the Toro truck's used to pull wagons and such on the farm ? anyone care to enlighten me thanks Hank

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 07:22 PM

Those are all great photos! Thank you for sharing them.

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Posted September 16, 2014 - 07:38 PM

Were the Toro truck's used to pull wagons and such on the farm ? anyone care to enlighten me thanks Hank

They were usually used to pull gang reel mowers on fairways and rough grass areas but also were used to haul items around.  Toro was the largest producer of golf course maintenance equipment for many years during that era.  If you ever get to Minneapolis Minnesota and have some time to kill Toro headquarters has a great display of antique to modern equipment.  About the only mowing equipment I did not see there were the sheep used way back.

 

Back in those days at the top courses greens were mowed a 1/4' to 1/2", tees and fairways at 1" to 2" and the rough areas seldom.  Now greens are mowed at 1/16" to 1/8", tees and fairways from 1/4" to 1/2" and roughs at 4" and up.


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 08:07 PM

Thank you for the reply and education I would have never guessed.

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Posted September 17, 2014 - 06:26 AM

Nice pictures and good to see some Bolens there too.







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