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#16 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 24, 2014 - 07:52 AM

I'm just going to ignore you now.


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 09:48 AM

I'm not real up on Bolens. What is the difference between the 850 and the 900?

 

Huge Difference!

Body style, tires,Paint on wheels.

 

The 900 came first (1964-1965)  The 850 was produced (1966-1969)


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Posted September 24, 2014 - 10:11 AM

These machines must have looked beautiful when they were new. The metallic "cordovan" paired with the cream hoods is a good mix of colors in my opinion.

As with all the Bolens metallic paint, it lost its color on exposed parts which Is why alot of us always went for the leather brown.



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Posted September 24, 2014 - 10:13 AM

One is for the choke and on the other side it the throttle.

OK, I know the choke and throttle.  I am talking about the red handled lever on the bottom left of the tower.

 

It looks like it would move a sheave in and out but I can see the PTO lever below it so what does this lever control?

 

Is it a Hi/lo of some sort?



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Posted September 24, 2014 - 10:14 AM

OK, I know the choke and throttle.  I am talking about the red handled lever on the bottom left of the tower.

 

It looks like it would move a sheave in and out but I can see the PTO lever below it so what does this lever control?

 

Is it a Hi/lo of some sort?

 

Its for Hi/Low Speeds

This feature was only used on the 800,850,853&900 Models



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Posted September 24, 2014 - 11:18 AM

Yah, my 853 has the hi/low lever on it. You push it one way and it engages the  idler against the hi gear sheave belt and pull it the other way and it engages the idler against low gear sheave belt. This is physically a 3 speed tranny using a large and small pulley sheave off the engine to get hi/low range. It works great. If you look closely in the picture you can see the the two belts off of the hi/low pulley sheave where the idler goes against.

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Posted September 24, 2014 - 02:18 PM

OK, I know the choke and throttle.  I am talking about the red handled lever on the bottom left of the tower.

 

It looks like it would move a sheave in and out but I can see the PTO lever below it so what does this lever control?

 

Is it a Hi/lo of some sort?

 

 

Sorry for the confusion but have the other guys answered your question or may I be of further help.



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 04:57 AM

What kind of hive setup are you running? I'm thinking of building a Warre' or Kenyan Top Bar this winter.

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Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:20 AM

He asked about the red handled lever on the lower left console tower. I included a description and a couple pictures of in my last post.  That lever does move front/back and moves the idler from the low to high belt position on that dual pulley sheave. 



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Posted September 25, 2014 - 06:38 AM

What kind of hive setup are you running? I'm thinking of building a Warre' or Kenyan Top Bar this winter.

 

 

 We use just the old stand-by standard large hive super with 10 frames. We however make up our hives with 3 large supers instead of the commonly seen 2 boxes. We started this as a hobby when we got to old to make maple syrup. We started with 2 hives and are now up to four. There are a few bee keepers around here that do use the top bar setup but very few. Good luck.



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Posted April 02, 2015 - 01:47 PM

It is coming along slowly

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 01:51 PM

Not sure if you meant to do this or not but the rims should be white if your going for an original looking tractor......

 

 

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Posted April 02, 2015 - 05:15 PM

Ok a change at this point will be easy. I did not have a paint scheme  to guide me and they were red when I started sandblasting. Thanks B-1000. Is it pure white or kind of a cream color or what it called off white?


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Posted April 02, 2015 - 06:16 PM

WOW this thread is one that I forgot about. I've got an 800 and how cool it would be to paint it in that metallic color that Bolens 1000 mentioned. I'll have to follow this post. Your 900 is looking fantastic as usual. I can't believe how nasty that hood looks with the ripped metal where the lights were. Too bad there was not one that you could replace it with. 



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Posted April 02, 2015 - 06:38 PM

I will assure anyone that when I am done with that hood you will never know there were ever headlights there. Stay tuned for more later.






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