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#1 thom OFFLINE  

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Posted October 09, 2014 - 07:30 PM

I found this Bolens. The seller is firm at $300 . It runs great, There is no mowing deck but it has the blade and a snow blower. It also has rear wheel weights and tire chains. The original owners manual is included. I'm told that the head cracked and was replaced , along with a new gasket, of course.

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It appears to be all original except the previous owner driiled holes in the hood for some ugly headlights. They will come off first thing.

 


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 08:31 PM

School me a little on Bolens. The seller thinks this tractor needs "a clutch". It cranks and runs great but will not move. The two clutch linings appear to be intact. I hope that the disengauge / freewheel thing, that he probably isn't aware of, is in the freewheel mode. If the trans input shaft turns but the wheels don't turn , that could be the reason, right? If the positraction variable thingy at the left rear hub is cranked all the way out (counterclockwise) would that disable the drive axles? I am going back to make my decision tomorrow afternoon. Thanks.



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 08:37 PM

$300 is alot for it.



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 09:43 PM

$300 is alot for it.

 

So, what in your considered opinion WOULDEN'T be "a lot"?

 

250, 200, 150, 100, 50, or maybe you expect to have someone pay you to take it off their hands?



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 10:04 PM

So, what in your considered opinion WOULDEN'T be "a lot"?

 

250, 200, 150, 100, 50, or maybe you expect to have someone pay you to take it off their hands?

 

 

Sorry I missed read? its a none moving tractor?  If it just the freewheel pin in the rear I say it worth $5,000 any day. 


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 05:41 AM

I have to agree with jerome on this one, looks like the old girl has seen better days. Looks to be some shoddy electrical work with the coil bolted to the side and loose wires everywhere!

Could also have a bad transmission since alot of  these early models made it out of the factory without a brake drum!


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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:47 PM

I checked the tractor out again today. The "freewheel pin" was in the engaged position. I tried putting the trans in a couple different gears , first and reverse actually, and turned the driveshaft with my hand. No movement of the rear wheels. Bad sign, huh? The trouble is obviously inside the transmission. The owner , who recently bought it from the original owner, says it pulled fine and was parked in a shed for a while then would not pull when they tried to use it again. What could happen in the trans while sitting? Anything that could be stuck from sitting? Thanks.






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