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Posted November 03, 2014 - 09:18 AM

I am new to this forum and was pointed in this direction by a friend. I have a large number of GT's including lots of Bolens, my favourite brand.

 

I have three Bolens that are painted gold, a 600 and two Ride-a-matic's. I had heard that the colour change was in celebration of a anniversary but I have no idea if that is the case. 

 

Does anyone know the reason behind the colour change and what years it covered?

 

Thanks

Iain


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 09:58 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Folks in the know will be along!



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:09 AM

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 01:00 PM

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 02:25 PM

Welcome aboard,I'll be curious to see what the answer is also

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Posted November 03, 2014 - 02:45 PM

Welcome to the GTT forum. I wish I had an answer for you, but, I'm still learning about Bolens myself.



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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Welcome!

How about some pictures of your tractors? :D

 

 

Bolens changed the colors on their tractors quite frequently over the years, sometimes colors changed 2 times in a production year!

I have never heard of the gold Bolens being for an "Anniversary" though.

 

I think this is just the color scheme they decided to go with for this era, alot of dealer bulletins refer to this as the "Gold seal line"


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:44 PM

The 'Gold seal line" lasted from 1961-1963


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 03:46 PM

It was 1962 gold edition and yea there they are cool they have a sparkler type logo on the side of the hood


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Posted November 03, 2014 - 11:01 PM

Ya let's see some pics?
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 08:52 AM

Thanks everyone.

 

This is a picture of each of my gold Bolens. It would be great to know the age of each as they are all different models. The pictures are not great as two of the three tractors are in storage at the moment and not easy to get at. They all need work.

 

Bolens 600.jpg

 

Bolens RAM-1.JPG

 

Bolens RAM-2.jpg

 

 

 

 


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 04:43 PM

First one is either a 62' or63' Husky 600

 

Second is a 1961 Ride-a-Matic

 

3rd is a 1962 Ride-a-Matic

 

Looks like the ride-a-matics have been modified a bit!

The engine in the 62' is not original to that machine


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 07:54 PM

WELCOME to GTTalk!



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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Many thanks for the information on the age. How is it possible to determine the age of the ride-a-matic's, is it a combination of the shape and colour?

 

I don't think the 1961 ride-a-matic will take a lot to remove the extra metal added and weld up the holes in the frame and fenders.

 

The 1962 ride-a-matic was fitted with a Honda engine by a previous owner but I do have the original Kohler to go back in. The Kohler has a broken flywheel and missing coil, so I need to locate replacements. It works well with the Honda, just looks odd. I think the difficult bit with the 1962 is not shown in the picture. I think a PO has removed the majority of the hitch parts and installed what looks like a Land Rover towing bracket. Should this have the same hitch parts as the 1961 and if so are they hard to locate?

 

RAM2.jpg

 

 

For me the hard bit is knowing exactly what it they should look like as the only two ride-a-matic's I have ever seen in the UK I now own. I suspect that they are both missing small items that could easily be made if I knew what they looked like.

 

I need new belts for my 1962 machine. Does anyone know what size they should be and the best place to locate them?

 

Thanks

Iain

 

 



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Posted November 05, 2014 - 07:52 AM

I love the 600, I think newer ride a matics look horrific. I like the classic one. I am sure findng a new flywheel wont be that hard.






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