new to bolens, and to the forum
Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:28 PM
$200 it was in the back of my truck :)
after talking to guy at tubeframes.com (who is incredibly helpful i might add), it was determined that the tractor was essentially a hodgepodge of different year parts, its got what i was told is an 8hp (pull start only) tecumseh from a snowblower
pics of hodgepodge...they're not good pics bc it was really cold and windy when i took them
Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:31 PM
Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:33 PM
i contacted the seller and went to see the stuff with no idea of what they wanted for any of it since all the ads said "make an offer", they said they thought it was a g10 but now after looking around im certain its a 1050, i got the tractor (complete but has an old late 60's sears/craftsman motor on it turned sideways), what i think is a 38'' deck but havent measured to be certain yet, and a 36'' snowblower ..for $140..i'll be putting pics of teh 1050 up as soon as i get some..i dropped it at my mom's place so it could be undercover while i go over it bc it hasnt' been run in a few years
Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:41 PM
The transmission is from one of the 6 Speed models (1000,1050 ect..)
The driveshaft and clutch petal are from a 600. It appears you have the sheet metal of a Bolens 600. The engine is not original.
If I were to guess I'd say the tractor originally started out as a 63'-65' 600 and various parts were added/replaced along the way.
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Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:43 PM
And a old style 3 speed Transmission You would have a complete Bolens Husky 600.
Posted February 22, 2011 - 03:45 PM
Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:01 PM
Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:03 PM
I dont think it was one of the Gold ones judging by the old paint. You dont see any specks of gold paint anywhere do you?
Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:23 PM
Congrats on your "new" Bolens.
Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:33 PM
the blue on the dash..and red on the entire chassis appears to be the original colors of their respective pieces, however i dont think they were born together...so to speak
i'm going to get more pics of my 1050 and the attachments asap when i get over to my mom's again
how did i do as far as price goes?, after buying the 1050 i didnt feel quite as good as i had previously about hodgepodge but still no regrets..its a cool piece none the less
also, now i have a mower deck, plow, and snowblower, what other attachments are there to look for?, did they make a 3 point hitch for these? and if so how hard are they to find and where is the best place to look?
Posted February 22, 2011 - 04:45 PM
As far as price I think you may have over paid a bit. If It had the original engine $200 would be about right. The Briggs for that is sort of a hard thing to get a hold of but a good deal none the less.
There were around 35 different attachments that were avaiable for the Bolens tubeframes. The most common are tillers, snow casters, mowing decks, front blades.
The tubeframes did not offer a 3pt hitch. They used a sleeve hitch for some of the implements.
Posted February 22, 2011 - 05:08 PM
Posted February 22, 2011 - 05:44 PM
i kinda figured i overpayed on hodgepodge..it was an impulse buy 100%..oh well
as far as colors, not really sure what to think on that, whoever painted the chassis was thorough lol
Posted February 22, 2011 - 05:47 PM
Its hard for me to give a price on a tiller because all the tillers I own came with a tractor I bought. I never bought one sperately.
I would figure you could get one for around $50-125 though
I have seen Bolens painted many different colors over the years. I dont know what it is but people seem to always re-paint them non original colors. I have nothing against what people decide to paint their tractors but I always ask...were the factory colors really that bad?
Posted February 22, 2011 - 05:52 PM