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Bob IN
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Posted November 30, 2014 - 08:18 PM

If you have a bolens gardener lets see it. I love these things. Not very hard to handle either, for as big as they are. Very usable too. Pulls the plow no problem. Gona get a few more pictures tomorrow hopefully. So lets see them.

First picture is my gardener with the Wisconsin engine. Runs great. Its the one I use the most. Picked it up this spring. The wheel equipment is original bolens. They are a two piece split rim.

Second is my early 1946 gardener. Its got the flat handle bars, different type of split rim. Runs good.

Last pictures is the first gardener I ever got. Its all complete and original. I've owned it twice now. Its gona get totally restored.  


This is just 3 or the 9 gardeners I have so far. Unfortunately there not all running, Yet anyway.

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Posted November 30, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Those guys are brutes.  I'm looking forward to the pictures, too.  :thumbs:


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 12:02 PM

Will toss up a couple pics of my Gardener.  Getting a carb kit and will be running good.  Runs now but really needs that kit.  I need the draw bar assembly for it though. Had the plow on and cultivator came with it but no draw bar.  Anybody out there help me out with that?


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Posted January 25, 2015 - 05:26 PM

I put the new carb kit in Saturday and that made a big difference.  Taped some cloth over the intake and played around with it some.  Then got it into some dirt in the bean stubble across the road.  Got down about 2"" then I hit frost.  But at least I turned dirt.  The left clutch don't release like it is supposed to. Have to throw the handle bars to the right to get it to throw out.  Have to work on that yet or it may work itself out of it.


Put a new carb kit in the Briggs on the Bradley today.  Along with new points and it fired off on second pull.  Now to get it out an play with it when the weather is better.  On to the equipment.

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Posted January 25, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Nice post guys. I've got a versamatic and power ho, no gardener....yet ha ha