Anyone Know this tractor?
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:33 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:34 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:36 PM
Its a fairly rare unit as I have only seen 3 other ones. I would fix her up to the original colors and use it
Here's a link to the 600 parts list
Bolens 600 - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums
I will do some searching around for you to see if I can locate any info/literature
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:37 PM
The more and more I look at it, it's a 600 with the hood and dash tower for Wards. You can get fenders from a 600, 800 and others with the round type fenders.
Yep thats basically it. The only difference would be the sheet metal and clutch petal is a different shape
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:44 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:46 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:15 PM
They were only made for 1/2 a year before Gilson/Wards released the Garden Mark from 1965-1968? The Years are not clear in my scanned manuals.
If you can find a Model Number on the body I'll find you some info on it.
It's basically a Bolens 600 with different steering column and hood.
It has the Belt position Hi/Lo pulley setup by the looks of it.
Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:19 PM
There was one on ebay a year ago.
Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:20 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:44 PM
Try putting the belt on the next slot back.That's mowing gear or Hi range.
Just hold the clutch in and jump the belt back.You also have to jump it back on the bottom pulley.
You'll loose a bit of power but it will move 2 times as fast.
Thanks for saving that machine.It's a good old tractor.
The Monkey Wards 16 hydros are Beasts but I can almost guarantee that the frames are broke on both of them.
They break just behind the engine and just in front of the tranny.They have Eaton 12 Hydro trannys with Hi/lo range.
The ones with the 18hp twin had a heavier reinforced frame.
I've had a 15 gear,2 16 hydros and 2 18 twin hydros.They're extremely front end heavy with the plow on them.They like to sit and spin in the snow even with 200+lbs of loaded tire and weights on the wheels.
Edited by EricFromPa, February 28, 2011 - 10:58 PM.
Posted February 28, 2011 - 10:53 PM
Posted February 28, 2011 - 11:02 PM
Posted March 01, 2011 - 08:44 AM
On Sams Bolens pictures on his website he shows this model. They say its a 1955 wards by Bolens. There are not many around. I almost hate to put a 3 point on it. Buy I dont need a collector model, just a work horse. I do have a second tranny for it though. Dont know wether to sell it off or keep it.
I would keep it. I wouldnt sell it. Its a great work horse or a great show piece. Or both
Posted March 01, 2011 - 10:19 AM
Ok here ya go.
In picture number 6 can you tell us what numbers are stamped on that Steering column? If it starts with 171- its a giveaway its a Bolens part.
Forgot to mention this yesterday, but the foot rests are different as well.