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#1 blackjackjakexxix ONLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:04 PM

Trying to work out a deal on a old Bolens dealership I found a couple weeks ago,alot of bigger stuff along with a lot of small parts,as it goes stuff has been sitting for 35+ years and some parts do have some surface rust on them,but are new,,this was a family owned business for 62+ years, there now selling Cub cadet,Troy-bilt,Stihl products,I got a few things already,NEW large frame 54" power angle snow plow,tube frame hydraulic lift kit,large frame 3 point hitch,tiller ext kit for the square back tillers,Duratrac/Troy-bilt power angle snow blade,couple Duratrac/Troy-bilt sub frames,and a couple small parts,all this stuff NEW,today while up there I spotted some NEW tiller ext kits,I don't know what there for but believe they are for the walk behinds,can someone help me out,box say Bolens/FMC 20801,I have to go back there in the spring, he's going to comprise a list and price for everything,some is in a unheated pole bldg. and he said just to cold to go dig it all out,I'm hoping hoping for the best,him and his wife are super people

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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:21 PM

Sounds Promising!

 

Hope things work out for you and the parts are still salvageable, years or moisture can wreak havoc on that stuff!


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:56 PM

That's an awesome score. Crazy that some people still have stuff like that just sittin around
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Posted December 20, 2014 - 09:48 AM

Maybe this one is the one where you find enough new parts to build a new Bolens.
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Posted December 20, 2014 - 09:55 AM

This would be my dream come true . Great find keep us posted on whats in the other barn it would be cool if there were a few old attachment in there

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Posted December 20, 2014 - 10:00 AM

Rick,

 

I went through every Bolens/GardenWay/Troybilt Service Seminar book I have and a few brochures and the "Bolens/FMC 20801" was no where to be found. This included lawn mowers, mulchers, chippers/shredders, green houses (yes, under the Troybilt name), etc.

 

I'll keep looking for more sources. Good luck.


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 10:36 AM

I think I know what the 20801 Kit goes to but will keep my mouth shut as I want first dibs! :D :smilewink:


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 10:42 AM

I think I know what the 20801 Kit goes to but will keep my mouth shut as I want first dibs! :D :smilewink:

Oh, you first dibbers.  :poke:

 

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling:


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Awesome job Rick best of luck with it.


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Ok, I forgot to mention there's a Brand New in box 22" tiller for the tube frames there,I didn't see the driveshaft though,but maybe buried,


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:39 PM

Ok, I forgot to mention there's a Brand New in box 22" tiller for the tube frames there,I didn't see the driveshaft though,but maybe buried,

 

Oh man.... I may have to make a visit to PA sometime in the future!

Is the tiller in clean storage or was it sent to the dreaded "Back" of the dealership?

Would be nice to show off if it has no rust on it.


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:43 PM

As luck would have it,today I decided to wipe off the TF hydraulic lift kit,it didn't seem to be returning back to the center position right,so I opened it up and got to think it was a damage return,the unit wasn't ever put together,no signs of that,after looking inside there was a roll pin broke and the spring wasn't in the right place,well I tried to get the broken piece out and broke the cast mount where the pin goes,so now I'll be looking for a parts one to fix it,enough to ruin your day


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:45 PM

The tiller is in a dry area,but the bldg isn't heated so will have to open the box and look,the box looks to be in very good shape


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:56 PM

So when you get all of this stuff home can I buy some of it?


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 05:52 PM

As luck would have it,today I decided to wipe off the TF hydraulic lift kit,it didn't seem to be returning back to the center position right,so I opened it up and got to think it was a damage return,the unit wasn't ever put together,no signs of that,after looking inside there was a roll pin broke and the spring wasn't in the right place,well I tried to get the broken piece out and broke the cast mount where the pin goes,so now I'll be looking for a parts one to fix it,enough to ruin your day

 

I've found quite a few NOS parts in this similar shape.  Its a risk of the job, I guess.

 

NOS carburetors are prone to being swapped out with an old one stuck in a box.  A seller has to prove to me a carb is new before I pay premium prices for it.  I haven't bought a lot of gasket sets in years.  I've yet to see one that is complete.

 

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