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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:30 PM

Since everyone else was posting photos of their snow removal equipment I figured I'd jump in too :D

 

I got to use my EK10 about 5 times so far this year, works so much better with a fresh paint job on the inside of the blower!

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Hey Doc,
Nice looking EK10 you have there. I do have a question though, what is it like on slippery surfaces? I've never operated one of them but will it try to for a lack of better words jackknife when stopping or turning. It looks like fun.

Mike
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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:46 PM

I am always amazed by what that model can do.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:53 PM

If these machines  had more traction they would be unstoppable!

Poor traction on pavement in the winter is their only downfall when you have a heavy attachment mounted on the front.

I have had much better results with my new rubber chains installed though, less slipping.

 

Its nice having the extra 2HP while moving snow , all my tube frames are 8.25 HP or less and you can feel the difference while snow casting!


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:56 PM

It looks great.  Thanks for the photographs.


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:59 PM

Hey Doc,
Nice looking EK10 you have there. I do have a question though, what is it like on slippery surfaces? I've never operated one of them but will it try to for a lack of better words jackknife when stopping or turning. It looks like fun.

Mike

 

The way the steering is setup you have to do all the work or the machine wont turn. It wont coast back like a normal tractor.

You can let the tractor spin in circles all day and it will not move an inch!


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Posted January 12, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Cool set up, fun getting these old units earning their keep, course too much off anything gets old , i.e. that cold wet white stuff and having to keep removing it , working a Bolens will never gets old! Thanks for the pics
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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:34 PM

They are cool machines,nice looking

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Posted January 12, 2015 - 09:48 PM

Nice pics Doc!



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Is lifting the blower as painful as it looks?



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Posted January 12, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Cool set up Doc, I haven't seen one of them yet.



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Posted January 13, 2015 - 08:58 AM

Is lifting the blower as painful as it looks?

 

No , its actually pretty easy


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