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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:00 PM

On EBay UK, there's a tiller that was on a G14. Does anyone know what model it is and should it be painted orange. I have lifted the photos from the listing. I am interested in buying it but would like your opinion. Apart from the PTO shaft, is there anything missing?


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:17 PM

This is an early tubeframe tiller

They are pretty common in the US

 

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:19 PM

I can't help with model info but I don't see a lift arm on it, but the pictures don't show the whole unit.  I put one on my BIL's 850 a couple years ago, he didn't have the arm so I MacGyvered a solution that works fine. 


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Ok thanks. There's nothing missing to the trained eye?

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:21 PM

Thanks Stanz about the lift arm.

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 03:35 PM

I can't help with model info but I don't see a lift arm on it, but the pictures don't show the whole unit.  I put one on my BIL's 850 a couple years ago, he didn't have the arm so I MacGyvered a solution that works fine. 

 

 

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 04:35 PM

If I can ask what are the prices for tillers in your neck of the woods ? I am having a hard time finding any tillers here in the  mid west . prices are running from $100.00 to $ 350.00 .... and no I am not having one ship over the big pond.



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Posted January 17, 2015 - 04:56 PM

If I can ask what are the prices for tillers in your neck of the woods ? I am having a hard time finding any tillers here in the  mid west . prices are running from $100.00 to $ 350.00 .... and no I am not having one ship over the big pond.


The one advertised in the UK which I subsequently bought was for £105 ($160). I reckon between £100 to up to £250 in clean and working order/ restored. When you see Bolens attachments over here, you have to move quickly.
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Posted January 17, 2015 - 05:06 PM

This is an early tubeframe tiller

They are pretty common in the US

 

Better qualify yourself there Doc.  They sure are not common in the Midwest in fact they are darn hard to find in this part of the country.


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 05:19 PM

Better qualify yourself there Doc.  They sure are not common in the Midwest in fact they are darn hard to find in this part of the country.

 

 

You need to look a little harder there everywhere....



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Posted January 17, 2015 - 06:22 PM

This is an early tubeframe tiller

They are pretty common in the US

 

 

You need to look a little harder there everywhere....

 

They aren't "everywhere", and are only "pretty common" in certain areas of the US.

 

For one reason or another, Bolens didn't have much market presence in a good portion of the US.

 

It seems like they were danged popular in the Upper Midwest, the Atlantic States, and New England.

 

In places like Iowa, Kansas, Florida, New Mexico, they are rare beasts, and attachments aren't all that easy to find.


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 06:25 PM

They aren't "everywhere", and are only "pretty common" in certain areas of the US.

 

For one reason or another, Bolens didn't have much market presence in a good portion of the US.

 

It seems like they were danged popular in the Upper Midwest, the Atlantic States, and New England.

 

In places like Iowa, Kansas, Florida, New Mexico, they are rare beasts, and attachments aren't all that easy to find.

 

 

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Posted January 17, 2015 - 06:49 PM

Look again...

Oops, I see it now. A wide shot would have helped.



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Posted January 17, 2015 - 07:47 PM

That is what is called a light duty tiller. If you are looking to buy it I would check the drive gear in it as they are known to go out since they are made of brass. As for the driveshaft that is no problem as I have a stack of them here if you get it and need one.


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Posted January 17, 2015 - 07:49 PM

OB, your right about hard to find in some places,I'm in Florida right now,do a craigslist search in Florida,Georgia, tell me what you find,the only thing I find down here is the LOWE'S JUNK

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