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#1 Bruce Dorsi ONLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:48 PM

As of 10/1/1966, four years after the last Ride-A-Matic tractors were produced, Bolens still had some

R-A-M only attachments available.

 

These included:

 

#22436 Two-Gang Wing Reel Mowers (for use with the front-mounted reel)  - $180.00

 

#22447 30" Front Reel Mower - $144.00

 

#23130 Rear Trailing Hitch - $4.00

 

#23131 Rear Agricultural Hitch - $11.00

 

#23609 22" Tiller - $150.00

 

#23837 8" Tine & Hood Extension for #23609 tiller - $18.00

 

These prices were listed by Stull Equipment Co. of Chester, PA.

 

Freight from the factory was additional.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:00 PM

I have a binder from that equipment company I use it to hold some of my litetature I think they was a rather large distributor of Bolens stuff I have run across a lot of paper work with their name on it
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Some old dealers I bought out told me they were one of the biggest on the east coast

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:40 PM

To bad they could not find their way West of the Mississippi more.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:58 PM

Same guys? 

 

http://www.hellotrad...ny/profile.html


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:05 PM

Same guys? 
 
http://www.hellotrad...ny/profile.html

i never made the connection the gash-stull company distributed some of the earlier Bolens tractors I have litetature with their name stamped on it as well a letter head and note written to a potential customer still in the original envelope It has the ford logo on the top. Are they still in business then?
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 10:56 PM

 

Yes!  .....They lost (or gave up) the Bolens distributorship  for the NJ area in the late 70's or early 80's.  ....Elmco Distributors in Parsippany, NJ, became our new distributor.

 

I can't remember how much territory each of these distributors covered.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:02 PM

Yes!  .....They lost (or gave up) the Bolens distributorship  for the NJ area in the late 70's or early 80's.  ....Elmco Distributors in Parsippany, NJ, became our new distributor.

 

I can't remember how much territory each of these distributors covered.

 

I have a map showing the areas. I'll post it tomorrow.


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 06:22 AM

Great Info Bruce!

 

Stull was a big Bolens Distributor, I have alot of literature from them as well as some of their Award Plaques that were for sale on ebay not long ago.



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Posted February 07, 2015 - 09:58 AM

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