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#1 Dieselcubmike OFFLINE  

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:35 PM

So my local junkyard is open on the weekends which is very convenient for most people especially if you work long hours during the week. So i took a few garbage bags full of cans and a old oven in today. What makes this place special to me is their lawn and garden section. So after waiting in line today i ventured over to tractor land. At the front gate sat a bolens 775. Never seen one of those before? looks cumplete other than not having a seat. Ventured further inside and looked at the scrap pile and saw a simplicity sunstar. Looked in great shape. Has a 16hp kohler. seen another bolens g14 but didnt really stop to look at it. Looked at a lonely little simplicity 725. Momma bear said if i bring home one more tractor im out of the house lol! So now im looking into a storage unit until i get the yard cleaned up. I have to rescue those tractors!  

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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:36 PM

Nice Saves!

 

The Bolens is a ''Small Frame"  series


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 06:41 PM

Anything special with that 775? Never seen one before so im a bit curious 


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 07:00 PM

They were for smaller yard sizes and were cheaper priced than the larger more heavy duty models of the time.

There are still a decent amount around but do not have the collect ability or as strong a following as the other models, lots of people still have and use them though.


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 07:06 PM

Thank you for the info. 


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Nice save.

 

When you said "Momma bear said if i bring home one more tractor im out of the house" I thought were going to ask if anyone had room for you to move into! :bigrofl:  :poke:


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 07:29 PM

I wasnt aware of any hydros that small! Always heard that a hydro sucked about 2hp just to move itself....so that leaves the 775 with 5hp for mowin by that school of thought. How big are the decks on those?
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Posted April 19, 2015 - 08:12 PM

Nice save.

 

When you said "Momma bear said if i bring home one more tractor im out of the house" I thought were going to ask if anyone had room for you to move into! :bigrofl:  :poke:

Im not sure if anyone has the room for me lol  :D  :rolling:



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Posted April 19, 2015 - 08:28 PM

They were for smaller yard sizes and were cheaper priced than the larger more heavy duty models of the time.

There are still a decent amount around but do not have the collect ability or as strong a following as the other models, lots of people still have and use them though.

 

I've never seen any Bolens that small around here.  Its a cute little runt.  I wouldn't mind having one to play with.  Did Bolens build the tranny or did they contract it out?

 

Do you have any small frames?

 

Ben W.



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Posted April 20, 2015 - 04:23 AM

I am also making the run to the scrap yard today. Unfortunately there have been no garden tractors there since I got mine.,,,previously there would be 4 or 5 sitting there every trip..The scrapper sets saleable stuff aside and sells very cheap. Welders, generator,,just stuff that us guys look at and think of how can we possibly llve without this vintage relic...I even dragged this truck home a few years ago $600,,scrap value was $500, complete with good engine and transmission.

Todays mission is steel to upgrade my hauling trailer

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