My Local Lawn & Garden dealers I am friends with gave this to me, its been in their shop for a number of years.
The Previous owner hit something and didn't want to repair it. Turns out it was just a sheared flywheel key and a bad blade.
I will make this my new push mower to use around the house
This one was made in 1990 and was one of the last models to be built by Bolens before gardenway fully took over in the early 90's.
Like most Bolens machines they added luxury to every model, a turn handle height adjuster & self propelled.
The unique thing about these mowers is their patented mulching blade and deck shell design which was invented by Bolens way back in the early 60's. The same deck design , blade and self propelled system was the same for over 30 years.
Still need to fix the leaky fuel valve on the engine, as these were prone to leaking and have been obsolete for some time now.