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Posted March 22, 2011 - 09:11 AM

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Manufactured in January, 1968 (already used your link from another thread)

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 09:46 AM

I forgot that I posted that link :D LOL

It looks to be all original parts except for the steering wheel

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Posted March 22, 2011 - 09:50 AM

I will be looking to replace the steering wheel

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 11:56 AM

If you get the serial# off the engine I can tell you what year your Bolens was made.


In this case you are right, Brian. .....If the engine above was indeed made in January, it was probably installed on a Bolens tractor within a few months.

I'm not trying to nit-pick, but I want to provide some info which applies to many types of equipment.

Engine manufacturing dates are only an approximation of when the equipment (of any brand) was built. .....There was often a delay of several months to a year or more between the time an engine was built to the time it was installed on a piece of equipment.

For example, an engine produced late in a year (Sept-Oct-Nov-Dec) could actually be for the next year's equipment production.

Some manufacturers often installed engines they received in a short span of time. .......Other equipment manufacturers often bought engines in a large quantity to get a better price, but it may take them a year or longer to manufacture/sell enough equipment before they would need to order more engines.

Equipment manufacturers had to place orders in advance of their anticipated needs. .......The various engine manufacturers (B&S, Tecumseh, Kohler, Wisconsin, Onan, etc) had different lead times for production.

Obviously, if an engine has been replaced at some time, the engine mfg date is no longer indicative of the age of the equipment.

Edited by Bruce Dorsi, March 23, 2011 - 12:01 PM.

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 11:58 AM

Yes, I have noticed that some of the Bolens had older engines in them than the actual tractor's age it self.
My Bolens 1000 has the original engine in it and it is dated 1964

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Posted March 23, 2011 - 12:56 PM

The equiptment that the engine is on could in fact be up to 2 years newer then engine date code. John Deere bought in very large quinities from Kohler. I have a 1971 112 that has the original engine on it, got the tractor from man who bought it new, Engine date code shows it being produced in 1969.




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