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Posted May 24, 2015 - 07:54 AM

When I was a child, I remember my Grandpa had a garden Tractor. It was an old Bolens (no one remembers the model) he used it to mow and till mainly from what I can remember.

Recently, I was in my Uncles garage that used to be part of the farm - and there it was, the last piece of the Bolens on the farm.
Sitting in a corner, under a bench, unloved for decades... I brought it home.
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I didnt have anything to put it on, and had no interest in finding something. Just made me smile that I had it.

Ffwd to plow day.
In the corner of a shed, pretty much a flat spot for other parts, was an old tube frame hydro.
The engine had been replaced with a 10 horse Kohler. It seems The only tools you need to do this are a hatchet, a can opener, and a hammer. :wallbanging:

I played with the wiring (wow), added a little oil (needs changed) checked the obvious, replaced a gas tank (to where one had been added due to fuel pump not working) and stuck the jumper pack on it.
Surprise!

Grandpa's hitch has a home for now. I may find a new home for the tractor at some point, but the hitch stays. :D
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 08:04 AM

Welcome to the Bolens World!

If you dont want to have more than one sell it now! They multiply if you keep one more than a few months!

 

This one surely fits the bill of "Hack job"     Wow........


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 09:06 AM

Congrats on an awesome deal! Yes, some people should never own tools, but that is a reality that we have to live with. 


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Say, could you take some pics of the engine? 


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 09:14 AM

Say, could you take some pics of the engine?

sure, gimme a little bit and I will be up there
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Tell u what.  That is a great garden tractor you have there.  Not real pretty but who cares?  The hydro lift alone is worth havin on a tractor.  Keep that old girl, she will do you no harm.  the sleeve hitch was meant to be on it!


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Posted May 24, 2015 - 11:17 AM

Nicely done Alan. And the fuel pump not working is an easy fix, replace the fuel pump delete plate with... A fuel pump lol.

Alan, bring that to plow day next year and plow. Lol
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 12:05 PM

Nicely done Alan. And the fuel pump not working is an easy fix, replace the fuel pump delete plate with... A fuel pump lol.
Alan, bring that to plow day next year and plow. Lol


Jeff might want to buy it back :D
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Posted May 24, 2015 - 02:38 PM

Jeff might want to buy it back :D


If he does then just sell it to me to sell back to you lmao.




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