Why is a large frame Bolens better?
The sure don't have the old-school ag-tractor look.
The Bolens LF is heavier duty in my experience. The Bolens is way over designed. The transaxle on my 1250 is rated for 35 hp. Even with just the 12 hp on my 1250 it keeps going under heavy loads. The two ptos and and the availability of many attachments is also a plus. I find the handling and the transmission controls to be more comfortable than anything else that I have tried without getting into the $3000+ range. Last week, there was a nice LF for $725, claimed to have a rebuilt engine.
Harrys' PK needed alot of bolts and pins replaced just because of wear. I some cases I bored the bushings out and made inner bushings. There was also a problem with one of the rear axle drive units that was a royal pain. Many of the things I repaired just didn't seem to be as well made as I expected.
There was a pair of PKs for sale a couple of years ago only two miles from me. One was running the other was not. The price for the two was very good. I took the running one for a ride but just didn't like the feel. If I was only going to have PKs, I'm sure that I would get used to it. I've got many different tractors and tend to use different ones in the same day. The Pks would have felt weird.
It all comes down to personal preferrence. I am suggesting that you be carefull and test drive many different tractors before making the big dollar plunge. Good Luck, Rick
This just showed up on my CL. I think it is very overpriced. http://newlondon.cra...5092196455.html
Tractor/Loader w/Hauler - $5000 (Norwich)
Power King 24/14 Dual Transmission Tractor w/Johnson Loader, 3 Pt Hitch, and DR 1 Ton Hauler with 350lb Winch Convertible Bed Outriggers, both in excellent Condition, $5000 for both or will sell separately. Spammers reported, make your best offer if you like, and DONT Low Ball, it's for sale not for free :) Call or text 860-705-3743......
Edited by boyscout862, June 28, 2015 - 09:29 AM.