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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:16 PM

My first adventure into Bolens territory. Arron has this Bolens and I told him last year the belts need replaced. Since it won't pull itself anymore, it's time to change them. I have an operators manual . Now to fix it!

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Wish me luck!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:19 PM

Thats not a bolens........................


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:40 PM

looks like an MTD in green paint .  :rolling:

I'm sure when you're done Kenny it 'll be running just fine again .


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Thats not a bolens........................

But it says Bolens right on it!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:47 PM

Its a "Bino"  "Bolens in name only" :poke:

 

I'm not proud of it But I have sold parts for these machines :D


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Its a "Bino"  "Bolens in name only" :poke:

 

I'm not proud of it But I have sold parts for these machines :D

I just had to stir the pot a little!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:01 PM

What pricks eh Ken


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:15 PM

What pricks eh Ken

Seems they all left! Guess I'll have to wing it!



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 05:55 PM

LOL

 

I'll try to help ya a bit.I work on these all the time.

 

Replace Both belts while you have it apart.That's a single speed rear with Varidrive and 2 drive belts.

 

To remove the belts it's easier to just remove the big vari drive pulley under the shift plate.They usually only have a Snap ring and a couple washers holding them on.After that you Might have to remove the Engine pulley to clear the engine belt guide.Most of the engine belt guides were Cast into the frame.

 

 

Hey they take alot of abuse and still work most of the time.The Varidrive is ALOT better setup than the cheap Peerless gear drives or those darn little weak hydro units.Transaxle is Super simple Forward/Reverse in these and they usually outlast the rest of the tractor.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 06:14 PM

LOL

 

I'll try to help ya a bit.I work on these all the time.

 

Replace Both belts while you have it apart.That's a single speed rear with Varidrive and 2 drive belts.

 

To remove the belts it's easier to just remove the big vari drive pulley under the shift plate.They usually only have a Snap ring and a couple washers holding them on.After that you Might have to remove the Engine pulley to clear the engine belt guide.Most of the engine belt guides were Cast into the frame.

 

 

Hey they take alot of abuse and still work most of the time.The Varidrive is ALOT better setup than the cheap Peerless gear drives or those darn little weak hydro units.Transaxle is Super simple Forward/Reverse in these and they usually outlast the rest of the tractor.

It reminds me of my old MTD a lot. Still have the Vari-Drive pulleys for it!



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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:17 PM

I just bought one of those for 100, put a battery in it and sold it for 200


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:30 PM

In spite of the fact that they are just another MTD clone, they do actually mow pretty well. But that is all they do pretty well.
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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:35 PM

In spite of the fact that they are just another MTD clone, they do actually mow pretty well. But that is all they do pretty well.

I'll have to agree with that statement!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 08:34 PM

If all you need is a lawn machine to mow with, they are not that bad. The drive is not so bad unless you want to shift speeds with out it running, then it gets messed up.


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 10:07 PM

I got the exact tractor only called a yard machine... Changed the belts last year WHAT A PITA!!
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