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#1 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2015 - 03:56 PM

Here is the Bolens 600 that David (member TheFarm2004) from southern Indiana gave me for the hauling!  The tank was spotless, so put gas in it & she ran!  Even charges.  Steering was locked, and after penetrating oil, I can strongarm it, but barely.  Needs some work, but a good tractor!  The deck even mows!  Needs new cables, carb cleaned a bit, a new key switch as this one is locked up, but nothing major.  The worst may be getting the steering freed up good.

  Thanks so much David!  :thumbs:

 


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:00 PM

Good for you Daniel!

Crossed the river to get that one...hummm.


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:07 PM

Nice but, don't strong arm it any more. You can break one of the mounting pieces that hold the gears(my brother did it). Good Luck, Rick
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:10 PM

You have to love a free tractor that starts up and doesn't smoke!

Engine sounds good
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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Nice but, don't strong arm it any more. You can break one of the mounting pieces that hold the gears(my brother did it). Good Luck, Rick

Thanks for the words of caution.  I should have thought of that myself, but being in a hurry to actually drive it overtook common sense. 


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:42 PM

And it starts with one....... 


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 04:48 PM

Way to go,sounds good,I maybe able to help you out with some parts, pm me,


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 06:12 PM

Looks great Daniel!

 

That one is a 1964 or 1965 , get some PB blaster or your choice of penetrating oil in the steering gears and shaft and you should be good to go, they are a very simple steering design.

 

If you need any help or have any questions on it let us know

 

You do know your going to get hooked on these now dont you??? It only takes one ....... :D


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Posted September 13, 2015 - 09:17 PM

Looks great Daniel!

 

That one is a 1964 or 1965 , get some PB blaster or your choice of penetrating oil in the steering gears and shaft and you should be good to go, they are a very simple steering design.

 

If you need any help or have any questions on it let us know

 

You do know your going to get hooked on these now dont you??? It only takes one ....... :D

Its true.. i bought "one" and so it goes



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Posted September 13, 2015 - 09:25 PM

It's a neat & cute little tractor, but unless I find a string of free Bolens, I won't be hoarding them, and I rarely see them in my area.  I have nothing at all against Bolens, as I like all tractors, but just can't afford buying more unless there's profit to be made, and there rarely is.  I will get this one going good, and if time allows, I'll repaint.  Might even keep it around!  


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 05:57 AM

Glad you got it running!


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Posted September 14, 2015 - 08:27 AM

I won't be strong-arming the Bolens steering anymore.  Woke up with my whole upper body hurting.  Been 3 1/2 months since my neck surgery, but it wasn't up to the pulling.  At first I thought "what the heck", then remembered the steering tugging....and I mean serious effort.  

  Went down to the shop this morning and hit the start button the the 600 and she fired instantly!  :thumbs:   May work at the steering this afternoon.  Have a "Grandparent's Day" with Case at lunch, so no getting too grimey/greasy this morning  Sometimes even a good scrubbing won't rid you of the smell of oils & such.



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Posted September 14, 2015 - 09:28 AM

I sprayed the key switch last night with PB Blaster.  The key switch now works fine!  



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Posted September 14, 2015 - 09:46 AM

Nice little machine, and it seems to be coming along nicely. As far as just having one, that's what we all said! Good luck on the steering!

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Posted September 14, 2015 - 10:01 AM

Nice little machine, and it seems to be coming along nicely. As far as just having one, that's what we all said! Good luck on the steering!

Yeah, who knows what I'll bring home!  I like em all!






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