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#16 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 09:50 PM

610 pounds.  

For the EK7.

 

The EK10 was 625.



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Posted September 15, 2015 - 10:12 PM

For the EK7.

 

The EK10 was 625.

 

I didn't even look what modal it was when I looked.   Those are shipping weights so they would be more into the 500 range take away the crate. 


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Posted September 16, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Hello I am also an EK and GK owner I have just recently purchased my second GK and my EK is my daily mowing machine. I also have a spare dozer blade for your GK and many other parts. I believe I may have body panels for three other machines that were scrapped so if you will need any body panels let me know and we can work something out. I also possibly have a second deck worth of parts but I will have to wait till I finish restoring mine to see what's left.
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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:24 AM

610 pounds.  

 

Was that the weight of just the tractor or was that including the front mower deck?


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:29 AM

1968 Book shows shipping weight of the EK10 as 540 pounds (No attachments)  The 42'' Deck for the EK was rated at 140 Pounds


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:37 AM

Brian, what book is that?

 

The EK10 OOM I have is dated 4/68 and it gives the shipping weight as 625 lbs.

 

Gotta love Bolens literature  :wallbanging:


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:40 AM

Brian, what book is that?

 

The EK10 OOM I have is dated 4/68 and it gives the shipping weight as 625 lbs.

 

Gotta love Bolens literature  :wallbanging:

 

 

Edit*   Reads 580# for the EK

 

Its a dealer price book for 68'


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Posted September 17, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Edit*   Reads 580# for the EK

 

Its a dealer price book for 68'

That's a HEAVY little tractor, wow!  How much did the tractor and accessories cost in 1968?

 

 

Here's a few more little picture updates for everyone.  I got the (car) battery charged back up for the GK, it actually held and took a charge!  I pulled the wheel weights off and wire wheeled and painted them.  I decided to do them in yellow with a red background and white letters (the wheels themselves will be done in white with 26x12x12 4 ply Goodyear Terra Tires all around).  I love how they turned out and I think they'll look great on the GK. I can't even begin to guess the weight of the GK with those wheel weights, and the big tombstone chassis weight, but it's got to be VERY heavy.  I'm thinking it'll move most things that you throw in front of it pretty well, snow, dirt, gravel, a Geo Metro, etc.

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Posted September 18, 2015 - 08:19 AM

 I can't even begin to guess the weight of the GK with those wheel weights, and the big tombstone chassis weight, but it's got to be VERY heavy. 

 

Have you seen the info in the Manuals Forum for the Bolens Frame-Steer units?     http://gardentractor...ns-frame-steer/     ......LK. EK, and GK info is located there.

 

A brochure for the GK, showing weights is located at: http://gardentractor...-brochure-1966/

 

GK (no attachments) = 1530 #

mower deck = 460 #

snow blade = 275 #

snow blower = 500 #

cab = 218 #

bumper weights = 50 # each


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 09:38 AM

Have you seen the info in the Manuals Forum for the Bolens Frame-Steer units?     http://gardentractor...ns-frame-steer/     ......LK. EK, and GK info is located there.

 

A brochure for the GK, showing weights is located at: http://gardentractor...-brochure-1966/

 

GK (no attachments) = 1530 #

mower deck = 460 #

snow blade = 275 #

snow blower = 500 #

cab = 218 #

bumper weights = 50 # each

 

I didn't even see that.  Thanks for posting it! 



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Posted September 18, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Nice attention to detail on those wheel weights! :thumbs:


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Posted September 18, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Nice attention to detail on those wheel weights! :thumbs:


Thank you. Some patience and a steady hand, but now they are looking too nice to put on the tractor and use.

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Posted September 19, 2015 - 09:13 PM

Good luck with your projects-- and post lots of pics!  Paul



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Posted September 19, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I like your paint on the weights nice work! Hope to see more, its always nice to see people that have the required skills and are willing to use them. I guess I had better get to work on mine. I hope that you and I can keep in touch as we are restoring the same machine this winter.
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Posted October 01, 2015 - 12:51 AM

Here's a little update on my Estate Keeper.  I seem to be stretching myself thin, working on my Estate Keeper, Grounds Keeper, Craftsman GT/18, and John Deere AMT626 all at once.  I got my 4-ply 18x9.50-8 Duro Ag tires mounted on the offset golf cart wheels.  These rims are 8"x7" wide and have a 5"/2" offset so they fit perfectly without hitting the transmission/gearbox assembly in the back.  They have very large aggressive lugs and should offer more than enough traction.  I'll be bolting them up for a test fit soon.  More updates to come.STP60442.JPG STP60445.JPG


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