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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 11:55 AM

I just collected the Ford 100 garden tractor yesterday and gave it a washed and a greased up. I have found some numbers on it which are very faint but I think they are

53059 1601

Here's are some photos of it in in current condition. Be great if someone can verify it built date or what ever info. I believe it is a '66 or '67 model as it has the two spoked steering wheel. Thanks

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image.jpg . Ford 100 with my Morris Minor LCV.

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Posted September 20, 2015 - 01:40 PM

The 53!#/ number needs to be a 5 digit number
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 02:49 PM

According to the records (thanks Alain) I have a 1966 model. I will try to read the numbers again tomorrow.

1966

Prod. No. Description Starting Ser.# Final Ser. #

53057 8 hp - gear 1601 3040
53059 10 hp - gear 1601 5660
53091 12 hp - hydro 1601 2600
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Posted September 20, 2015 - 03:24 PM

That is a very low serial #! You may have the first one built that year!


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Posted September 20, 2015 - 03:36 PM

Well according to the seller, Ford gave the Chairman or Managing Director of Ford UK this garden tractor to try out at his home for possible selling them over in the UK. Apparently he did not think there was a market for these possibly because at the time British buyers were buying British and that the UK did not have the number of properties with large gardens to warrant 'another' garden tractor on the market. This would tie in neatly with the low serial number. I will take a photo of it for the records.
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Posted September 21, 2015 - 03:29 AM

Here's a photo of the id plate. It is mounted on the right hand side near the front. The id number is

53059 1601

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Posted September 21, 2015 - 05:08 AM

Sounds like a good story to me.


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 05:07 PM

sounds like you have #1. that is a very cool find.


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 07:44 PM

sounds like you have #1. that is a very cool find.

Yup I agree Josh. A very cool find he's got! :thumbs:


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Posted September 21, 2015 - 07:46 PM

sounds like you have #1. that is a very cool find.

Josh didn't in 1966 they use leftover footrests from 1965? So that would mean the first one should have leftover 65 footrests for sure?


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 02:45 PM

It would all depend on what models where built first. Jac or ford and each had a couple different hp gts.


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