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#1 TimW OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2015 - 08:44 PM

I am a bit confused, I love and have a bunch of older gear driven tractors, Bolens and the such.  Does anybody make a geared transaxle anymore.  Even the crappy little box store ones.  Is everything hydrostatic?  Not that I want one of the hideous little toys, but I am blanking on the last time I saw one.



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Posted October 27, 2015 - 06:08 AM

I think that it is like trying to buy a standard transmission car now days. I think the better built JDs and Simplicities are available but they are expensive. I bought a Case last night and am coming around to liking hydros. Especially with hydraulic lift. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 09:44 PM

I think that it is like trying to buy a standard transmission car now days. I think the better built JDs and Simplicities are available but they are expensive. I bought a Case last night and am coming around to liking hydros. Especially with hydraulic lift. Good Luck, Rick

I did my snow removal for years with a big gear drive Sears with hi/lo rear and manual lift. It was a beast, but it took over an hour to clear the snow. Fell into a hydrostatic Bolens with power lift. 20 minutes and I am done. Huge time saver.  Paul


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 12:40 AM

I did my snow removal for years with a big gear drive Sears with hi/lo rear and manual lift. It was a beast, but it took over an hour to clear the snow. Fell into a hydrostatic Bolens with power lift. 20 minutes and I am done. Huge time saver.  Paul

My Bolens 1250 is my favorite tractor but its down with trany problems. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 05:18 AM

I did my snow removal for years with a big gear drive Sears with hi/lo rear and manual lift. It was a beast, but it took over an hour to clear the snow. Fell into a hydrostatic Bolens with power lift. 20 minutes and I am done. Huge time saver.  Paul

That equates to less seat time!


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Posted October 28, 2015 - 07:34 AM

That equates to less seat time!

At ten below zero, less seat time is fine by me. Means more time to tinker in the garage!  Paul



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:01 PM

Without researching it a bit I would say no.  And most of the box store brands that are not hydrostatic are nothing more than a variable belt drive hooked to a forward/reverse transaxle.






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