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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:01 PM

I know, but I got a severe case of Bolensitis again.....

I am hoping to get some figures from several pallets companies tomorrow. Already had one quote from a courier for £865........

I have asked for some details about it but yet to hear from the seller.

 

 

That is $1313.55 in the states!   I do not know how shipping works in your parts but I never payed over $455 to ship any of my tractors. 


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:04 PM

I am pleased you are chasing this tractor Andrew, it looks too good to miss.

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:36 PM

Yep! Looked back and see was metal, but has same colors as the other plastic models. Must have been transition time or whatever?  Never Mind! As noted, no expert on the brand, just like the later plastic hood models in white and green.

 

Only thing Plastic on a G11 is the top 3 inches of the dash where the controls are and the Gas tank.Same rear end as the 600,650,750,853 G9 (855) and G10 (1055).Think that's all that used that particular rear.

 

Wish they would of used the Plastic gas tanks on earlier tube frames.They don't rust up and are easy to fix if they get a hole.

 

Plastic on dash is only on the later models.The Large frame HT20D and HT23 had a plastic upper dash.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:40 PM

Wow, at that cost I would go down and pick it up myself. Assuming 8 hours one way ferry, the cost of fuel.... Couldn't add up to haft of that?

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:40 PM

Only thing Plastic on a G11 is the top 3 inches of the dash where the controls are and the Gas tank.Same rear end as the 600,650,750,853 G9 (855) and G10 (1055).Think that's all that used that particular rear.

Wish they would of used the Plastic gas tanks on earlier tube frames.They don't rust up and are easy to fix if they get a hole.

Plastic on dash is only on the later models.The Large frame HT20D and HT23 had a plastic upper dash.


I thought the 600 had a unique rear end with the tow hitch part of the casting

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:44 PM

That is $1313.55 in the states!   I do not know how shipping works in your parts but I never payed over $455 to ship any of my tractors.


I hope to get it strapped onto a pallet for around £200 to £250 (hopefully less) which would make the shipping more palatable. The £860 quote was for us to be collected by van and driven to down to me. Too expensive. This is all assuming that it is not sold to someone else.
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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:47 PM

 

 

Wish they would of used the Plastic gas tanks on earlier tube frames.They don't rust up and are easy to fix if they get a hole.

 

 

 

In 1973 they made the metal tanks Obsolete and had a service kit for a plastic tank that fit The husky 800 and up

It was 1714767, My Bolens 1050 has this tank on it when my Grandfather bought it from a dealer in the late 70's

 

I was lucky to snag a spare NOS one that poped up on ebay a few weeks ago

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:48 PM

I thought the 600 had a unique rear end with the tow hitch part of the casting

 

yes the very early ones had the hitch cast right into the trans housing, other than that everything else was the same, minus the wheel hubs which were 3 bolt.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:52 PM

The G9, G10, and G11 did lack a feature or two that the majority of the tube frames had.

 

They used an idler for a clutch, as opposed to a true clutch, and they lacked the controlled rear end.

 

Other than that they were true garden tractors and had the horizontal shaft engines just like the other tube frames.

 

They are on the rare side as we know of only about a dozen or so 'in captivity'.

 

I'll also note that we have never seen one with a 4 digit serial number.  The highest we have seen is in the 800s.

 

 

Mine is 0100813 Didn't they start with 0100100 as the 1st one? Or was it 0100001?



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 04:55 PM

It's really cool that some of the harder to find models actually made it over the pond.Would love to see the original paper work as an adventure it went on to get over there.


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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:28 PM

Mine is 0100813 Didn't they start with 0100100 as the 1st one? Or was it 0100001?

 

0100101 is the starting number. 



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Posted November 22, 2015 - 05:34 PM

It's really cool that some of the harder to find models actually made it over the pond.Would love to see the original paper work as an adventure it went on to get over there.


It's amazing what does come over here in the UK but as my fellow UK Bolens friends know only too well, quality Bolens which are complete and up and running are far and few between. The rare ones are particularly hard to get. However, if us 3 (Iain, Chris and myself) can buy them they have a real chance of being looked after and appreciated. Fingers cross that the sums adds up tomorrow when I get some figures from the pallet companies.
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 12:43 PM

Just an update, I got a quote for around £200 to get it on a oversize pallet. The company is very helpful and have said if it can fit in a single large pallet then it will be considerably less.

However, the seller is a little bit reluctant to strap it on a pallet and to drain the petrol as he doesn't want the hassle. There is, supposedly, someone local interested in it. I explained that I am a Bolens collector and that this would be perfect for my collection and would be looked after. Hopefully this might make him budge on his reticence.

Life's never simple!
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 01:09 PM

Just an update, I got a quote for around £200 to get it on a oversize pallet. The company is very helpful and have said if it can fit in a single large pallet then it will be considerably less.

However, the seller is a little bit reluctant to strap it on a pallet and to drain the petrol as he doesn't want the hassle. There is, supposedly, someone local interested in it. I explained that I am a Bolens collector and that this would be perfect for my collection and would be looked after. Hopefully this might make him budge on his reticence.

Life's never simple!

 

I hope it goes well Andrew.

 

It might be worth looking to see if you can find an odd job man or man with van local to him, who would drain the fuel and strap it on a pallet. The cost of the services of a helpful person may end up being a saving as they would be more inclined to be economical about the size, just a thought. It will be too long for a large standard pallet unless you are allowed to have the tractor stick out each end. From memory tractor will be about 62.5in long and a standard large pallet is about 47.25in long

 

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 01:59 PM

Iain,

That's a good tip about a handy man local to the area.

Cheers

Andrew




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