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#1 slf-uk OFFLINE  

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:36 AM

This gem popped up on the UK auction site and I was struggling to identify what model it is. Could this be a 650?

 

Sadly the condition of the tractor reflects many that turn up in this country. It is too far away for me to chase after it, closer to you Andrew?

 

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:39 AM

Either a 650 or 750, I'd imagine the engine is filled with water with that home made exhaust sticking up in the air :wallbanging:


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:49 AM

Either a 650 or 750, I'd imagine the engine is filled with water with that home made exhaust sticking up in the air :wallbanging:

 

Thanks, very interesting as I have never seen a 650 or 750 in the UK before. It would be great to have a definitive list showing what models were imported.

 

I does not look beyond saving, I have seen and in fact own worse.

 

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 09:03 AM

As Brian said, either a 650 or 750.

 

These were available as recoil-start or electric start models.  ...The tractor in your pics has the recoil starter.

 

1966  650 tractor = Model 184-01 (recoil start) or Model 185-01 (electric start)

 

1967 750 tractor = Model 171-01 (recoil start) or Model 172-02 (electric start)


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Your high humidity weather really takes a toll on these tractors when they're out in the element. Nothing a bit of paint and lubrication can't fix.
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Posted November 23, 2015 - 12:33 PM

This gem popped up on the UK auction site and I was struggling to identify what model it is. Could this be a 650?
 
Sadly the condition of the tractor reflects many that turn up in this country. It is too far away for me to chase after it, closer to you Andrew?
 
Iain
 
 
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Iain, Yes I spotted that yesterday. In fact there are two Bolens in the area, this one and the one below a 813
Husky. Bizarrely, Chris is closer to it than myself....... I think I will let this one slip through the net. Hope it goes to a good home though. Cheers Andrew.

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Good morning, I bought this tractor last week as a restoration project for my sons when I stumbled on this site while trying to identify the type looking for a manual.

 

Going on what I have found so far I believe it is a 650 (184-01) as it has a 6Hp B&S motor with pull start.

I was amazed how solid it is considering its age and that it has spent the past 10 years sat outside as an ornament / toy.

the only major rust is on the bonet hinge and a front wheel rim!

 

Does anyone know what the middle lever does? I know the front one is the PTO and the rear one is for gearchange

The rear wheels are locked like it may have a handbrake?


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 08:23 AM

Hello, Welcome to GTT

If you can post a picture we can ID it for you

Nice to see another member from across the pond :wave:


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Posted December 10, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Welcome to GTT from a fellow Brit in Devon; you have certainly come to the right place for info. I saw that on eBay and I am really pleased that it gone to someone who will rejuvenate this little tractor. You got it for a very good price if I remember rightly.

Get some photos up so that more experienced and knowledgeable guys on here can help you.

Regarding your rear wheels, I don't know if the 650 got a cottor pin that you need to 'pull out' the free wheeling pin on the rear axle behind the right wheel? Very difficult to see from the photos that Iain posted if there is a differential knob on the outside rear wheel that you need to undo. I could be wrong about this, if so someone will chip in their views.

Be great to have a thread to follow on the 650.

Best of luck.

Andrew

Edited by Bolens800uk, December 10, 2015 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted December 10, 2015 - 03:32 PM

Welcome from another Brit. I am really pleased this tractor is going to be restored as it is a rare model in the UK.

Andrew is spot on with the pin. If you look at the axle from the back you should see the pin on the right side. Don't be tempted to use a lever on it as the end on the pin is very fragile. If you drop the wheel off you will see the other side of the pin and you should be able to move it with a drift.

The middle lever is the parking brake, which you lift and move over with the peddle down.

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Posted December 11, 2015 - 01:58 AM

Thank-you all. I shall have a look for the pin on the axle. Thanks for the info on the middle lever too. I shall post some pictures soon.
I did not know that this tractor was rare in the UK. It was luck that it was not too far from us and within our budget.
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Posted December 11, 2015 - 02:11 AM

There's a video on You Tube entitled 'why Bolens don't roll' (or something of that title) that might be helpful. Not the best picture quality but sufficient to get info.
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Posted December 12, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Here are a couple of pics to help you find and deal with the free wheeling pin.

 

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If it's been in there for a long time you will most likely have to soak it liberally with your favorite penetrating oil. WD40 doesn't count as a penetration oil though  :D :D :D
 
I'd let it 'soak' for a few days before trying to remove it.
 
If it's still reluctant to move, you can take off the right wheel/tyre which will give you access to the pin so that you can drive it out from there.
 
Do be careful and don't be overly enthusiastic when driving it out.  Too much force can break the cast iron tabs.

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Thanks for your help 😀 I located the pin or at least where it should be. I removed the wheel and found flakes of rust in the hole. I cleaned this out and it is still stuck. I think I'll need to remove the end nut and try to tap it off then clean and regrease?

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Posted December 12, 2015 - 06:36 PM

As Iain and Dave say, tap it out gently. I would use copper grease to help lubrication and anti seizure. Once you have sorted it, periodically pull it out a couple of times to prevent it locking up again.

Be great to see better photos of your Bolens!




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