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#16 Rock farmer OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 07:53 PM

I started with an HT 23.
Then a HT 20
Then a 1886-01

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:01 PM

First one I ever drove and now own is My grandfathers 1965 Bolens 1000, Riding on  this when I was less than 5 years old is what hooked me for life!!!! :smilewink:

Got to love those old tube frames, Still dosent beat a simplicity! :poke:



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:03 PM

Mine is a 1979 Bolens QT-17.

Hoping to get one soon, Any reccomendations?



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Started with a 1886 and we now own over 70!



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 09:29 PM

1253 was given to me after a family friend passed away. I have a plow on the front and use it a bulldozer. Unstoppable

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 09:30 PM

Eliminator is right! Not sure what was "eliminated" from this cheaper model, but they seem OK too for me. QT series is another. I don't KNOW the brand, confusing to me actually, but like looks of the late ones. NOt a fan of the Tec engines in them, but can't avoid that in most of them. Never had a WI to know a thing about either.



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 09:34 PM

My one & only is a Bolens 600 that David (TheFarm2004) gave me.



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Posted November 24, 2015 - 11:18 PM

1971 1254:

 

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Posted November 24, 2015 - 11:29 PM

DJ 27-29 range.



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:12 AM

1979 HT23 with tiller, 48" 2-stage blower, 54" mower deck, and steel Cozy Cab. Traded two el-cheapo "work" cars I had gotten for free for the tractor deal.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:01 AM

An 853 with tiller



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:37 AM

Mine was a H16. Still got it and love it so much I have bought three more H16's.

 

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Just realised that this picture may provide some further information to questions that were posted about the UK importers of Bolens, Howard. I was curious about the Howard decals, so on this tractor I careful removed the Howard decal to reveal the standard Bolens decal underneath. I stuck the Howard decal on the hood and several years later it is still there. In the picture your should be able to see the Howard decal and the Bolens one.

 

Iain


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 07:45 AM

1948 Ridemaster.   Serial # 457



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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:43 PM

1971 Bolens 1254

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Posted November 26, 2015 - 01:04 AM

I forgot I  owned this tough looking soldier first a 600.478.JPG






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