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#1 Bolens QT-17 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:08 AM

I'm new to this website and just curious what was your first GT?

 

Mine was a yardman MTD but don't know the year.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:13 AM

LGT165 Ford. 50" deck, snowblower, tiller and cab came with it. I have had it 11 years. Noel

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Mine was an old cub cadet and I don't know the year or the model but it was a real workhorse.  I ended up selling it for a very cheap price.  If I had known then what I know now about garden tractors I would still have it.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 11:42 AM

The year is not recalled.  It was owned in '86 and was a Roper, single cylinder Kohler engine, with a front end loader on it, dual rear wheels, wheel weights and came with several Brinley attachments. Thinking it was a late 60's model.  One heck of a worker.  If I knew then what I do now...


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Mine was around a 1960 model David Bradley Suburban.  Wish I still had that one!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:10 PM

1977 Economy Jim Dandy. Still have it
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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Mine, is the 1050 bolens  A 67 - 68 ? ? ?  with the mower deck and plow.

 

Patrick.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 12:21 PM

my is my 1965 JD 110. Just got it last winter.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Mine is the same as your 'What was your first Bolens?" question

 

1973 G-14 Bolens. 

 

It really was a heck of a good tractor.  I LOVED the Tecumseh OHV engine.  The deck and I never did see eye to eye.  Didn't like having to put bearings in every year. 

Had a Wheelhorse blade given to me and I adapted it to the front.  Oh the mountains of snow I moved with that thing. 


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 01:51 PM

1972 Homelite T - 16 H. That was my dad's that he bought new when he sold them.  We got it after he passed away in 1996.                                           Roger


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:08 PM

Mine was around a 1960 model David Bradley Suburban.  Wish I still had that one!

Mine too!


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 04:55 PM

Well, back in '78 bought land for house build. Big yard we kept up before  house was built. Bought Sears LT-8 or something like that. Was Big chassis, only an 8hp Vertical Briggs, no options, cept the deck. Yellowish and white colors. Bought a left-over Sears blade at same time cheap in store, and had mounts built to mount on this frame. Worked very well for grass and snows for a few years. Think they were the MTD made ones, not sold for long. Then had to move up I thought. Deere is big in WI area where I was from and had dealer friend. Bought a 110 used from them, (Spit!) and was happy camper for many years. Just before moving to Indiana had bought a brand new Sears (86), not sure model, but was big bulging grey hood on it, all new and shiny!  Used one summer, and sold to Lady when we moved. 14 hp on that sears I see.

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Posted November 25, 2015 - 05:03 PM

Mine was around a 1960 model David Bradley Suburban.  Wish I still had that one!

Mine is a 59 DB

I still have it ! Had it less than a year .

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He was out Sunning himself today - waiting for some snow to push around for fun.


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 06:10 PM

I consider my 1054 Bolens to be my first garden tractor. I have had 3 stamped steel framed "lawn tractors", or riding lawn mowers as I prefer to call them before I bought the Bolens though. No idea what the years were, but the first was a cheap used Roper, 12 hp Briggs, 38" deck, that I had for 3 or 4 years till the deck was getting a little too rotten and a couple tires would no longer hold air. Then I found an old LawnFlite with a tired 12hp Briggs and 38" deck for $50, swapped in the engine out of the Roper and went a couple more years till the engine blew. Then picked up a used LandMark (12hp Briggs, 38"deck) for $200 that I used up till this summer when the plastic ring gear on the flywheel stripped. I was looking for a parts machine to fix that one when I found the Bolens (actually my wife found it). I still have the Landmark and I do still have to find a new flywheel for it, or replace the plastic ring gear.

 

Jim


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Posted November 25, 2015 - 06:21 PM

1971 Simplicity 637 Yeoman.

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