Put an ad on the local swap shop and had a guy call last evening. Said he had a Bolens he got out of a scarp pile a few years ago. Been in his shed since then as he thought about restoring it. Further discussion revealed he found it up side down in a scrap pile he got at an auction, but it had a good blade on it. Long story short I told him the most I would go would be $75 as he said it had a 10 or 14 hp Wisconsin engine that was free. Went and looked at it today and it was a lot rougher than expected, but most of the stuff moved on it. 2 speed lever, pto, shifter, engine turned over but no compression, tires shot, steering loose. fender pan rusted through at the bolts, Starter,gen. was free and didn't feel to bad, engine was an S8D Wisconsin complete. Seat was shot - but the blade was good with lift arm and pins. Offered him what I thought it would be worth as a parts unit and he took it. Drug it on the trailer with the winch and came home.
Basically I bought the blade and got the rest with it.
Edited by chieffan, December 07, 2015 - 06:23 PM.