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#1 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:13 PM

I now have an HT23 in my bolens fleet :thumbs: .

 

I done a deal with fellow collector Dave in the UK in which he took my brantley back hoe for his collection & I had one of his HT23 tractors c/w deck, various engines & wheel weights.

 

It needs plenty of love but for now its in the back of the store waiting its turn

 

Can anybody date it from the serial number please?? If you can read it!! Pic is up side down!!

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:38 PM

On the basis of the Serial No. starting with a "2" I am guessing that your HT23 is a 1980 model.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:41 PM

Thats sweet. Good luck :thumbs:



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 04:51 PM

That look like a very good deal. Hopefully might see it on Saturday?

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:11 PM

Does your serial number say 0200101?   If it does its the first 2389-02 made!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:12 PM

Does your serial number say 0200101?   If it does its the first 2389-02 made!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thats what it looks like to me too!!!


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:16 PM

On the basis of the Serial No. starting with a "2" I am guessing that your HT23 is a 1980 model.

 

 

Doug it should be a 1981 1982 or 1983 but by the serial it a 1981.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 05:17 PM

Thats what it looks like to me too!!!

 

 

In the UK to you would think it be on this side of the pond.



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 06:13 PM

Doug it should be a 1981 1982 or 1983 but by the serial it a 1981.

So the -01 HT23's were made in both 1979 & 1980?



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:22 PM

I think you made a good deal Chris,do those weights have any lettering on them ?



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 09:42 PM

So the -01 HT23's were made in both 1979 & 1980?

 

 

Yes.  


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Posted February 04, 2016 - 12:32 AM

Yes.  

How do you tell the difference between them, then? Or is that impossible?



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Posted February 04, 2016 - 06:43 AM

How do you tell the difference between them, then? Or is that impossible?

 

 

I have the factory engineering changes for the HT23 and HT23s. 



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Posted February 04, 2016 - 08:25 AM

Very nice addition to your fleet Chris, I hope you get the chance to get it up and running soon. Looking forward to seeing it.

 

Iain



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Posted February 04, 2016 - 09:43 AM

I doubt that is the answer he was looking for.

 

 

 

How about letting him/us know just what those engineering notes say?

Right! What I was asking is how we can tell the difference. Assuming you are correct, Jerome, that the -01 HT23'a were made in both 1970 and 1980. I have several -01 HT23's and would like to know how to tell that they were made in 1979 or 1980






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