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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Just couldn't help myself :D  Picked up this little "Ridemaster" today

 

The good: Machine is solid and mostly complete, been stored inside for the last 30 years.

 

The bad: No oil in the engine! :biting_nails:

 

 

 

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 05:47 PM

Is this a showroom floor tractor that has never been started before?

Really neat machine.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Nice catch, is this the one that was on CL? It looks in good shape.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Another machine I've never seen before ,cute little one
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 05:54 PM

That's the kind my wife likes.   :thumbs:      ​   Rick


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:00 PM

Wow!  Great find!


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:06 PM

Is this a showroom floor tractor that has never been started before?

Really neat machine.

 

Its been used but likely hasn't been ran in  40 years

 

Nice catch, is this the one that was on CL? It looks in good shape.

 

No, this one was never listed online

 

 

As usual Bolens made their mowers just as beefy as their GT's this one has the same style differential freewheel pin like the tubeframes just smaller scale. Manual says its weights 310 pounds!

Have to pull out the manual on this one its all new to me!


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:08 PM

     I got to say that thing is ugly !!!! neat little devil but it is ugly.  I like it!!!!!! neat find.

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:11 PM

Trying to wean it, were they! Cute little feller in an odd way!


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:13 PM

Love it

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Some may say ugly but it just screams 50's when you look at in my opinion  :D

 

 

 

Now I just have to find the snow blade for it!

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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:26 PM

Its cool ugly, I would have it as a coffee table glass top living room wait till I tell the bride lol
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 06:44 PM

Wow that's either one Tiny Lady or it's Alot bigger than it looks in the Pics. 

 

Bottom crank seal might of fell out.Some of the old Lauson/Tecumseh engines would do that.


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Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Very Kool, I like, you done good, congrats
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Posted February 13, 2016 - 07:01 PM

Very nice Doc.. Great looking little machine.
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