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#1 AA Hayes OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:40 PM

http://domania.us/gt...or-History.html

Has likely been shared before, but here it is again.
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:54 PM

http://domania.us/gt...or-History.html

Has likely been shared before, but here it is again.

 

 

Most of that info is false and copied from other sites.

 

IDK who runs it but they seem scamy to me. 


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 05:57 PM

Interesting.
Could you share a more accurate history for me?
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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:00 PM

http://gardentractor...tor-history-r60


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 06:44 PM

Those guys stole alot of stuff from the sonnys site and stole alot of the stuff I wrote, they did take some of the word for word stuff I wrote down but still a pletty sleazy bunch of people if you ask me!

Some of those pics are from stuff I uploaded right here on GTT

Should atleast give sources cited or links to where the stuff came from, I know when I made a couple articles here years ago I cited the sonnys site when I used their info here.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Those guys stole alot of stuff from the sonnys site and stole alot of the stuff I wrote, they did take some of the word for word stuff I wrote down but still a pletty sleazy bunch of people if you ask me!
Some of those pics are from stuff I uploaded right here on GTT
Should atleast give sources cited or links to where the stuff came from, I know when I made a couple articles here years ago I cited the sonnys site when I used their info here.


I have read what you put together, it has been a few years since I last read it, but with a re read, you're quite right, they have taken much of what you and sonny put together.

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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:03 PM

Want me to go rough em up like the last yahoos that stole your article, Brian?


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Want me to go rough em up like the last yahoos that stole your article, Brian?

 

Only if you want to cat :D they did remove about 90% of the copied stuff anyway, seems like they are too afraid to provide contact info but there is a PH number.......


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:18 PM

Want me to go rough em up like the last yahoos that stole your article, Brian?

 

 

What you gonna do hisss at them?  :rolling:



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 08:56 PM

I'm curious, what was the "order" during the final years? ie, who bought who and when?

 

Dan



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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:03 PM

I'm curious, what was the "order" during the final years? ie, who bought who and when?

 

Dan

 

FMC was from around 1947 to 1982.

 

Bolens was then owned by its workers in 1982-1987 then later garden way till the 2001 bankruptcy then MTD got the Bolens name.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:12 PM

So under Gardenway they were 1st sold as Bolens (till '93) and then Troybilt ('94 to '01)? 

 

Edit: from the links listed below,

 

1988 - Gardenway buys Bolens from FMC

1997 - Gardenway closes Port Washington plant

2001 - Gardenway files for backruptcy, closes Troy plant

 

and from this

 

the Duratrac is the last of the Bolens designs

the green painted Duratracs were made in Port Washington

the red painted Duratracs (Troybilt) from '94 to '97 were made in Port Washington (and supported by Bolens staff) 

the red painted Duratracs (Troybilt) from '97+ to '01 were made in Troy (and supported by Troy staff)

the design change to the Commander engine ('96?) was likely done by Bolens staff)

 

Interesting reading

 

Dan


Edited by DL-North, February 16, 2016 - 01:00 PM.


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 09:27 PM

Some references to answer some of these questions.

 

http://www.bizjourna.../01/story5.html

 

http://troybilt.cust...storical-review

 

http://pressurewashr...rand-was-built/

 

"Garden Way, Inc. 

In 1988 Garden Way, Inc. acquired the Bolens brand from the FMC Corporation. Garden Way focused on their yard equipment lines and as a result over the years some of the Bolens manufacturing tooling became non-existent. No longer could older model parts be cast and produced.

In 1998, Garden Way added an online store at www.TroyBilt.com to sell Troy-Bilt products.

Bolens®

Bolens is well known for their garden tractors. They introduced their first in 1919 and currently operate as Bolens LLC, a subsidiary of MTD Consumer Group, Inc."

 

 


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Posted February 15, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Only if you want to cat :D they did remove about 90% of the copied stuff anyway, seems like they are too afraid to provide contact info but there is a PH number.......

I have an idea, write their PH number on bathroom walls!  A gal at work was one time giving me a bunch of crap.

I told her I had seen her number on a bathroom wall, but the number was wrong. I fixed it.

That was the end of that.


Edited by JD DANNELS, February 15, 2016 - 11:07 PM.

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