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#1 AA Hayes OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:00 PM

I was curious about how the reel mower on this performs? My yard has some ruts and hills, it is a country yard, not a groomed yard. The price is right, what model is this?
Would be my first articulating machine, and info is great. Thanks guys!

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:02 PM

Brian AKA Bolens1000 knows all about those he will be along to help...   But it does kinda look to be a EK7.


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:05 PM

Bolens ek10 with a 30 in reel mower. I love mine but I have way too much grass to cut
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:07 PM

Me thinks buy first, ask questions later.  :D


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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:08 PM

Looks like an EK10 (1967-1969) Model

 

They cut great but with a 30'' cut if you have  a big yard it will take a while :D

I make the lawn look like a golf course in the summer when I mow with mine

 

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You'll need a tubeframe to back lap the reels when they get dull :wave:

 

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:15 PM

Is that red stock?
My property is mostly garden and forest, only about half acre of grass.

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:16 PM

Looks like an EK10 (1967-1969) Model
 
They cut great but with a 30'' cut if you have  a big yard it will take a while :D
I make the lawn look like a golf course in the summer when I mow with mine
 
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You'll need a tubeframe to back lap the reels when they get dull :wave:
 
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Can the reels be sharpened?

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:23 PM

[quote name="AA Hayes" post="659729" timestamp="1457050544"]Is that red stock?


No ,EK10 was yellow. Bolens 1000's pics show you one of his EK10s (yellow) and his very nice EK7 which is white

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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:34 PM

Can the reels be sharpened?

The reel blades can be sharpened,takes sometime to do them,I can't wait to try mine out when I get the 1000 done
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:36 PM

Buy it, I will buy that reel mower off you in a heartbeat. I have been searching for one for a long time, also the rear weight. If you do buy it I have a line on a front blower and rotary mower for it that I would be more than willing to trade even out if it makes sense to you. I would have to know soon because the blower and mower have been listed for sale recently. Up to you but great machines, I have been mowing two acres with mine for three years and love it. Good luck and hope we can work something out. Eric.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 07:55 PM

If I purchase it I would likely be keeping the reel mower depending on how it performs, so likely from what I read I would be keeping it. He says it ran when he parked it in the shed on his posting. I'll see what I can find out, hoping get it home and running and ready for spring.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 08:18 PM

If I had the space I would love to have one of them to do my lawn, I just have too many tubeframes laying around. Reel mowers for tubeframes are hard to find.
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Posted March 03, 2016 - 09:24 PM

If my dad was wiling to ride the ek10 or a tube frame with a reel mower I have both I would do my whole yard with them but he loves riding them old Bolens but not as much as I do

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Posted March 04, 2016 - 10:23 AM

Looks like an EK10 (1967-1969) Model
 
They cut great but with a 30'' cut if you have  a big yard it will take a while :D
I make the lawn look like a golf course in the summer when I mow with mine
 
attachicon.gifDSCN5515.JPG
 
You'll need a tubeframe to back lap the reels when they get dull :wave:
 
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That's a cool pic I never seen anyone do that before
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Posted March 07, 2016 - 06:19 PM

Where are the I.D. tags located on these?




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