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#1 Mike Unwin OFFLINE  

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 09:54 AM

Got a few pictures here of a old walk behind looks like the lugs are off the wheels and some one atarted to restore it. Is it a Bolens ?IMG_20160317_110430.jpg IMG_20160317_110439.jpg

 

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Posted March 18, 2016 - 10:01 AM

It sure has a lot of resemblance to a DQ Bolens but I don't remember the lugs being able to unbolt.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 10:04 AM

It does look kind of like a Bolens but i dont see the clutch cones for the drive.


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Posted March 18, 2016 - 03:25 PM

The Briggs engine was tight and the drive chain missing,the engine cranked from the side thru the gear box. Thanks Mike


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Posted March 19, 2016 - 04:40 PM

It's pretty ODD looking


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:55 AM

Could it be two different tractors combined ? A little of this and that ?


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 09:07 AM

That's an HQ Bolens otherwise known as the high boy Yours is missing the entire jack shaft with the clutch cones and chain sprockets The most interesting thing about your tractor is it has the two speed gear box Your wheels are missing all the lugs which is unfortunate but maybe you could find some lugs that would work I have only seen a few of these model tractors they are not common by any means Here is a picture of mine image.jpeg image.jpeg
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Posted March 20, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Is this on an auction or for sale somewhere?
It would be nice to have lugs on it but anyone who has one knows what a pain they're to move not running with lugs. I'd bolt some old tire tread on and go with it. Its heavy enough the way it is and wouldn't need much more traction unless plowing.

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 07:23 AM

Yes it is up for sale April 30 th Uxbridge Ontario. I am not interested there is also a Empire large size and a Universal tractor . Cheers Mike


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Posted March 22, 2016 - 09:55 PM

Did you get pics of the empire?

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Posted March 23, 2016 - 07:29 AM

Did you get pics of the empire?



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Posted March 23, 2016 - 08:03 AM

Yes this is itIMG_20160317_110612.jpg

 

Come April I am going to thin out my stock and sell two large Empires one is nice orginal running with a home handle and the other is a parts machine with two extra decent wheels complete with a plow and cultivator. I do not need 3 of each type.



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Posted March 23, 2016 - 04:24 PM

Yes this is itattachicon.gifIMG_20160317_110612.jpg
 
Come April I am going to thin out my stock and sell two large Empires one is nice orginal running with a home handle and the other is a parts machine with two extra decent wheels complete with a plow and cultivator. I do not need 3 of each type.

I wish you weren't so far away!

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:27 AM

Well the weather was perfect for the auction blue skies light wind and in the 60,s the prices were as follows the Empire $5,Universal $ 5,Choreboy $10, a pair of tillers 5 or 10 each ,pair of late model push mowers $ 5. for both. The Bolens  made 10 or 15 probably bought just for the engine which was tight . I bought a Lister fuel tank back I had gave to Bill years ago  for $3. so that was not too bad ! I also bought a Gould Shapley and Muir feed grinder which I wiped down,oiled up and turned by hand to be sure there was no bolts or stones in it then belted it up for a test run. Cheers MikeGSM Name.jpg GSM Grinder.jpg GSM running.jpg


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Posted May 05, 2016 - 07:16 PM

Some great prices? I would offer you $5.00 for the engine on the empire, if you weren't across the border.




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