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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 06:46 PM

made the trip out to the Peninsula today to look at the 900. It seems to be all there except the hi low lever and the brake lever. The po said it ran when he parked it. cant find any model #s, but it does have the fiberglass seat pan. Here are some pics.

Maybe some knows what these mounts where for. There the ones in front of the seat pan.
Looks like for a seat pan but not this one.

What really got me was when I pulled in to this place, the 1st thing I see is a old bolens sign. This place is out in the boonies, when I asked for his address he said he didn't have one. Just take the 1st drive on the right.

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 06:54 PM

Nice find! Looking forward to hearing more.



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Posted March 20, 2016 - 06:58 PM

Well that definitely has some interesting features!

 

Looks like it mainly started life as a 900 then got a little 70's tubeframe added to it, the shifter top cover and shift lever are from a later 70's tubeframe hence the holes for park brake and hi/low which the 900 did not have.

 

The front wheels are also interesting in that they are bolt on, I did read in a brochure about heavy duty front wheel axles for front end loaders that kind of looked like that so maybe they are original.


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 06:59 PM

Nice tractor I love the sign!


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:29 PM

I thought the 900 had a high low? There is a lever that releases the belt tension to shift the high low. I looked and the only manual I have is for a 850 witch I think would be close to what I have. I'll keep digging I'm sure a have the manuals for the 900.

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:40 PM

That will be a very nice little gem with a good make over.
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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:44 PM

The original hi/low is there its the lever on the dash which switches belts


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:52 PM

Oh I see how it works. Would the parts interchange with any others? I have a manual for a 800 and a 1000 and the 600. Would I be able to use any of those for general info?

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Posted March 20, 2016 - 07:57 PM

Heres the owners manual

 

http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/


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Posted March 20, 2016 - 08:46 PM

Congrats, the 900 is one of my favorite tubeframes. Looks in reasonable shape.

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Posted March 22, 2016 - 09:40 AM

Looks like you got a lot to work with there,would be a good one to redo,I like the bolt on front wheels



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Posted March 22, 2016 - 03:08 PM

That's a nice find the 900; a good save in my opinion. I afpgree with Jerome, the Bolens sign is a nice touch.




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