Posted May 08, 2011 - 01:59 PM
I'm assuming that it's a Large Frame, but not really sure.
There is one for sale locally. Ad says that: "New Starter motor and exhaust. Hydrostatic drive. 48" mower deck with hydraulic lift. Runs but needs engine tuned."
No pic, so I'm not sure of the overall condition.
Can anyone here give me some info on the H18XL? Is it a desirable/decent tractor?
Also, what would be a fair value, assuming that the ad is telling the truth, and that it's in 1/2 decent shape as far as rust, etc.
Posted May 08, 2011 - 02:45 PM
Posted May 08, 2011 - 07:37 PM
They were medium frame Bolens Tractors.
I dont know much about them though
Posted May 08, 2011 - 10:55 PM
Still, I'm wondering what would be a fair offer on one like the above? That's assuming that the ad isn't "stretching the truth", and that it isn't a piece of rusted junk.
Would $300.00 too low/high/reasonable?
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Posted May 11, 2011 - 03:12 PM
Eaton 11 Hydro tranny with Shaft drive.I don't mind the electric PTOs that much.The manual ones when they break or wear out are a pita.But fairly cheap to fix.
That 18hp Tecumseh is a powerhouse but as stated above they are quite expensive to fix if it needs rebuilt.
The OHV heads always seem to be the problem part on them.Valves and valve guides and head gaskets.
For $300 I would grab it up.If the PO would happen to have any other attachments for it I would see about getting those to.Attachments are a bit hard to find for the XL series tractors.
There was an attachment cross reference sheet for the XL series but I can't seem to find it.