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#1 BolensG10man OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:27 AM

Hey. So I'm mainly a Bolens guy but im looking at a square fender Roper RT10 for 35 bucks. Tranny is good but shifter linkage is bad so it won't come out of year. No hood, no engine no tires and the front end is froze up. Is it worth it?

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 10:52 AM

I got them in better shape for FREE.

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 02:30 PM

If you have to ask it's probably not

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 03:14 PM

I would let it sit unless you have another transaxle to put in it.

Only reason that I can think of that would cause a Peerless to stick in gear would be Alot of Rust.Even if the shifter pin is broken you can still get it in gear.The shifter will spin 360* if the pin is broke but it will still go in and out of gear.



Something like this might be worth looking into.Looks like it has a set of Bolens front wheel weights on it to.196x Suburban 725

It's $200 though.But it comes with 1 tractor that you could stick pretty much any engine on and use it to ride around on.



Would be a really neat tractor to take to the local state fair and parades.It's a briggs powered tractor so it should not take much to get running.

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#5 JBRamsey OFFLINE  

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Posted May 13, 2016 - 04:48 PM

He should pay you to haul it off.