Good or bad, bought a Bolens QT16 today with a deck. Ruff, won't roll, engine is stuck, rough fitting hood, flat front tire. It has the Onan engine, shaft drive deck. Disc brakes on outer ends of axles, they are rusty, but thinking not sticking on one for sure, other not so sure yet. No knowledge of a valve or button to push to release axle?? Is such thing and where is it?? I don't see the unlocking hub on this one, was told Tube frame for that. Deck has rusty idlers, and stuck, won't swivel. The three spindles seemed pretty good. Two outers are real smooth and glide quite a bit, the center one is not as smooth, but not bad. I greased them when got home, not much diff at this time. One had belt under pulley and had to pry it out. I didn't get the smaller end of the driveshaft that goes on splines of pto
on tractor. That gonna be hard to find? There is a New Holland by me with one setting on it and wonder if that is same, will have to look and see if he would sell by itself? Picture of that in the Portland file I posted, setting on the footboard. Will be pulling the tractor from his trailer to mine tomorrow, probly with a come-a-long. Hope it goes OK. I have those castered wheel dollies, but they won't roll over my gate mesh. Might work on the wood decks of trailer. Maybe a plywood on the gate? Here's some pictures:
Is this an odd model, diff than tube frames or others? Will attachments not be same? There is no 3pt, yet looks like axle has the tabs for main arms, don't know the rockshaft or lift items on Bolens yet. I see a lift cylinder on chassis. There was a little lever with ball end on it, poking up from under the seat, right at hinge. Is that release or just a safety switch for seat? It gets pushed when seat goes down.
Deck #'s Model 19210 serial 0500955 Any date on this? Don't have tractor numbers yet.
Edited by glgrumpy, May 18, 2016 - 08:32 PM.