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How often do you operate your Bolens machinery?


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Poll: How often do you operate your Bolens machinery? (31 member(s) have cast votes)

How often do you operate a piece of Bolens machinery?

  1. 24/7 - It's my life!! :-) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. 7 days a week (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 6-7 days a week (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  4. 5-6 days a week (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 4-5 days a week (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. 3-4 days a week (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  7. 2-3 days a week (6 votes [19.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  8. 1-2 days a week (6 votes [19.35%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

  9. Once every 3-4 weeks (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Once every 2-3 weeks (2 votes [6.45%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

  11. Once every 1-2 weeks (4 votes [12.90%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  12. Once a month (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  13. Once every few 2-3 months (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. A few times a year (3 votes [9.68%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.68%

  15. It's spontaneous (5 votes [16.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 16.13%

  16. If I'm not operating a Bolens I'm on GTT. That counts, right? (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

  17. Sadly, never (1 votes [3.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

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#1 Austen ONLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 12:55 PM

As sort of an extension from Stew's most excellent poem on Bolens ownership & collecting, I thought it would be neat to take a poll to see how often we operate our favorite machines.


Edited by Austen, May 23, 2016 - 12:58 PM.

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#2 Auburn David OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Never had or seen one that I know of.



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Posted May 23, 2016 - 02:02 PM

Never had one. Not very common in my area.

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 05:40 PM

I don't technically have a Bolens, the G152 is an Iseki (with a Bolens name plate) and the GTX 20, while designed by Bolens, was built by Garden Way and has a Troy Bilt name plate.  With that said, when the grass gets cut (4-5 weeks if I'm lucky) it's done with one of these tractors.

 

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 07:37 PM

Mine is a snow removal machine just got a tiller so it will be garden machine also

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 08:54 PM

Mine has sat all winter, but has been busy this spring getting the garden ready. I am in the process of switching it over to mowing duty at the moment. It will likely be out mowing once or twice a week now till late fall. Then it will be parked again till spring.

 

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 09:08 PM

Mines an H16 which is my grass cutter about twice a week & of coarse an occasional ride here & there.

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Posted May 23, 2016 - 11:20 PM

All  7 TFs and 3 LFs are not currently running. Some day I'll get around to them.



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Posted May 24, 2016 - 02:35 AM

How often do I want to ride them?? I'd say 7 days a week. :rocker2: :dancingbanana:  How often do I have time to ride them?? I had to vote for spontaneous. :wallbanging:  :(  Unfortunately time is an issue for me, so its much easier to mow with my newer SCUT w/60"mmm than any of my tube frames. I have recently thought about selling the SCUT to free up money for a bigger house, than getting a few nice large frames, one with mower deck, tiller, plow blade, snow blower and the other equipped with FEL.  Than 7 days a week is possible! :thumbs:


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 12:41 PM

I had to vote 2-3 days a week, as that would be an average. Might be more like 1-2 days but it depends. Should be 7 days a week!!


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Posted May 24, 2016 - 04:43 PM

Still rebuilding my G14 but look at it every day thinking not far off now. It all works etc but it's the fettling that takes the time to get it absolutely perfect. Then there is the cost of buying and shipping parts from the US, that holds things up :-(


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 09:09 AM

I use my 1050 a lot in the fall for leaf control, and spring for tilling. It's my snow removal machine also, so it gets used when needed in the winter.

The Rideamatic doesn't get a whole lot of use, just a few times a year.

Edited by Kfs35, May 25, 2016 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:27 PM

I use my 750 most often for mowing around pasture fencing and snow removal with the occasional tilling, pulling, or other odd job thrown in.

Edited by dtsh, May 25, 2016 - 03:28 PM.


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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:36 PM

I can't use my LK as I can't pull the starter rope. Doesn't all this thread fall into the thread here?



#15 Austen ONLINE  

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Posted May 25, 2016 - 03:57 PM

 

Doesn't all this thread fall into the thread here?

 

I created the discussion for us Bolens owners specifically.  :thumbs:






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