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Posted July 20, 2016 - 08:59 PM

Iain,

 

Your HT20-2087 serial 0201551 is a 1974.  I have paper work that shows it.  


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Posted July 20, 2016 - 09:05 PM

Thank you for the pics.
From what I gather, LF Bolens tractors are a bit harder to find stateside, and in some places non existent. I can't imagine how difficult it is to find one, much less 2 in the UK? Very nice looking rigs you have there;)

 

 

Large frames were sold in every state.  The HT20 was the most mass produced of all the large frames and is about found anywhere.   There a lot of large frames in your state from all the years of craigslist looking I have under my belt.   I know a guy who has 25 of them. :D 


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Posted July 21, 2016 - 07:42 AM

Iain,

 

Your HT20-2087 serial 0201551 is a 1974.  I have paper work that shows it.  

 

That is really helpful and also interesting because it looks like it took two years for it to be shipped to the UK and sold by the dealer. That probably means it was sold by a small dealer and sat in the showroom for a very long time.



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Posted January 15, 2017 - 03:59 AM

Just been revisiting your post Iain and can recall you got that for a splendid price too. Yet again, it does look in great nick. Have you done anything with it since you bought it?
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Posted January 15, 2017 - 05:02 AM

This Bolens addition caused me a few storage problems. At one point I had 12 tractors stored in my workshop including the two HT's. At that point I could not move let alone do anything. As such, other than a quick service and check over I have done very little to the HT20.

A new tractor store designed for 15 tractors plus a big move around has given me my workshop back, however for some reason it still has 4 tractors stored in there.

Once I have finished the current projects I am planning to either do some work on the two HT's or my EK and a 1054.

Iain


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Posted January 15, 2017 - 09:02 AM

Large frames were sold in every state.  The HT20 was the most mass produced of all the large frames and is about found anywhere.   There a lot of large frames in your state from all the years of craigslist looking I have under my belt.   I know a guy who has 25 of them. :D


Yes, you are correct. After rereading my post seems I missed the word "ALMOST".
LOL Thank you for pointing that out;)
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Posted January 15, 2017 - 03:45 PM

The HT20 is by far the most popular LF in the UK & I expect all time

 

I thought it was rare when I spent years looking for one to buy to restore. Now finding a WH D200 is rare in UK

 

I am sure I have counted 15 of them now in past few years

 

I only know of 1 which has Power Steering in UK. Thats owned by Dave under going a full muts nuts restoration.

 

Would love to know what & how many attachments made it to the UK for the HT tracs. Decks being the most popular


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Posted January 15, 2017 - 05:38 PM

I think I can recall only 3 LFs that were for sale over here in the U.K. in 2016. An 1886 and two HT 20s and these have been bought up by U.K. Bolens collectors.

Be interested to know how many LFs there are in the U.K.
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Posted January 16, 2017 - 03:57 AM

I think I can recall only 3 LFs that were for sale over here in the U.K. in 2016. An 1886 and two HT 20s and these have been bought up by U.K. Bolens collectors.

Be interested to know how many LFs there are in the U.K.

 

You would have thought that Bolens in the US or the UK importer Howard would have kept records. I did some research on the UK importer a while back but ran out of time to go to the next stage.

 

The UK Bolens price lists only show a subset of the attachemtns that were made suggesting only a subset were imported, however we know that is not the case as a number of attachements have turned up that are not in the price list.

 

Who knows what will turn up in 2017.

 

Iain


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