At the start of June I stumbled across a Bolens 1000 in CT that I liked a lot! I couldn't bring myself to inquire about it because I didn't know how to justify a 7hr ride to CT for a tractor to my wife! For almost a month I kept checking on it and it was still listed on Craigslist. So I began to wonder about it and why it didn't sell yet. It looked decent and was in all original shape. It came with chains, plow blade, and a Bolens dump cart. The price was fair so it was really starting to bug me that it was still for sale! So towards the end of June Bolens 1000 mentioned a 56' ride a matic for sale on Ebay in CT. He said he would bid if it was closer. So I tried to persuade him to bid and into a trip to CT, but it turns out he is way too patient and is going to wait for the right 56' near home. So Bolens 1000 and I got talking about the 1000 in CT and he thought it was a real fair deal also. So due to his peer pressure, I was forced to inquire about it. I inquired about it and got more pictures of the tractor and attachments. I really wanted the tractor, but didn't want an angry wife so I kinda laid low for a few more days hoping to figure something out. Well I was trying to figure out how to get the tractor home, the 56' ride a matic pops up on a facebook post, and the person that started the post was the same gentleman (Barry or bonusbuilt1950) that bought my 57' super ride a matic from me a few months ago. He was posting because he was thinking about bidding on the 56' because he really wanted it, and it was close to his house. People helped Barry spend his money on the facebook page and he won the 56' ride a matic. That was when the light bulb went off in my head I talked with Barry and I found out the 1000 was about 1hr away from his house. He also said he'd be happy to pick it up for me if need be. Barry was very helpful throughout the whole deal and is a great guy to know and deal with! So I then contacted the owner, finalized a deal, and Barry went to go grab the 1000 for me and stored it away at his house for a few weeks. My wife and I took a little mini vacation down to CT July 21st-22nd, We spent 1 day at Mystic seaport site seeing, and the next day we picked up the 1000 from Barry. I have to thank Barry again for all his help with the tractor and our trip to CT! I'm so happy I finally got a Bolens 1000 with the right seat, and a real Bolens dump cart! I have been holding out on posting the tractor because I wanted to clean it up a bit and try to fire it up, but time has been real scarce lately, so I figured I'd post these before pictures and then some after shots when I finally get around to doing some work on it! The 1st group of pictures are from the PO house, then some on Barry's truck, and a few at my house with the cart attached. Enjoy!