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#1 Doug E. ONLINE  

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:10 AM

Good morning Gents,

 

I visited a friend last night who dragged home a BCS 745 tractor with a Kohler M14 engine on it.  What a beast.  Had no idea how big they are.  Nice looking piece of equipment.  Wouldn't mind the chance to play with it. 

 

The independent brakes are not working, and the differential lock cable is frozen up.  Other wise, the tractor looks pretty good.  However, it is a key start, and the key is missing.  The lock looks a lot like the lock on my Bolens tractor.  Were the keys standard?  I'm out of town and don't carry a  Bolens key with me. 

 

Thanks,

 

Doug



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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:57 AM

It could be the common Indak key. What did Bolens use?

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Indak.  When they get wore a little a pocket knife or small screwdriver will suffice.


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#4 Doug E. ONLINE  

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Posted October 24, 2016 - 07:22 PM

Thanks for the replies.  It was an Indak key, like on my Bolens tractor. 

 

I was back down there, so we put some fresh gas in it, a charge on the battery, and with a little fiddling with it, it started right up. 

 

Got a chance to test it.  I have used Troybilts, smaller BCS tractors, and a host of other walk behind tillers, but this beast beats them all.  It is over 300 lbs, and does not jump forward when encountering a root of any kind, it just plugs away.   I got a work out with it, seeing that the independent brakes are not working, but this is the most pleasurable walk behind I have ever used.  Size/weight matters?  Kohler M14 runs very smoothly.

 

Thanks!

 

Doug


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Posted October 27, 2016 - 05:15 PM

:camera:  :watch_over_fence:  :wewantpics:

No pics; it didn't happen.



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Posted October 31, 2016 - 02:46 PM

:camera:  :watch_over_fence:  :wewantpics:

No pics; it didn't happen.

I really didn't think pics of me playing with the tractor would be that interesting, so didn't even consider having any taken.  Sorry! 

 

If you just wanted to see what the tractor looked like, I can see about asking for  some pics.

 

Regards,

 

Doug



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Posted November 09, 2016 - 02:56 PM

:camera: :camera: :camera: of tractor






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