I'd like to say hi to the group, and this is my first post.
I just picked up a Bolens ST110, model 3011G this afternoon and unloaded it from the trailer just before dark. It came with wheel weights, snowblower, deck & bagger.
Everything seems to be working with it though it seems like the linkage to the transmission might be worn/loose. It seems particular as to how it gets into gear. I have to wobble the shift to get it to be in gear and when it is resting in the indentation for Neutral, it still sometimes is engaged. I'll need to go over the linkage to see if its worn or just what is going on but it stays in gear and there's no grinding.
I'll have to take the bed off a few times to get familiar with how it goes on & off. There's no manual that came with it and the person I bought it from, bought it to flip so there is no history to go along with it. He said he rebuilt the carb and changed the oil, lubed it and said he found nothing wrong with it, except what was wrong, he fixed.
He explained how the snowblower hooks up but he didn't put it on though he demonstrated where each part attaches. With that, I took a few photos hoping that will help me remember but I was hoping to find a Pdf online to explain how to properly get that on & off & no luck on that so far. I do want to know how to care for the tractor. It mows beautifully and does a fine job sucking up the acorns on the lawn so it'll be a fine helper.
Though it runs well, with no history, it would probably be a good idea to check the valve adjustment and be sure the oil is correct but as I don't have any info to go by, perhaps someone could suggest some pointers, maybe a link to some the info I'm going to need. It would be gravy to know how to get the snowblower on properly before I need to use it. I've tried to find links to this model in the pages here but I couldn't find anything for it in particular.
One of the interesting things is under the hood, it mentions hydraulics but this is run by belts. Perhaps all the units of the time used the same body and had different options/features?
I like working on 80's motorcycles and now I have an 80's garden tractor to work on. Life is good.