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How does the ST series stack up compared to the tube and large frames?

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#1 Mustard Tiger ONLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2016 - 07:30 PM

There seems to be an abundance of STs for sale, and there doesn't seem to be much info on them.  The photos I've seen aren't very good, but they look kinda scrawny.  Are they as light and chintzy as they look or are they ok?  I'm not sure if I should pick one up cheap or wait until I find a large frame.

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Posted November 01, 2016 - 08:00 PM

The STs that I've seen are lawn tractors. Good for mowing, snow blowing, and pulling a cart. A large frame Bolens is several catagories bigger and stronger. If you have nothing, an ST is a big step up. If you already have a GT then an ST would be a step down. I still find GTs for $100 or less so, I haven't bought an LT in years. Watch the ads and along the roads. You'll find something. Good Luck, Rick

Edited by boyscout862, November 01, 2016 - 11:20 PM.

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Posted November 01, 2016 - 08:13 PM

ST series is considered a Suburban tractor.So don't expect it to be able to handle much more than Mowing or pulling a small lawn cart around with.


Q series and Medium frame are a decent sized garden tractor but attachments are pretty hard to find for them because the engine sat backwards compared to the other Bolens Garden tractors.Deck tiller and snow blower all run the opposite direction of what a Tube frame or Large frame would.


Tube frame Bolens are Tough,plentiful and most attachments are easily found.


Large frame Bolens are very very tough and large for a "garden tractor" but attachments may be a bit hard to find depending on your area.


Most of the Bolens guys started out with an old Tube frame.It's a very very good place to start :thumbs: A Bolens 1050 with a plow,tiller,deck,sleeve hitch and a moldboard plow will serve you well for a long time.Easy to work on and very reliable if you get one that isn't just plum worn out allready.

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Posted November 01, 2016 - 08:19 PM

I have 3 of the medium frames, 2 H's and one G.  Good tractors but as stated, hard to come up with attachments for.

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Posted November 05, 2016 - 04:24 AM

hi pic of my st 140 with tiller its a 24inch tiller works well

STs arnt the biggest of tractors but they drive real nice the hydros are precise and the turning circle is very tight they are mow great and are very manouverable if you want to move a trailer around 20160813_151336.jpg 20160813_151343.jpg 20160813_151420.jpg 20150421_123026.jpg 20150822_145016.jpg trailer is a 4 wheel 8 by 4foot btw i like these so much ive ended up getting 5 of them


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