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#1 Bolens800uk OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2017 - 06:26 PM

This is a very vague question as I have been contacted by a guy who got, what he thinks, is a LF Bolens yet to be identified. I am hoping to get photos tomorrow. He said that the tractor runs ok but for the seized steering. How big a job would this be? Not sure if it's lack of use or whether it need a strip down and reassembled or what. As I say, very vague but any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks
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Posted January 08, 2017 - 06:36 PM

Seized steering sounds more like a tube frame problem....  

Large frames steering is a lot better job then trying to fix a tube frame steering.   


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Posted January 08, 2017 - 06:57 PM

Have to agree,sounds like a tube frame,I have never had a large frame with that steering issue
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Posted January 08, 2017 - 08:09 PM

Ok thanks. I will ask more questions to the seller once I got the photos.

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Posted January 09, 2017 - 05:23 PM

Yeah we need pics Andrew

 

You can always bring it to my LF repair workshop :thumbs:

 

Thats if it is of course :poke:


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Posted January 10, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Yeah we need pics Andrew
 
You can always bring it to my LF repair workshop :thumbs:
 
Thats if it is of course :poke:


Hopefully all will be revealed in the next day or so!
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Posted January 14, 2017 - 10:53 AM

I have now got photos of the LF which I believe is a HT20. Apart from the wrong seat, wrong exhaust and a few additions, it looks complete and does run and the steering is ok after all that. Hope to strike a deal.....

Any comments appreciated IMG_1629.JPG IMG_1630.JPG IMG_1631.JPG IMG_1632.JPG IMG_1633.JPG IMG_1634.JPG

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 12:36 PM

A few more photos of the beast....

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 01:35 PM

How can you tell that it is an HT20 and not an Ht18?

 

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 01:58 PM

I say it isruff!  I see the foot pedal on the left side has been reworked?   If I was you a take a jack with me jack up one side of the rear end.  On rear wheel should be on the ground the other in the air.   Turn the one in the air till you feel it lock up.  If there a lot of play you maybe looking a bull gear problem down the road.  


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Posted January 14, 2017 - 02:01 PM

The guy said it got a 20 hp twin cylinder Kohler engine and the decals on the dash tower is newer than the 1886 ones I believe. I am sure there are other subtle differences too.

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 02:13 PM

The guy said it got a 20 hp twin cylinder Kohler engine and the decals on the dash tower is newer than the 1886 ones I believe. I am sure there are other subtle differences too.

 

Its a HT20 in my opinion.  


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Posted January 14, 2017 - 02:30 PM

I say it isruff!  I see the foot pedal on the left side has been reworked?   If I was you a take a jack with me jack up one side of the rear end.  On rear wheel should be on the ground the other in the air.   Turn the one in the air till you feel it lock up.  If there a lot of play you maybe looking a bull gear problem down the road.


For a U.K. Bolens it is not in overall bad nick due to our weather! I think the the reworked foot pedal on the left (difficult to see) is the paint protection on the wheelarch? that have come off.
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Posted January 14, 2017 - 02:41 PM

Tooke the pedal area and enlarged it - it looks to me like a plate has been hinged to the fender and then bolted to the pedal - perhaps for support for someone with a bad knee or leg?

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Posted January 14, 2017 - 02:45 PM

Tooke the pedal area and enlarged it - it looks to me like a plate has been hinged to the fender and then bolted to the pedal - perhaps for support for someone with a bad knee or leg?


Well that scuppered my theory! I got to contact the guy tomorrow and will ask questions about it. Thanks for enlarging the photo anyway. :-)
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