I am recently the new owner of a 2000 Hydro Bolens 5020H garden tractor. I figured I would post a few photos, and would love any feedback or advice, as I am starting from scratch and have little to no knowledge on Bolens so far.
So far it is running great! I have needed to rework some of the wiring and grounds, and replace two of the hydraulic hoses that go to the ram within the frame rail as they were leaking like a sieve. Someone thought it needed some paint at some point, and had repainted all of the frame/engine areas a lighter green, and the hood/fender setup a recoat of the white/crème, which is unfortunate as it was a quick job and half has worn off, but is obviously just cosmetic. It also appears the governor must have went bad as that section was cut open and redone, and that some of the spring setup for the carb may need to be redone.
I have the mower deck for it and the snow blower, which I will be cleaning up, greasing, and getting ready to roll as needed for the upcoming seasons. I also picked up a 18618 tiller and have been researching what I need to attach it, but it seems like it will not be an easy setup and I may need to create the mounting brackets and lift setup myself as I don't think they were meant for each other. I'm willing and able to do that, but if anyone knows anything about matching the two up, whether you've done it or have an idea or pic, it would be greatly appreciated.
Any other advice or information on this tractor is greatly appreciated, I look forward to it!
Stevens Point, WI