Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

The grass is growing so out with


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

BolensChrisUK
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 77828
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Sussex England

Posted April 02, 2017 - 03:39 PM

The 1886  :thumbs:

 

1st cut of the year last week

Attached Thumbnails

  • 079.jpg

  • Bolens 1000, Gtractor, LPBolens and 12 others have said thanks

#2 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 35,083 Thanks
  • 44,104 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted April 02, 2017 - 03:44 PM

Grass is looking good over there! Nice job!


  • boyscout862 and 637Yeoman have said thanks

#3 stiemmy OFFLINE  

stiemmy
  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 53712
  • 2,527 Thanks
  • 1,827 posts
  • Location: Freekin cold central WI

Posted April 02, 2017 - 03:47 PM

Nice thick grass, I bet that thing isn't even breaking a sweat.
  • boyscout862 and 637Yeoman have said thanks

#4 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

BolensChrisUK
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 77828
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Sussex England

Posted April 02, 2017 - 04:00 PM

No sweat. I only run it on 3/4 throttle & take it slowly & she goes well  :thumbs:


  • KennyP, lrhredjb, boyscout862 and 1 other said thanks

#5 Austen ONLINE  

Austen
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 33768
  • 1,304 Thanks
  • 783 posts
  • Location: Kirkland, WA

Posted April 02, 2017 - 04:58 PM

What a good 'ol girl! :) Thanks for the pic!

 

It's great to see everyone getting their machines out.



#6 lrhredjb OFFLINE  

lrhredjb

    Member

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3984
  • 558 Thanks
  • 486 posts
  • Location: Noblesville,IN

Posted April 02, 2017 - 06:57 PM

Looks like you have a fairly sizeable lawn there.



#7 OldBuzzard ONLINE  

OldBuzzard

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 805
  • 6,863 Thanks
  • 4,748 posts
  • Location: Oberlin, OH

Posted April 02, 2017 - 11:22 PM

BolensChrisUK, on 02 Apr 2017 - 5:00 PM, said:

No sweat. I only run it on 3/4 throttle & take it slowly & she goes well  :thumbs:

 

Please don't take this as harsh criticism, but as friendly advice.

 

Operating your 1886 in that manner is not doing it any favors.

 

You aren't getting proper engine and hydro cooling, which is going to give you problems in the long run.

 

Plus, the quality of the mowing job is going to suffer because of the less than optimal blade speed.

 

Those big Kohler twins are commercial grade engines and are designed to operate continuously at full throttle.

 

Also, if you refer to the owners manual Bolens makes it clear in the operating instructions where they say:

 

"It is required that the tractor operate at FULL THROTTLE" 

 

They have that in virtually every Operators manual for the hydrostatic tractors.


  • LPBolens, blackjackjakexxix, ClassicBolens and 1 other said thanks

#8 fonz3482 OFFLINE  

fonz3482

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 84
  • 1,184 Thanks
  • 743 posts
  • Location: Eden, New York

Posted April 03, 2017 - 02:33 AM

Man, I wish I had grass or even a garden to play with. Currently my yard is Mud and puddles and looking at the forecast for this week I may want to start building the Ark! STOP RAINING ALREADY! Sorry, nice machine, nice grass, and it looks like you have a nice plot of land there! Enjoy!



#9 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

BolensChrisUK
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 77828
  • 451 Thanks
  • 221 posts
  • Location: Sussex England

Posted April 04, 2017 - 04:07 PM

Please don't take this as harsh criticism, but as friendly advice.

 

Operating your 1886 in that manner is not doing it any favors.

 

You aren't getting proper engine and hydro cooling, which is going to give you problems in the long run.

 

Plus, the quality of the mowing job is going to suffer because of the less than optimal blade speed.

 

Those big Kohler twins are commercial grade engines and are designed to operate continuously at full throttle.

 

Also, if you refer to the owners manual Bolens makes it clear in the operating instructions where they say:

 

"It is required that the tractor operate at FULL THROTTLE" 

 

They have that in virtually every Operators manual for the hydrostatic tractors.

 

Thanks for the info Dave.

 

I must buy some ear defenders & a bigger fuel can then :D

 

I will give it a go at full chat & see how it goes. TBH I never have tried

 

Our grass is lovely & thick in places!


Edited by BolensChrisUK, April 04, 2017 - 04:08 PM.





Top