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Posted March 27, 2010 - 01:44 PM

Looks like I'm in the midst of some knowledgeable Bolens fans. I don't know much about the tractors, I purchased an FMC Bolens tiller Model 18315 Serial#0300158 thinking a could modify another tractor to use it. Would anyone happen to know what model Bolens was disigned to run this particualr tiller?

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Posted March 27, 2010 - 01:58 PM

Welcome to the forum hfm0323, glad to have you here.

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 05:24 AM

Looks like I'm in the midst of some knowledgeable Bolens fans. I don't know much about the tractors, I purchased an FMC Bolens tiller Model 18315 Serial#0300158 thinking a could modify another tractor to use it. Would anyone happen to know what model Bolens was disigned to run this particualr tiller?


Welcome to the Forum!:welcometogttalk:
If you have some pictures of the tiller, I may be able to ID it better.
Enjoy the many forums here at GTtalk! :thumbs:

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 04:35 PM

Here are some pics of the tiller I bought, I've had it four years now without using it once. It's such a sturdy machine I'm determined to find a way to put it to use. Let me know if it's familiar to anyone. Special thanks for your interest in helping Bolens 1000.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 04:44 PM

I know what it goes to now :smile1:

Its a 33'' tiller that went on a Bolens XL series. Here is a parts list for it :Posted Image

Here is a page that will show a few pictures and more info about the Tractors.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 05:41 PM

Nice place to find people who appreciate a good machine. My old Uncle Tex recently passed away and wanted me to have his Bolens 1250. Always kept in the garage and well maintained. 1613 hours on it. Has a plow and a home made bucket he built. Paint is showing it's age but still looks good. Have only used it a couple times but seems to run great.

I'd sure like to find a good mower deck for it. I've heard there may be other implements still kicking around somewhere out there. Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks,
marc

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 07:51 PM

Now that I know what I'm looking for, I can start shopping. Wish me luck. Anyone have recomendations regarding hydro vs gear for tilling and such?

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 08:08 PM

Now that I know what I'm looking for, I can start shopping. Wish me luck. Anyone have recomendations regarding hydro vs gear for tilling and such?


The gear driven are better for tilling, pulling stuff. The hydros are great for mowing, snow blowing ,plowing ect.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 08:27 PM

Nice place to find people who appreciate a good machine. My old Uncle Tex recently passed away and wanted me to have his Bolens 1250. Always kept in the garage and well maintained. 1613 hours on it. Has a plow and a home made bucket he built. Paint is showing it's age but still looks good. Have only used it a couple times but seems to run great.

I'd sure like to find a good mower deck for it. I've heard there may be other implements still kicking around somewhere out there. Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks,
marc


:welcometogttalk: Marc, nice to have you here. Hope you enjoy it here and find all the help you need.

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 09:44 AM

I moved these posts to a new thread so the parts supplier thread can stay on topic. Carry on LOL

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 12:48 PM

I moved these posts to a new thread so the parts supplier thread can stay on topic. Carry on LOL


Thanks, NUTNDUN

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 06:02 PM

Not a problem, just like to keep things easier to find. :D

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Posted April 01, 2010 - 08:51 AM

I have one of these on my QT 17. Looks like the extender has been installed. Does the drive shaft have much play?

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Posted April 01, 2010 - 09:09 AM

:welcometogttalk: Bobo, nice to have ya here and another Bolens guy too :D

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Posted April 04, 2010 - 01:40 PM

Here are some pics of the tiller I bought, I've had it four years now without using it once. It's such a sturdy machine I'm determined to find a way to put it to use. Let me know if it's familiar to anyone. Special thanks for your interest in helping Bolens 1000.


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I've seen several tractors on E-bay and looked at the manuals as well. I'm trying to get a visual of how the two L shaped brackets attach to the tractor. Is there a mounting bracket or something else required? Will this tiller work with any of the XL or just some? Do I need a tractor with special pto capabilities or is that standard across the board? I'd like to be better educated before my next purchase. ( lessons learned ) Any insight would be appreciated.
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