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#1 Doug E. OFFLINE  

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Posted June 19, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Gents,

 

I was doing a some craigslist surfing and came across this Bolens ad.  https://sheboygan.cr...6172233984.html

 

The tractor has a Kubota engine that looks like it is factory, but I have not heard of a Kubota in a Bolens.  Anyone have more info on this?  I'm interested in anything anyone has on this.

 

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Doug

 

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Posted June 19, 2017 - 10:34 AM

I believe that should have a Kohler KT19QS in it from the factory.


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 06:16 PM

Looks like a pretty clean conversion too judging by the pics.



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Posted June 19, 2017 - 07:01 PM

Looks like a pretty clean conversion too judging by the pics.

That's what I thought too, and prompted me to post this.  It is clean enough to look like factory, but I have not heard of any Kubota in a Bolens. 

 

I can read D600 on the engine, which is a 3 cylinder .6 liter engine.  I think the JD 650 uses a two cylinder about the same displacement.  I can't see enough in the engine shot, but since that is a longer engine, I wonder if the PTO is still hooked up.  The tractors that take power off both the front and rear of the engine make it tougher to find a diesel to fit in and still have the PTO hooked up. 

 

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Doug


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 08:10 PM

From what I can see of the photos whoever did the conversion was very talented. I used a 2 cylinder Z620 in mine and that was tight. 

Should make someone a nice tractor loader combination. 


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Posted June 19, 2017 - 09:57 PM

I had a chance to purchase a brand new D600 on a crate but passed on it just for the fact that the top rpm for the Kubota diesel is 2000.  The Kohler and most all gas engines is 3600 rpm.  Not only would the tractor not have a full top speed for travel the pto would be too slow unless the pulleys would be changed.  The mitsubishi diesel has a top engine rpm of 3600.  That is the engine that Bolens used in the Duratrac 1700.  Very nice build though.  Looks quite professional.


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