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Posted July 01, 2011 - 07:14 PM

Nice job Brian I messaged a guy about a fs11? for free yesterday have not heard back yet
free bolens fs11 mower


The Fs11 Is basically a newer version of the Estate keeper
Good luck on it. I hope you can get it

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 07:31 PM

Brian, Very nice job so far. If you put the can of JD. paint into a paper bag like they do a the store when you buy a beer, no one will ever see carrying it home...


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Posted July 01, 2011 - 07:32 PM

Brian, Very nice job so far. If you put the can of JD. paint into a paper bag like they do a the store when you buy a beer, no one will ever see carrying it home...


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Posted July 01, 2011 - 08:22 PM

Thanks for sharing the photos of the EK "guts", Brian! Really enjoyed looking at them!! Now I see how all the pivoting and turning is accomplished. I never thought about the front end having stub axles.
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Posted July 01, 2011 - 10:35 PM

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i think mine is a little dark but i dont mind it. it looks better then it did.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 12:29 AM

If you think that there is some original paint left on the mower, you might be able to use some rubbing compound and buff an area to bring back the color/luster for a better color match?
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Posted July 02, 2011 - 06:02 AM

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i think mine is a little dark but i dont mind it. it looks better then it did.


I think it looks Nice

How does it do in the snow? Do you have the rear weight for it?

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 02:38 PM

the fs11 was gone:mecry:I really didn't need it but would have been a interesting addition to the collection

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:07 PM

the fs11 was gone:mecry:I really didn't need it but would have been a interesting addition to the collection


Sorry to hear you didnt get it.

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Well, I got some black parts painted. I got the primer on yesterday and managed to get 2 coats of black on today :dancingbanana:
I'll take some pics tomorrow

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Posted July 02, 2011 - 10:45 PM

I think it looks Nice

How does it do in the snow? Do you have the rear weight for it?




tthere wasone at a auction that i beleave passed already i wanted to go to but i forgot when it was but i just use it for show really but when i find a weight i will have it. i did try it in 4inchs with tire chains an it did ok but if it had weights it would be great

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 10:29 AM

a weight? are they supposed to have one on each back tire?

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:23 PM

They had a weight that bolted up to the rear hitch.
They did not sell weights for the wheels as far as I know

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:25 PM

I saw one of these weights on craigslist a while ago and figured why should I buy it when I dont have an EK. :wallbanging:

If only the weight would have been listed now LOL

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Posted July 03, 2011 - 01:32 PM

Here's a couple pics.
They are pretty crappy. You will have to take my word it looks better in person.

I got 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of Black on

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