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#1 logmillingman ONLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2018 - 09:45 PM

Ok Guys I promised Paulgo that if everything worked out I would post some pictures of a front  Bolens attachment That goes on my 1456 H14 tractor.

 

I just happened to check CL earlier this week and I found a black round back snow blower that I have been looking for off and on for the past three years. Every time I would find one it was either to expensive or when I called was already sold. So finally I got one that was in good condition where everything works and operates smoothly with all the accessories with it and was at a good price.

 

I told my wife that I had found what I wanted for my birthday, she said ok if that's what you want.

 

So off we went this afternoon on a five hour road trip. Two hours down one hour loading and talking tractors and two hours back.

 

When this H14 was given to me three years ago it had not had attachments on it for over twenty five years, the two previous owners I spoke with never had attachments for it. It was used just to haul things around their property. From what I can figure out the tractor was at a local power equipment dealer where I believe the HH140 was replaced with a OH160 tech engine. It was then purchased by the first previous owner and finally ended up with me.

 

So over the past three years I have found the correct black mower deck, a never used Black snow plow and now the black blower attachment.

 

 Here are some pictures, I will get some better ones tomorrow when it is light outside.  :driving_tbucket:

 

 

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Edited by logmillingman, January 28, 2018 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted January 28, 2018 - 09:56 PM

Nice find! I love my h14. Wish we got enough snow to use something like that. Not sure if my wife would be on board with any more tractor stuff. Sounds like you got a good one!!
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Posted January 28, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Wow! That looks almost unused. Great find!


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 10:19 AM

Cool find, congrats and Happy Birthday!

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Very nice!  Not abused but gently used,  you'll have fun with the blower.


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 03:09 PM

What a great birthday present; I wish my wife would do something similar for me. Instead I got some socks for my last birthday....

That is in remarkable condition and a great find.

Look forward to see it hitched up to your tractor.
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Posted January 29, 2018 - 05:30 PM

I had a question for you guys, it looks like this series of snow thrower does not have a chain guard on the auger side in the front of the thrower. I did not see a cover in the parts break down for the model 18538-02. I would think that it would be important to really keep the chain sprayed with a good chain lube because the snow is going to get packed in that chain area. .

 

 

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 05:43 PM

I'd be lubing that every time! The snow will 'wash' the lube off quick!


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:18 PM

I had a question for you guys, it looks like this series of snow thrower does not have a chain guard on the auger side in the front of the thrower. I did not see a cover in the parts break down for the model 18538-02. I would think that it would be important to really keep the chain sprayed with a good chain lube because the snow is going to get packed in that chain area. .

My snowcaster does not have a shield over the chain either as per the attached pictures.  I think that the speed the chain turns keeps the snow from building up around it under normal circumstances.  I got my snow caster about 2005 and while it has not seen a lot of use until this year I have used it on multiple occasions over the years - the chain hasn't really given much problem.   I did replace the chain this winter as it came off once - it was at the end of the tension adjustment and I made the new chain the same number of links as the old one - I think that I could remove one link in mine as it is still not overly tight. It probably would be a good idea in the spring once you are done with it to remove the chain and let it soak in some oil over the summer.

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:30 PM

No guards on the new style blowers, I oil it once per season and its good to go, dosent make sense to lube it during the season as it will wash away first use anyway.

Never had any issues with them and been blowing close to 9 years now with one of these


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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Stew that was very helpful, I could not see in the picture what series 18538 you have I believe there are  01-02-03-04 in this series of snow thrower.

 

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:42 PM

Thanks Bolen1000, again very helpful this puts me at ease knowing you guys have been using this model with no problems with the open chain design. 



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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:51 PM

I am not sure - here is another picture of the model number - don't see a -01 or other number at the end of it.

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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:54 PM

Thanks Bolens800uk, maybe you could get Bolens monogramed on your new socks. This snow thrower is in really good condition, the guy I got it from purchased it and relisted it and sold it to me. So who ever he bought it from had replaced almost all the nuts and bolts and serviced it and did some painting on it. Everything is in very good working condition I am very happy with it. 



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Posted January 29, 2018 - 06:57 PM

Thanks Stew, it looks like it is just a 18538






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