Posted July 16, 2011 - 11:41 AM
Recently I tore it apart and repainted it and put a HH120 long block replacement engine in that I sourced from an old Bolens dealer here in Oregon. (The engine was still in the Tecumseh box). I have pictures of the new engine, but I can't find them at the moment.
What you don't see here is the fact that the tractor sat, unused for about 10 years in a field behind my Uncle's house after a tree fell on it during a bad storm. It bent the tube frame into a U-shape and I had to source another frame for the tractor. Now that the tractor is rebuilt it regularly works on our hobby farm doing everything from mowing to tilling and hauling debris.
To me, the Bolens tube frames are the best garden tractors ever made. Even next to Cub Cadet they just are superior. That last pic is my good friend Colin digging a ride on the tractor during the engine break-in.
Posted July 16, 2011 - 12:08 PM
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Posted July 17, 2011 - 08:45 PM
You did a nice job making it look like new.
I see you got the hydraulic lift on it too!
Posted July 17, 2011 - 10:51 PM
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