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#301 boli51 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 18, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hi everyone, I am a new member and this is my first post. I grew up on a farm in IL. and we had and used a David B. to work the vegi garden in the mid 50s. Its been a long time since I saw my last 2 wheel tractor after I moved away. My next intro was a Bolens Huski Gardener. It was in rough shape and had a cultivator and plow to go with. The condition didn't matter cuz I needed something to do now that I'm simi retired. Long story short I sanded and painted everything. The Wis. 2.5 engine with a wico mag runs good and I even put it to work in a vegi garden this summer (brought back great memories good to use ole iron again). It has a Wis AB engine 5.00/6.00 tires that still have good meat left on them. I also have a Monkey Wards/ Simple Sity Mod. V and a Simple Sity L-1 with front siz cutters. I am super happy to find this site but I still trying to learn how it works. Thanks to all for all the great pics and info I have already used the downloads for info and manuals on my Bolens. Thanks again.

 

not sure how to post pics yet, have some of the Huski.


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Posted October 19, 2013 - 12:08 AM

Welcome to GTtalk, please post some photos when you get the chance.



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Posted October 19, 2013 - 02:12 AM

Welcome to the forum!    Would love to some pics of the Gardener and the other walk behinds.



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Posted October 21, 2013 - 10:42 PM

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Well I tried to add some pics don't know if success will be at my door tonight. To tell the truth I'm much better with a wrench than a keyboard. If this is successful it should be the  Bolens Huski Gardener. The colors are not original but as I had it down to bare metal I had to decide on something quick so it was JD green and yellow.

Hope it comes out


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Posted October 23, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Hi guys it's me again "Boli51. I have been reading up on some previous threads thank all you for the immense amount of useful info you have shared on this site.

Just to make sure I'm doing it right can anyone verify the my pics of the Gardener showed up?? Also I have a line on a 2 wheel midlands does anyone have any info on the brand. Taking a trip this w/e to try and add it to my collection. Don't know the exact condition it's in but I need a challenge.

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Posted October 23, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Good luck on your quest to acquire the Midland. There some what similar to a Simplicity and Montgomery Wards. I think it as Midland that made them ( not positive though).

 

There was only one pic of the Gardener that showed up. Was there more?



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 12:09 AM

Nate, just the one of the Bolens. As I mentioned I was not sure if it would come through, looks like it did O.K. Thanks for the reply. I have 2 other walkers a Wards mod V (made by Simplicity) with 3 forward and a reverse and a Simplicity L-1. If I do get the midland the garage will be a little crowded. Will let you know how it goes.
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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:49 AM

I just picked this up before the snow flew.the engine runs but goes into orbit.even with a changed out rebuilt carb. the gear box has a pressureized blasting oil leak.and I don't even know what brand it is,after looking at many pictures ,I think its a bradly. whatdayeah think?144.JPG
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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Karl, Welcome to GTtalk, that's a great looking garden tractor.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Welcome Karl!

Hard to tell with your picture but your tractor looks like a Simplicity "W" the largest Simplicity two wheeler from the late 1960's.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:15 AM

to this day i have yet to own a riding garden tractor (mabey someday when im old)

I gess that day is here now with the Squire 9 which will be here to stay compared with the other riders. (im not ''that'' old yet)


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 03:51 PM

How about some more pictures of the new one ? Thanks Mike looks like heavy duty unit !


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 06:07 PM

I put a plow on my garden aid today,it did a good job against the plow curl !, take a look at how I attached the plow. I was realy surprised by the power this little thing has.IMG_0449.JPG IMG_0452.JPG IMG_0453.JPG IMG_0454.JPG


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Hey, all you guys with the great looking two wheelers.... How about some of you stop over here and add a couple of pics and a couple paragraphs.

http://gardentractor...14/#entry414767
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Posted February 08, 2014 - 07:44 AM

I put a plow on my garden aid today,it did a good job against the plow curl !, take a look at how I attached the plow. I was realy surprised by the power this little thing has.attachicon.gifIMG_0449.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_0452.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_0453.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_0454.JPG

That is a very good job, solid mounting.

The walk behinds are little power houses, pushers and pullers, everything balanced on two big wheels and geared to work hard.

The gearing and balance will humble a garden or snow bank.


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