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#1 Littledeere ONLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 09:51 PM

Picked this Bolens up came with a plow ,snowcaster ,mower deck and soft cab
I thought it is in real good shape to be over 40 years old what do you guys think

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Posted September 11, 2011 - 09:52 PM

Man, I think you got a great machine there !!!!! Looks to be in nice shape.
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Posted September 12, 2011 - 04:54 AM

If it hasn't been restored, it is very good shape from the looks of it. Cab looks very nice, along with everything else. Good luck with it.
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Posted September 12, 2011 - 05:00 AM

Nice Find!!!

Looks like some parts/attachments have been painted but It looks to be in great shape!!!
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Posted September 12, 2011 - 06:13 AM

If you dont mind, could you take some closeup pics of the Height adjustment decals on the deck?
When I restore my deck next spring I'll need to have them made.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 06:20 AM

That has to be the best looking un-restored Estate Keeper that I have seen.
I didn't know they came with a cab also.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 06:27 AM

That has to be the best looking un-restored Estate Keeper that I have seen.
I didn't know they came with a cab also.


They are a bit awkward looking with the cab on though..... I always think of a UFO like spaceship when I see a cab on one of these LOLek cab.jpg
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Posted September 12, 2011 - 06:38 AM

Great find,congrats.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 05:58 PM

Great find.That is the wrong color for you.HA HA

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:19 PM

Yes Josh I know it's off a shade but it is Green and Yellow it was in great shape.I don't think it's been painted
maybe just faded the Bollens guys might can tell us the blade is brighter yellow but does not look to have been repainted
if it was someone done a great job and then put decals back.I would bet a 140 the the deck has not been touched at all
It has a small oil leak I need to take care of but it has the sweetest running little 10 HP I ever heared.I am not shure what is up with the one wheel looks like someone replaced it and made it that color looks to be the correct one
here are some more pics

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 07:39 PM

WOW! You even got the steering wheel cap with it!!!

Some people have all the luck!
That seat is in great shape as well!

I believe the blade has all original paint on it.
The yellow on the tractor looks to be original as well but the camera may be the reason why the yellow dosent look too yellow. I have also noticed after looking at a few EK's is that the aluminum parts tend to fade which is why the yellow appears to be so pale.
Bolens did change the color of yellow over the years, each year it got a little darker, if you were to line up a EK blade from 64' and one from 69' there would be a big difference.

If I had to guess I'd say that 85% of everything there is original paint. If I'm Wrong, Someone did a pretty good job at restoring that to fool me LOL


Can you get some closeup pics of the paint job?

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:01 PM

Congratulations on such a nice find. It's wonderful to see that somebody kept one of these machines in such good shape.

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Here is a link to my photobucket Bloens 1000 I took some pics of the decals some of them have a clear edge that makes them
look messed with in the pics but look OK in person
Bolens Estate Keeper pictures by 1Littledeere - Photobucket

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Posted September 12, 2011 - 08:52 PM

Looks to be totally original except for the tire rims.
Someone took really good care of that!




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