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Hello all, Can anyone help place a vintage on this old Bolens tiller?


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Posted November 03, 2011 - 06:09 AM

I think I'm still half asleep


That's OK. .....I'm half awake!

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 06:27 AM

Oops Thats my mistake... I think I'm still half asleep LOL Its a 1976 Service seminar manual that has information from about 1952-1976

I took a second look and again I was wrong :wallbanging:

It indeed was made from 1970-1971

Maybe I need to get some Glasses :D

Just get woke up good and hopefully the eyes will focus better. But it ain't gonna happen here. May have to up the size of the font.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 06:30 AM

May have to up the size of the font.




You too ,eh ?:D

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 09:10 AM

Any Updates on this project?

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 07:39 AM

Still settling into new house and building a work area in an oversized garage. Those projects are coming along nice. thnx for asking... getting closer

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 08:56 AM

:wave: bmrk1100 Welcome to GTTalk! We're really glad to have you here with us! It's great to see that you're getting the help that you needed too! Congrats on the tiller find! Thanks for signing up!

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 09:09 AM

Ron, glad to have you here with us! Please place your mark on our member map, we are trying to get 300 members on there by years end. Also check out our chat room some night, we have a good time learning and laughing in there! Once again Welcome to GTTalk! Shawn

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 08:42 AM

I have an updated pic but do not see a link to load pics..? tore it down and getting prepped for paint. found motor has low compression.. 50psi. I have a new 5.5HP that will bolt right up. Going to use that for this year. maybe I will rebuild the 4HP next winter..

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:33 PM

Thanks for the update! :thumbs: Looking forward to seeing pictures

Take a look at out tutorials section http://gardentractor...file-uploading/
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:47 PM

Yes,thanks for the update.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 01:05 AM

Great. thanks, and here is the tear down. Got it all wire brushed and started paint this week.
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Posted May 02, 2012 - 10:23 PM

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this site, but I have a particular interest in this project...I actually happened to have run across another tiller just like this one! I got it a few years ago but wasn't able to get it running, so I had to take it to a small engine shop for some work. Apparently it hadn't run in a long while so the sediments in the gas tank and carburetor had settled and were choking off gas supply to the motor. Anyway, they cleaned everything out and got it running for me. I tried out the tiller tonight....it seems to run fine, but doesn't seem to have enough power to do what it's supposed to. When I engaged the blade, the blade would turn, but everytime I put it in the dirt the motor died. Anyone have any suggestions on why this might be happening? I was thinking maybe I need a new belt, but it seems to be fairly tight when engaged.

Good luck member #7250, I hope you have better luck than me!

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Posted May 12, 2012 - 01:26 AM

Awenger welcome to GTT, You might check your throttle linkage to make sure that the motor is running at full throttle. I would also check the air filter. are you trying to work virgin soil? The smaller tillers do not have enough power to handle hard unworked ground very well. Something is going on that tiller should work well over plowed soil.

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 06:24 PM

I know this is an "Old thread" but,

 

Any Updates on the tiller?

Its been a while.....






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