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#1 DGK2011 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 04:47 PM

I have had this bolens in my lockup for a number of years, just got it out to put snow blade on it. Can anyone tell me what model it is. After some research I came up with G14 but do not know model number. It has split in front and is 60inches long and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 05:01 PM

Welcome to GTT!

From what I can tell, It looks to be a Bolens 853

Did you buy the tractor like that or did you replace the decals and paint it?
This is what its supposed to look like:
853 70'.jpg

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 05:28 PM

bolens 1000,is that a leather seat?

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 06:20 PM

Welcome to GTtalk. Sorry don't know about Bolens, But that sure is good looking one you have.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:25 PM

That's definitely not a 'factory' paint job. Not bad looking though.

It would help if you could tell us what engine is in it.

Edited by OldBuzzard, November 03, 2011 - 09:01 PM.


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Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:27 PM

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 07:36 PM

Welcome to the forum. Thats a good looking Bolens you have there. If you posted a few more pictures it might help with the ID.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 09:07 PM

bolens 1000,is that a leather seat?


I Havent been up close to one of those brown seats in a while so I cant honestly remember if those were leather. I believe they were vinyl like the red seats were.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 09:13 PM

DGK, nice looking Bolens there, hope the Doc and the others can help you ID it.

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 09:20 PM

I'm about 99% sure its an 853

The tractor has the High/Low range belt switch lever and it has no locking differential
The only models that had that Hi/ low system were the 800,850,853,900 and the 853 was the only one without the locking differential

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Posted November 03, 2011 - 10:54 PM

I'm about 99% sure its an 853

The tractor has the High/Low range belt switch lever and it has no locking differential
The only models that had that Hi/ low system were the 800,850,853,900 and the 853 was the only one without the locking differential


I believe that is what is referred to as "Encyclopedic Knowledge"

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 04:20 AM

Welcome to the forum,glad to have you with us.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 08:16 AM

I Havent been up close to one of those brown seats in a while so I cant honestly remember if those were leather. I believe they were vinyl like the red seats were.


Yes, they were vinyl over a foam pad.

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Posted November 04, 2011 - 03:13 PM

i also think its a 853. the only thing is they had a starter/generator. the bolens in that pic does not. maybe it has a replacement engine?

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Posted November 05, 2011 - 08:57 AM

i also think its a 853. the only thing is they had a starter/generator. the bolens in that pic does not. maybe it has a replacement engine?


As best I can tell from that pic, it has a Tecumseh engine, not the original B&S 8hp.




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