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#1 Marie388 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 06, 2010 - 10:33 PM

Recently I lost a family member and when we cleaned out his shop, this Bolens 1050 was in it. I would like to sell it locally (lafayette, LA) because of the family situation, we need to empty the shop as soon as possible. I was searching the web trying to figure out a good asking price and came across your forums, hopeing you all could please help. I really do not know much about it...just if anyone could give me an idea where to start price wise, my family and I would greatly appreciate it.

Its late and i want to get this posted, but i couldn't figure out how to add the pictures on here as attachments. I have 4 uploaded in my gallery, will add more tom.
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Posted May 07, 2010 - 04:50 AM

:welcometogttalk:Marie388,glad to have you here.
Sorry to hear about your loss.

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 05:22 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss.......



Here is a link on how to post pics as attachments , CLICK HERE

I saw the pictures in your Gallery.
There are a few things that I need to know.
1) Does it run? If so do all gears shift smoothly, and does the engine smoke at all.
2) Condition of the deck. Are the bearings loud? Is the deck solid(No rust holes)

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 05:26 AM

I'd say in the unknown condition that it's in a Good starting price would probably be around $150

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 06:33 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss..... Like Bolens 1000 stated, Without knowing the condition of the motor and trans. I'd put it out there for $200 and hope for $150. If it runs well, the tires air up and are in good shape, you have the fender pan laying around in the shop somewhere, and the deck is good I would start at $400 b/o. In running mowing condition theres no reason why someone wouldn't give you $350 to $400. I would! but to far for me to drive!!

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 08:37 AM

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ok, thanks for the information on how to add pictures! So here are the four that are in my gallery, plus also some more that I thought would help ya'll help me!

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 08:39 AM

Thanks everyone. Bolens 1000 now about it running, I can't find out that stuff unfortunately. But we do know the deck is newer, bought in the late 90's, and as far as we could tell has no rust at ALL!

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 08:57 AM

Thanks everyone. Bolens 1000 now about it running, I can't find out that stuff unfortunately. But we do know the deck is newer, bought in the late 90's, and as far as we could tell has no rust at ALL!


From the info and the pictures you have given I'd say shoot for $150-$200

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 09:02 AM

well thanks for the input. Actually I just talked to my dad, and tom morning we are gonna try to see if we can figure out any info on the engine, and if we do I'll let you know. Thanks for the help

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 09:07 AM

ok, keep us updated if you find anything else out....

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 09:51 AM

just be careful, in 1 of your pics it looks like the mower deck shaft isn't connected and the universal joint is just hanging off the pto. The pic might be the one from the gallery you posted last night. If you were to engage the mower you would have a big racket and possibly damage something. You can still run the tractor just dont turn the mower on til its connected properly. Any ??? about the mower let us know.

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 09:52 AM

Its pic 5 of 11 actually.

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Posted May 07, 2010 - 10:20 AM

fonz thanks very much for the warning.

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 06:17 PM

OK guys we found out that the engine is definately free! How much is this going to effect how much I can start asking for it?

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Posted May 08, 2010 - 09:15 PM

OK guys we found out that the engine is definately free! How much is this going to effect how much I can start asking for it?



I think with engine free, and that newer deck, that it should be worth $350. The excellent deck adds a lot to the worth in my opinion. After all, mowing is it's main purpose, so a new deck is a huge plus.




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