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#1 CoryG OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:12 AM

Hello, guys. I wanted to share a recent Craigslist find. Yesterday, I brought home a FREE Bolens 15FC02 Versa-Matic two-wheeled tractor with a snow blade and moldboard plow. I haven't had a chance to check it out, but I was told that it ran when parked several years ago. it belonged to the guy's father and it was apparently taking up valuable space in his basement. The date code on the B&S motor is August 1954. This is my first Bolens of any kind and my first walk-behind tractor. I have a few Deere L&G tractors and a Gilson/Wizard lawn tractor.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 02:15 PM

Nice Bolens! Very cool that you got the Plow(s) with it too.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 02:37 PM

Very cool walker. I see it has the front attachment engaging lever. How about some photo's of that area, i seem to be missing parts of mine, and would like to use one of the front powered attachments sometime.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 03:31 PM

Free! ... Wow congratulations. I wonder how much snow one of those will move with that blade?

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 04:10 PM

very cool walk behind.Can't beat the price!

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 07:48 PM

That's your first walk behind? Welcome to the dark side :laughingteeth:
Clean & complete machine you picked up, and you got it for my favorite 4 letter word!

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 10:14 PM

Thanks for the kind words. I'll try to get a few more photos taken and posted of the front attachment area tomorrow. I agree that free is the best four-letter word there is.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:02 AM

Nice Find
Especially for Free!!!

The manual for this versa matic is locate here: Bolens Model 15FC-01, -02 and 15FD-01, -02 Versa-M - Manuals - Garden Tractor Talk - Forums

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:05 AM

Good looking Bolens.

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 06:06 AM

Welcome, CoryG! Nice Bolens and attachments. Great price, too!

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 12:38 PM

SCORE!!!!!! Nice Versa-Matic

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 04:49 PM

Welcome. Great looking two wheel. The price was right too!

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Posted November 15, 2011 - 09:32 PM

Lauber1, I'll get some photos of that lever tomorrow. I originally thought you were referring to the actual area that the front attachments connect to, which I guess is the snap-hitch. I took photos from all angles of that area, but not of the lever. Doh! Unfortunately, taking photos is all that I've been able to do with the Bolens so far. I did download the manual, which is very helpful. Thanks for the link, Bolens 1000. I was finishing up another project, which was to sandblast and repaint a Deere #80 cart. I am happy to report that is complete as of this evening. I had to rush to beat the onset of winter and the end of painting season.

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Posted November 22, 2011 - 08:08 PM

Great find, can't beat the price!




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