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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:50 AM

Went out this morning and degreased/ washed the Versa -matic



Next spring I may put some rings in the engine as every once in a while it will make a few puffs of white smoke. When I get the engine pulled I'll be able to clean it more thoroughly

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:53 AM

She looks good all cleaned up.

Looks like it has some good spots to get a paint code off from.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:07 PM

Thats a good lookin rig but you need to remove the wheels and swap sides.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:34 PM

Its on the To-Do list:D

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:40 PM

Doc., Thats a great looking 2 wheel Bolens you got there. Great find !!:thumbs:

Good looking tires, were the tires liquid filled?

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:43 PM

That looks fantastic. Original paint? How heavy is that unit. Does it have enough meat to push any real snow?

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:44 PM

Doc., Thats a great looking 2 wheel Bolens you got there. Great find !!:thumbs:

Good looking tires, were the tires liquid filled?


Unfortunately they were both filled with calcuim at some point. Only one tire still has calcium in it.
From what I understand, It was pretty common for the tires to be loaded.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 12:47 PM

That looks fantastic. Original paint? How heavy is that unit. Does it have enough meat to push any real snow?


Yes, all the paint is 100% original

I believe the tractor weights around 295 pounds without any weights or attachments.
I did get to push some dirt around with it last week and it did a good job.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 01:45 PM

well when you do flip them, mention on here if you think they are better normal or backwards.

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 08:42 PM

its amazing what some degreaser, elbow grease, and a pressure washer can do to a old machine. It came out great!

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Posted November 24, 2011 - 11:49 PM

That Bolens sure cleaned up nice. Very nice.

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 12:22 AM

Brian, great new look.

Hope you can find a way to stop the calcium. Been a lot of rims destroyed by that stuff.

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Posted November 25, 2011 - 05:11 AM

That look nice,Brian.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 02:06 PM

Lookin Good!

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 02:48 PM

She looks terrific all cleaned up. :thumbs:




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