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My 1965 Bolens. #5289375 12/09/19 12:55 PM
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Here's my 1965 Bolens 1000. It's my workhorse around my property. I repowered it last year with a Lifan GX390 13hp. 3 speed iron transmission with hi/lo and worm drive differential which is lockable. I have a 42" mower, 36" snowblower, 22" tiller, and 42" blade for it.

Re: My 1965 Bolens. [Re: TriMoto] #5289512 12/09/19 03:27 PM
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I got a 1972 model 1253 with the original iron Tecumseh engine (rebuilt twice), hard to beat an old Bolens. Got all the attachments except for snow removal.

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Re: My 1965 Bolens. [Re: TriMoto] #5289581 12/09/19 04:24 PM
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I love old tractors, never had a Bolens though. I've seen a few with old Wisconsin engines. That's awesome you have the attachments. That's the tough part is finding attachments that are in usable condition, especially mower decks or snow throwers. I had an old Cub Cadet a few years ago before I moved, and it was a fun tractor but trying to find a snow thrower for it was a nightmare. The only ones I could find were rusted through and super expensive considering the work they'd need to be brought back to usable condition. Same goes for the Simplicity, Allis-Chalmers, and Wheel Horse machines. My next old tractor will probably be a Deere 200 series garden tractor or something just because attachments are easier to find and so are the parts.

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