Welcome to the forum hfm0323, glad to have you here.
Welcome to the Forum!:welcometogttalk:hfm0323 said:Looks like I'm in the midst of some knowledgeable Bolens fans. I don't know much about the tractors, I purchased an FMC Bolens tiller Model 18315 Serial#0300158 thinking a could modify another tractor to use it. Would anyone happen to know what model Bolens was disigned to run this particualr tiller?
The gear driven are better for tilling, pulling stuff. The hydros are great for mowing, snow blowing ,plowing ect.hfm0323 said:Now that I know what I'm looking for, I can start shopping. Wish me luck. Anyone have recomendations regarding hydro vs gear for tilling and such?
:welcometogttalk: Marc, nice to have you here. Hope you enjoy it here and find all the help you need.nhtess said:Nice place to find people who appreciate a good machine. My old Uncle Tex recently passed away and wanted me to have his Bolens 1250. Always kept in the garage and well maintained. 1613 hours on it. Has a plow and a home made bucket he built. Paint is showing it's age but still looks good. Have only used it a couple times but seems to run great.
I'd sure like to find a good mower deck for it. I've heard there may be other implements still kicking around somewhere out there. Any leads would be appreciated.
Thanks, NUTNDUNNUTNDUN said:I moved these posts to a new thread so the parts supplier thread can stay on topic. Carry on LOL
I've seen several tractors on E-bay and looked at the manuals as well. I'm trying to get a visual of how the two L shaped brackets attach to the tractor. Is there a mounting bracket or something else required? Will this tiller work with any of the XL or just some? Do I need a tractor with special pto capabilities or is that standard across the board? I'd like to be better educated before my next purchase. ( lessons learned ) Any insight would be appreciated.hfm0323 said:Here are some pics of the tiller I bought, I've had it four years now without using it once. It's such a sturdy machine I'm determined to find a way to put it to use. Let me know if it's familiar to anyone. Special thanks for your interest in helping Bolens 1000.
If your question is regarding the tiller pictured everything is tight and solid. Thats what attracted me to the tiller in the first place. I had visions of fitting this tiller onto any of my other tractors hoping to retire the troy-bilt walk behind. As it stands, I've learned the difference between a real tractor and the lawn mowers sold today. My goal now is to find a machine that will run this tiller with as close to a direct fit as possible. Do you think the QT17 is an option I could consider?Bobo said:I have one of these on my QT 17. Looks like the extender has been installed. Does the drive shaft have much play?
Bolens 1468 and more I need a drive shaft what is the detentions or the numbers off it thanks!Looks like I'm in the midst of some knowledgeable Bolens fans. I don't know much about the tractors, I purchased an FMC Bolens tiller Model 18315 Serial#0300158 thinking a could modify another tractor to use it. Would anyone happen to know what model Bolens was disigned to run this particualr tiller?