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I was looking at some pictures on a forum and noticed some of these newer mowers look eerily similar to the ones Bolens Designed & first invented many years ago.

Its funny to see just how similar some of these machines are.

The once patented Mulching mower design seems to be used by just about everyone today.
 

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Good designs are timeless. No matter what the fads, the best design stays the same. As an engineer for 38 years I get a kick out of how many times the square wheel is reinvented these days. Thanks, Rick
 

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Stiga sells different sizes of articulating tractors.1 looks identical to the Bolens Estate Keeper and the other is a dead knock off of an Grounds Keeper.Both use Hydraulic motors on all 4 wheels.Attachments look like the even hook up the same.

They're built in Sweden and sold primarily in Germany.I would definitely own 1 or 2 if I had the funds.

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If it worked then, and sold then, and did the job then, there's a high chance it still will today. Bolens was a brilliant company, so its no wonder what they designed stuck around with the industry!

Ben W.
 

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Bolens was ahead of the time with many of there designs. Just think Bolens invented the foot pedal hydro control and now that
 
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