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Old 05-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default bolens h16 vs h16xl whats the difference?

what is the difference between a h16 and h16xl, I am pretty new to lawn tractors. i think xl is smaller? which is better, have 1 of each for sale locally h16 is a little more, farther away (2hours) but has blade, h16xl is right by my house
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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H16 is a Tubeframe, a little older and has a OHV Tecumseh single, but in my opinion a better tractor.
H16xl Medium frame, should also have a OHV Tecumseh single, but could have a Briggs twin if it is a H16XT, also a very capable tractor.

Depending on condition, if both the same I would go for the H16 Tubeframe.

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Old 05-03-2013, 02:04 PM   #3
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is it enough better of tractor to justify a 2 hour drive and 100$ more so at least 200$ more with gas?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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Are these in lieu of the GT2000?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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still trying to decide about gt2000, I would like to get that one best but funds are very limited and I need a snowblower for it before winter (not much luck finding one), these 2 come with snowblowers, and alot of people are saying high prices paid for snowblowers 500$+ I figure it would be better deal to get a set, if i could come up with money I would buy one of these and the gt2000, that would be really nice, one more mowing setup one snowblow/plow and towing.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:38 PM   #6
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My advise would still be for the GT2000. Does that come with a mower deck?
The H16's are half the machine that the GT2000 is.
GT2000 has hydraulic take off on front, 2 speed transaxle and power steering.
Let me know if you decide against the GT2000, I might be interested.
My first Bolens was a 1978 QT-16. Bought in 1985 and sold in 2009 when I got a 5019H,
then last year I sold that for a Duratrac 5120H (GT2000).
That tractor will last 20 or 30 years if properly maintained
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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they all come with mower decks, and ok thanks for info about gt2000 being best I'll have to think about this and see how much money I can come up with.

have you seen any gt2000 snowblowers for sale? what type of price do they go for? would better value be picking up h16xl with blower for 800-900$?
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #8
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they all come with mower decks, and ok thanks for info about gt2000 being best I'll have to think about this and see how much money I can come up with.

have you seen any gt2000 snowblowers for sale? what type of price do they go for? would better value be picking up h16xl with blower for 800-900$?
If you can get the GT, reasonable jump on it, you have all summer to find a blower. And it is one less machine to take care of, trust me, once you get on the GT 2000 you won't want to get on the other machine. if you don't get the GT let me know where it is, I want that power steering, thanks.
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Having power steering is worth the extra money. If its in good shape and you maintain it/make the repairs it will last a lifetime.
With the GT2000's features, a mower deck and blower, it would be very difficult to replace it with a new one for less than $10000.

I have a 42" single stage blower that i do not use and would be willing to make a trade. The problem is I'm 6 hours from you.
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OK thanks for the input I am definitely considering the gt2000. Thanks for offer on blower wish you were closer! I will post on here if I get it.


What is a good deal price on a very good condition gt2000 with mower deck?
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can anyone give my advice on the price?
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$1500-$2000 for very good condition, $800-1200 for well used.
$1000 would be a great deal for the one you have described.
You should be able to pick up a blower for $200 single, $400 two stage.
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Thanks
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #14
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The H16 attachments are easier to find than the attachments for the h16xl but other than that I think either would be fine.
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I'm going to loom at the gt2000 tonight can anyone tell me what the actual width of the mower deck is. So I can know what trailer to take.
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