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post #1786 of 1792 Old 07-17-2019, 11:56 AM
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Yes, looks great ! Actually looks like a tractor again. Well done.

When will the manufacturers learn that owners just don't like the silly fragile plastic blister or the squashed bug design.
JD was the first with plastic with the STX machine.. they had gone from fiberglass to plastic.. the STX stood for Suburban Tractor eXperimental.. then came the Sabre with a more sturdy hood..


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post #1787 of 1792 Old 07-17-2019, 12:31 PM
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Re: What did you do with your LT/GT today

That "old junker" looks pretty good. It's got four tires. Hope you put a hood on that one (even plastic). It can out pull the Husqee any day of the week.

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That "old junker" looks pretty good. It's got four tires. Hope you put a hood on that one (even plastic). It can out pull the Husqee any day of the week.




Very true! No disrespect to the Bolens!! It is a much better tractor. I only refered to it a an "old junker" because I would never part out a good "complete" old garden tractor just to steal the front end off of it. I feel like that would be a shame. The old Bolens had the back end smashed in, was missing the motor, driveshaft, deck and attachments, and the left side of the front "axle" was broken. The front end/hood even had a bullet hole in it when I got it. So, I completely agree with your assessment, but no, there is no hood on it any longer, but there is also no engine for it to cover.
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Here in northern Michigan, our land is hilly, all sand, covered by lichen and small grasses. We are just moving in here, and have about 500 lbs of rocks to locate on the property (mostly small 1-2lbs, but many in the 10-30lb category). We are rock-hounds, and have a fossil collection which is cool to look at, but what a pain to move. Taking a look around at the soil, I was in a quandary as to how to move these with my small tow-behind cart, as the wheels go flat when too loaded, then it sinks into the sand. Plus pulling uphill in sand is a no-go. Then I got an idea that worked; I went to a hardware store and bought a $60 polyethylene cargo-sled that is normally used for ice fishing. Loading this thing up with the rocks, I was able to tow them smoothly over the landscape without a mark or problem. I will be moving stumps with it next...
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Pictures of your terrain and sled --Please

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Sure! Here is a picture of our pole barn on the property 'ridge', and a wider view of the property. There are a lot of old rotted trees that need to be moved, and the 'sled' in the last picture looks like it will do the trick without digging up the property during the moves. The tractor has turf tires that seem to float well on the sand, so that might not be a problem.
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Stumps work too! I get it that some people don't bat an eye at a $500 garden cart, but the $60 sled works just fine. Sled in action...
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