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here's a fun game i know you all will like... i bought out a guys collection so there are a lot a stragglers with no home.

here are 4 bolens decks that if you know what tractor(s) they fit on, well that's what i need to know.

all 4 are either rotting or canniblized, so i just want to sell whatever good parts are left on ebay.

good luck, and thanks
 

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you forgot the pictures I think? The decks go on a JD110, Simp Broodmore 1980, Sears Suburban, 1969 no 1970 and the last one goes on a ....wait:Stop: I can't tell without Pictures!!:fing20:
 

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Ok I do not know for sure, I dont want to sound like an idiot, BUT here goes:

With the exception of the upper left pic, all the others im 75% sure all belong to tube frame machines. The upper right........MAYBE to a G14, G16?

Looking forward to the correct answers, Im very curious.
 

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All four are tube frame decks. The first pic is one with the earlier hanger style. This was used on the 1050, 800, 900 etc. Though it can be used on all tube frames. The other 3 are for later tube frames. I know that the 1054, 1254 and later will use them. This includes all the g and h tube frames as well. With the correct hangers, any tube frame deck can be used on any tube frame.

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Am I looking at these wrong.. or do they have deck washers installed on them? Bolens never offered these did they? I just think it's odd that they all have them.. atleast the 3 that you can view. I like the red deck..

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Yes some of them do have deck washers. I don't think those are the greatest idea. I know that the deck on my 1050 has one. I also have one on my 48" large frame deck. I don't know whether they were a special option or if they were standard on certain models.

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Yes some of them do have deck washers. I don't think those are the greatest idea. I know that the deck on my 1050 has one. I also have one on my 48" large frame deck. I don't know whether they were a special option or if they were standard on certain models.

Jason
Thay were a standard on most of the decks.
 

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thanks for all the help guys. yeah i always thought if they are gonna put deck washers on, then they should put a deck oiler on also. might get messy.
 

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upper left: 18420 series. Has welded skid bars in front. Some like the 18449 have the same upper loops but tubular skid bars bolted on

lower left, red one: 18420 series. Discharge chute has a distinct elevation from the rest of the deck. Jason told me the earlier decks had a tubular skid bar , later models used a simpler flat bar on top. So, the red one is an earlier model. The PM shows a front roller but not a front wheel. I think there were many variations within models.

upper right, lower right: 18423 series. The 18423 parts manual shows a front roller but my deck is tagged that model without a front roller. The PM also shows a level front bottom, but again mine has a variation - a raised front edge. Again, later models because the skid bar is flat on top. The rounded bar is stronger in bending but Bolens very slowly learned it was OK to build them strong enough and lessen cost, not build them like 1930's locomotives.

Many PMs show washout ports as standard. Useless, but standard. On the Backyard Round Table, one person said he found the most effective way to wash the deck was running the deck in a puddle deep enough to reach the blades. Like cutting water instead of grass. That really slings the water everywhere!
 
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