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Found this on CL. Is it a good puller?

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"17hp kohler motor. Runs and drives great. Needs pto box."

As you see, the description says it needs a PTO box. From what little I know about GT's, my understanding is that the PTO is what engages the belt/drive to turn the mower deck. But, it would still be able to drive around and pull stuff, right? I already have a JD lawn tractor for cutting my acre, so the mower function isn't necessary. This Bolens interests me because it may have enough power to pull a disc harrow or other "lightweight" ground equipment, to plow a small garden. I see the lug wheels on there, which makes me think it's got a better tranny/gearbox than my lawn tractor. Am I right on this? Any other thoughts on this tractor?


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Is it a Geared or Hydro driven machine?

Gear Driven Manual here.

Hydro Driven Manual here.

The Gear driven 1700 has a goofy looking setup.Short drive-shaft to a Right angle gear box with a pulley and a 3/4 x 48.4" belt to the tranny.

The Hydro just has a long drive-shaft and no belts.

Nice looking garden tractor.

Link to more manuals for it.

Oh I blew up the 1st picture.The 1700 Hydro has a foot pedal control on the right side that one doesn't so it's gear driven.

And PTO box? Wonder if he meant it needs the right angle "gear box" on the back end of the drive-shaft.Never seen a PTO Box before.
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I would say he is referring to the electric pto clutch.


Ya I agree Sense he stated "Runs and Drives Great"

It should pull a Plow but if you have Giant Goonies (large rocks) you're going to end up tearing that Right Angle gear box out.
Another thing to consider is the availability of Attachments and parts in your area for this Machine.

There's an Economy/Power King in there for $950 but other than that your very limited on CL in your area for a smaller tractor that can pull a plow.
Here's the link to it.
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