well, today was not a good day for me. After my little vacation with the family the lawn needed attention for it had been neglected for a couple weeks. went to the gas station and got gas early this morning for the old bolens. when it was all filled up i proceeded to mow the lawn and got to the spot where the well drilling guys repaired my well. well the front tires fell into a deep hole and thought i would just hit reverse and back right out. well no go the first try. the second try i thought i would just give it a real good boost of the reverse pedal and all of a sudden i heard a SNAP! the hood jumped up and scared the heck out of me and thought "oh great i broke the drive shaft or and axle shaft" nope all was well with those parts. i tried to engage the pto and it was a challenge to engage so i stopped. well wouldn't you know it i broke the front axle support right at the front. i rigged up a fix and continued to mow my lawn. now i'm in need of that whole cast iron assembly that sits inbetween the frame rails in the front.