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ht20 & trencher attachment-something is missing?-whats wrong with this picture?

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Ok...I am pretty excited...I bought a bolens ht20 with a trencher attachment....the guy I bought it from...only owned it for a short time...and never used the trencher....he thinks there is suppose to be a 10 hp engine on the trencher...but I think its missing the 540 reduction gear box that reduces the pto speed to 540 rpm to operate the trencher...but this is the first trencher I have seen for bolens...and I do not even know the brand or model number...but I have heard of a bulldog 360 attachment for bolens..ok...now I have a lot of questions...would this be a a bulldog 360 trencher?...are my suspicions correct that it is missing the 540 gearbox?...would anyone know who would have the 540 gearbox for sale?...any information would be great...I am in the dark about this trencher...thanks!!

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Ok...I am pretty excited...I bought a bolens ht20 with a trencher attachment....the guy I bought it from...only owned it for a short time...and never used the trencher....he thinks there is suppose to be a 10 hp engine on the trencher...but I think its missing the 540 reduction gear box that reduces the pto speed to 540 rpm to operate the trencher...but this is the first trencher I have seen for bolens...and I do not even know the brand or model number...but I have heard of a bulldog 360 attachment for bolens..ok...now I have a lot of questions...would this be a a bulldog 360 trencher?...are my suspicions correct that it is missing the 540 gearbox?...would anyone know who would have the 540 gearbox for sale?...any information would be great...I am in the dark about this trencher...thanks!!
I know this is very late in the day but I just found this post
My name is Tony Bunniss
I'm the guy that built and designed the 260 trencher for the ht-20 Bolens
I also designed 1 for the Jacobson gt16, John Deere 400 and a number of others.
That was in 1974. I'm sure they made a few changes after I left the company but it never ever had an auxiliary engine, it was always operated using the tractors Hydraulics and PTO
I would suggest that you get in touch with a fellow by the name of Bobby Bruneau
He has a picture of his restored Bulldog trencher and ht20 tractor on yesterday's tractors I know he still has it because we talked on the telephone a couple of months ago and have communicated via email
he and I have became good friends and I know he would love to hear from you
If you do get a hold of him tell him I said it was okay for him to give you my contact info and then I can share some of the things that I have concerning the trencher with you
Good luck
Tony
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