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Here you will find pictures of my friends and fellow collectors.  Take a look around and enjoy the pictures. If you have a tractor that you have restored, and would like to show it off, please send me a picture or two at photos@samsbolens.com and I will gladly post it here.
 

BOLENS TRACTOR OF THE MONTH!!

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If you would like to be chosen for the next Tractor of the Month, send your pictures to photos@samsbolens.com

This Bolens tractor is owned by

Joe Stoks of  Minnesota

Bolens H-16

Owned 30 years

Joe has owned this Bolens H-16 garden tractor for 30 years and just finished the restoration. He says it will be good for another 30.  He uses this tractor in all four seasons, and loves his 102 inch cutting capabilities.  His next restoration will be his Tiller and Snow Blower.  Awesome job Joe, Look forward to seeing those pictures when finished!  

These two beautiful tractors are owned by Mark Howe of Hobart, Indiana

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 1979 Bolens  HT-23  
original paint except for rims.
The only decals Mark has replaced
is the dash and hood sides.

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1968 Bolens 1250
with an optional Johnson loader. Mark started out with a 50.00 beater and finished this frame off restoration. Great Job!  

1956 Ride-A-Matic Model 20HD02 owned by
Art Howard of North Huntingdon, PA

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1963 Model 800 owned by
Greg Smith of Pinellas Park, FL

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1969 Bolens 770 Husky Owned by
Ron McClinsey of St. Marys,PA

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Ron says he picked this up for  20 bucks and a case
of beer. It sure didn't look like this!

HT-20 equipped with Cozy Cab & 48" 2 stage blower
Bill Carnevale of Michigan

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Bolens Super Versa-Matic Model 15FD-03
Jeffrey & Richard Garbutt
(father & son) of Peterborough, Ontario

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Looks Great guys !!
I'm sure you'll enjoy this at the
tractor shows.

John Hearn's HT-18
Sporting a new set of decals purchased from us
Looks good John!

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Dear Sam,
attached are a few pics of my Bolens GllXL pulling tractor. I obtained this tractor in 2007, complete with mowing deck and tired but running original 11 HP engine.
Since then it has had a few custom up grades done to it, like an 18 horse opposed Briggs that is still stock. I am also still using the original running gear that keeps
holding up! Here in Northern Michigan I run this tractor hard in competition.  Pulling a weight sled on a track, just like the big boys. This tractor weighs 1200 pounds
with all the weights on it. I am in the 15-20 H.P 1100-1200 pound pulling class. I have used it for pulling two years now. Our club K&M Tractor Pullers, along with
others in the area total around 50 events a year. At the end of the season the points are totaled up and for the top "pullers" jackets are awarded at our banquet. I have
beaten on this thing hard for two years now and have only replaced a belt! I am looking forward to the 09 season. I am glad I found your website, just in case.....
I hope you have some room on your website to post a few pics.
Thanks,
Steve Kartes
Beaverton Michigan

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Chris Stoneman's newly remodeled HT-20

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Before..........

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Chris resides in West Sussex, England
Where this restoration project will definitely turn some heads! Another fine job!

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After..........

This nice collection of Bolens is owned by
Jacques Lacasse of Rimouski, Quebec.  

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HT-20 Owned by Steve Burgeson of
Rudolph,Wisconsin

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Steve and his friend made the
backhoe & loader from cad plans.
Nice job Steve!

Bolens 1050 is owned by
Jeff Hackman of Denver, PA.

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Perfect example off what one should look like!
VERY NICE!

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GTX20 with loaderowned by
Bob Arciello, Mt Sinai, New York

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1962 Bolens 600
Owned by David Staples
of Clarksville, TN

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This John-Deere is owned by
John Morris

Wait a minute ! That's no Deere,  
that's a 1050 under cover!

Good looking tractor even thou it's GREEN !!

H16XL owned by Dave Leack
of Three lakes,Wisconsin

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Dave repainted this and installed a new set
decals  that were purchased from us. Do you
notice something in the picture to the left?
What's up with that motor? Nice Job Dave!

1971 Bolens 1886 Husky Owned by
Jim Tarbox of Cumberland,ME 

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Jim found this when he was stuck in traffic and ended up buying it for $250.00. With a lot of work, she looks like this. Nice job!

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I have been informed by two more
owners of the same model tractor and
both agree that they were Wards by
Bolens. One owner said it was a 1955
model and the other wasn't sure

Anybody seen one of these?

Well Jerry, we know there's at least 3 out there still running

 

This unique Bolens is owned by
Jerry Johnson of New Hill, NC

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Pictures sent in from
Joe in South Carolina
showing off his new decals.

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Pictured below is a Bolens 1668 Owned by
Jack Hirsch of Far Hills, NJ

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After 23 yrs of service, the front axle & drive shaft gave out.
We were able to repair his axle, and supply a new drive shaft
to get him up and running again.
Thanks Jack, looks great !!

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FS-18
Dave Getsfried

West Bend, Wisconsin

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This was originally a Bolens 943 gear drive frame steer articulator model FS11 with a 11hp single cylinder Briggs motor. I upgraded the motor that was
getting a little run down to a fresh new Kohler 18hp twin cylinder vertical mount engine. I found an Eaton hydrostatic drive and transaxle taken from what
I think was either a Bolens 944 or 966 tractor that I found at a local garden tractor boneyard. The twin engine required custom home made engine mounts,
and I also reinforced the rear frame substantially at this time. The mower deck was completely reworked with new spindle bearing and race sets.
Everything old was practically taken down to bare metal with a fresh coat of paint to match. The engine cowling no longer fits on the massive Kohler
engine, but it cuts grass on any surface like a professional grade machine. The amazing thing about these lawn tractors is that they will not tip over while
cutting on any grade of hill. They will slide sideways before tipping!  Hope you enjoy the pictures and story and find a place to post on your great web site.
Regards,
Dave Getsfried
West Bend, Wisconsin

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Urban Maissen
Switzerland

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Thanks Urban,I'm glad we were
able to get her back to work for you
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Bolens 1225 owned by
Brian Chechile of Ansonia, CT

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​Swapped  the  Wisconsin TRA12D for an 18hp Briggs. Nice job !!

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Gunars Kancs of Carmel, Indiana

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Ready for the snow!

Bolens G-12
James Mason new owner, Livonia, MI

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Bolens HT-18
Justin Roozen of Wenatchee, WA.

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Another fine looking restoration... love them front tires !

HT-20 owned by
Joe Duplessie of New Brunswick, Canada

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Notice the hydraulic dump trailer Joe made.....
pretty cool eh? Nice job Joe !

Lookin' Good!

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Bolens H12XL owned by
Ricky Hippler of Weare, NH

Bolens HT-23
Greg Davis from Brunswick, Ohio

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New paint / decals. Looks good !!

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Roger Roussy of Terrebonne, Quebec

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Home made loader. Nice Job!

Bengt Wennerberg of
Lapland, Sweden

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Kevin Stotler of Missouri

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Henrik Johansson of Sweden

Henrik hand made the loader and wagon by himself ....pretty impressive Henrik !

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Neighbor Dave's
5th Generation
Bolens Tractor (1973-1978

Nice Job with the Restoration
Way to keep it in the family....Enjoy!

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We would like to share the collection of Tom Sobkowiak- Michigan City, Indiana This beautiful collection includes:

1960 Ride-a-matic Model 234-01

1958 Ride-a-matic Model 220-01

1955 Vers-a-matic Model 15-FD-01

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We would like to share the collection of Tom Sobkowiak- Michigan City, Indiana This beautiful collection includes:

1960 Ride-a-matic Model 234-01

1958 Ride-a-matic Model 220-01

1955 Vers-a-matic Model 15-FD-01

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This Bolens tractor is owned by

Mike Leppo, of York, PA

Bolens 1668 Hydro

Owned since 1988

This tractor has kept a quarter-mile private road in the winter and 6 acres of grass in the summer.

These machines were built to last.

Beautiful Tractor Mike!