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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!!

Bolens H-16
Bolens H-16
Bolens H-16
Bolens H-16

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

Bolens HT-23
Bolens HT-23
Bolens HT-23

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

Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250
Bolens 1250

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

1956 Bolens Ride-a-matic
1956 Bolens Ride-a-matic
1956 Bolens Ride-a-matic
1956 Bolens Ride-a-matic

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

Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20

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

Bolens 1963 Model 800
Bolens 1963 Model 800
Bolens 1963 Model 800

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

Bolens Super Versa-matic Model 15FD-03
Bolens Super Versa-matic Model 15FD-03
Bolens Super Versa-matic Model 15FD-03
Bolens Super Versa-matic Model 15FD-03

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

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

Bolens 1969 770 Husky
Bolens 1969 770 Husky
Bolens 1969 770 Husky

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

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

Bolens HT-18

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

Bolens G-11XL
Bolens G-11XL
Bolens G-11XL
Bolens G-11XL

Chris Stoneman's newly remodeled HT-20

Bolens HT-20

Before..........

Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20

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

Bolens HT-20

After..........

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

Bolens Tractor
Bolens Tractor
Bolens 1220 & 1250

HT-20 Owned by Steve Burgeson of
Rudolph,Wisconsin

bolens loader backhoe
Bolens Loader Backhoe
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20

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

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

Bolens 1050
Bolens 1050
Bolens 1050

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

Bolens GTX20

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

Bolens 1962 600

1962 Bolens 600
Owned by David Staples
of Clarksville, TN

Bolens 1962 600
Bolens 1050

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

Bolens H16XL
Bolens H16XL
Bolens H16XL
Bolens H16XL

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 

Bolens 1886 Husky
Bolens 1886 Husky
Bolens 1886 Husky

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!

Wards by Bolens

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

Bolens G14

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

Bolens G14

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

Bolens 1668
Bolens 1668

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 !!

Bolens FS-18
Bolens FS-18

FS-18
Dave Getsfried
West Bend, Wisconsin

Bolens FS-18
Bolens FS-18

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

Bolens H-14XL

Urban Maissen
Switzerland

Bolens H-14XL

Thanks Urban,I'm glad we were
able to get her back to work for you.

Bolens 1225 owned by
Brian Chechile of Ansonia, CT

Bolens 1225
Bolens 1225
Bolens 1225
Bolens 1225

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

QT-17
Gunars Kancs of Carmel, Indiana

Bolens QT-17
Bolens QT-17
Bolens QT-17

Ready for the snow!

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

Bolens G-12
Bolens G-12
Bolens G-12

Bolens HT-18
Justin Roozen of Wenatchee, WA.

Bolens HT-18
Bolens HT-18

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

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

Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20

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

Lookin' Good!

Bolens H12XL
Bolens H12XL

Bolens H12XL owned by
Ricky Hippler of Weare, NH

Bolens HT-23
Greg Davis from Brunswick, Ohio

Bolens HT-23
Bolens HT-23
Bolens HT-23
Bolens HT-23

New paint / decals. Looks good !!

Bolens HT-20
Roger Roussy of Terrebonne, Quebec

Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20
Bolens HT-20

Home made loader. Nice Job!

Bengt Wennerberg of
Lapland, Sweden

Bolens with Cab
Bolens with Cab

Bolens 1054
Kevin Stotler of Missouri

Bolens 1054
Bolens 1054

Henrik Johansson of Sweden

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

Bolens Tractor
Bolens Tractor
Bolens Tractor
Bolens Tractor
Bolens Tractor
Bolens HT-20

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

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

Bolens HT-20

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

Bolens Ride-a-matic
Bolens Ride-a-matic
Bolens Ride-a-matic

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

Bolens 1668
Bolens 1668
Bolens 1668

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!

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