Lets share some photos of our beloved Bolens Mowers!
Thanks for the comments guys! And I agree, It's ashame that MTD owns like all of the brands now. Even the push mowers are getting cheaper and cheaper!Me too. Very. Now adays all you see is MTD's. Rarely do you see a good mower. I understand people have to get what they can afford. Trust me I'm in that boat too. But in the long run, You spend $1200 on a MTD. Ok 2 years later, parts go bad,3 years the motor starts acting up.5 years and boom. Then a new one. $1400 now and on and on. You buy a good mower like an actual JD or Toro or a Cub, then you will spend on average $3000. Keep everything in good shape and that mower will out last you. Guarantee. MTD just makes a big profit when they sell poor people like me junk. I had a white that I bought back in 05. It was a 2000. I know the guy who had it. Used it 1 year and he seen the JD that we had. He took excellent care of it. Ok. So it set in his garage for 2 until he passed away. Then I bought it and Mowed with a few times. Did good. the the blades were spinning all the time. Ok $20. then a spring broke on the transmission. Thats not good. Then the belts got chewed up. Then a week or 2 later the transmission itself messed up. Fixed it then 2 months later looked like a dang house fire. Rings were gone. So he paid $1100 for it at TSC and now it is proabably a new car.
Hello fireman993 I have a Troybilt with identical sheet metal and frame its one of my favorites. It came out with a 16HP briggs twin now it has a 22.5HP Kohler command engine shoehorned in it. It fit pretty good but it totally fills the engine compartment. The Briggs used an electric PTO with a 1" bore but the Kohler uses an 1 1/8" shaft so it had to be changed. The hydrostatic transaxle is appearently a lot better than the ones they use today. This thing was made in the mid 80's I think and the trans. hasn't given a minutes trouble. I was a little surprised to find pcs. of the deck lifting mechanism were made of some type of nylon. One of the parts broke this past week and I made a new pc. out of aluminium. It was a pain in the butt to get to though.