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Chris727

Bolens G12 drowns literaly

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Chris727
Tonight I got a call from my friend who owns a G12 Bolens tube frame. It was a good tractor but the connecting rod broke and it didn't freewheel easily so it sat in his yard close to the road where it had broken. It had a chrome tip exhaust and a red racing stripe. His neighbor had a party (teenage alchoholics) and when my freind returned home from an outing that night the tractor was gone. He looked around with a flashlight and saw tracks leading into the pond accross the road. He pulled it out the next morning and found it had an inch of water in the cylinder and the hood was missing. Doing some CSI type work I could tell it was ripped off in the yard (signs of a struggle) some of the hood mounting parts were lying in his yard. I had helped him with this tractor and it makes me as mad as it does him! What kind of person does this! What if the motor had just been rebuilt or something. Being the good friend I am I pointed him in the direction of another bolens for cheap and hopefully he can get a deal on it, if he does I get to use the cast weights from it on my allis B-110. This kind of thing just makes me sick!!!!! If that ever happens to any of my tractors I don't think I could control my actions! Here's a link to a before picture. http://www.simpletractors.com/club2//attach/Chris727/Bolens.JPG -Chris

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Dadsy98
Here's a few Bolens sites for your friend: http://jacqueslacasse.tripod.com/Bolens/ http://sonnys_bolens.tripod.com/index.htm http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bolenstractorsclub/ Hope this helps get the G12 running again. Steve

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jkmustang1
Prison is a good reason to try. But I agree they who ever did it needs a lesson in respect for others stuff. Msybe if it were their's it would be different. A little idle time in a cell all their own might be just what they need.

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Chris727
Steve, thanks for the links, that Sonny's Bolens place seems to have everything, even decals. -Chris

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