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Bolens 750 Husky Tractor -

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03-31-2009 15:23:20

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Hi there - I have hopped over here from the 8N forum as I have been looking at an old bolens tractor - a 750 (briggs and stratton engine) Husky which belongs to my father in law and is sitting in the barn - If I haul it out and post some pictures here could anyone help me with some advice regarding getting it running again?

It appears to have a pto and the engine has a pull start (you have to wind a rope around the front pulley) - I see a space for a battery and I am assuming this is a 12 volt system - I did not have time to see if it had a starter but there is a key which would lead one to believe it may have one? Could I get the engine running without the battery?

Any basic advice? I am assuming the carb is totally gummed up as it has been sitting there for many years - it comes with a rototiller, front blade and a mowing deck so would be great to get it going for additonal small work around the place.

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04-01-2009 05:11:35

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 Re: Bolens 750 Husky Tractor - in reply to bobidan23, 03-31-2009 15:23:20  
Most of the Bolens models came in either manual start or electric start,including the 750,I would think that the battery box would be in either but it should have a starter/generator hanging on the left side of the engine if it's electric start.On the earlier models,before they started using the automotive type coils,the engine can be started with a rope without having a battery in the tractor.Those models used a magneto/coil that worked off of the flywheel.

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04-01-2009 07:39:49

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 Re: Bolens 750 Husky Tractor - in reply to beau5278, 04-01-2009 05:11:35  
Thanks, I have a feeling the magneto type is what we have.


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bob whitmoyer

03-31-2009 18:11:12

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 Re: Bolens 750 Husky Tractor - in reply to Britcheflee, 03-31-2009 15:23:20  
Hi The bolens is a neat old machine. There are several bolens groups on the net (yahoo), they
are very helpful. Couple thoughts, I think the
750 should have a starter-generator set up
if it is set up for a battery start. Also many of these units were converted from engine mag.
to coil and points ing. , look for a auto style
coil mounted on engine comppartment. If present
you will need a battery to run engine, even with the pull start.
Fix it up, you'll like it ( got 4 myself)
Bob Whitmoyer

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03-31-2009 23:05:40

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 Re: Bolens 750 Husky Tractor - in reply to bob whitmoyer, 03-31-2009 18:11:12  

Thanks Bob!

First we have to pry the door of the barn open - the old barn has settled on that side - then we will haul it out into the light of day and have a shufti at it - overall it is in pretty good shape but I am a bit concerned about getting the belts and pulleys sorted out on it - hopefully this is not a complicated system.


Ill post a couple of pics soon.

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04-01-2009 18:43:22

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 Re: Bolens 750 Husky Tractor - in reply to Britcheflee, 03-31-2009 23:05:40  
Back in the 60's I bought an almost new BOlens 650. It was rope start. As I recall it had a "place for a battery" between the steering column and engine. That was a fun one to drive, but as the bushings wore in the back axle, the axle broke in the middle. I worked in a tool shop and made a new axle. I should have replaced the bushings cause it broke another axle. (there was a hole with a pin thru the axle in the middle, the weak spot). Later I got a 1050- and still have it. I don't have the heart to part with it. It's fun to plow with. I've also pulled a road trailer with it loaded with firewood probably with ton loads and on somewhat soft ground. I have new tractor tread on the rear and wheel weights. It will plow with the front wheels off the ground in tough going.

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