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PostSubject: Bolens husky 800 mudder   Bolens husky 800 mudder Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 5:27 pm

I got a 196? Bolens 800 husky from my uncle a
Few years ago and it's been sitting for a couple years. This spring I got it running. It's got a Wisconsin 8hp and its kinda tired. Bit runs. I'm thinking of using it as a mudder and I wanted to know what u guys think of it. I think it would be awesome in the woods because it has 3 speed high and low range. So what do u guys think.
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens husky 800 mudder   Bolens husky 800 mudder Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 6:02 pm

The group I run with has ran a couple. There is a few things you should know about them, good and bad.
Good: they are tanks, one of the most well built tractors out there. they go very well for a stock tractor if you tighten down the limited slip to give it more traction.
Bad: they have a worm gear final drive, which means they will not roll without the engine driving them. this really doesnt matter unless you are trying to climb a hill and the front tires start to come up. all other tractors (minus hydros) will roll back when you hit the clutch and the tractor usually wont roll on top of you. bolens not so much.
both of the guys that ran bolens flipped theres on themselves a couple times then went to another type of tractor. Bottom line is there rock solid, and good for flat swamp type mudding, but bad for hillclimbs/steep terrain
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PostSubject: Re: Bolens husky 800 mudder   Bolens husky 800 mudder Icon_minitimeMon Jul 29, 2013 6:20 pm

@Bolensboy wrote:
I got a 196? Bolens 800 husky from my uncle a
Few years ago and it's been sitting for a couple years. This spring I got it running. It's got a Wisconsin 8hp and its kinda tired. Bit runs. I'm thinking of using it as a mudder and I wanted to know what u guys think of it. I think it would be awesome in the woods because it has 3 speed high and low range. So what do u guys think.

Go for it, I love the old bolens and that wisconsin has great low-end grunt compared to other engines its size.

I'm going to move this to the project builds section btw.
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