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About slf-uk
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  • Birthday October 7
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  1. We had a great day at Tractor fest on Saturday and it was fantastic to catch-up with everyone. Thanks Norm for letting me borrow your C81, lovely tractor. Joseph took a few pictures When we reviewed the pictures this was our favourite, Andrew with a bucket on his head :-)
  2. Bolens Estate Keeper

    We finally managed to get the Estate Keeper running. My assistant and chief test driver has made a video covering most of the work we did on the tractor and a demonstration of it in action. Very cool machine, I love it
  3. HALF a HORSE.

    Alan, I am really pleased you have started a threat on this, it is great to see the detail. Fantastic workmanship, I know I have said this to you directly but stated here for the record. I can't believe how well you have captured the details of a D in this model. Iain
  4. Visitors and tractor testing

    Last weekend Paul and Wendy popped in to see us and we decided to get some tractors out for Paul to try. I managed to capture some video of the five we used which I have posted on Joseph's YouTube channel. The D160 was misbehaving not helped by me forgetting to turn the fuel on. Hopefully we will get a little time today to do a bit of work on it. Iain
  5. Wheel Horse Sickle Bar.

    Fantastic job Norm, it looks great. I have a Haban sickle bar mower and they are a very handy tool. I used mine in the vertical position once to trim the side of a hedge and it frightened the life out of me. Iain
  6. Wheelhorse D-160

    I took the D-160 out of storage today and put it in the workshop to do a few jobs on it. It will be getting a new carb and I am planning to make a more standard looking exhaust system by modifying a section of Morris Marina exhaust, I wonder where that came from thanks Alan and Chris. I have a few other jobs planned too, time permitting. I would like to identify the year this tractor was made, are any of the Wheelhorse experts able to help? The only ID I could find on the tractor is a Mountfield serial number, which looks like 7053. Thanks Iain
  7. Happy Birthday Meadowfield

    Happy birthday Mark, I hope you have a good one
  8. Happy Birthday Showman.

    Happy birthday Chris, hope it was a good one. Best wishes Iain
  9. Tinkers Park Steam Rally

    Great pictures Chris. I love the Matador's and the Bolens 1257.
  10. Bolens tractor day

    That would be great, Chris has already marked where he is going to camp. Non Bolens welcome too.
  11. Bolens tractor day

    Yesterday Chris made the three and half hour drive to spend the day with us and we had a great time showing him our collection, driving some tractors and doing some repairs to the Bolens HT20. We made a video of some of the fun Iain
  12. Bolens Boy gets to drive a red tractor

    It was fantastic to see Alan and Chris yesterday at John's, both are great company and it was worth the trip just for a catch-up, everything else was just a bonus. I popped in to see the other Chris (Bolens Chris as Joseph calls him) on the way home and collected a few other goodies. I am sure Chris and Alan said the tractor was another one of those red Bolens, honest I thought I was going to get away with driving the short distance to the van until I turned the corner and was faced with the Paparazzi clicking away with cameras. I stopped at services on the way home and send advanced apologies to the other Bolens boys but it didn't work as I was getting abusive messages most of the way home It was 1am by the time I had unloaded the van and getting the big trailer out on my own was an interesting experience. I am looking forward to restoring the big trailer and it will look good with the Ride-a-matic sitting back on it, however it will not be done for a while. Thanks for a great day Iain
  13. Bolens HT23

    Yesterday Joseph wanted to create a video of our Bolens HT23. I need to make some belt guards for the deck and then he can cut the grass for me. Iain
  14. 1961 Bolens Ride-a-matic

    Thanks Alan. The tyre changer was a great purchase and from my favourite shop. I have done a few basic repairs to it and a rebuild planned for the future when time permits. The other tyre changer needs to grow bigger muscles We had a demo of the Ride-a-matic to the granddads today and a bit of a move around. Next will either be the blue Bolens 1054 from John's (the one from the workshop) or the Bolens Estate Keeper I bought from Tom. A lot of John-isms on the 1054 but all part of the fun, we like a good challenge and have a fair idea what is missing. It does look like he has done some good work on it too.
  15. 1961 Bolens Ride-a-matic

    We finally got the chance to finish off the jobs we had planned for this tractor and took it for a ride, well one of us did as I got to watch. Video update from Joseph
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