Posted December 28, 2011 - 12:45 PM
Now, I have a G10, that I've been told is a 1977, based on it's serial number.
It has neither of the aforementioned features. It has a single belt that you manually move from one set of pulleys to the other for hi/lo range, and no controlled differential.
My question is, Has ANYONE ever actually had or even SEEN a G10 as described in the first paragraph?
I'm beginning to think that the G10 with controlled differential and 2 speed transmission is a mythical beast, based on misinformation from the Sonnysbolens site.
Here's my data tag. Based on what we see here is it a 1977 1055-04 or not?
Posted December 28, 2011 - 04:20 PM
The real unicorn may be a 77' with a Briggs, 6spd and those high flyin' rainbow Bolens decals. I wonder if any of those exist?
Edited by JJuday, December 28, 2011 - 04:29 PM.
Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:01 PM
And yes, the "Rainbow Bolens" does exist. It is the G11.
It had the same transmission/belt setup as the G10.
This one had a bad transmission, so he used a 1050 2 speed trans in it.
Here's a vid as well. Jump to the 9 min mark to see the G11.
Edited by OldBuzzard, December 28, 2011 - 05:17 PM.
Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:18 PM
I have seen a few of them over the years.
Who was the one that Identified it?, I dont think I have ever heard of anyone Identifying a Bolens tubeframe by its serial # :confuse:
Do you have a picture handy of the G10 you have?
Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:35 PM
If you meant pics of mine:
Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:41 PM
I think we all are aware that Bolens was famous for making changes many times during production runs
Any chance that briggs engine you have in there is not original to the tractor?
Posted December 28, 2011 - 05:51 PM
... I'm wondering if yours may have been an early production run in 77' and then a short time after they decided to go with the 6 speed tranny. ...
I've had that same thought. Who knows. Sure wish that Bolens would have kept records, or that if they did, that they were available to us. Sure would clear up a lot of confusion
Posted December 28, 2011 - 07:10 PM