How should a Bolens 1253 sound?
Posted February 04, 2012 - 12:46 PM
It made me think of the experience of first starting an old Dodge truck I used to own. When starting, it made all kinds of gear noise, and I thought it had a problem. Then, a friend showed me that all of the old Dodge starters sounded like that.
So, now I listen to the tractor start up, and it sounds different. But, I have no point of reference. The starter does make me think of an old Dodge from that period. When it's driving, it sounds like an old World War II tank (but smaller). It definitely does not sound like a riding lawn mower (in a good way).
I have not yet replaced fluids, greased fittings, cleaned carburetor, cleaned electrical connections, etc. But, it would be nice to have a reference point.
I snooped around on the Internet for an example of somebody starting one up, without any extra attachments to alter the sound. But, I couldn't find anything quite right.
Can anyone point me to an audio or video clip of a well-running gear-driven tubeframe, with the same engine?
Of course, you are welcome to describe the sounds. But, I suspect that will be more entertaining than informative.
Posted February 04, 2012 - 02:11 PM
What engine does this have?
Posted February 04, 2012 - 03:50 PM
I think your best bet may be to record your tractor starting up and running, and then post it here .
Posted February 04, 2012 - 07:20 PM
Posted February 04, 2012 - 11:14 PM