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Posted April 30, 2012 - 12:07 AM

I picked up another Bolens walk behind this weekend and was trying to find a model # on the ID tag but there is only a spot for the serial #. Is the model # part of the serial # or is it stamped on the frame somewhere else? I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 06:19 AM

Once you get some pictures uploaded someone should be able to ID it for you.
I believe on some of the early walk behinds they did not come with a model number stamped in them.

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Posted April 30, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Finally got some pics on here. Not the best with computers. Here's what I got. The one outside picked up this weekend and the one inside I got last summer. Wondering if someone could help out IDing the model #s for this things. Thanks 043.JPG 044.JPG 045.JPG 046.JPG 040.JPG 041.JPG 042.JPG 047.JPG

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 03:57 AM

It appears you have a Bolens Model 12A Power-Ho tractor which was made in 1942-1948 and was equipped with a 1.5hp B&S model NPR6 engine. ....In 1947 & 1948, the tractor had a list price of $165.00.

A manual for your tractor is posted here: http://gardentractor...r-ho-model-12a/

The Cultivator attachment is a Model 12A200, and info is posted here: http://gardentractor...a-tractor-only/

The Huski Unisickle attachment appears to be a Model 12A250 or 12A251. ...I have paperwork for the 12A251, if it is neeeded.
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Posted May 01, 2012 - 04:21 AM

The tractor looks to be in good condition for its age.

What is that other thing with the metal seat sitting in front of the Bolens in picture 1and 2 ??

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 09:33 AM

That's an old Montgomery Wards rider I got years ago its what got me started on the old garden tractors. If I remember right it has a Clinton engine on it with 2 speed trans (foward and reverse). The Bolens was in the best shape for the money that I found at the swap meet. Some guys want to much for something missing half the engine,rotten tires, and a bent up broken frame.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 12:00 PM

Looking more closely at the pics, it looks like the inside tractor has a Tecumseh carburetor and starter installed on a B&S engine.

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Posted May 01, 2012 - 01:04 PM

Thanks for the links Bruce they helped me out. The reason I haven't worked on that one is because of it not having the origonal carb, but I found a briggs model N last weekend to try and get it going again. Also is it just the year differance between the two tractors for one having an aluminum gear reduction case verses a casted into the block one?



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Posted May 01, 2012 - 06:34 PM

...is it just the year differance between the two tractors for one having an aluminum gear reduction case verses a casted into the block one?


The aluminum gear reduction is definitely later than the cast-iron gear reduction.

I can't say for sure that the model numbers of the engines were the same, but I suspect they may be.
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Posted May 01, 2012 - 06:36 PM

Welcome to the site! Thanks for joining! I know borderline nothing about bolens, you will receive excellent help here.

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Posted June 09, 2012 - 11:41 AM

It appears you have a Bolens Model 12A Power-Ho tractor which was made in 1942-1948 and was equipped with a 1.5hp B&S model NPR6 engine. ....In 1947 & 1948, the tractor had a list price of $165.00.

A manual for your tractor is posted here: http://gardentractor...r-ho-model-12a/

The Cultivator attachment is a Model 12A200, and info is posted here: http://gardentractor...a-tractor-only/

The Huski Unisickle attachment appears to be a Model 12A250 or 12A251. ...I have paperwork for the 12A251, if it is neeeded.

I am in need of the proper belt for the Unisickle attachment and the pats manual if you have it. I used one of your previous manuals for my 12A restoration. It runs beautifully.

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Posted June 10, 2012 - 07:43 AM

I am in need of the proper belt for the Unisickle attachment and the pats manual if you have it. I used one of your previous manuals for my 12A restoration. It runs beautifully.


The Manual for the 12A251 Unisickle Attachment can be found at:

http://gardentractor...unisickle-type/

The Bolens #150175 belt is 5/8" x 47" (5L470)is used on the 12A251 Unisickle.

The Bolens #150170 belt is 5/8" x 45" (5L450) is used on the 12A250 Unisickle.
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