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#16 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2012 - 04:48 PM

All the Largeframes used a 3pt hitch setup.
The most common largeframes were Models 1250,1455,1476,1477,1886,HT20,HT20D,HT23


Ok, you didn't mention this one, but this looks about right. Doesn't look like it has hydraulic lift, right?
http://saginaw.craig...3037561400.html

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Posted May 31, 2012 - 08:29 AM

Ok, you didn't mention this one, but this looks about right. Doesn't look like it has hydraulic lift, right?
http://saginaw.craig...3037561400.html


The 1050 is one of the Bolens TUBE FRAME tractors. The gear driven tube frames are manual lift, but there was a hydraulic lift attachment available, The hydrostatics have hydraulic lift as standard.

I'd say that one of the 12 hp or higher tube frames would do everything you listed, EXCEPT that they did not have a 3-pt hitch option. The best you could do would be a sleeve hitch.

One thing that the tube frames have, which the large frames lack, is a Controlled Differential, which allows you to lock the rear wheels if necessary for better traction.
Another advantage of the tube frames over the large frames is that there a lot more attachments for them and they are cheaper/easier to find.

If for some reason I had to get rid of all but one of my Bolens, I'd keep a 1256. It's a 12hp a hydro tube frame.
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