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#1 MailmAn OFFLINE  

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 02:44 PM

Just saw this on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item27c8e49cb6

It is a 1967 Bolens 1250 and the guy lives like RIGHT NEXT TO ME! I could pick this all up in a heartbeat. What do you think it's worth though in non-running condition? It comes with what looks to be a 42" deck (with some rust outs), a sno-caster, and a tiller attachment. It has one bid on it for $275. It does look to have a nice newer looking seat on it. It appears to be a hydrostatic to me, but I could be wrong. I also don't see a lift lever on it - could it have hydraulic lift on it as well? Dang, I wish I could afford this, and I already have an 850 I'm working on... I don't really have room for TWO tractors. I supposed I could re-sell some of the attachments I don't need (like the tiller) or just work on restoring it completely and end up selling one of them. What do you guys think?

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 02:47 PM

Oh, and how hard do you think it would be to get it running again? Just a carb rebuild? IDK what is wrong with it - the guy just says in the listing that it doesn't run right now and he can't get it started...

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Seen this thing the other day, not to bad of tractor, plus you get all the attachments. Just wish it were closer to me. I wouldn't think it would be to much work to get it going again. If its close to you I'd contact the seller to see if you could take a look at it to see if its complete. It should have hydro lift on it. The nice thing about GTs they are small enough to packem in your shed (so you can have more than one). I'd go for it if they're that close to you. Good luck :thumbs:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:09 PM

All large frames are hydros.
Looks to be a 1250-01 or a early 1250-02.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:15 PM

Oh, is this a large-frame tractor? For some reason I thought it was a tube-frame tractor. Shows what I know! From what I've seen of the large frames, they are considerably larger than the tube-frames. Maybe this won't fit in the back of my truck after all... :unsure: :confuse:


Oh, and does it make it worth any more money being a large frame vs. a tube frame tractor?

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:29 PM

I think it would be a good buy even up to around $500. If you can get it cheaper I would go for it if you can swing it. It looks complete. Might o lay need the battery charged and a simple Carb cleaning.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 05:53 PM

I think it would be a good buy even up to around $500. If you can get it cheaper I would go for it if you can swing it. It looks complete. Might o lay need the battery charged and a simple Carb cleaning.

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:ditto:

Oh, is this a large-frame tractor? For some reason I thought it was a tube-frame tractor. Shows what I know! From what I've seen of the large frames, they are considerably larger than the tube-frames. Maybe this won't fit in the back of my truck after all... :unsure: :confuse:


Oh, and does it make it worth any more money being a large frame vs. a tube frame tractor?


Yes this is a Largeframe
All Large frames had hydraulic lift and are hydrostatic. They are a bit bigger than the tubeframes. I think you could fit in the bed of a pickup but may need to leave the tailgate down....
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 06:37 PM

Whats your truck?

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:01 PM

Whats your truck?


1996 Chevy C1500 W/T. Here is a(n albeit old) photo of it:

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The Bolens 850 fit in the bed perfectly in-between the wheel wells with the 38" deck. I'd imagine a 42" deck would not fit between the wheel wells.



Of course if it doesn't run, it will make it very hard to push up ramps into the bed as well... :unsure: Luckily, I happen to have a Class 4 trailer hitch on my truck! Unfortunately, I don't happen to have a trailer handy that I could use to pick it up with either... :wallbanging:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:37 PM

I got that same truck in white here at the farm and you can lay a 4 X 8 sheet of plywood (etc) flat between the wheel wells.
Good luck on this deal.
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Posted July 11, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Thats a very complete package. I think you need to own that one! :thumbs:

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 09:45 PM

You can get the tractor in that truck we have a 1991 chevy but fitting every thing else is the next thing...
A trailer would be your best bet.

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Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:58 PM

I got that same truck in white here at the farm


Yeah, it's been a great truck. My dad bought it brand-new in 1996 and he gave it to me when he bought his current Dodge Ram in 2004 and I've been keeping it running ever since. It's got over 267,000+ miles on it currently and still going strong! It's a 2 wheel drive with the original 4.3L V6. Hell, I just finally replaced all 4 original front ball joints at 245,000 miles - they were never changed and still had the factory riveted in upper ball joints! I couldn't believe it! Of course, the truck has an air compressor and air tank in it now with a Grover air horn hooked up to it and Gabriel Hi-Jacker air shocks in the back to assist the aging leaf springs... It was a neat install I have to say!

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Posted July 12, 2012 - 07:52 AM

MailmAn, when I need a trailer, I always use Sunbelt Rentals. The are mostly for commercial use.

There is one that should fairly close to you in LATHAM.

http://www.sunbeltre...ip=12222&dst=50

They (at least my branch) are real easy to deal with, and are more than competative with U-Haul.
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Posted July 12, 2012 - 08:41 AM

Really? That's good to know. I would have figured they were way too expensive to bother with. I was considering renting the big enclosed U-Haul trailer with dual axles to try and load the tractor into, IF I actually decide to try and buy it. (Which I still haven't decided if I should spend the money or not...) It would be MUCH easier to push an inoperative tractor up the tiny incline into a low-to-the-ground trailer than up into the high-off-the-ground bed of my truck!

Of course, part of what I'm mulling over now is that IF I did buy this, I'd have to rent a 10x10 storage unit at least to throw it in for the time being until I was done working on my 850 as I have no room for it (and all the attachments) at my place right now... Is it worth spending most likely at least $300 (as I'd assume the current bidder probably bid more than $275 for it already) for this only to spend another $80-$100/month just to store it for most likely at least a month, if not two?

Hmmmm... Maybe my friends are right... am I turning into a HOARDER!?!? Call A&E! Report me!




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