Bolens 1220 Mower Maybe ?bolens 1220 mower
Posted October 17, 2012 - 11:13 AM
Well Im back with some more questions hopefully some one out there knows the anwser to.I have a Bolens 1220 Tractor,Snowcaster and mower deck,the problem attaching the Blower is resolved I got the correct drive shaft unit for it.The real issue was the wrong driveshaft on the mower which of course prevented the blower going on. I think this deck on the tractor is wrong it does not look like the Bolens parts breakdown,my bel cover is smooth,wrong driveshaft etc.Attached hopefully are the pictures of the deck that was mounted.I think the red linkage parts are right.Is this the right deck for a Bolens 1220 tractor? Thanks for looking. Mike
Posted October 17, 2012 - 01:12 PM
Posted October 17, 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:14 PM
The deck dosent look to be Bolens either.
Its not from an ST,XL or Eliminator series which means its for a different brand of tractor.
I think this is one of those homemade hack jobs where the previous owner attempted to make it fit on the 1220.
I guess this explains why you were having trouble getting the blower attached with this deck's driveshaft .
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:19 PM
Edited by bolex, October 17, 2012 - 05:20 PM.
Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:27 PM
So you think maybe that all the period Bolens decks should look like below? I think some body went to alot of trouble installing the wrong deck and to make it right I need to find whats below.Also the pictures I seen the Bolens decks are green in colour or red correct?
Yes, that is the style deck you are looking for.
The 1220 Would have been originally sold with the Green deck with anti scalp rollers as standard equipment. (Early decks did not come with rollers) The Red decks were made from 1970-1972 , Black decks were produced from 1973-1978.
98% of the tubeframe decks are interchangeable if you have the correct mounting hardware.
- Mike Unwin said thank you
Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:30 PM
the shape gives away the peerless gear box and i am not sure about the other stuff but the gear box is common to the late 70's G--XL as they used shaft drive to a similar gearbox and turned 90 degrees to a pully that ran the rearend with a clutch on the drive belt. 1000 could it be for a duratrac.
I dont think its Bolens (Though the gear box may be)
I have never seen a deck cover and runners like that on any of the 80's/90's Decks. By this time Bolens was using Split covers for their decks and this one is 1 whole piece.
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Posted October 17, 2012 - 05:32 PM
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Posted October 18, 2012 - 08:12 AM
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Posted October 18, 2012 - 08:15 AM
Posted October 18, 2012 - 12:13 PM
At least the blower and tractor turned out all right.
I'll say! From the pictures of your tractor and blower, they look really nice! Was there some fresh paint applied to it at all before you got it? Or is it just in really good used condition? Looks like you got yourself a nice tractor there, despite the deck. I have seen a few tube frame decks, mostly 42" ones, on eBay for around $100-$200, depending on condition. Some are pretty rough and need a complete rebuild, but I'd say probably most are in decent useable condition. Sometimes it may be hard to find a deck just by itself that is any decent condition as 99% of the time they are sold with the tractor and not separately. It might take some time, but I'm sure you can probably find something.
I always have my eyes out there myself looking for 38" decks with anti-scalp rollers to replace the deck I have that is older and doesn't have any rollers on it. The deck I have works fine and I spent a lot of time and money fixing it up (I can't even say restoring since I'm not happy with how the paint turned out on it...) but I'm not happy with the way it sometimes scalps the lawn depending on how you mow with it and the contours of the lawn, etc... If you have any ridge in the lawn or like the top of even a slight hill it scalps it and I'm not happy with that myself.
Edited by MailmAn, October 18, 2012 - 12:14 PM.
Posted October 18, 2012 - 01:37 PM
Posted October 18, 2012 - 10:57 PM
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