Posted October 30, 2012 - 04:38 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 06:32 PM
and now I want a real one: (an 1886-01)
I just love the foot-controlled hydro. I don't know when that first showed up, but they were way ahead of their time. Only took until 1993 for JD to copy them.
Edited by Cat385B, October 31, 2012 - 06:33 PM.
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 07:11 PM
... I just love the foot-controlled hydro. I don't know when that first showed up, ...
1967 on the 1250 Large Frame.
Cub Cadet had the first hydro in a GT, but Bolens was the first to use the foot control.
Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:03 PM
What is that thing on the back of the roto-tiller?
1. Depth control. or,
2. Lock them in place to make hills/furrows.
Edited by Cat385B, October 31, 2012 - 08:04 PM.
Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:51 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 08:57 PM
A couple of you mentioned the 1256 as your favorite. I have a 1225 and a 1257 sitting at my FIL's place just waiting for me to patiently tear into them. What are the differences between the 2? A hundred miles and a poor memory are my challenges for remembering from inspection.
The 1256 and 1257 are basically clones of each other except the 1256 Had the 12Hp Wisconsin and the 1257 had the 12HP Tecumseh engine.
The 1225 was the first Tubeframe to feature hydrostatic drive and had a Tecumseh engine and different sheet metal than the 1256&1257
Posted October 31, 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted October 31, 2012 - 09:46 PM
Later that day, they had a ride and drive. I remember the factory tech ran one of the mower caster wheels on the GK through a double plate glass window at the Ramada Inn when trying to get it outside.
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Posted October 31, 2012 - 09:49 PM
Pretty sure my 1225 has a Wisconsin in it. Are there any advantages with the 1257 over the 1225? I personally want to stay clear of the Tecumseh in case of ignition issues.
Your right, I goofed!
I was thinking of the 1220 ... Wondering if my 4 hours of sleep the past couple nights has anything to do with this
I would definitely choose a Bolens with a Wisconsin engine over one with a Tecumseh as they seem to have nothing but problems with those engines.
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Posted November 01, 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted November 01, 2012 - 09:41 PM