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#1 MichBolens OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:55 PM

We've had Bolens GT as long as I can remember, but they were all 1050s, except for a 650 and a 1053. Well, recently a local gentlman put a few tractors out for sale, one was a 1250 with a cozy cab. I stopped in and talked to him about it one day, it fired right up and drove. I hemmed and hawwed about buying it, it was a good deal, tractor, cab, blower, mower, and leaf pickup, for 675. I took some time trying to get the money around and my mom drove by the guys house one day and said there was a lot more stuff outside and a sign for an auction! I got my money together and headed over there Saturday after working 3rd shift the night before. He had a lot of stuff, random parts, farmall stuff, motorcycles, hit and miss motors, Silver Kings (he was big into those). Okay enough ranting, I went to the auction and got the 1250 package for a song, it runs good, needs rear tires and a paintjob. I'm gonna go through the blower and get it going for this winter then start the restoration next spring. I also picked up a belly mount blade with flip down scarriffer teeth, looks like it might fit the large frame though, haven't tried yet. Does anybody know what size ag tires would fit on the back? Its got a set of truck tires on it now that are dry rotted and one won't hold air. Almost forgot, I got wheel weights with it too.
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Posted November 04, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Sounds like a good deal to me even at 675. Do you have photos?

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:11 PM

We've had Bolens GT as long as I can remember, but they were all 1050s, except for a 650 and a 1053. Well, recently a local gentlman put a few tractors out for sale, one was a 1250 with a cozy cab. I stopped in and talked to him about it one day, it fired right up and drove. I hemmed and hawwed about buying it, it was a good deal, tractor, cab, blower, mower, and leaf pickup, for 675. I took some time trying to get the money around and my mom drove by the guys house one day and said there was a lot more stuff outside and a sign for an auction! I got my money together and headed over there Saturday after working 3rd shift the night before. He had a lot of stuff, random parts, farmall stuff, motorcycles, hit and miss motors, Silver Kings (he was big into those). Okay enough ranting, I went to the auction and got the 1250 package for a song, it runs good, needs rear tires and a paintjob. I'm gonna go through the blower and get it going for this winter then start the restoration next spring. I also picked up a belly mount blade with flip down scarriffer teeth, looks like it might fit the large frame though, haven't tried yet. Does anybody know what size ag tires would fit on the back? Its got a set of truck tires on it now that are dry rotted and one won't hold air. Almost forgot, I got wheel weights with it too.

the 1250 is a large Frame if its a tube frame belly blade there rare as heck

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Yea, it was a deal at the 675, I just came out better at the auction. I can't get the pictures to load. Can I email them to someone? I only have my phone to get online so loading them is giving me trouble lol

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:15 PM

I asked the guy that I bought it from today if he could remember what it came from but he couldn't remember. The mount looks kind of like the mount to my blower for the 1250. I haven't measured it yet though.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 08:43 PM

MichBolens :welcometogttalk:

If you have lurked around here, you know.... :picsoritsnotyours:

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:04 PM

Lol. I'm working on the pics! Having issues.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 09:57 PM

Sounds like on heck of a good score!

If it has turfs on it now, it would use the same size for Ags.

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 10:48 PM

Its got truck tires on it now. I didn't check the size. I'll look though and do some cross referncing

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Posted November 04, 2012 - 11:11 PM

OK...if it has truck tires on it now, it may have the 'standard' 15" wheels and those use a 27x8.50-15 tire.

If you have 12" rims, those are the 'optional' ones and would use 26x12-12 tires.

Here's a link to the 1250 Owners manual that will give you some help.
http://gardentractor...-owners-manual/

Here's a link to the Large Frame Service manual which covers the 1250 as well as the other large frames.
http://gardentractor...service-manual/

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 05:30 AM

I'd say you got a good deal.
Oh and welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 05:53 AM

Sounds like a great deal!

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 08:06 PM

Lol. I'm working on the pics! Having issues.


I can't get the pictures to load. Can I email them to someone?


We'll do anything for pics!

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Edited by Cat385B, November 05, 2012 - 08:09 PM.

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Thanks man. I'll get the rest sent to you ASAP.

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Posted November 05, 2012 - 08:48 PM

Happy to help out.




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