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Bolens 1250 Hydro Fluid Type?

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#1 Tractorbuds OFFLINE  

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:36 AM

Hi, sorry for another question, but I haven't had any luck searching older posts.

What kind of fluid are you putting in your 1250 hydro?

Manual says ATF type A - wondering if you can let me know your favourite brand, or particular brand that works best?

Are you using any additives?


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Posted December 17, 2012 - 06:56 AM

We welcome your questions. I'm also impressed on your quick progress on your machine. This is a topic that has been discussed a few times here and on other forums with no real resolution. I thought the manual said Type "F" which is the old Ford trany fluid from the 60s and 70s. I came to the conclusion to use what the manual says for topping off until I change the fluid and filter. Then I will go to the "all tractor" fluid that many places sell, as long as it meets the specs. Someone here gave a good explanation a month or two ago.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:54 AM

Looks like people are using the GM Dextron ATF or a multi-purpose tractor hydraulic type fluid. I'll stick with Dextron unless I hear otherwise because that's what's in it now. Just thought that if I am going to change the fluid, drain the lines, I better do a little research first. I have some time to let this post simmer because I still need a carb.

Regarding our pace, we like to keep moving forward quickly. I am working with an eleven year old and they don't make this too patient these days.

Here are some pics of last winter's project: 1963 Cub Original Resto-mod.

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 08:05 AM

The Bolens folks will be along. They aren't early risers like some of us!

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 04:35 PM

wow !great job really impressed you do it right looks like. in Christ

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Posted December 17, 2012 - 07:47 PM

I use Dextron type F in all my large frames.
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Posted January 02, 2013 - 09:50 PM

we use tractor supply universal tractor fluid in my 1250, bro's gtx20, dad's ht20 and grams gtx18 for a few years now with no problems.  http://www.tractorsu...-2-gal--0806383