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#1 iron Mike OFFLINE  

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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:52 PM

Hello again everyone. I have a question. I have a Bolens Husky1257,motor #HH140  160016,Ser.#4270E. I don't ever see any 1257's here and it looks to me that all bolens came with Wisconsin motors. My numbers show zilch on the Wisconsin site so I am thinking it is a Tecumseh. Can anyone give me some information on this tractor? Was the 1257 a mongrel? Is this motor a replacement maybe? Thank you all in advance.



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Posted January 06, 2013 - 06:59 PM

The 1257 was a one year only model sold in 1970. It was basically a clone to the 1970 1256 except instead of having a Wisconsin engine the 1257 had a 12HP Tecumseh.


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Posted January 07, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Thanks Doc. Now I know what it's all about. 



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thanks Doc. Now I know what it's all about. 

 

You do the Hokey-Pokey and you turn yourself about, that's what it's all about!!



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Posted January 07, 2013 - 03:04 PM

welcome to GTT and the bolens family.. would like to see pics of the 1257 i has a 1254 witch is gear drive and had a wisconsin an it was a beast... i want a hydro tube frame well really a 1225 but no luck finding one yet
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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:34 PM

if the motor is a HH140 it's a techumseh but it should be a 14 hp engine not a 12hp they were HH120's so the po may have put in another or generally a replacement engine but 2 extra hp doesn't hurt much


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Posted January 18, 2013 - 12:16 PM

welcome to GTT and the bolens family.. would like to see pics of the 1257 i has a 1254 witch is gear drive and had a wisconsin an it was a beast... i want a hydro tube frame well really a 1225 but no luck finding one yet

I will post a picture of the 1257 soon. It ain't much to look at but it has been a great tractor and it has been worked hard.

. Engine is now rapping and I'm not sure what I'm going to do.






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