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#1 jim knutson OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:32 PM

can somebody help me narrow down what model this could be? the guy wants $200, but i think maybe less on a counter offer.

 

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looks like only thing that comes with it is the mower deck, and it seems to have some "assistance" to stay in the raised position...lol.


Edited by jim knutson, January 22, 2013 - 05:33 PM.


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Looks to be a 1250 or possibly a 1455  (Definitely One of the earlier ones)

The deck is not Bolens and looks like its had some modifications added to make it fit such as the orange tie down strap :D

 

Not a bad buy if the Wisconsin Engine runs

 

Knowing what model wisconsin is in there would narrow it down some.

Some of the Largeframe guys may be able to give you an answer just by looking at the pics :D



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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Everything looks right for it to be a Bolens, maybe an 1886 S-05.......maybe. I'm shooting from the hip so trust others ahead of my suggestion.


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:44 PM

just comparing pics here on the site, i was thinking an HT....??



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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:45 PM

Welcome to GTtalk Jim, I figure the answer is coming along soon and that is a special deck hanging system. Large frame,w/ hydro..? I'll say   H....?


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:45 PM

It's a bolens 1250 and the deck is not correct for the tractor.


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 04:59 PM

thanks guys.....and i love the custom deck mounts.... :bigrofl:

what would be an estimated value, if the engine runs?


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Posted January 22, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Just to throw my $0.02 in here, but it seems to me that Large Frame Bolens' go for big bucks, even if they are in less than ideal original and/or working condition.  So yes, basically this one comes with NO attachments as that deck looks hokey as $#@& and I'm assuming you will pitch that as soon as you get it (if you actually end up getting it).  However, even as just the tractor, assuming the engine runs and the Hydro works well, I'm thinking $150-$200 isn't too bad of a deal for it.  What does anyone else think about it?  I mean, I've seen Large Frames on eBay and Craigslist go for a lot more (even into the $1,000 range without much in the way of attachments...).  Granted, this one has been repainted and is missing the proper decals and deck and it is a bit of a challenge to even confirm which model it is unless you can find the model tag on the frame (and it hasn't been painted over or anything...)

 

But it is up to you in the end to decide what you want to pay for it and if it is worth it to you to try and properly restore it or at least get the correct deck for it to get it working...

 

(If it were a lot closer to me though and I had the money, I might be tempted to buy it...  :smilewink: )


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 07:14 AM

It's a bolens 1250 and the deck is not correct for the tractor.

 

Bob:

 

The 1250 was a 1967-68-69 model painted cordovan (brown) & white.   ...The 1455 was a 1969 model painted white.

 

Beside the model number, engine, and paint color, were there any other differences to distinguish the 1250 from the 1455?

 

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Bob:

 

The 1250 was a 1967-68-69 model painted cordovan (brown) & white.   ...The 1455 was a 1969 model painted white.

 

Beside the model number, engine, and paint color, were there any other differences to distinguish the 1250 from the 1455?

 

Thanks!

 

Bruce, Another thing that was different was the foot pedals. The 1250 was a cast pedal and the 1455 and up was a stamped pedal.


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 10:33 AM

Ya, get the engine numbers off it, that would narrow it right down,Bob I just can't tell looking at the pedal,eyes just aren't that good any more with age(LOL)



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Posted January 23, 2013 - 10:56 AM

its got to be a 1250 i never seen a 1455 with a white steering wheel

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Posted January 23, 2013 - 01:54 PM

well i countered with an offer of $150, and he came back with $175.....so i think i am going to scrape the dough together, and go have a look.....with cash in hand :watch_over_fence:


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Posted January 23, 2013 - 02:10 PM

good luck. hope you get a good deal

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Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:30 PM

Should be a 1250-01. The hydro lift is a straight handle. The deck is whatever they could get to work. Bolens chaged the handle at some point. The models after that had a bend in the lift handle. The first pic you can see the handle next to the steering column.






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