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#1 MichBolens OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 08:41 PM

I'm. In the process of moving and fired up the bolens I picked up in november to take it to the new house, ran like a champ other than the gas tank leaking. But the hi/lo selector is stuck, any tricks to getting it unfroze? I didn't have time to tear into it but I'm assuming I'll have to pull the fenders off to get to it, which includes pulling the cab in my case. Lol

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Posted April 14, 2013 - 11:05 PM

Hi/lo on a 1250? Do you you mean the park lever?



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Posted April 15, 2013 - 04:06 PM

The 1250s didn't have Hi/Lo range.Unless someone swapped out the trans-axle.I had a bit of trouble moving the leaver on my old 1250 and found that my rear fenders had taken a couple hits in the past and was binding up the leaver.I loosened up the bolts that hold the fenders on and it freed up the leaver.I did take the fenders off eventually and straighten them out and gave all of the linkages a good spray of PB blaster.Never had that problem again.   

 

Transmission Lever. Place transmission lever in :
- NEUTRAL for towing .
- DRIVE for infinitely variable speeds from 0-8 mph forward
to 0-4 mph in reverse .
- PARK for starting and when tractor is At Rest.
CAUTION
Do not place transmission lever into PARK position while
tractor is in motion. Premature shifting into PARK may result
in serious damage to the hydrostatic transmission.

 

 

 

 

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 05:03 PM

Sorry, I'm new to large frames, just assumed it was hi/lo. Thanks guys. :-) I'm talking about the lever between your legs thats goes forward and back, is that what you are refering to with the drive/nuet/park?

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Posted April 15, 2013 - 08:47 PM

By chance is it parked on a slant/slope?  When in Park (pulled back towards the seat) the brake pawl engages the drive gears to lock it.  I've noticed on my 1250 that when there is pressure on it, it does feel stuck (just takes a little body weight scooch to take the pressure off).  Worst case, probably just the linkage as mentioned earlier. 


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:20 PM

Sorry, I'm new to large frames, just assumed it was hi/lo. Thanks guys. :-) I'm talking about the lever between your legs thats goes forward and back, is that what you are refering to with the drive/nuet/park?

 

 

Yes that's the leaver for Neutral,Park and drive.

 

As posted above it may just be stuck from pressure.Try rocking the tractor forward and backwards a bit while operating the leaver.


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Posted April 15, 2013 - 09:57 PM

Yes that's the leaver for Neutral,Park and drive.
 
As posted above it may just be stuck from pressure.Try rocking the tractor forward and backwards a bit while operating the leaver.


Thanks, I'll give it a try after I finish moving, the tractor spent 15ish years parked in a barn so things are gonna be a little stiff, runs like a top though, I think the hydro needs to be flushed didn't like pulling itself up the hill in the yard.





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