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#1 Justin2655 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 08:35 PM

When I first got my 1050 it had the first gear/ high out in it so you could only use low, I bought a parts bolens and put that rear end in it, within the year I have had my 1050 I have bought a deck and snowblower for it, hopefully one of these days I'll get the rear end fixed so I have high and low, it had really surprised me what it can do for its size, I wouldn't be afraid to buy another one, what is your guys inputs on your bolens?
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Posted April 17, 2013 - 10:10 PM

IMO bolens was one of the BEST producers for lawn and garden equitment the next one you should get is a hydro ... 1256 H14 -H16.. i have 2 and will drive the hydro over a geared anyday .. But they are Awesome machines made to work

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Posted April 17, 2013 - 10:21 PM

The manual for repairing the Bolens is http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/ available for free download. Check out a couple of the brochures too.

 

I have 6 tube frames and 3 large frames. I think that the Bolens are very strong and versatile. There are a wide variety of attachments and almost everything is available for the tube frames. You really can't go wrong with a Bolens. Be sure to grease the bottom of the steering. BTW, try a large frame sometime. You will want one. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:06 PM

welcome to GTT always glad to have another bolens guy around...if you get another bolens are you wanting more horsepower or bigger size? help us out. i have 6hp to 23hp but they all have there own jobs... manily my 1050 is my work horse but i also have a 1000 thats in ohio i have not picked up yet, aslo have a 1225 but it needs to be rebuilt and i plan on doing that within the next month, with all the parts i can have it done in 4 hours but im in thr middle of restoring my grandfathers 850 he bought new with a posthole digger so i dont want to start another project


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#5 Justin2655 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:26 PM

I'm pretty satisfied with the horse power but if you have a little more is always a good thing, one of these days I'd love to get a tiller, do the hydros hold up pretty well?

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Posted April 19, 2013 - 07:52 AM

Yes they do.


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