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#1 Oregon_Bolens OFFLINE  

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 04:29 PM

Super pumped! Somehow I got the owner first on the CL ad for this Bolens 1556. Comes with tiller and deck. Everything works, just says it got an air lock in one of the hydrualic lines. Hopefully picking it up tomorrow. Only a 2 hour drive, well worth it! I know I've seen people mention the Tecumseh motors aren't as good or desirable as the Wisconsin, but it runs and hopefully ill be cutting grass this weekend. Here's the pic from the ad, more pics to follow after I get it. Anybody dealt with air lock in the hydraulic lines on these? What's the fix? Thanks for any help.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 04:31 PM

Pretty sure its original owner, stored inshed for its whole life.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 04:33 PM

Here it is...

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Bout danged time some of you other folks did some road trips  :D :D :D

 

Looks like a nice tractor!  Will be waiting for more pics


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:38 PM

 Anybody dealt with air lock in the hydraulic lines on these? What's the fix? Thanks for any help.

I've never heard of an air lock in a hydraulic line. It should be self bleeding. What is it supposed to be preventing from working?


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:40 PM

I assume the hydraulic lift for the deck/tiller/attachments.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:40 PM

Looks like a nice clean tractor

Having been stored inside is a plus as well, There shouldn't be too much weathering on the paint or rust on the tractor like you see when people leave their stuff outside without any covering.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Love reading your roadtrip stories OldBuzzard. Every weeekend lately is travelling to pick up a 3 wheeler or garden tractor, my two weaknesses. I think its great for the family. I have 3 young boys and they aren't getting no TVs or video games...just window time.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:47 PM

They were asking $100 for all. I'm paying an extra $25 for them to take the ad down and hold it until I can pick it up. I think that's a fair price!

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Bout danged time some of you other folks did some road trips  :D :D :D

 

You have to leave us something to make a road trip for, first!! :D

 

Ben W.



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 05:52 PM

I think it'll look nice next to my rusty collection. This one will go in the shed

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 07:13 PM

I think it'll look nice next to my rusty collection. This one will go in the shed

 

 

Bigger shed?



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Posted June 07, 2013 - 08:07 PM

First thing I would do is replace the hydro fluid and filter, I love these "mechanics" that throw words out like vapor lock, air lock, the best one is the the "carb needs adjustment" yeah right, what it needs is a new carb attached to a new tractor, lol. Your 1556 looks like a solid runner, I just got my H16 running those Tecumsehs can take a little work to get started, buy a new battery, a full size battery, and replace the cables, AND charge the new battery, they don't always have a full charge. Have some carb cleaner/spray bottle of gas to prime the carb. This engine uses the pressure off the crankcase to run the fuel pump. I would remove the gas bowl and float and clean up in the float needle and bowl as well. I cleaned my tank and replaced the lines and filter as well. Start with a fresh plug and don't forget to get (and smell) your oil. GREAT score.


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Posted June 07, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Well, I couldn't wait until tomorrow. I went up and got it tonight...like an hour ago. Enjoy the pictures, I enjoyed the roadtrip. Its not necessarily the 'stuff' that makes the experience, rather the adventure of travel, meeting people, and the stories. Good times.

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Posted June 07, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Looks like you had a great time, at least your road trips aren't like mine. 400+ miles one way






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