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.
congrats on the 1556.. when I got my 1225 it had been sitting in a shed since 1989 the PO said everything was fine when he parked it but I burned oil so when I got it home I put a new battery in, cleaned the carb and drained/flushed the old brown gas out the tank. filled the hydo oil thank with atf an fired it up tried the hyd lift, nothing happened so I moved the hydo pedal an it moved 1mm so I shut it down removed the hyd filter it was dryier then my wishing well so I put it back on but left it loose, started it back up moved the pedal back and forth and kept looseining the filter until oil came out so I tightened the filter toped off the hydro fluid... no problem since... hope this helps you, Sam