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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:42 PM

We'll this is something I have done a little homework on, and ran across a 1556. I will get some pics tomorrow after i pick it up. It needs a starter , but looks to be in good shape, it came with a mower deck and a front blade.
Where would a good place to find a starter for this. Also I am looking for a tiller for it. What type of tiller will fit the 1556

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 12:19 AM

:welcome: to GTTalk
Sounds like a nice unit you found. As for the Starter, I would ask the Site Sponsors. They have lots of parts and resources to find the rest.

Tiller interchange, no clue... Hopefully a Bolens guy has an answer for you. Happy Hunting.
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Posted February 18, 2014 - 12:53 AM

We'll I'm not sure if it has to made by bolens or is there a aftermarket?

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 02:31 AM

You will want to contact one of the vendors on here for a starter. I am assumng you need a Delco-Remy.

For the tiller, unless you use a motorized pull behind you will need to find a Bolens tiller. Here are the models that work on the 1556.

Good luck.

 

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 06:43 AM

Welcome to GTT. You can download the manuals from our Manuals section. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 01:05 PM

If your'e bolens is original  It should have a Tecumseh engine   OH 150

 

Then it takes a tec. starter... lots of them on  FlEE-Bay  ..   Not sure why the prices vary so ???   From  $ 67.00     to     $ 120.00

 

You need to get all the info on the engine you can to be sure.... Is there one on it now ???



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Posted February 18, 2014 - 01:41 PM

Hello and WELCOME!


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 05:27 PM

Ok here are some pics, in the center in front of the seat you see a small red lever, any idea what that is for?

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 05:29 PM

Also is this paint original? And does that corespond with a certain year

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

 

Your engine looks original and should be the Tecumseh HH150 (Refer to the engine manual to get the correct starter part number, as those were not Bolens built)

 

These 1556 were made in 1972

 

Looks like someone got a hold of some clearance paint and decided to repaint it. The seat has been replaced as well, also looks like someone added some sort of bracket in the front of the tractor which should not be there.

 

 

The red knob your talking about is the parking brake.

 

 

This is what your tractor should look like:

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Posted February 18, 2014 - 05:46 PM

:welcometogttalk:  90.3 % sure blue is not original color and thinking the red knob could be your park brake, but as said the manuals section is available to get you better aquainted. Good luck...(I think thats been confirmed by Doc while was typing) 


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Posted February 18, 2014 - 08:01 PM

Nice tractor, it looks like it will be tractor for you. As others have said it is painted the wrong color but it's still better than no paint at all.


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:07 PM

well this may not be yhe spot to post this, but i seem to have trouble downloading manuals. there seems to be a limit on how much you can look at in a day. i tried the next day and it still wont let me in.

   all im looking for is how a tiller mounts to the back of the 1556. is there a three point type setup that mounts to the rear end or does the tiller mount direct?

This is my 1st bolens , and so far I am looking to have some fun with it. got a new starter coming next week so keep your fingers crossed, Hopefully it runs and there are no major problems,

  It will need a new muffler any suggestions on what i should put on it? I saw some pics where it was a stack type setup instead of the stock one. does that take away any power from the engine?



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Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The tiller mounts directly, using the tabs on the rear axle. 

 

As for downloading manuals, there is a limit of 3/day.

 

However, if you become a site supporter, that limit goes away, plus you get some other added benefits.

 

Here's where you can do that:

 

http://gardentractor...er-memberships/

 

It's pretty well hidden if you don't know how to find it.

 

That page really should be easier to access... hint, hint, nudge, nudge, MODS  :D :D :D


Edited by OldBuzzard, February 19, 2014 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted February 19, 2014 - 12:52 PM

The disadvantage of the stack type exhaust is that it is a good way to get moisture collecting down next to the exhaust valve unless you put a rain cap on the top (or an old juice can when you are not actually running the tractor). A second issue with a stack type is that it creates unwanted stress on the exhaust port on the head unless it is well supported. Often folks put one on and don't support it adequately.

 

I think the original exhaust pointed towards the front of the tractor. Once in awhile, you will see a "Hush Tone" muffler for the tube frames appear on eBay. They work well, and are kind of cool looking compared to the perforated can style you see so often.


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