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Posted April 13, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Hi everyone. I am new to the site. I just inherited a Bolens 1050 that was originally my Grandfathers and I had a question regarding the hydraulic lift. How much hydraulic fluid should be used to fill the hydraulic pump? I see the nut on top of the pump that you can remove to check the level but I'm not sure how to tell if it is full. Also, if I need to add hydraulic fluid what kind does it take? Thanks for your assistance.

-Zach-

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 10:41 AM

Welcome to GTT :wave:

These just take regular 30wt motor oil

 

You fill the oil up to the plug hole.

They should take around 1 QT to fill them up.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 10:57 AM

Fixed the title for ya!


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Hi and welcome to GTtalk. 



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:34 AM

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and the quick response. With regards to the 30w motor oil... Any 30wt? I'm sorry but I am very new to small engine work. Do I use small engine oil or regular motor oil I would use for a car? Do I use 5w30 or 10w30 or something else? Again, I apologize if these are stupid questions. Thanks again..

-Zach-

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Straight. 30 weight
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Posted April 13, 2014 - 11:58 AM

... I apologize if these are stupid questions. Thanks again..

-Zach-

 

 

There is only ONE "stupid question".

 

It's the one you don't ask.

 

None of us knew much about these tractors when we first started working with them.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 02:01 PM

Welcome to GTT. You have a great tractor and its history is even better. Download the manual from our Manuals Section if you need it. We would like to see pics so that we can admire your treasure. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted April 13, 2014 - 04:42 PM

Thanks again. This is what I picked up from the store. I will take a pic and post up soon.

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 04:43 PM

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:05 PM

Yes, any SAE30 will do, That Bottle looks expensive!


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:18 PM

 

These just take regular 30wt motor oil

 

You fill the oil up to the plug hole.

They should take around 1 QT to fill them up.

 

Will it hurt anything if you use hydraulic oil in the lift?


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 06:23 PM

Will it hurt anything if you use hydraulic oil in the lift?

 

It shouldnt

There's really no need for it though plus its more expensive. Lots of older machinery just used motor oil in their hydraulics.


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Posted April 13, 2014 - 07:55 PM

Here is a picture of my 1050. I love and cherish this thing... I have one final question with regards to filling the pump. Should the lift be in a specific position? Up? Down? Middle? Thanks for all of your help and support.

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Posted April 13, 2014 - 08:08 PM

That is a nice 1050 you have. I see that it's been repowered and I like how the hood scoop was transferred onto the original hood. What engine is in there now, a 14hp or 16hp Tecumseh?






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