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#1 stetson OFFLINE  

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:24 AM

Hi I just bought my first 2 bolens i have a 1253 and a h14 they both run barely and need alot of work but I plan on bringing them back to life to help out in the garden and around my small farm.

I got a tiller 3 mower decks and the 2 mowers at auction for 150.00......did i do ok? also does anyone have and designs where i can make me a cutting plow or a potato plow would be really nice if i didnt have to dig my potatos this year and one of these little tractors would do the trick...... thanks after i give these guys a bath and clean them up ill be posting some pics


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:42 AM

:welcometogttalk: :wewantpics:


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Welcome to GTT. You can download manuals from our Manual Section. You are allowed three for free per day. Search for a thread on the attachments you want. Fortunately, Bolens sold many attachments and they are still around. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:01 AM

Welcome to the forum! Bolens made very versatile tractors and many attachments so you have made a good start on getting some help with the chores around your property.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Welcome to GTT, stetson.

 

First thing you will need for both tractors is a sleeve hitch to mount those plows and other attachments to your rigs. I'm not sure if the sleeve hitch would be the same width for the H14 as it would be for the 1253. There is a set of plans in the download section for a tubeframe sleeve hitch.

You can start your hunt for a potato plow that mounts by sleeve hitch, fairly common item.

 

Good luck.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Welcome to GTT!

You came to the right place for Bolens information!

 

Bolens never made a potato digger but with a Brinly Sleeve hitch you should be able to adapt to something.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 02:54 PM

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Posted June 25, 2014 - 04:41 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 04:43 PM

Welcome to gt talk, you came to the right place.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:07 PM

Holy smokes I guess I did come to the right place I've never seen a forum reply so fast..... I barely ate my dinner to get back to shop tonight to tear into my little tractors I must say I am impressed and I'm looking into paints and other goodies found out today, we got a tractor show in my area in a few months I might even get myself an entry ticket I've Learned so much already from reading all the post and I sure know where to come ask, for help you guys are great
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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:19 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! Glad the guys came to your rescue! Lots of Bolens folk here, so you are in good hands!


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 09:35 PM

:welcome: There's definately enough room for a few more Bolens! Get comfy, there's alot to see and learn round here.


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Posted June 25, 2014 - 11:51 PM

Here's a pic of a sleeve hitch and a moldboard on a Bolens 900.

 

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Posted June 26, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Do have my first question my 1253 I bought the guy before me decided to Get a, little tanked and go pop wheelies in it well the battery fell into a pulley and leaked acid down onto clutch just found this out does anyone think there is a chance of saving the clutch or should I just buy a new one and where can I, locate one would be my next question.... when you press clutch in it doesn't do, anything but you can jam it in gear not something I wish, to do of course....
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Posted June 26, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Welcome to the forum. For $150 you did well. Those tractors and attachments are worth that much just for parts. I hope you can get them going. I'd go for the h14 as I like the hydrostatic myself, personal preference that's all.


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