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#1 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 07:43 AM

The package arrived yesterday and I got home and tore the box open and took out the Hydraulic lift accessory. After a brief inspection I opened up the filler plug and added some oil. Then I turned the pump by hand and the cylinder began to move! I cleaned it up a bit more and got ready to go into the 30 degree garage to assemble the lift.
Everything went smoothly.
I started it up and it works great :bounce:
I literally was there for about 20 minutes playing with the lever making the blower move up and down. Its so much better than manually lifting!

Here's a short video along with a few pictures: I also found out that if you leave the camera in the cold for a while the battery's drain :wallbanging:

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The tractor it came off of (Bolens 900)


Assembled and running!

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Now for the video:


One more thing.... whats the correct amount of oil to put into these things? I got it filled about 1/2 way right now....

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 07:53 AM

Brian, im glad you got that installed and working. Im kicking myself for not buying one yet, but someday I'll hopefully get one.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 07:57 AM

Good show Brian,and thanks for the video.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 08:00 AM

Brian, good for you. Have to watch the vid later, using the Ipad &the link doesn't show for some reason.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 08:16 AM

That is quite a buy. What took you so long to get this installed. Lol. Isn't it something how such a small addition to your tractor can make it like a new machine

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 08:22 AM

Yeah they are pretty simple to install. I still need to assemble the belt guard though. I just thought about something..... Its going to be a real PITA to change the oil now LOL

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:16 AM

I think thats the same pump used on my Power King and it's labeled fill to 2/3 , if thats any help , Al

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:17 AM

I think thats the same pump used on my Power King and it's labeled fill to 2/3 , if thats any help , Al


Thanks. I'll add a little more. I figured it would be around 2/3

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:26 AM

Does anyone have a pic of the Decal that goes on the cylinder? Also there is one that goes on the tractor near the control lever. I would like to see them so someday I can get some made up.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:43 AM

What pulley does the pump drive from?

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:59 AM

It goes right in the middle groove

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 03:12 PM

That looks like the same setup that's on my uncles CC 100 that he no longer uses.Oh I forgot those run the other direction.
Did you rebuild that TRA10D? It sounds really good.
My old 1050 had a badly worn front crank bearing but it still run.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 03:36 PM

Nice addition. I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 03:38 PM

Brian, you're gonna wear that control lever plum out! LOL Gotta love hydraulic lift!

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Congrats on the new installation. Looks like you were having a lot of fun, up and down.




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