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#16 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 05:40 PM

Congratulations Brian!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures and videos. Looks like a real arm saver! :thumbs:

That must have been a universal pump for a lot of GT hydraulic systems. My W.H. has the same unit and I know C.C. used it too.

My wheel horse manual has a parts breakdown for the pump if you ever need it.

Here's what it says about the pump oil level: ''Remove filler plug and fill to top of hole with fluid. NOTE: Filler plug is mounted off vertical center line of unit. This is to prevent over filling. An air space must be left in the top of the tank, so no attempt should be made to completely fill reservoir."

It looks like the filler hole. in your pump, is in about the same position as the one on my W.H. so I guess the instructions would apply to your unit too.

I almost forgot. It says to "Replace plug and tighten"... just in case you didn't know. :smilewink:

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 06:28 PM

The Bolens auxiliary pump is identical to the ones used on the Cub Cadets. My 125 I used to have had the hydraulic lift. I wish I would have kept the tractor just for the lift.

Congrats on getting it mounted up and working. Does make them like a new tractor. Brian if I remember I will take a pic tomorrow of the lift cylinder on Dad's 800 because it has most of the sticker left on it. Looks like a big tape measure with inch markings on it.
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Posted February 25, 2011 - 06:37 PM

Thanks for the good info Guys!

I got to use it for about 30 minutes today when blowing the driveway.... No leaks or problems :bounce:

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 06:38 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.



Yeah I replaced the Rings, valves,guides and put in a new rod I had laying around. It runs great!!! BTW... Its a TR-10D

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 09:49 PM

i was goin to buy that lift. your crossing the line buying stuff in jersey lol just kidding. glad to see it on your tractor. i have the decal in the garage im goin to get one made i will snap a pic. like george said its like a tape messure but black and chrome.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 10:03 PM

Wasn't it in ohio? For some reason I'm thinking the lift was in ohio...

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 10:04 PM

Never mind it was from New Jersey LOL :D

I'll trade you the Generator attachment for the lift LOL

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 10:08 PM

Here's a video:

I placed the camera on a 5 gallon pail LOL



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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:08 PM

no thanks that gen is like gold. and its sad he didnt want to sell the posthole digger i was dissapointed but when hes ready he said i will have first dibs on it so im not worried about it. that 1050 is really makein easy work of that snow. sounds great. then i got my 1050 that all it did was blow snow in pa for 5 years then parked. the white wasent even close to be worn off the steering wheel an its a very tight tractor. i work it every chance i get

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:14 PM

So I'm getting the feeling that he wants to sell but at the same time he is sort of attached to the stuff and has a hard time getting rid of it?

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:27 PM

just the digger everything else is for sale. if i had the money i would buy it all lol. im just trying to get all the things i like and some nos parts witch he has by the ton i didnt get pics of tho. im goin back the in 2 weeks im goin to take 2k with me an see what else i can get lol. the tractor are worse then drugs but i love em

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:35 PM

Nice job with the new addition to the 1050. Yours was a lot simplier of an addition than when I converted my Bolens 1600H from manual lift to hydraulic. I am glad I did as it is a real back saver. Have fun with it and nice videos.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:38 PM

How well do those rubber strap 'tire chains' work? I haven't seen anything like those before.

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Posted February 25, 2011 - 11:42 PM

How well do those rubber strap 'tire chains' work? I haven't seen anything like those before.


They work good. I'm not going to lie, chains are the best thing to use but if you need t save your driveway get these

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:34 AM

Here's a pic of the hyd unit from my 1968 Jim Dandy, not sure if the Bolens used the same decal DSC07672.jpg

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