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#1 Rainier OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2014 - 11:25 PM

I'm looking at a G244 bolens / Iseki . I don't see anything here at GTT? I know it's not a REAL Bolens, but it like a half brother.
So with that in mind does anyone have any experience with one of these machines . Is this think a problem child ? Here is a picture of the machine that was posted online.
What do YA think?
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Posted December 08, 2014 - 07:25 AM

Those are considered compact tractors. They have a good reputation as a tough tractor but they are getting old and parts can be hard to find. That particular one looks to be a nice example. Looks well maintained.


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Posted December 08, 2014 - 08:40 AM

There were several threads on these tractors. Do a search. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 08, 2014 - 08:50 AM

I'm rather partial to mine. I have the oldest version with the 2 cylinder, 2 wd, and a 3+2 transmission.

The G244 has more gears (6+3?) and has the Isuzu motor instead of the Mitsubishi. 4wd, and the turning radius may approach a country mile. That 4.5 gallon tank will seem bottomless, these are amazingly fuel efficient.

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Posted December 08, 2014 - 12:33 PM

It is a REAL Bolens :thumbs:

 

Many people are still using these on farms and their properties. There's a bunch I pass by when I'm driving down roads around here. Most have the rear mounted mower attached to them.

 

Only downside to these is parts availability......



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 02:26 PM

I'm rather partial to mine. I have the oldest version with the 2 cylinder, 2 wd, and a 3+2 transmission.

The G244 has more gears (6+3?) and has the Isuzu motor instead of the Mitsubishi. 4wd, and the turning radius may approach a country mile. That 4.5 gallon tank will seem bottomless, these are amazingly fuel efficient.

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does that have a front PTO?



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 02:31 PM

well I talked to the guy that owns it and he says that the 2 speed  pto on the rear only has the low 540 gear. that the other gear had broken and he modified it to work.  I wonder if that gear can still be found? from what I see parts are very limited.



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 03:18 PM

does that have a front PTO?


Yes, mine has the front/mid pto kit.
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