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#16 AA Hayes OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 06:46 PM

This makes sense, I have had a hard time finding much literature on it, though I haven't had much issue with it at all. All Bolens in my area are rare. I also have a 1050 and going to look at an ht20 on Friday. Sites such as tractor data.com don't even list the g12.

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 07:13 PM

This is my g12

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Posted February 09, 2015 - 08:04 PM

I'd have to say that I'd classify the G12 as at least semi-rare.  They aren't seen all that often.

 

The same goes for some other models like the G9, G11, 1257, and HT20D.

 

They are out there, but not in anywhere near the numbers of other models like the 1050, 1256, 1250, and 1886.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 08:11 AM

. It have 6 forward and 2 reverse which I beleive is original. Looking at it, very little has been done to it before I bought it. Any inside into the rarity of this would be great. Thanks.

 

Is your 6 speed operated with a high/low lever or by swapping the belts onto the other set of pulleys? Mine has a 6 speed rear end which looks standard but popular opinion is that it is not original.

 

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Posted February 13, 2015 - 11:26 AM

If you take a look at the G12 parts manual:

 

http://gardentractor...olens-1255-g12/

 

You will see that it shows a 3-speed transmission and the manual belt move for Hi/Lo.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 11:32 AM

If you take a look at the G12 parts manual:

 

http://gardentractor...olens-1255-g12/

 

You will see that it shows a 3-speed transmission and the manual belt move for Hi/Lo.

 

Good point, I did not think to look in the parts manual.

 

How very odd that the the only other G12 I have seen has also has a 6-speed rear fitted.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 12:46 PM

OK, I made a BOO-BOO :(  :( :(  

 

On further perusal of the manuals, I see that I looked in the wrong place for the HI/LO shift lever.

 

It looks like the G12 did indeed have the 6 speed, and I have been wrong all along.

 

My humble apologies.


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Posted February 13, 2015 - 05:03 PM

I do have the 6 speed with lever no switching pullies. I do believe all g12s did just the g10 did not except the last year it was made
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Posted February 13, 2015 - 05:33 PM

1977 was the last year of production for the G10.  It was model 1055-04, and it had the belt change for hi/lo.

 

The G11 (1155-01) produced in 1978 was identical to the 10 except for the engine and decals.  It too has the belt change for hi/lo.


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Posted February 14, 2015 - 10:33 AM

Does your G12 have a serial number?



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Posted February 16, 2015 - 08:09 AM

Does your G12 have a serial number?


It does, I will have to go down to the shed to look later as it is -35 c right now.

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 11:50 AM

OK, I made a BOO-BOO :(  :( :(  

 

On further perusal of the manuals, I see that I looked in the wrong place for the HI/LO shift lever.

 

It looks like the G12 did indeed have the 6 speed, and I have been wrong all along.

 

My humble apologies.

 

I am not sure if I am more surprised that you got it wrong or that the G12 did have a six speed. However I am pleased that it is now out in the open.

 

Thanks

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