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#16 Bolens 1000 ONLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:49 PM

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Here is a photo of the transaxle the gentleman sent me.
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Here is the 1050

 

Go grab it!

Thats the 3 speed on there you need! Looks like someone swapped out its original 6 speed already !

 

 

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I dont think that trans pic is the actual pic of the 1050, take a look, the trans pic looks to have the 900 fender not a 1050 fender in the second pic, I think he's showing two different machines



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Posted May 30, 2015 - 06:53 PM

Go grab it!

Thats the 3 speed on there you need! Looks like someone swapped out its original 6 speed already !

Thank you!! for the help I'm going to set up a time with the fellow its about 25 minutes from my house,maybe I'll end up coming home with a pick up load of attachments as well :thumbs:  



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Posted June 02, 2015 - 10:09 PM

No updates so far on the transaxle fix. The fellow contacted me back on Sunday and said maybe Tuesday or Thursday but no update on that. I'm now contemplating taking a gander at a Bolens 1556 that I found and the seller is the gentleman I purchased my 800 from.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 12:17 PM

Go grab it!

Thats the 3 speed on there you need! Looks like someone swapped out its original 6 speed already !

 

 

EDIT:

 

I dont think that trans pic is the actual pic of the 1050, take a look, the trans pic looks to have the 900 fender not a 1050 fender in the second pic, I think he's showing two different machines

Very keen eye! I went the pick the 1050 up and actually brought home a 900. That was the one picture of the transaxle, and indeed it was a 900!! I also picked up a snow plow for the 800 which had the mount and linkage so its a bolt and go!!! Now I have to figure out how to get the 900 off my truck since we used a fork lift to load it on the back.

The 900 has a starter I can use for the 800 and ill remove the s8d and put it up on the shelf for a rainy day.  


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Got a big tree and long chain ? ? ?  Just kidding.  Are the tires inflated so it could roll?  Usually a road ditch around close that you could back down in to and roll it off.  Now don't you wish you had a low profille tilt bed trailer?  They are the most handy item in your tool and equipment inventory.  good luck with your project.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 01:34 PM

I had to use an engine hoist one time. Lifted the tractor up, then drove the truck out from under it.

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 03:53 PM

Yes a roll off would be excellent, I did end up getting it off the truck since the 800's wheels were currently off I just unbolted the flat ones off the 900 and slapped the 800's on grabbed my ramps and gave it the boot off the back of the truck and hoped for the best. The tires on the 900 had seen some better days all of them had the side walls blown out so no air for them bad boys.

I got as far as taking the top cover off the transaxle (I will post some pictures later) and the inside looks awesome really clean. best of all its not welded solid hahaha.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 09:27 PM

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The inards of the new transaxle.
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The starter
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Posted June 04, 2015 - 11:25 PM

That's a great find; the parts tractor and the blade.

 

I need to change out the left side axle seal on my 800 as well.  It doesn't look very fun so I've postponed it several times. I only get a drip from it about once a month but then again, I haven't been using it much.

 

Good luck with the swap. :thumbs:


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Posted June 05, 2015 - 11:01 PM

Made some progress this evening on the 800, got the transaxle off the 900 and got it in place on the 800. I'm a bit of a neat freak so I chased all the holes on the transaxle with a tap and cleaned up all the threads on the bolts with a die. Makes life so much easier for re-assembly when every thing goes together finger tight before torqueing them down. I'm also a huge fan of never seize love the stuff. So every thing got the never seize treatment. I cleaned the transaxle case up before I put it on the 800. Greased the slides up on the gear selectors. Since I'm running out of bench space I figured I would mount the transaxle so Sunday when I get back out there I will pull the bottom cover clean it up roll the GT out of the garage and give the inside of the transaxle a good degreasing/cleaning, pull the castle nuts and inspect the axle components, and take care of the rear axle end play. The worm gear right now is nicely centered and the end play feels pretty much up to par but a double check doesn't hurt.






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