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1050 1225 snowcaster rototiller sickle bar

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:16 PM

I picked these up in up state NY this weekend. When I called the guy he said the larger of the two was a 1250 , it was not. Kind of glad they were both tube frames, more interchangeable. The 1050 I think is a parts tractor, engine is all there but disassembled. I think the rear is locked up too, won't roll in neutral,had to drag it. Not being a Bolens guy, I'm not sure, but for now I'll treat it like its getting a restore and not ruin anything. The 1225 is complete, hasn't run in 10+ years, so it's the one I plan on fixing. The package also came with 2 different Rototillers , a snowcaster , sleeve hitch, cultivator, moldboard, and sickle bar mower. Both tractors have mowing decks too. AND Wisconsin engine manuals and a tube frame repair manual !!
I will be asking many questions as I dig into these. Please let me know from what you see in the pics, what you guys see missing or wrong. Here's the pics I took so far. If anyone would like a specific area photographed, let me know. Thanks Tom
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Now I'll have to change my signature again. :)

Edited by TomLGT195, October 04, 2015 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:24 PM

Congrats on the purchase! I got my first Bolens this summer, a cute little LK. I'll get to it soon! Have fun learning a 'new' brand!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Nice looking tractors - good luck with them.  The 1050 will not roll unless you disengage the free wheeling pin on the right rear wheel.  If the pin is seized be gentle with it - the cast ear that it slides in breaks easily.


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:25 PM

Nice hall,not sure what you paid,but sicklebar looks good,so does the square back tiller,as for the 1050 29Chev is pointing you in the right direction, the free wheel pin is probably in,keep us posted on your progress,if you need any parts be sure to look at our site sponsors
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Nice hall,not sure what you paid,but sicklebar looks good,so does the square back tiller,as for the 1050 29Chev is pointing you in the right direction, the free wheel pin is probably in,keep us posted on your progress,if you need any parts be sure to look at our site sponsors

 

 

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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:29 PM

Nice group of stuff you got there I been looking a for a 1225 myself. 


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:36 PM

Congrats on a nice acquisition. The Bolens are heavy and tough but the stearing can get stiff if the column isn't lubed well and properly. Next time that you are out here we can look at abunch of my Bolens and attachments. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:39 PM

Ummmmm....is that the 1225 that was on ebay that we were talking about how nutty the seller was with his response to the questions?
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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:52 PM

Wow great haul!!!!

Stuff looks to be well cared for, I dont see any crazy hack jobs or anything done to them, they all look original

 

like the others have said its likely your free wheel pin is in on the 1050, many people think the trans are bad when they first get them so your not the first :D :poke:

 

Your owners manual with the tractor will show you about the pin.

The 1225 does not have the free wheel , if towing make sure you do it slowly

 

 


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 06:59 PM

That is a nice haul, I remember coming across that add on CL about a month ago - I'm surprised it was up for grabs for that long although his pictures and description were very bad so that did not help the sale, it was well priced and as the others have said attachments look in good shape. 


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 07:48 PM

Nice grab with lots of good attachments to play with. Like everyone has stated, the 1050 probably needs the free wheel pin removed and you must be gentle with it or the cast ear will break off. You may want to spray it up with penetrating oil for a few days, and remove the right rear tire to pop it out if its stuck and doesn't easily come free. Everyone here will be a great help as you go through the machines, and we all like pictures!!


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Posted October 04, 2015 - 09:16 PM

Congrats on your purchase !! 

 

That seat cushion on the 1225 looks original and in great condition. 


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 06:20 AM

Real nice haul of equipment.  Nothing like getting it all at one time.  Saves a lot of time hunting and looking and finding it to far away.  Enjoy your find.


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Posted October 05, 2015 - 02:16 PM

Nice looking tractors - good luck with them.  The 1050 will not roll unless you disengage the free wheeling pin on the right rear wheel.  If the pin is seized be gentle with it - the cast ear that it slides in breaks easily.

Thanks , I did see that pin, it's going to take a lot of penetrating fluid to get that out without damaging something.



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Posted October 05, 2015 - 02:18 PM

Nice hall,not sure what you paid,but sicklebar looks good,so does the square back tiller,as for the 1050 29Chev is pointing you in the right direction, the free wheel pin is probably in,keep us posted on your progress,if you need any parts be sure to look at our site sponsors

On the tillers, the square back (larger ) has only 4 tines and the smaller has 6. Is one for new ground and the other for existing plots?







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