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#1 BolensChrisUK OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:16 PM

Brought this a few monthes ago. Got round to picking it up over xmas.

 

Its in good shape with surface rust. Its a pig to start at the min but hopefully with a good service & carb clean should sort this. It runs well when it goes

 

Came with the tiller, also in good shape

 

The battery tray is missing for some reason so be on the hunt for one

 

Been told they were made for only one year?? 1972/3 ??

 

Serial 1556 03   202907

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:20 PM

Good looking tractor for it's age!



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:22 PM

Thanks. Going to give it the oil up treatment. The engine is very clean with no leaks etc


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Brought this a few monthes ago. Got round to picking it up over xmas.
 
Its in good shape with surface rust. Its a pig to start at the min but hopefully with a good service & carb clean should sort this. It runs well when it goes
 
Came with the tiller, also in good shape
 
The battery tray is missing for some reason so be on the hunt for one
 
Been told they were made for only one year?? 1972/3 ??
 
Serial 1556 03   202907

Yep one year (1972) check out Bolens 1000's (aka Dr Bolens) thread on the home page about the tube frames , very comprehensive article , good reading !

Check with our site sponsors that specialize in Bolens concerning the battery tray , know Ricks Bolens tractor parts (aka BlackJackJake) had a NOS listed on Ebay last week.

Decent looking unit, IMO the Tech engines are quirky on the tune and keeping them there , not a knock on them just a observation based on my own experiences.
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:33 PM

Is that a factory muffler?

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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:40 PM

Well we got another muffler on my mates 850 the same. Going to pinch it for my G14

 

Engine is quiet with it


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Is that a factory muffler?

 

 

Yes it is. 



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:08 PM

1556-03   202907 is a 1973 only year for the 1556.  

 

Serial 202907 would make this the 1,336 1556-03 built and the 2,906 1556 in all built. 


Edited by wilberj, December 31, 2015 - 04:08 PM.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:35 PM

Where do you find this stuff Chris?



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Posted December 31, 2015 - 04:52 PM

Brought this a few monthes ago. Got round to picking it up over xmas.

Its in good shape with surface rust. Its a pig to start at the min but hopefully with a good service & carb clean should sort this. It runs well when it goes

Came with the tiller, also in good shape

The battery tray is missing for some reason so be on the hunt for one

Been told they were made for only one year?? 1972/3 ??

Serial 1556 03 202907

Sent you a pm,I do have a new battery tray set up

Edited by blackjackjakexxix, January 01, 2016 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 05:00 PM

That's a great find Chris; it looks even better than the advert itself. I wish I made a bid for it myself!

Look forward to seeing it someday.

Cheers

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 02:58 PM

Where do you find this stuff Chris?

 

Well I do seem to be a magnet for bolens the past few years :thumbs:


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:44 PM

I must have missed it as being overseas so often lol.



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Posted January 01, 2016 - 08:06 PM

That thing looks awesome and very original. I love the hush tone exhaust. I've got one on my 1556. They are a great tube frame tractor. I  love mine.



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Posted January 02, 2016 - 06:50 AM

... Serial 202907 would make this the 1,336 1556-03 built and the 2,906 1556 in all built. 

 

How did you come up with those numbers?






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