Something that has bothered me for a while is understanding the difference between the quoted Bolens model numbers and what is stamped on the tractor. For example, the 1054 I recently purchased is easy as it is stamped as 1054-03, which I believe means the third production run of the 1054.
However what does it mean if the suffix is missing, which is the case for at least three of my tractors. One of my G10's has just "1055", my HT23 just "2389" and my G12 just "1255"? When the suffix is missing, does that mean that it is the first production run as in -01?
Here is a picture of the tag on my G10.
I would be really interested in the view of the experts