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#1 MXDavid OFFLINE  

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 08:05 AM

Hi to all members,


I really want to write a little story about my passion for Bolens tractors but I think I will do it on another opportunity. Shortly: I'm a big fan of Bolens tractors from Europe. After hard time of trying to found one (G10) I have finally found it in Germany witch was about 6 hours of driving in one direction. Unfortunately, it was in bad shape except of the engine.


I have rebuilt some parts but last month I decided to put it together that I would see if any parts are missing (I am hoping that they will not).


For the beginning I have two questions:


1. Tractor came with a big spring which is attached from the front to the lower part of the brake pedal. After my research from the owner's of G10 and the Manuals I think that something is not correct. Maybe someone has the photos of the Bolens G10 from its bottom?


2. I check the Manuals - how the PTO shaft is put together. I think that probably my PTO shaft does not have all the parts. Maybe someone owns the photo of the shat from nearness.


I would appreciate your answers or photos. 


Thank to all in advance and greetings from Europe,






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Posted June 23, 2016 - 08:08 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! The Bolens guys will be along shortly!

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 09:16 AM


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 11:58 AM

Welcome to GTT. We have alot of Bolens Manuals in our Manuals Section. You can download three for free per day. Make sure that you have the operators' manual, the parts manual, and the shop manual. There should be good enough pictures and diagrams to help you. I will search for the shop manual for you and post a link to it below. Good Luck, Rick

Operators' Manual: http://gardentractor...or-g9-thru-g14/

Shop Manual: http://gardentractor...anual-552875-1/

Parts Manual: http://gardentractor...olens-1055-g10/

Edited by boyscout862, June 23, 2016 - 12:13 PM.

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 12:09 PM

Here is a link to the parts manual http://gardentractor...olens-1055-g10/  .  Looks like the spring on the clutch pedal was added - perhaps to help the pedal return or ??


I would say you may be missing the plate bracket for the lever that locks the lever in the on or off position.


Hope this helps

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 05:07 PM

29 Chev, on 23 Jun 2016 - 1:09 PM, said:29 Chev, on 23 Jun 2016 - 1:09 PM, said:

... Looks like the spring on the clutch pedal was added - perhaps to help the pedal return or ?? ...




I'm pretty sure you are correct on that.


The spring that returns the clutch/brake pedal gets weak over time and the pedal won't come all the way back.


On two of my G11s and on my G10, I have to hook my toe under the foot pad and lift it up to get it 'over the top'.


It really isn't 'necessary' but it's just something I do most of the time.  You can see me doing that around 1:10 in this vid.




Note that I don't do it the first time I release the clutch at around 0:40 but I do the second time at around 1:10 in the vid.


My other G11 has a 'helper' spring which you can see in this pic.




Actually the one on the OPs tractor is a much more elegant solution.


For the parts manual, you can also use the G11 manual.  There is very little difference between the G11 and G10.  Mostly the seat, and the G11 has a couple of extra parts because of the brake on the PTO.  You can still use it for illustrations as it's a lot cleaner scan that the one for the G10.



Edited by OldBuzzard, June 23, 2016 - 05:14 PM.

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 05:31 PM

But the spring is the wrong side for a return spring ???

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Posted June 23, 2016 - 05:52 PM

The difference is that his spring is under the pivot point, so pulling the bottom forward 'pushes' the top to the rear.


Mine is above the pivot point so that it pulls the top to the rear.


Like I said earlier, I think his is the better solution.

Edited by OldBuzzard, June 23, 2016 - 05:52 PM.

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