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#1 dtsh ONLINE  

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 02:13 AM

I had another Bolens GT follow me home this past weekend. It was following so close, I could hardly see anything else through the rearview mirror.

 

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By the time I got home, I wanted to unload and play with my the new toy, but alas, I have thistles and curly dock in my pasture which need to be killed with a vengeance so it had to wait. I have a 750 which has served me well and done all I've asked of it; simple tasks like mowing fencelines, tilling new garden beds, a little light earth moving with the plow, dragging logs, and providing the muscle to help me erect some quonset buildings. As mentioned before, it's got an oil leak which hasn't gotten any better and I'm tired of putting oil in only to catch it underneath overnight so this new (to me) GT will take over some of the work while the 750 gets ripped apart and put back together. Without further delay, the new GT...

 

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 03:03 AM

Too pretty to work now!

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 04:27 AM

Wow looks new

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 05:38 AM

Take it out and get it dirty. Might even put a mark or two on it.  Will look like a working tractor then.  Show piece now.



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Posted July 12, 2016 - 06:22 AM

Wow I've never seen one so nice. That one look original too. Nice tractor it will do you well those tube frame tractors are great.



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Posted July 12, 2016 - 06:39 AM

Very nice,great find



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Posted July 12, 2016 - 07:12 AM

Nice looking machine, Whats the model and serial of that one

The side decals are "Homemade"  But other than that it looks good.


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Posted July 12, 2016 - 08:07 AM

I thought only the 1556 had the reserve tank for the hydro because the H14 and H16 use the differential case as a reservoir? The 1556 uses 90 wt in its differential.

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Posted July 12, 2016 - 08:15 AM

My H16 is the early version 01 series & I have the reserve tank. Mine is mounted under the fender pan right below where you see his. You can see the hole in the pan where the filler neck sticks up.

Nice tractor looks like it has been rebuilt or a very nice original.
Your going to like the H16 a good worker. They run best at high rpm's.
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Posted July 12, 2016 - 10:04 AM

Wow, really nice tractor there, that thing looks like new!  Did the guy fully restore this tractor and then decide to sell it or is this just a really well kept and babied original tractor?  I've never seen one so nice that wasn't just recently fully restored and freshly painted.  Very nice find!  I'll bet now you don't want to use it and get it all dirty!



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Posted July 12, 2016 - 10:08 AM

My H16 is the early version 01 series & I have the reserve tank.


I was actually going to ask what that tank in front of the seat was for, but you beat me with the answer before I could even ask my question, lol! That does seem like an odd place to put a hydraulic tank. I figured if it needed a reserve tank for some reason, they would at least try to hide it under the tractor or maybe even under the hood, if there is enough room. So, why does this model (and evidently the 1556 too) need a reserve tank? I thought they all just used the fluid that was filled up in the rear transaxle housing? Or is the rear transaxle smaller on these and there isn't enough fluid in there to run the hydraulic attachment lift on the tractor as well?


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Posted July 12, 2016 - 10:41 AM

Wow, really nice tractor there, that thing looks like new!  Did the guy fully restore this tractor and then decide to sell it or is this just a really well kept and babied original tractor?  I've never seen one so nice that wasn't just recently fully restored and freshly painted.  Very nice find!  I'll bet now you don't want to use it and get it all dirty!

 

Its been painted



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Posted July 12, 2016 - 02:09 PM

Take it out and get it dirty. Might even put a mark or two on it.  Will look like a working tractor then.  Show piece now.

 

Already well ahead of you, we took advantage of a gap in the rain to mow the yard (3 acres) yesterday.

 

 

Nice looking machine, Whats the model and serial of that one

The side decals are "Homemade"  But other than that it looks good.

 

Yeah, the PO said he'd replaced some of the decals and some paint here and there. It's not 100% original, but it's in pretty good shape for a nearly 40 year old GT. I wish my 750 looked half this nice (working on it!).

The tag says it's a 1656, No 0103589 (may be an unreadable leading number).

 

 

My H16 is the early version 01 series & I have the reserve tank. Mine is mounted under the fender pan right below where you see his. You can see the hole in the pan where the filler neck sticks up.

Nice tractor looks like it has been rebuilt or a very nice original.
Your going to like the H16 a good worker. They run best at high rpm's.

 

The PO stated that's where this one was, but that it would gurgle and burp due to the way the lines ran, said he moved it when he was fixing some other things.

 

 

Wow, really nice tractor there, that thing looks like new!  Did the guy fully restore this tractor and then decide to sell it or is this just a really well kept and babied original tractor?  I've never seen one so nice that wasn't just recently fully restored and freshly painted.  Very nice find!  I'll bet now you don't want to use it and get it all dirty!

 

PO said the hydro package and engine had been untouched by him, but that he'd gone over much of the rest of it. It starts and runs nice, so no need to tear into that. While I take some enjoyment out of working on mechanicals, I think I'll follow his lead until I see a reason to rip it open; besides I need to get my 750 cleaned up and fixed before I can tear into the M&W ZTR, so this one's gotta run!

 

I got a round-back snowcaster and the 42" deck with it. The deck is in great shape, but the snowcaster needs to be cleaned up.


Edited by dtsh, July 12, 2016 - 02:12 PM.

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