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#1 DaffyJeffy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 03:54 PM

Hi everyone, I'm a pro handyman in the High Peaks Region of Maine.  I recently had a gig cleaning out a garage.  Among the items was the Bolens G154.  You read that correctly, I was paid to take this tractor.  I knew nothing about it.  I put my car's battery in it today and it actually runs!  Now for the bad news, The 3-pt-hitch is broken where it attaches to the tractor.  The is a mounting flange that looks integral to the transaxle that is completely broke off.  I'm wondering if it's possible to find parts for these tractors or if i should just part it out.  I'd love to have a small tractor however and would really like to fix it up if it's not going to be a money/time pit.

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 04:23 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! I'll bet there are parts around to fix that puppy! If not, you can ship it to me! I'll take it off your hands!


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Posted November 04, 2016 - 04:35 PM

welcome aboard enjoy the site
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 05:42 PM

Welcome, great find!
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 05:49 PM

Ohhhhh, nice tractor. You'll have fun with that.

Noel
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 05:55 PM

Welcome to GTTalk  nice find. If you decide not to fix it, send me a PM. I'd be interested.


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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:12 PM

If you have the piece that broke off go on a hunt for a good welding shop that knows how to weld cast and make it hold.


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#8 DaffyJeffy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:15 PM

Thanks for the warm welcome folks.  Unfortunately Chieffan, I don't have the actual flange that broke off.



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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:17 PM

He GAVE that tractor to you? For real?  

 

Wow.  You won the "GT lottery" on that one!


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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:17 PM

Welcome to GTT. That is a great find. Download the manuals for it from our Manuals Section. Check with our sponsors for needed parts. To get a similar  tractor new  would cost well over $10,000 these days. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Can you take a close up pic of the busted piece? Is it leaking fluid?

It looks like you have a 1979 or 1980 model.

Like Gary mentioned, a good welder can fix that.

You have gotten (for free) possibly the most fuel efficient tractor you will ever find. It is unbelievable how long those 3.2 gallons of diesel will last in those.
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 06:45 PM

Holy Cow, That's awesome.  I see those posted on CL for $2500 easily.



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Posted November 04, 2016 - 07:25 PM

Very nice score. Post some good photos of the rear end so we can get a good look at it. I may be able to help with some new parts, but if it is the transaxle housing you'll likely be better off getting it repaired or find a good used housing.
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Posted November 04, 2016 - 07:56 PM

:welcometogttalk:



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Posted November 04, 2016 - 07:58 PM

Welcome aboard,those are great machines,very nice find




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