The other night I traded some waterjet cut parts I made to a guy for a Bolens G11 with a blade on it! super good deal I thought. Needs some work, but I was a small engine mechanic for 3 years before I went back to a cnc operator. Anyways, when I was a kid I believe it was a 1050 I had with a hydraulic lift setup, tiller, and blade, man I loved that thing! So now being older I wanted to find my son one.
So I got this thing home, and I have been going through it. has a briggs and Stratton engine and I am very familiar with those. Whoever owned it before clipped the points wire and went with the newer magneto. I have heard these don't run well on those?
Ive also been wanting to figure out how to get a hydraulic set up installed, Ive read I could use a power steering pump and such, but I also thought about a linier actuator. Do you think they would have enuff force to push a blade or roto tiller up? Just wondering...
Ive also heard these G11's are hard to find? Not a lot of information on them online... Im thinking I may try and restore this one the best I can.
I found a mower deck im going to try and buy for it tomarow.