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#1 Harleyguy70 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 03, 2017 - 09:07 AM

I can find no tags, plates, ID #'s.  Can someone please help me identify this tractor?  It has a Kohler K301  12hp engine.  I had one similar to this 30 years ago and I loved it.  I want to do a complete restoration but I really need your help.  Thank you

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Posted May 03, 2017 - 09:28 AM

Its either a 1250 with the wrong foot pedals, or a 1455, 1476, 1477 with the wrong engine. Deffinately a large frame bolens but also deffinately not an 1886 or HT. I'll guess a 1455 in ht20 paint scheme, and wrong motor.
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Posted May 03, 2017 - 09:48 AM

Either way the motor is wrong for that circa large frame. It should have a Wisconsin motor.
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Posted May 03, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Welcome to GTT. That is an excellant tractor with an excellant replacement engine. It is an early Large Frame Bolens which is my favorite. I have 2. Go to our Manuals Section and you can download the Owners and Shop Manuals in the Bolens Area. Download the Kohler Engine Manual from the Engines area. That K301 is an excellant engine and is very popular. They are no longer made  and original parts are getting scarce and expensive. I have a K301 on my bench and am rebuilding it with Stens parts. I will see how they hold up. Relax and enjoy the hobby. One tip: add Marvel Mystery Oil to your gas to help the engine last. One half ounce per gallon or a little more. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Yes, I forgot to mention the welcome to GTT. A lot of very knowledgeable people here. Have fun with your tractor. Looks like the previous owner took good care of it. As mentioned, nice choice for a replacement engine in there. I too have a few large frame Bolens. Very stout machines.
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Posted May 03, 2017 - 01:10 PM

Less than one day on this site and already some wonderful responses.   Thanks so much!!!


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 01:46 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. Lots of folks here willing to help. Hang around and you'll learn more!


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Posted May 03, 2017 - 03:33 PM

Welcome to GTtalk.    You have a 1455.

 

There was two model runs of the 1455 made in 1969 with the factory engine missing we wont know what model. 

 

1455  198-01

1455  198-02


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 09:11 AM

Anyone know where I can find a mower deck, pto parts?  The whole shaft and pulley assy is missing.  I've ordered a complete parts list manual but it won't be here till next week.  Should I keep the K301 or try to find a Wisconsin?  All advice and comments are greatly appreciated.


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 09:22 AM

There is a pdf version of the parts manual for a 1455 in the manuals section on this site fyi - http://gardentractor...69-bolens-1455/

 

There is a Kohler K301 service manual here - http://gardentractor...service-manual/


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Posted May 04, 2017 - 09:43 AM

Anyone know where I can find a mower deck, pto parts?



I'll assume you're asking about the actual pto shaft that goes thru the front axle & also the 3 groove pulley that goes on That? If so I have one. Also have a second one with bearings on it that are in good shape however, I would recommend buying new ones anyway as long as it's all apart. It's up to you how you want to go about it. As for the deck... sorry but I can't help you there.
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Posted May 04, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Welcome aboard,nice looking tractor,parts are easy to find for those,decks are out there but pricey to ship
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Posted May 05, 2017 - 03:21 PM

Says I'm offlne even when I'm here.  How do I turn it on?



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Posted May 05, 2017 - 03:42 PM

Says I'm offlne even when I'm here.  How do I turn it on?

Its just a glitch, happens to me sometimes


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Posted May 05, 2017 - 04:50 PM

Anyone know where I can find a mower deck, pto parts?  The whole shaft and pulley assy is missing.  I've ordered a complete parts list manual but it won't be here till next week.  Should I keep the K301 or try to find a Wisconsin?  All advice and comments are greatly appreciated.


Sams Bolens in Crown Point,IN
his phone number is 219 661 1405
samsbolens.com
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