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#1 Ecarter330 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2018 - 06:48 PM

I just purchased 11.5 Acres and my Father-in-law gave me his dads 1985 G214. The tractor is in immaculate condition, fires up and runs beautifully. It has 250 Hours on it and came with a snow plow, tiller, and brush hog. The only issue I know of is the steering wheel is broken from a carport falling in on it from a wet heavy WV snow. I stumbled upon this website last night (I was just given the tractor yesterday!) and I am trying to learn as much about this machine as I can. I have little knowledge in this area, I was looking in the manual section and am confused by all the large frame, compact, tube frame stuff... What can you guys tell me about my new machine? Good, bad, and ugly is all acceptable responses, because beggers can’t be choosers! Thanks y’all!
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 07:32 PM

Parts are a little tough to find, there are few places in the US that specialize in imported small diesel tractors. Ignition components are universal between these and the early Yanmar, Kubota, and Satoh tractors. Attachments are tough to find if you want to add onto what you have already.

The manual might not be uploaded here. The tube frame, large frame, medium frame monikers all refer to Bolens garden tractors built here in the US. Your G214 is built by Iseki in Japan, them imported, badged, and sold by Bolens dealers. Those 3 cylinder engines literally sip fuel, and are a very tough engine.

Your rear pto is a two speed, 540 or 1000 rpm. It is the same as practically all small tractors built today. Most compact and subcompact tractors use 540 rpm rated attachments on the rear.

What brand is your tiller? If is a factory built Iseki tiller, it might be able to be run at either speed. The older Iseki tractors had a 3 speed pto, and the tiller can be used at any of those speeds.

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I am unfamiliar with what transmission your tractor uses. Is it a 3+3 manual?
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 07:42 PM

Japanese built Iske. Googled Bolens G214. Come up with a tractordata.com listing. Could not find a manual in the manuals section. Yours is a very nice machine. I have only seen one and it was not Bolens branded. Others here have that same machine and may be along with better help. Welcome.   Don


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:03 PM

welcome aboard - you'll find pretty much everyone on here is helpful and a wealth of knowledge and information - congrats on your machine


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Posted March 04, 2018 - 08:12 PM

And as far as getting info or help out of us, your camera is your best friend. Post pictures of the tractor and attachments. Lots of pictures.
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Posted March 04, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Welcome to GTT. First congratulations on having such a great FIL. He gave you a great tractor. There is a thread from a few years ago about a restoration of one. I have a good eye for the manuals so I will check for you. Post some pics of this treasure. Good Luck, Rick

You may find this interesting for sources: http://gardentractor...g174/page-1?hl= iseki

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Posted March 05, 2018 - 09:30 PM

Thank you guys for all of the replies! The tractor is currently at my mothers house about an hour and a half away. I will be going up there this weekend hopefully and will get a ton of pictures to share with you all. I bought a service manual today on eBay, now I am on the hunt for a replacement steering wheel. Can’t wait for the weather to improve so I can get out and do some brush hogging!
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Posted March 05, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Welcome aboard,can't wait to see some pics
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Posted March 16, 2018 - 04:09 PM

Finally got a few pictures of my tractor. Needs a little TLC but runs like a champ! Looking to buy a new steering wheel and maybe a seat, where do you guys suggest looking for these parts?

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Posted March 16, 2018 - 05:46 PM

nice tractor- may be mistaken but your`s may have the Isuzu engine- I have had the H1502 , A G1502 and now I have the H1704. really like it- mine has the 3 cylinder mitubishi engine. you may want to check the fluid condition as it must have sat around alot

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