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Posted July 22, 2011 - 09:45 PM

I have an old Bolens Power Ho tractor, it's the Deluxe version, so in the manual it says it has a 2 1/2 hp Briggs. My question is, what model Briggs came with the tractor, i cant tell what the tag says, it looks like it says 8R6, but i cant tell for sure, i need help! Thanks.:confuse::anyone:

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Posted July 22, 2011 - 10:31 PM

that engine would be 2 1/2 hp, it could also be 2 3/4 hp, depending on where the high rpm is set. You'll need to try and keep that engine as those tractors require a gear reduced motor, and putting on a non reduced one will make it a rocket if the motor dont die from the sudden launch.

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Posted July 23, 2011 - 09:19 AM

1949 - Model 12B
1950 - Models 12B & 12BB
1951-1953 Model 12BB

All the above Power Ho's used the B&S Model # 8R6 Type # 905899 engine rated at 2-1/2 hp.

There is a website where you can learn the date of manufacture of the engine, if you can read the serial #.
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Posted July 24, 2011 - 02:26 PM

I have an old Bolens Power Ho tractor, it's the Deluxe version, so in the manual it says it has a 2 1/2 hp Briggs. My question is, what model Briggs came with the tractor, i cant tell what the tag says, it looks like it says 8R6, but i cant tell for sure, i need help! Thanks.:confuse::anyone:

theyt come out with the bolens power ho deluxe in 1952.




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