My Name is Tim from the Seattle Area.GREETINGS to all Bolens mower owners!
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Your story is very similar to mine, My dad also owned a Oliver Tractor dealership at which they sold Bolens garden tractors in the sixties and early seventies. I own a couple of Bolens 800's a Bolens 1250 and a Bolens 1455. I have re-powered the 1455 after the third rebuild on the S14D Wisconsin but the 1250 has the original S12D although it is getting a little tired, but is incredibly original. The Eaton hydrostat transmission is as strong fifty years later as it was the day it sat on the show room floor. My 800's also with S8D Wisconsin engines were a three speed with a high/low shifter. The real deal with those vintage Bolens is they had as much cast iron as todays mowers have plastic. The Bolens 800 is the same tractor that I mowed the family farm with as a 8 year old in 1964. Thanks for allowing me to go down memory lane.My Name is Tim from the Seattle Area.
My Dad was a Bolens dealer in 1967 and when he closed it in 68 we kept a 1250. I am currently restoring that same tractor to use and to have as a family heirloom