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1-6 mike

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HI my name is 1-6-mike Retired diesel & auto mech. trying tolearn about small engs. Also learning about computers also please bare with me.
 

sonofbumperbolt

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Just bought an acreage and the PO left a Bolens 13AM662F163 15HP 38" deck rider in one of the out buildings. The B&S engine fired right up but the rest of the mower needs some TLC. That led me here. Lots of great info on this site.
 

bones 1975

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Hi All
new to the forum and new to the world of Bolens ride on mower
i have inherited a Bolens 16HP HYDRO DRIVE 1994

Peter
 

leadpipe58

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Hello i have worked as a tech for 32 years heavy equipment and power boats everything from 2 hp to 550hp and a few diesels..
I have had a friend bring a few bolens pieces and glad your here.
Here is one to chew on A BL110 that runs great right side up but on it's side as if you were edging looses power and may stop...I thank i figured it out.There is air bubbles in the fuel line after i fix that we will see how it goes..
Happy trouble shooting..
 

rapid19

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HI MY NAME IS PAUL I HAVE A 1986 BOLENS ST110 I BELIEVE THE IGNITION SWITCH IS BAD BUT IT IS OBSELETE THE PROBLEM IS ON 2 OF THE POSTS IT HAS AN S I KNOW ONE IS THE SOLINOID BUT NOT SURE OF THE OTHER ONE ONE I THINK IS LIGHTS BUT CANNOT FIND A WIRING DIAGRAM FOR IT 5 PRONG SWITCH FOUND ONE ALL LETTERS MATCH BT ONE AND IT IS AN L INSTEAD OF S AND DON'T WANT TO BURN WIRES IF WRONG
 

handyboynz

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HandyboyNZ here - I have a Bolens LTX16 Twin Hydro with a 38" Deck - made by GardenWay. It is called Humphrey !.
I also have a Morrisson 500 Reel mower (20" cut) - called Morry.
I am in Auckland New Zealand.
 

Huey624

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GREETINGS to all Bolens mower owners!

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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
 

BWH

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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
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.
 

RP54

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Hi I'm Bob. Not the proud owner of a Bolens quite yet but should be by week's end. I'm getting a 915 Lawn Keeper to restore. When I can find them I would like to get a 1957 Ride-A-Matic and 1961 Ride-A-Matic to restore. No idea where I'll keep them since my shed's full but I'll figure out something.
 
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