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I just looked at a FMC BOLENS G14,not pretty but not all beat up either, it looks to be all there with a mower deck, the motor (Tecumseh) is very tired (blows oil so bad he has a jug riged up to catch it)has rebuilt starter, 3 spd trans with low & hi range,tires look good,he says it still cuts just fine but goes through a lot of oil, asking price of $ 250.00Cdn. I think the price is good but have no idea what I might be getting into with that motor or cost of repairing
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I saw that one but taking into account the exchange rate it would be around $1100 Cdn & this one is within 15 miles of me
Any idea what yrs they were produced
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Personally, I think my upper limit on that would be $100 American. Not sure how that translates to Canadian. I guess I'm biased, but Tecumseh engines really scare me...especially ones that blow that much oil.
 

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They were made from 73-78. The G14 is just about the same as a 1050 except for the engine. You could probably get a 1050, 1053, or 1054 with a wisconsin tra-10d if you keep looking.
I can't imagine hooking up a jug to catch the oil, I guess he just doesn't want to face the reality that it probably at least needs rings, so he'll just run it until it doesn't run at all.
 

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Archy..
You’re right about considering how close the tractor is to you.
It can get really expensive ($600-$700 USD) to ship one of these
any real distance. But I think you’re looking at an expensive problem
with this G14. If the engine is that bad, it says a lot about how the
entire tractor was maintained. I would keep watching eBay, there
are a lot of Bolens tractors in the northern US states. Road trips to
pick up a tractor can be fun. If you are patient and keep checking
I’m sure you’ll be able to find a nice one that you can just clean up
and use.
 

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Originally posted by archyb2
Sixchows or others
I just looked at a FMC BOLENS G14,not pretty but not all beat up either, it looks to be all there with a mower deck, the motor (Tecumseh) is very tired (blows oil so bad he has a jug riged up to catch it)has rebuilt starter, 3 spd trans with low & hi range,tires look good,he says it still cuts just fine but goes through a lot of oil, asking price of $ 250.00Cdn. I think the price is good but have no idea what I might be getting into with that motor or cost of repairing
Thanx for any input
Archie
think you could get the price down? If you could drop $100 off, I would run with it. It IS real close. For the shipping charge for a nicer tractor, you could probably rebuild that motor. Me? I would probably pay $100-$150 us for something like that. Maybe a little more if it came with some attachments.
 

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The 1220 is also a tecumseh (12hp) like aguysmiley said probably not the best engine bolens ever used, but like anything else if it was taken care of should work OK.
The 1220 was only made for one year 69. There was also a 1225 same tractor but hydro with the locking knob on the left rear wheel.
 

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Guess I should have looked at the 1220 before commenting on it:eek: Originally they are 12 hp tecumseh. This one had the engine replaced with a 14hp tecumseh. Probably easier to find a 14 hp engine since it was used for more years. A 1220 as original as this with the correct engine would be a nice collector piece.
 

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One other thing.... The seller of this 1220, bolensboy, (Brian Crotty) is a nice guy to do business with. I've bought a few things from him and his descriptions are always honest and shipping is always quick.

Check out his website.... www.bolensboy.com
 

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I found it last year when I bought a few things from him and did a search on "bolensboy" There are a few bolensboys on ebay but when I saw chippewa falls, I remembered his website.
Did you guys read the story about his dad's 1556?
 

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It’s great his grandfather was able to hunt the 1556 down.
Having a running tractor for that long must really be nice.
I heard there’s some guy who has had a 67 / 1050 since it
was new but you can’t believe everything you hear. :D

sixchows and aguysmiley…
Hearing George has 23 tractors and now this guy having had
20, I can’t help but feel like we’re slacking off.
 

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Originally posted by aegt5000
sixchows and aguysmiley…
Hearing George has 23 tractors and now this guy having had
20, I can’t help but feel like we’re slacking off.

Come on!! Get out there, you have tractors to buy!!!:D :D
 
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