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  1. Bolens Tractor Forum
    High folks. Long time lurker. New poster. *TL/DR: May have to convert to battery ignition on my 1220. I think I have the 10A charging system. Will that drive a battery ignition? Any other thoughts/advice? Thanks! I have a 1220 that my dad purchased new when I was six months old. It's...
  2. Bolens Tractor Forum
    Well, here's a shot of the now-running and somewhat useful 1220. It's a bit ratty, but it runs nicely and is proving to be quite useful around our little farm. I've removed the hydraulics as most of the linkages are missing. Besides, this is a runabout for the wife so the hydraulics aren't...
  3. Bolens Tractor Forum
    Howdy, I'm Stan from Western Mass. I used to be active in old tractors until my back went out. I had Bolens, Case, Ford, Sears, John Deere, Wheel Horse, Massey, Snapper (Massey built), Cub Cadet, and one Panzer at one time or another. I sold them all except one of the Snappers. I'm a week into...
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    Years ago I had a collection of garden tractors from most makes but I got rid of them all due to back issues. Well, the back is fixed and I needed a Bolens tube frame. I repaired my BIL's 850 a couple years ago and tilled my garden as payment. I purchase a tiller a few weeks ago for $100 and...
  5. Bolens Tractor Forum
    Morning All, Yesterday I had a bit of trouble the starter drive came off the engine while the Tecumseh 12 hp was blowing snow it quickly destroyed the flywheel .I remove the engine from the old 1220, I tried searching the forum for a replacement story but came up short.Someone had the same...
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    Morning, Now that winter is finally over it is time to go over the old 1220 for next year after swapping out the starter ,weeping fuel tank I noticed the center support bearing in the front axle is worn to the point when you turn the steering wheel the front axle starts to twist. To save time...
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    Morning, Is the starter motor on a 12 HP Tecumseh used on any thing else ? Or is it only found here ? Thanks. sometimes when it is cold it "squeals" a little connections are clean and tight battery is new.Going to keep my eye out for another one if I can,that and a 42 "deck. Always something eh...
  8. Bolens Tractor Forum
    Afternoon All, Last week I brought home a Bolens 1220Tractor with 42" mower and a Snow Caster blower,so here the problem to prepare for winter I removed the mower deck.The deck had a PTO half shaft {female} on the drive and of course a male half shaft went to the rear PTO on the tractor. The...
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