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Bolens 1250 Loader Completed!

I finally completed restoring the loader I acquired off a soon to be scrapped 1250 and put it on my own. This took 3 whole years as money and time allowed! All new hydraulic lines, sandblasted, primed, rattle can painted, and cylinders pressure tested. The biggest part was modifying the subframe mounts and having it re-fabricated so the loader sits 5" further back for stability. So far I am loving it. The Loader is not 100 percent and it had a hard life. Now it will be used to move mulch and scrape the snow falls that are to small for the snowblower. I will do a video of it in operation very soon. It is not a show piece, but it is a nice looking working tractor
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That turned out real nice. I keep thinking I might build one some day, but then I think...How often would it get used. If I could find one cheap enough though, I would probably buy it anyway. I'm sure I would find some uses for it.

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Nice job on installing the loader. It looks GOOD on that Bolens!!

You may find that moving snow goes faster with the loader than the snow blower, and the throttle doesn't need to be set as high resulting in lower fuel costs. A properly ballasted loader GT won't even slow down when it hits the windrow left by the street plow at the end of the driveway. Under 8" of fresh snow, the loader is faster once you figure out a plan of attack. Over 8", the loader will make an opening pass that will make it easier for the blower to clear the rest away.

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That turned out real nice. I keep thinking I might build one some day, but then I think...How often would it get used. If I could find one cheap enough though, I would probably buy it anyway. I'm sure I would find some uses for it.
There are no end to the uses for a loader. Moving sand, gravel, mulch, and dirt are only a few of the uses for which I've used mine. Anything heavy or bulky that needs moving gets introduced to the loader. Car engines, scaffolding, decks, patio stones, shingles, beams. it's all the same except for how it's rigged when you have a loader providing the muscle. Some of the tasks that I've done alone with my loader would have required 6 or more strong men to do without it.

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Looks Great !

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Looks good to me!

Just found one of these in CT, thoughts?

Looks like it's been painted, has a newer seat, newer tires, and possibly new cylinders.

https://newlondon.craigslist.org/grd...843698953.html

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Nothing like a Johnson loader on a Bolens large frame! Nice work and good job! What a handy machine and attachment to have on it. Now to let your hard work pay off and be enjoyed!

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That's a fine setup. Nice work there, and many years of service with your machine.

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Nice job , well done . Have fun with it . A little loader is a lot more fun than a shovel and wheelbarrow .
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Nice job , well done . Have fun with it . A little loader is a lot more fun than a shovel and wheelbarrow .
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Nice job on installing the loader. It looks GOOD on that Bolens!!

You may find that moving snow goes faster with the loader than the snow blower, and the throttle doesn't need to be set as high resulting in lower fuel costs. A properly ballasted loader GT won't even slow down when it hits the windrow left by the street plow at the end of the driveway. Under 8" of fresh snow, the loader is faster once you figure out a plan of attack. Over 8", the loader will make an opening pass that will make it easier for the blower to clear the rest away.



There are no end to the uses for a loader. Moving sand, gravel, mulch, and dirt are only a few of the uses for which I've used mine. Anything heavy or bulky that needs moving gets introduced to the loader. Car engines, scaffolding, decks, patio stones, shingles, beams. it's all the same except for how it's rigged when you have a loader providing the muscle. Some of the tasks that I've done alone with my loader would have required 6 or more strong men to do without it.
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That turned out real nice. I keep thinking I might build one some day, but then I think...How often would it get used. If I could find one cheap enough though, I would probably buy it anyway. I'm sure I would find some uses for it.
Tudor and David are exactly right, if you had one, you would just naturally find things to do with it without manufacturing things up. I've had mine a little under 6 months or so and I just posted a list of things, many of which I never thought I'd use a loader for, they come in handy for sure. A little pricey, but wish I had gotten one much sooner

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I use mine daily at certain times of the year. I made mine removalable after 2 years of using it . When you need it , it is a god send. But when you don't it can get in the way .
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You did a great job on that loader, now you have power scoop to move stuff around or just a great play toy, enjoy.
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