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    Too bad it is on the other side of the pond. Back Actor? Never heard that term.

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Jim Ange and I spoke today and if all goes as planned the tractor will be in his yard in two weeks time. I went down to where it is stored today and gave it a good scrubbing and degreasing. When I was done I threw the jumper cables on her, warmed her glow plugs and she turned right over with very little issue. Right now she's sitting on the trailer ready to go. Here's a short video clip tour of her running on the trailer. Lots of work to do...

    My Bolens G154 Running - YouTube
    Proud owner of a 1980(ish) G154 4x4 with AG tires, original FEL, Brantley backhoe, and Custom alumnum snow bucket.

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBuyer View Post
    That is an impressive backhoe for the Bolens. My little G154 seems to be light in the front even when I have my tiller hooked up in the back, let alone a backhoe. How deep does it dig?
    I've dug down about 5' deep with her no problem. I think max reach is close to 7' if I remember correctly. The backhoe on the machine was installed by the dealer and has been off only once. It does make for a bouncy ride with the extra weight, but boy does it give some good traction to those AG tires.
    Proud owner of a 1980(ish) G154 4x4 with AG tires, original FEL, Brantley backhoe, and Custom alumnum snow bucket.

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    I have on thing to say about the backhoe.
    IT SURE BEATS A SHOVEL !!!!

    Take your time and it will do anything.
    Takes all day. but, I've dug out 34" dia stumps,
    it will break almost a 2" root.
    It will dig 5' 6' feet no problem.
    It's Great for sauna tube footings or trenching.

    I have a loggers choker hook on mine, I use it to move logs.
    It'll drag out a 34" X 8' log it wount lift it but
    it'll drag out and and set one end up on anther log
    so you can chainsaw it.

    Best thing the hoe does is scratch up hardpan so you can
    use the FEL to more the dirt. My FEL doesn't even touch
    the hardpan dirt I have.

    And "bouncy ride" is an understatement !

    Plus what an "A TICKET RIDE" it is
    when you drive it sideways on a hill.
    First time I put it sideways on two wheels ...
    I needed to change my panties !!

    Dave

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Dropped my machine off at Jim Ange's place tonight, 60 minutes door to door. Looking forward to hearing from him early next week with a diagnosis. He feels its the center bearing, likely gonna need a clutch kit as well. Decided to get it done while the machine was cracked in half. I just realized I should have asked him to take photos while it was broken down.
    Proud owner of a 1980(ish) G154 4x4 with AG tires, original FEL, Brantley backhoe, and Custom alumnum snow bucket.

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    Member Dave Colantuoni's Avatar
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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    The clutch throwout bearing seems to be a week spot on thes tractors.
    Good new is he very famlar with how to get at it. Have just done my last week,

    BTW: He had al my bad parts for me to veiw.

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    I think I may have to bring mine to him next to have the same work done. I adjusted my clutch out as far as I could, and it works well now, however in the future, there is no room for adjustment. Thanks for all the information! Its hard to find someone who knows how to work on an Iseki in the area. Dave, how is yours working out since the service?
    Mitch

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Dave, Jim showed me your parts... Wow must've sound wonderful trying to clutch that thing!
    Proud owner of a 1980(ish) G154 4x4 with AG tires, original FEL, Brantley backhoe, and Custom alumnum snow bucket.

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Andrew,
    Mine is running fine, Haven't really beet on it yet.
    Mine did exactly what your saying,
    I keep adjusting it (even cut 1/2 off the rod)
    for a long while the only why I could get it in gear was
    engage the Backhoe (put load on PTO pump).
    I had a rope tied to one of the backhoe boom contol,
    Clutch down, Pull rope, watch PTO, when PTO stopped , then shift.
    Eventual even that didn't work.

    Dave

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    Default Re: NH/MA G154 G174 tx1300 TX1500 TX2140 TX2140

    Mark,
    If my parts are still there when you return,
    Please take a pix.
    BTW: Mine never mad any noise.

    Dave

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