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#1 wilberj ONLINE  

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Aright guys heres little more on the prototype 1886.

Heres my 1477 dash compared to the prototype dash...
1477 dash
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Prototype dash just like a 1886 dash but Bolens must of used a early large frame dash and added to it...
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More of the dash and the brake on the opposite side from every other large frame made.
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Brake disk not hooked up.
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High low lever.
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Ex hour meter hole?
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Other stuff.
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Edited by wilberj, November 25, 2012 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:09 PM

So your the one that picked up that Proto-type Any info on the one on top of the Bolens factory ?

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:12 PM

So your the one that picked up that Proto-type Any info on the one on top of the Bolens factory ?


Thats just it were not 100% its a prototype we just know thats a tractor up there for now..

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:15 PM

Thats just it were not 100% its a prototype we just know thats a tractor up there for now..


How did you ever find out about it?

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 08:28 PM

How did you ever find out about it?


Adam the guy I got the 1886 from who is a member here said that a guy he knows who used to work at bolens I think in the 80s as a maintenance man use it to get to stuff on the top of the factory. Being a big flat roof I bet it was nice to have a ride to the other side.
The same guy now works for the company in the south bolens plant and had to go up to the roof to see if the tractor is still there and I guess it is.
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Posted November 25, 2012 - 09:03 PM

Adam the guy I got the 1886 from who is a member here said that a guy he knows who used to work at bolens I think in the 80s as a maintenance man use it to get to stuff on the top of the factory. Being a big flat roof I bet it was nice to have a ride to the other side.
The same guy now works for the company in the south bolens plant and had to go up to the roof to see if the tractor is still there and I guess it is.

I wonder if you could see it on Google earth?

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 09:16 PM

I wonder if you could see it on Google earth?


For crying out loud, we are now using satellites in our quest for GTs. :wallbanging:

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 09:23 PM

I wonder if you could see it on Google earth?

For crying out loud, we are now using satellites in our quest for GTs. :wallbanging:


Already tryed to but saw nothing.........

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Posted November 25, 2012 - 09:27 PM

For crying out loud, we are now using satellites in our quest for GTs. :wallbanging:


Well, yeah... How else are we going to find them on the rooftops where Santa left them because they wouldn't fit down the chimney?
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Posted November 26, 2012 - 05:18 AM

Very cool tractor.

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 05:33 AM

I wonder if you could see it on Google earth?


Already tried :D

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Posted November 26, 2012 - 02:11 PM

Already tried :D

I had a feeling you probably already tried. :D

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:16 PM

that tractor is quite puzzeling. a lot of it looks exactly like my 1886 and some of the things that are different I have seen or heard of before. Like the fan on the tranny. Once I called a parts guy to talk about my tranny and he told me about 1886s with that exact type of fans. says he sees em from time to time, the coil spring under the seat is also somthing he told me about on some large frames he has. As for the location of the ignition coils between governor and gas tank thats where mine is too but the controls have me wondering, Is this a good frankenstein or is it really a prototype?

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:45 PM

Its a prototype the seat is a later add on.
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Posted December 05, 2012 - 03:49 PM

OK, its really nice to get to see it either way. What are your plans for this lil beast?





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