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Did Bolens Make A Diesel In 75?


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#1 mikle3005 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:17 PM

did bolens make a 2cyl diesel in 1975? if so was it any good? how do they start in cold winter? glow plugs or no? how long of a life do the diesels have compared to the gas ht20's? found one for sale just trying to get some opinions on them



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Quick answer is no they did not. What are you looking at and we could narrow it down as a few different engines came in them.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:25 PM

guy is trying to sell this, claims its a 2 cyl diesel thinks its a 1975

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:26 PM

whats the lever next to the seat right about the tire?



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:28 PM

The earliest diesel marketed by Bolens was the Iseki built ones in 1978: G152, G154, G172, G174.

 

The first Bolens built diesel was the HT20D/HT22 in 1980.

 

What model are you looking at?



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:29 PM

That is an HT20D.

 

Has the Ducati built engine marketed as the Wisconsin WD2-860.

 

The lever is for the two speed rear end.


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:30 PM

That is a HT20d and has a Wisconsin 2 cylinder diesel year is a 1980 or 81 only years made and the lever is for the hi/low trans in it.



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:30 PM

If you buy it please turn it back to original condition! :angel: :thumbs:


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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:33 PM

I found that on craigslist awhile back.... I posted it under one of the posts Sam made about being unable to find a HDT1000. I'm not a huge fan of non original tractors - but that would look cool as a pulling tractor

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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Will tell you parts for that engine are very hard to find near extinct



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:36 PM

when you say the lever is for high/low trans....(and please bare with me im learning as I go) is that like the two speed on an ht23? I have a ht20  and it does not have that lever?



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:38 PM

when you say the lever is for high/low trans....(and please bare with me im learning as I go) is that like the two speed on an ht23? I have a ht20  and it does not have that lever?

 

Yes same rearend as the 23



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:39 PM

The HT20D is basically an HT23 with the diesel engine instead of the Kohler K582,



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 06:47 PM

how hard are they to start in cold weather? do they have glowplugs?



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Posted December 15, 2013 - 07:09 PM

They do not have glow plugs.

 

They can be hard to start, but there are 'cures' for that.

 

Bolens did have a 'Cold Start Kit" for them.

 

With mine, a PO used two glow plugs and installed them in the air intake chamber.  That lets me pre-heat the air going into the cylinders, and it helps a lot with starting in cold weather.

 

I've started mine in the 20* F range with no problem.

 

I also use Opti-Lube XPD in my fuel for the lubrication, but it also raises the Cetane rating as well, which also helps in starting.


Edited by OldBuzzard, December 15, 2013 - 07:09 PM.





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