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#1 nglauer OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 12:57 AM

I recently purchased my Grandparents house and property. The HT20 I have belonged to my grandfather - and I believe I might have found the original steering wheel center cap while going through some of the shelves in the garage. I believe this is correct - however I have not test fitted it to see. It's huge and looks more like a hub cap for a travel trailer lol. It say's FMC on it instead of Bolens as well. 

 

Does anyone have a set of pictures that show's the various center caps that were used on the HT series tractors? My phone was dead when I found it or I would post a picture. Perhaps I will have a chance to snap a picture of it and some of my other Bolens finds while cleaning the shop/garage and barn out. 

 

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:36 AM

I dont have a photo of the one we have but I thinking the one you have looks like a cone?



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:09 AM

If its coned shape and has 3 places cut out on it at the widest part of it,its probably the one for that tractor,they do have FMC on them in red,be careful when putting it on,they do break easy and are hard to find if you need to replace them



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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:21 AM

This Should help Clarify:

The Caps changed with the years and Decal Layout (Early Incorporated the Husky Dog)

 

HT20

Serial 0100101 to 0199999 

Used Square Cap :    1725510

1725510.JPG

 

HT20

Serial 0200101 to 0299999

Used SquareFMC cap 1727415

1727415.jpg

 

HT20

Serial 0300101 to 0400101 And up?

FMC Cap   1731551

1731551.jpg


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Posted January 18, 2014 - 10:38 PM

Mine would be the last one, although that one looks slightly shorter than mine? Must be the camera angle. One of the tabs looks to be broken, but the rest of the cap looks excellent. Unfortunately one of my steering wheel spokes is also broken. I may try to work some epoxy magic on it this summer. Thank you for sharing the pictures - i've never seen one with the cap installed... they must be one of the more common things to break. 

 

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Posted January 27, 2014 - 03:02 PM

I finally got over to the garage and snapped a few pictures. My HT20 is filthy from grading my driveway (tried to cut it out of the pictures lol). I had to get the driveway scraped down to a bare base so I could add new limestone. I ended up hauling 15 tons in total. The HT20 shoved enough slush, mud, and old gravel off the original driveway to fill my trailer a half dozen times. I tried to rinse it off... but man it was cold. Compared to today though... it was almost tropical lol. 

 

Anyways, here are some pictures. Note that my cap has a few broken tabs inside, and the cut outs seem to be unequal - as if grandpa has whittled on them for some reason? Although I have no idea why. 

 

 

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