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#1 Dlelicker OFFLINE  

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 08:26 PM

What kind of cab was designed for a bolens 1886 and can you still find them ?
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Posted January 19, 2015 - 08:48 PM

There was a soft and hard cab you can still find them you just need to take the time to find one because they don't tern up everyday.


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 08:51 PM

They sold a soft cab that had a fiberglass top and a fiberglass windshield frame, windshield was glass & hard cab that was all metal with glass in panels , side front & back ( made by Cozy Cab). Both show up from time to time for sale C. L., Ebay etc ,
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Posted January 19, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Thanks for the information new to this forum. I have an 1886 with a snow blower we just got running.
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Posted January 19, 2015 - 09:09 PM

   Welcome to the site. What part of Pa are you from?

 

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 09:51 PM

Welcome to GTT. Please post some pictures of your setup(we love pics). Check out our Manuals Section for sales brochures that will show the cabs. Three free downloads per day. Curtis also made cabs for GTs. Good Luck, Rick

 

Check this thread for info on other GTs  http://gardentractor...s-snow-cabs/?hl= cab


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Welcome to the forum. The 1886 is one of the best large frame tractors they made. I hope you can post some pictures of it for us.


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Posted January 20, 2015 - 08:05 PM

We live close to Dillsburg ,and I had the 1886 for about 15 years. Decided to get snow blower installed and of course no snow lol. I will get pictures posted soon, she is not a show boat but respectable.

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Posted January 21, 2015 - 04:31 PM

Question, on my first post I said I just had my 1886 fixed and added to snow blower attachment. We just received 3 inches of snow here in central PA so I just had to play. Things didn't go well. After engaging blower snow clogged shoot and belt started to smoke. Blower didn't seem to have any power. Any suggestions please ?
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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:06 PM

Question, on my first post I said I just had my 1886 fixed and added to snow blower attachment. We just received 3 inches of snow here in central PA so I just had to play. Things didn't go well. After engaging blower snow clogged shoot and belt started to smoke. Blower didn't seem to have any power. Any suggestions please ?

 

Sounds like you may have a bad bearing or something binding the snow caster to make the belt smoke!

These generally need to be fed a high volume of snow and are not great in anything 3'' or less.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Check the condition of the PTO belts (at the front of the engine) There should be three of them. You said that a belt (singular) was smoking. If there is only one, that is at least a major part of your problem. I personally recommend using Kevlar belts in that application. Bolens recommended using a matched set, but that is kind of iffy to find these days.

 

You did not say whether you have a snowcaster (single stage) or one of the big 48" snowblowers (2-stage). Which one will also help determine the best way to help you diagnose your problem, and the possible solutions.


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Check the condition of the PTO belts (at the front of the engine) There should be three of them. You said that a belt (singular) was smoking. If there is only one, that is at least a major part of your problem. I personally recommend using Kevlar belts in that application. Bolens recommended using a matched set, but that is kind of iffy to find these days.

 

 

Your just looking in the wrong place! :poke: :D

https://bolenspartsa...s-belts/page-2/


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Posted January 21, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Doug, snow blower is a 42 inches wide single stage ? And there are 3 belts on front of engine, when PTO is engaged belt started to smoke. Iam not a motor head ( wish I was ) but blower spins when PTO is NOT engaged. It doesn't have any force just rotates. These belts have been on machine for many years. Replace them ? Thanks again for everyone's help
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Posted January 21, 2015 - 07:03 PM

Good place to start! If you have time I'd pull the gas tank , battery & then the bracket /support that holds them. Go at the belt change from the top end. Should be two belt guides check for them and adjustment/placement to the belts, check your idler pully for smooth rotation. You will have to take the belt guard off the PTO sheeve ( on the axle) as well. The PTO should disengage when you place into that position & the attachment should come to a stop. Sounds like belts are incorrect and too much tension on them without the idler pulley engaging , oh yeah, If go this route pull the hood off it first.

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Posted January 22, 2015 - 05:20 PM

Thanks for the site ordering PTO (3) belts




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