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Posted April 17, 2015 - 06:56 AM

single cylinder large frames are a whole different animal from the 1886  the only that that is the same is the steering and the rear ends.


That is what I thought. So back to score 0 and still looking for a manual for the 1476 or 1477. Owner confirmed no leaks from the tractor.

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Posted April 17, 2015 - 08:38 AM

Even then, Bolens changed some things in the progression from 1250 - 1455 - 1476 - 1477. For example, the top steering shaft "bearing" right under the steering wheel is different on a 1250. The later style of plastic bushing will not fit either. The hole is too small.
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Posted April 17, 2015 - 06:42 PM

Even then, Bolens changed some things in the progression from 1250 - 1455 - 1476 - 1477. For example, the top steering shaft "bearing" right under the steering wheel is different on a 1250. The later style of plastic bushing will not fit either. The hole is too small.


That is why I would like to get manual for the 1476 as I am sure that is what it is. Everything point to that model anyway. someone out there must have a manual for on of those critter. If so, I would greatly appreciate it if they would upload it. Thank much for all the good advise and information.

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Posted April 17, 2015 - 11:16 PM

Unlike the later Large Frames equipped with the Kohler twins, it appears that Bolens never put out a specific service manual that covered the earlier Large Frames equipped with the Wisconsin singles. The best you can hope for is a literature collection that includes an Operator's Manual and a Parts List, an Eaton hydro manual, a Wisconsin S12D/S14D manual,and enough mechanical knowledge to figure out some stuff or your own, or get answers from folks who have dealt with the same issues you run across. Clearly that last is one of the greatest things about GTTalk.
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:08 AM

Unlike the later Large Frames equipped with the Kohler twins, it appears that Bolens never put out a specific service manual that covered the earlier Large Frames equipped with the Wisconsin singles. The best you can hope for is a literature collection that includes an Operator's Manual and a Parts List, an Eaton hydro manual, a Wisconsin S12D/S14D manual,and enough mechanical knowledge to figure out some stuff or your own, or get answers from folks who have dealt with the same issues you run across. Clearly that last is one of the greatest things about GTTalk.


If they didn't put out a specific manual, no need to look further. A parts list I can get on this site. The Wisconsin engine manuals I have along with a respectable amount of mechanical knowledge. Be repairing my own equipment most of my life and still at it with Bolens GT's. Will see what else the owner comes up with when I talk to him next time and go from there. I would really like to have a large frame and this one looks like it is in decent shape yet, in spite of the red paint but that is not all bad. IH made and is making billions with red paint !!

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:17 AM

 Wisconsin S14D engine. Serial number shows the engine was built in January 1970 so the tractor was probably that year also. Owner said it was a big heavy tractor so my guess without a model # is a 1476 or 1477?

 

 

 

If that is the original engine, a 1476-01, which was a 1970 & 1971 model, was equipped with a Wisconsin S14D-318974.

 

The 1477-01 was a 1971 only model and had a Wisconsin S14D-342332.

 

 

Disclaimer:  Info taken from Bolens paperwork.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:24 AM

If that is the original engine, a 1476-01, which was a 1970 & 1971 model, was equipped with a Wisconsin S14D-318974.
 
The 1477-01 was a 1971 only model and had a Wisconsin S14D-342332.
 
 
Disclaimer:  Info taken from Bolens paperwork.


After getting for research done you are right. If that is the original engine it is a 1971 Model year.. Which has the heavier hydraulic valve on it another plus. Need to look further to see if it has 1 or 2 hydraulic outlets and if it has power steering.

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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:58 AM

Something which may be confusing about Bolens equipment:

 

Sometimes, a certain model tractor was only manufactured in one year, but there was sufficient inventory that didn't sell, so that  model was carried over as the next year's model, but it did not show up as production in that year.

 

Case in point:

 

Bolens paperwork listed the 1477-01 tractor as being produced only in 1971, yet the 1477 appears in 1971 and 1972 brochures as current models.

 

The #18030 power steering kit was an option for the 1477 tractors, not the 1476's.


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 09:17 AM

Something which may be confusing about Bolens equipment:

 

Sometimes, a certain model tractor was only manufactured in one year, but there was sufficient inventory that didn't sell, so that  model was carried over as the next year's model, but it did not show up as production in that year.

 

Case in point:

 

Bolens paperwork listed the 1477-01 tractor as being produced only in 1971, yet the 1477 appears in 1971 and 1972 brochures as current models.

 

The #18030 power steering kit was an option for the 1477 tractors, not the 1476's.

 

 

What 1972 brochure is the 1477 in?



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Posted April 18, 2015 - 04:54 PM

I have an owner manual for a 1477 if you still need one. Feel free to PM me. 


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 05:35 PM

After getting for research done you are right. If that is the original engine it is a 1971 Model year.. Which has the heavier hydraulic valve on it another plus. Need to look further to see if it has 1 or 2 hydraulic outlets and if it has power steering.


Do not believe the Wisconsin powered LF's have remote hydraulics , almost positve they don't , you got to get it if it's doable , as stout as the TF 's are , they LF's are truly a 'compact' tractor , those old Wisconsin 's are bullet proof and have torque to spare. Good luck
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Posted April 18, 2015 - 07:06 PM

Do not believe the Wisconsin powered LF's have remote hydraulics , almost positve they don't , you got to get it if it's doable , as stout as the TF 's are , they LF's are truly a 'compact' tractor , those old Wisconsin 's are bullet proof and have torque to spare. Good luck

 

They do not but if you wonted to all you need to do is add a 1886 valve in the dash and run the lines. 


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Posted April 18, 2015 - 08:22 PM

The owner was supposed to get more photos and answer some questions I had about the unit.  Never heard a thing but checked on the listing tonight and it is not listed any more.  Guess he sold it and never said anything.  Big City Attitude!  To darn far for me to go get it anyway.  Almost 400 miles one way.  Looking into a F11 (Estate Keeper ? ? ) a lot closer to home.  Needs some work.  Not even sure it is all there but will know before I do anything further.  Appreciate all the info and still looking for a large frame I can steel from somebody. 


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 09:22 AM

What 1972 brochure is the 1477 in?

 

http://gardentractor...actor-brochure/


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Posted April 19, 2015 - 11:06 AM

 

 

Thats odd I forgot about that one maybe it was printed before bolens stoped building the 1477.






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