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#1 slf-uk ONLINE  

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:37 AM

I picked up another 1054 on Friday. It has has a few changes from original including the colour. It is a 1054-03 which I think means it is a 1972. I really like the homemade front trailer hitch the previous owner made.

 

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:48 AM

Looks like more than one got across the pond :wave:


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Glad to see it got to you safely. As you know I saw it at John's place last summer and it was up and running very well. The Bolens pushed a trailer connected to the front hitch and manoeuvred it with my wheelweights and round back tiller on it with ease to my car. I got a video of it was on my mobile which I will post on to you. Another good find Iain.

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 01:36 PM

That hitch is a good idea, how is it mounted to the front?
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Posted February 08, 2016 - 03:43 PM

That hitch is a good idea, how is it mounted to the front?

 

The hitch is mounted to the front attachment pins and has a support at the back to keep it level. The tractor does not currently have a PTO fitted so it was easy to take a picture of the back of the hitch to show how it is mounted and give an idea of the design. I have seen the tractor in action with a trailer fitted to the front and it is very effective. As I'm getting older I find it harder to move my head around to see a trailer being towed so I think this will be very handy

 

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My other 1054's have in/out type throttle and choke controls but I noticed that this one has the up/down type like my 1254. A question for the experts, was this an engineering change for the 1054-03 or have the controls been fitted from another tractor?

 

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 05:45 PM

I like that front hitch setup. I have seen that done on a lot of farm tractors to make moving wagons and trailers easier. As for the controls, my 1054 has the same type as yours. I am also pretty sure that the 1054's were only built in 1971. 

 

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:06 PM

Your controls are correct,those are alot nicer to use
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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:21 PM

1054 was built one year and the first run used push pull cables, the second run featured the lever style cables which is why sometimes you see them with push pull and some with lever action.

 

A single page was inserted into left over parts lists dealers sent out with the tractors to update customers of the change.


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:22 PM

The hitch is mounted to the front attachment pins and has a support at the back to keep it level. The tractor does not currently have a PTO fitted so it was easy to take a picture of the back of the hitch to show how it is mounted and give an idea of the design. I have seen the tractor in action with a trailer fitted to the front and it is very effective. As I'm getting older I find it harder to move my head around to see a trailer being towed so I think this will be very handy

 

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My other 1054's have in/out type throttle and choke controls but I noticed that this one has the up/down type like my 1254. A question for the experts, was this an engineering change for the 1054-03 or have the controls been fitted from another tractor?

 

Iain

 

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Yours is a 1054-03? Whats the serial?


Edited by wilberj, February 08, 2016 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:23 PM

1054 was built one year and the first run used push pull cables, the second run featured the lever style cables which is why sometimes you see them with push pull and some with lever action.

 

A single page was inserted into left over parts lists dealers sent out with the tractors to update customers of the change.

 

 

You got copys of those I could see?

 

They were built in 1971 and 1972


Edited by wilberj, February 08, 2016 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:24 PM

I'll upload the page


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 07:33 PM

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:27 PM

1054-01 was built in 71, 1054-02 thru 1054-04 were all built in 72. In 1972 Bolens was actively switching all throttle controls over to the lever style.

 

Edit to add: to my knowledge, no parts manual was issued for the 1054-02, just the addendum that Brian posted. 1054-03 and 1054-04 are together in the same parts manual.


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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:36 PM

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Thanks I have one of those just like it for the 1886-02



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Posted February 08, 2016 - 08:44 PM

Very nice tractor you picked up. Thanks for sharing.
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