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#1 Daves Bolens UK OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 02:05 PM

Saw this Tractor advertised on GT Talk and couldn't believe it was for sale in the UK.  Contacted Nick and bought it.  I suspect some of you were aware this tractor was for sale before i did.  It has got an engine fault, no compression on one side, but apart from that i think it is in excellent condition (especially for us in the UK), and i only know of Chris with another one.  I got it back, gave it a good wash and sprayed it with oil as i can't get to fix it just yet.  I have added a set of rear wheel weights which i have had for a fair few years, but always looked odd being red in my other tractors but they are well suited to this as they look like they've been in there from new as they've weathered pretty much the same. I'm reallly pleased with it overall, and this is now my 5th large frame :D

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 02:19 PM

nice job Dave shes cleaned up nice

cheers nick



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 05:40 PM

Nice looking 1886!



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Posted August 29, 2016 - 07:43 PM

Nice buy,let me know what you find with the engine,I think I have a parts engine at home

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Posted August 29, 2016 - 10:47 PM

Looks to be in good nick, excellent job!
Cheers;)

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Dave, good addition to your collection. Iain



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 01:58 PM

Dave, pleased that it gone to a good home. It's a a superb example of a 1886. Look forward to seeing updates on this when you get around to it Also looks better without the spot lights on the front!

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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:39 PM

Nice find!

 

Interesting how it appears to be an HT with the Sundstrand trans yet has '1886 Husky' decals on the hood.



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:45 PM

Nice find!

 

Interesting how it appears to be an HT with the Sundstrand trans yet has '1886 Husky' decals on the hood.

 

 

Its a 1886s-05  that is how it should look the 1886s-06 was the black frame HT18.       The 05 was also called a HT18 in some paper work. 


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Posted August 30, 2016 - 07:55 PM

Its a 1886s-05  that is how it should look the 1886s-06 was the black frame HT18.       The 05 was also called a HT18 in some paper work. 

 

Thanks! Haven't seen many -05s like this before.



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Posted August 30, 2016 - 08:09 PM

Nice looking addition. Looks like someone kinda took pride in it and kept in out of the weather.

Off topic, is your tow rig an over the pond ranger? Or like an Explorer sport-trac? Nice looking truck and tractor!

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Posted August 31, 2016 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for the lovely comments, I was very keen to remove the hideous headlights from the front, they were horrendous, I nearly pulled over in a lay by to remove them before I got it home they looked that bad. The pick up is a UK Ford Ranger with some modifications (grille, wheels, arches etc)
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Posted September 01, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Very nice looking 1886. Hopefully the engine issue is a simple head gasket...



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Posted September 01, 2016 - 01:58 PM

That is very smart for its age Dave

 

Its only the 2nd 1886 that we know of in the UK & we also know of 2 HT18s also. One also owned by Dave

 

Here you go. Both 1886 on the same page :wave: Mines an 05 also

 

Its got agr grip tyres on now & wheel weights

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Posted September 01, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Looks brilliant Chris, both on a 05 but mine on skinny front wheel why is thls? Look better on the fat ones I think




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