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The following illustrations are offered for anyone wishing to make
a homemade version of the Model 18010 Bolens 3 Point Hitch for
large frame tractor models 1250 thru 1886-04. Notice that this hitch
does not have swivel balls at the support arm ends, however it does
work very well and I believe it will last for many years of use.

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nice job on that hitch, Almost looks easy. Maybe I will try to adapt a setup like that to my Ingersoll. Then agean maybe I should get it running first:D
 

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Exactly what I have been looking for. Materials are ordered, and I should have this completed in Feb 05 for my 1886. Speed ins not my greatest asset. Now the plans for that fine grader blade that is just off the picture??
 

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Sam...

I got the back blade from Northern Tool. ($149.00+ Fgt)
If you get one, make sure you get the 4 ft Cat"0" blade.
Don't get the 4 ft blade they show for a Cat"0 & 1" It's too big.
I started with the bigger blade but it really is not for a Cat"0",
so I ended up sending it back and getting the $149.00 blade.

Another note: The lift arms will be fine for 1886-01,02,03 or 04
but will not fit right on an HT-18 (1886-05 or 06)

I also have an 1886, It's my favorite large frame model.:thumbsup:
 

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Why is the 1886 your favorite? Aside from being the first twin and last eaton.

I would have thought either the 1250 because of the FEL and all the time and effort you put into it or the HT23 with the power steering and front and rear hydraulic connections.
 

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sixchows…

They’re like children, I love them all, but one is…

Let me explain, all of the others were “Shipped” to me. It may sound cheesy
but I never got a chance to connect to their past. Picking up the 1886 was
an adventure. It was the first time I pulled a trailer. The owner’s place
was a farm in MD, about 75 minutes off of 95. We (my wife and I) drove
along miles of tiny road with walls of corn on either side until we got to an
intersection with a gravel road. Took the gravel road for about 4 miles until
we reached the mail box with the right number on it. Then drove up to this
guy’s farm house. I grew up in Queens, I’ve never been on a farm before.

The guy and his wife come out and are as friendly as if they were cousins.
They showed us around the farm, then showed us the work they had done
on the house. Then we went into the big barn and there it was. It looked like
it belonged there, it looked like a “Farm” tractor. He told us they bought
the farm about 2 years earlier and bought some of the equipment the prior
owner (80 yr old) was offering for sale. That’s how they got the 1886.
They used it to cut about 2 acres of grass in front of the house, but being a
state of the art, young farmer, he decided a zero turn was the better way to go.

So we loaded the 1886 into the U-Haul trailer (with Kansas plates!!!) and
headed back to NY. But there was more than a piece of equipment in that
trailer, I was bringing home a piece of the “HeartLand”.

As far as the tractor’s go, the 1886 looks like the best of the 1250 and HT-23
combined into one tractor. Having the Eaton-12 from the 1250, coupled to
the big Kohler twin, is IMO, the nicest tractor, of the 3, to drive.
 

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Sounds kinda like my Ingersoll 444 experance. Only my guy was moving out, insted of in.
 

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Originally posted by aegt5000
sixchows…

They’re like children, I love them all, but one is…

Let me explain, all of the others were “Shipped” to me. It may sound cheesy
but I never got a chance to connect to their past. Picking up the 1886 was
an adventure. It was the first time I pulled a trailer. The owner’s place
was a farm in MD, about 75 minutes off of 95. We (my wife and I) drove
along miles of tiny road with walls of corn on either side until we got to an
intersection with a gravel road. Took the gravel road for about 4 miles until
we reached the mail box with the right number on it. Then drove up to this
guy’s farm house. I grew up in Queens, I’ve never been on a farm before.

The guy and his wife come out and are as friendly as if they were cousins.
They showed us around the farm, then showed us the work they had done
on the house. Then we went into the big barn and there it was. It looked like
it belonged there, it looked like a “Farm” tractor. He told us they bought
the farm about 2 years earlier and bought some of the equipment the prior
owner (80 yr old) was offering for sale. That’s how they got the 1886.
They used it to cut about 2 acres of grass in front of the house, but being a
state of the art, young farmer, he decided a zero turn was the better way to go.

So we loaded the 1886 into the U-Haul trailer (with Kansas plates!!!) and
headed back to NY. But there was more than a piece of equipment in that
trailer, I was bringing home a piece of the “HeartLand”.

As far as the tractor’s go, the 1886 looks like the best of the 1250 and HT-23
combined into one tractor. Having the Eaton-12 from the 1250, coupled to
the big Kohler twin, is IMO, the nicest tractor, of the 3, to drive.
That is a neat story aegt5000.
 

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That story really brought a tear to my eye. A trip from the Island to the wilds of MD with the wife to pick up a tractor? What a romantic.
 

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HT-23

THe plans for the 3PH are excellent.

I would like to build one for my HT-23, except that in this thread, aegt5000 says the lift arms won't work for the HT-18.

Will they work for my '23, or what changes are required?

I would appreciate any information.
 

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Farmers & Country Boys

.:spinsmile :lucky:

That is a wonderful story Anthony.
My wife asked why I was choked up.
I told her it made me proud to be a "Country Boy".
I am glad you got the chance to experience it.
BTW If you ever want to come to KY we fix some mean BBQ here.
just let me know

:eat: :eat: :eat: :serta: :serta: :serta:
Mutton
 
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