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I'm sure Wilber will know and I'm sure some other will as well.

What years did Bolens offer the 10" rims on the 1886 ?

I just noticed today that one of mine had them. And for as old as the tires on them are, they are in very good shape.
The wheels are held on with a spindle nut and cotter pin. I thought only the skinner 8" wheels were held on that way. All my other ones are bolted on.

Ok, one more question. What year did they go to the up and down throttle and choke cable knobs ? I have one with those and not the round in and out type.
 

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I'm sure Wilber will know and I'm sure some other will as well.

What years did Bolens offer the 10" rims on the 1886 ?

I just noticed today that one of mine had them. And for as old as the tires on them are, they are in very good shape.
The wheels are held on with a spindle nut and cotter pin. I thought only the skinner 8" wheels were held on that way. All my other ones are bolted on.

Ok, one more question. What year did they go to the up and down throttle and choke cable knobs ? I have one with those and not the round in and out type.
I can help you with the red one 1972 with the 1886-02 is when the up and downs came out.

The 10'' wheel from of the looks of it came on the 1250 to some of the last 1886 1967 to 1973 maybe a little more.
 
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As much as I thought I knew about large frames, I never knew they offered 10" front rims. They are some big tires on that tractor. 20" ? I think. The 1886 they are on is the only one I have with power steering. Bet they are a bear without PS.
 

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As much as I thought I knew about large frames, I never knew they offered 10" front rims. They are some big tires on that tractor. 20" ? I think. The 1886 they are on is the only one I have with power steering. Bet they are a bear without PS.
I'll have to see what ones of mine has the 10" I like the looks myself.
 

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My 1886 with the FEL on it has the 10" tires, and it's not really all that hard to steer. I guess that because I don't try turning the wheel while it's sitting still. As long as it's moving the steering is just fine. I'm thinking that 10" wheels might be a good idea on the 1886FL as well. That would give be a bit more ground clearance for the sub-frame.

I guess that goes back to when I first learned to drive. The car was a Chevy with "3 on the tree", no power steering and no power brakes. :D :D :D
 

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I agree with not really needing the power steering, if you drive it correctly its not bad. But it sure does make it nice ! : )
 

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The 10 inch wheels were from the 1455-1886-02 the 1886-03 and up were bolt on and the 1250 was a new tractor so they were not a option yet but the 10" will fit the 1250
 

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The 10 inch wheels were from the 1455-1886-02 the 1886-03 and up were bolt on and the 1250 was a new tractor so they were not a option yet but the 10" will fit the 1250
What size spindle did the 10" come with ? I assume the 1" ? I'll check mine tomorrow when it's light out if you don't know.
 
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