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well A friend told me about this tractor. I will probably be buying it have to go look at it on Tuesday. Its about 5 hours from me but I am going to be near it for work anyhow, so I'm going to look at it. I spoke with the owner he said it ran when parked there a year or so ago. It has wheel weights and a mower deck. Best part the guy Is only asking a little over 300.00 I think it may be a good deal. cant wait to check it out

CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW WIDE AND LONG THIS TRACTOR IS? I DRIVE A BOX TRUCK FOR WORK AND WANT TO BE SURE IT WILL FIT ON THE LIFTGATE.
 

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Yea sounds like a deal. I'm not too worried about how high it is more the width of the rear tires and length. I'm hoping someone who has one or knows will let me know.
 

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Width should be Under 46" depending on rear wheel and tire combo.
 
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I have a couple of those tractors. Strangely they look a lot like the pics you posted (same sort of rust pattern). According to the Bolens owners manual, the height is 45", the width is 38" and the length is 72". The wheelbase is 49". Your second pic shows that this particular one has the 15" rims, so the width is probably as the literature suggests. If you had the 26x12-12 tires on it the width would be a little wider, more like what mjodrey said.

If it has been sitting for a couple of years, start out with taking off the points cover (left side of engine), remove points and condenser, clean inside of points box with solvent to remove old oil film, clean up points or install new ones, then try to start it. When these old Wisconsin S12D engines sit, the points will often lose ground from the film of oil under them hardening up and acting like an insulator. I learned this the hard way; it took me a long time to figure out why I could sometimes get one of my purchases to fire, but not run.
 
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Yea I'm really excited about getting this home. Cant wait to do another Bolens resto. I am thinking when I get this one up and running I want to find or build a loader for it. I have been wanting one and this seems like a good tractor to put one on
 

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DGS345 said:
Yea I'm really excited about getting this home. Cant wait to do another Bolens resto. I am thinking when I get this one up and running I want to find or build a loader for it. I have been wanting one and this seems like a good tractor to put one on
Yes the 1250 are good tractors but you can do alot more with a loader on a 1886.
 
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