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i have my two 1050s and the one i just picked up recently. which one is older? the white one came with the red snowblower and the gray has the yellow blower, which one was soppose to have which color of attachment? is the red blower not original to the white tractor? not to sure and what was the differences between the two? i cant really tell... :ah_shoot: IMG_5898.JPG thanks, justin IMG_5899.JPG
 

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Bolens 1050's were never painted gray. .....They were all painted off-white (hood) with a cordovan (brownish) frame, and red wheels.

The snowblowers which were made at the time the 1050's were produced were painted yellow. .....A red snowblower was later production, and not built until (I believe) 1970.

Bolens 1050's were produced in 1966-1967-1968-1969. ....1966 Bolens 1050 tractors were model 192-01 and had a Wisconsin TR10D-241195 engine. .....1967 & later (1050) tractors were model 192-02 and had a Wisconsin TRA10D-285633 engine.

The hydraulic lift on one of your 1050's was an attachment, which could have been installed at any time after the tractor was made. .....That hydraulic lift was never installed at the factory, but could have been installed by the dealer at the time of sale, or sometime later.

Neither of those seats are original to those tractors, and the black steering wheel is not original either. .....There was a difference in the original steering wheels between the years, but someone else (member Bolens 1000) will be able to tell you all the subtle differences.
 

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The black steering wheel makes that tractor the newer of the two.
 

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would the 1050 with the one headlight be painted all the wrong color ? with it having the redish frame and the grayish hood?
 

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Bolens 1050's were never painted gray. .....They were all painted off-white (hood) with a cordovan (brownish) frame, and red wheels.

The snowblowers which were made at the time the 1050's were produced were painted yellow. .....A red snowblower was later production, and not built until (I believe) 1970.

Bolens 1050's were produced in 1966-1967-1968-1969. ....1966 Bolens 1050 tractors were model 192-01 and had a Wisconsin TR10D-241195 engine. .....1967 & later (1050) tractors were model 192-02 and had a Wisconsin TRA10D-285633 engine.

The hydraulic lift on one of your 1050's was an attachment, which could have been installed at any time after the tractor was made. .....That hydraulic lift was never installed at the factory, but could have been installed by the dealer at the time of sale, or sometime later.
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The black steering wheel makes that tractor the newer of the two..
Neither of those seats are original to those tractors, and the black steering wheel is not original either. .....There was a difference in the original steering wheels between the years, but someone else (member Bolens 1000) will be able to tell you all the subtle differences.
The Black Steering Wheel is Original which would make that 1050 a 1969.
 

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would the 1050 with the one headlight be painted all the wrong color ? with it having the redish frame and the grayish hood?
Yes

The shades of off white got darker as the years progressed to where they were almost an almond color in 1969. If ther original paint was there you can sometimes tell the years by the shades of white but its getting harder to do as most are now rusted and been repainted.

Here's What all 1050's looked like

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"Here's what all 1050's looked like" ?????

Notice the white steering wheel? :poke: :smilewink:
1969 1050 had a back steering wheel.... google pic for Bolens 1050 you will see...... :D
 

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You guys are so funny. Jerome knows for sure the steering wheel was black in 69' and Bruce knows it was white. My guess is neither of you took delivery of a shiny new 1050 in 1969 or 1970 and so are really just whizzing in each others Wheaties. My guess is, the production run for 69' started w/ white steering wheels and changed to black when the white stock ran out. Kind of like I had a G12 with a H/L tranny while I have heard the later G12s only had the cheaper 3 speed trans and the H14/16 tractors had changes to the hydro filter setups through the years.

Oh and I googled "1969 Bolens 1050" and saw plenty of white steering wheels!
 

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You guys are so funny. Jerome knows for sure the steering wheel was black in 69' and Bruce knows it was white. My guess is neither of you took delivery of a shiny new 1050 in 1969 or 1970 and so are really just whizzing in each others Wheaties. My guess is, the production run for 69' started w/ white steering wheels and changed to black when the white stock ran out. Kind of like I had a G12 with a H/L tranny while I have heard the later G12s only had the cheaper 3 speed trans and the H14/16 tractors had changes to the hydro filter setups through the years.

Oh and I googled "1969 Bolens 1050" and saw plenty of white steering wheels!
You're right that it really doesn't matter!

Our dealership sold many 1050's, and I serviced & repaired many. .....While I admit to being an old fart, and my memory isn't 100%, I was "there" in 1969 at age 21.

You are absolutely correct that variations in a production run could occur. .....Also, since these tube-frames have been kicking around for 35-50 years, many non-factory substitutions have been made.
 
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