Bolens 1886

Bolens 1886The Bolens 1886 Husky is a garden tractor model from the Large Frame series, manufactured from 1971 to 1972 by Bolens. It was available in a two-wheel drive (2WD) version.

The Bolens 1886 is equipped with a 781 cc (47.8 cu·in) two-cylinder gasoline engine with 82.6 mm (3.25 in) of the cylinder bore and 73.0 mm (2.87 in) of the piston stroke, and a shaft-driven hydrostatic transmission with infinite forward and reverse gears.

The Bolens 1886 garden tractor features:

  • The Kohler K482S gasoline engine which produces 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower
  • Manual or power (optional) steering
  • Disc brakes
  • Open operator station
  • Category 0 rear hitch (optional)
  • Independent middle PTO

General specifications

General Specifications
ModelBolens 1886 Husky
Tractor typeGarden tractor
Production years1971-1972
Dimensions and weight
Length1,930 mm (76 in)
Width960 mm (37.8 in)
Height1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Wheel base1,320 mm (52 in)
Ground clearance210 mm (8.3 in)
Weight385 kg (845 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity19.0 liters (5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine modelKohler K482
Engine type4-stroke, L-head (side valve), two-cylinder
Displacement781 cm3, (47.7 cu·in)
Bore and stroke82.6 mm X 73.0 mm (3.25 in X 2.87 in)
Max. horsepower18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Lubricating systemSplash type
Fuel systemCarburetor
Starting systemElectirc starter
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.20-0.25 mm (0.0079-0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.43-0.48 mm (0.0169-0.0189 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Splash type
Oil type:API SF or SG
Recommended oil: Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity:3.0 L (3.17 US.qts, 2.64 Imp. qts)
Ignition system
Spark plug:Champion RH10
Spark plug gap:0.65 mm (0.0256 in)
Spark plug torque:27 N·m (2.8 kg·m, 19.9 ft·lb)

Transmission and chassis

Chassis, steering and brakes
Chassis4×2 2WD
Steering typeManual or power (optional)
Transmission manufacturer or modelEaton 12
Transmission typeShaft-driven hydrostatic
GearsInfinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.9 kmh (8 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity9.5 L (2.5 US. gal, 2.1 Imp. gal.)


Front tires Lawn/turf: 5.70/5.00×8
Rear tires Lawn/turf: 27×8.50-15

Rear Hitch

Three-Point Hitch
Category0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Middle PTO typeIndependent
Middle PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Charging systemAlternator
Charging amps30A


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