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
Model Bolens 1886 Husky
Tractor type Garden tractor
Production years 1971-1972
Dimensions and weight
Length 1,930 mm (76 in)
Width 960 mm (37.8 in)
Height 1,140 mm (44.9 in)
Wheel base 1,320 mm (52 in)
Ground clearance 210 mm (8.3 in)
Weight 385 kg (845 lbs)
Fuel capacity
Fuel tank capacity 19.0 liters (5.0 US gal, 4.2 Imp. gal)


Engine model Kohler K482
Engine type 4-stroke, L-head (side valve), two-cylinder
Displacement 781 cm3, (47.7 cu·in)
Bore and stroke 82.6 mm X 73.0 mm (3.25 in X 2.87 in)
Max. horsepower 18.2 PS (13.4 kW; 18.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Lubricating system Splash type
Fuel system Carburetor
Starting system Electirc 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
Chassis 4×2 2WD
Steering type Manual or power (optional)
Brakes Disc
Transmission manufacturer or model Eaton 12
Transmission type Shaft-driven hydrostatic
Gears Infinite forward and reverse
Speed Forward: 12.9 kmh (8 mph)
Reverse: 6.4 kmh (4 mph)
Transmission oil capacity 9.5 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
Category 0 (optional)
Control type
Lift capacity (at ends)

PTO (Power take-off shaft)

Middle PTO type Independent
Middle PTO speed

Electrical system

Electrical system
Ground Negative
Charging system Alternator
Charging amps 30A
Battery 12V


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