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if it's in pretty good shape, then that's a fine machine you have there. I had one back in the day and it was a beast.
 

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Welcome. They are a very tough tractor and the Kohler is even tougher
 

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Welcome to MTF. Isn't that tractor on CL?

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Welcome to the forum, too bad on the engine, low on oil?
 

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Welcome to the Bolens gang.
Don't sell it restore the beast.
 

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all old 1886s should be shipped to gray wolf.pp,he,ll make sure it will have a nice home.engines need oil checks every time you think about starting them.sorry to hear the engine locked up..all is not lost.can bebuild.have fun on the site.
 

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I agree that all is not lost. You could even pick up another 1886 with a bad trans and swap over the engine. That's what the PO did on mine. It has a motor from an HT-23 in it.

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Not a bad looking 1886-04.

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Don't sell it because of a bad engine. Lots of engines out there and a bunch of experts on this site that can you help.

I striped out a trans gear on my 1886 today pushing #2 stone, I'll find the parts and I'll fix it.
 

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If you were closer I would swoop in on that like a big brid. You can never have to many 1886's around.
 

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Don't sell it because of a bad engine. Lots of engines out there and a bunch of experts on this site that can you help.

I striped out a trans gear on my 1886 today pushing #2 stone, I'll find the parts and I'll fix it.
If you are in need of the gears i have 4-5 of those trannys sitting here.just pm me.
 

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Thanks for all the support.

Full disclosure: This is my dad's tractor. He has had it for roughly 25 years. When the engine blew out on it a couple weeks ago, he was nearly in tears. He doesn't think he has the money/knowledge to fix it so he figured he would have to sell it. He doesn't really use the Internet so he asked me to try to sell it for him.

I actually agree with all of you and would like to see him keep it and try to rebuild it. This is the tractor I mowed our lawn with when I was growing up. My dad used to till all of our neighbors' gardens with it and plow their driveways. To be honest, I had forgotten he still had it and couldn't believe it was still running. It's a **** fine machine. They just don't make them like this anymore, do they?

Maybe I can still talk some sense into him.....?
 

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Thanks for all the support.

Full disclosure: This is my dad's tractor. He has had it for roughly 25 years. When the engine blew out on it a couple weeks ago, he was nearly in tears. He doesn't think he has the money/knowledge to fix it so he figured he would have to sell it. He doesn't really use the Internet so he asked me to try to sell it for him.

I actually agree with all of you and would like to see him keep it and try to rebuild it. This is the tractor I mowed our lawn with when I was growing up. My dad used to till all of our neighbors' gardens with it and plow their driveways. To be honest, I had forgotten he still had it and couldn't believe it was still running. It's a **** fine machine. They just don't make them like this anymore, do they?

Maybe I can still talk some sense into him.....?
Ypu should absolutely try. If he sold it, what would it be replaced with? Probably a box store mower that will only last a few years and cost just as much as he is selling that 1886 for. I bet you could find another complete motor for fairly cheap that you could drop into it.

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Ypu should absolutely try. If he sold it, what would it be replaced with? Probably a box store mower that will only last a few years and cost just as much as he is selling that 1886 for. I bet you could find another complete motor for fairly cheap that you could drop into it.

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Talked to him about it last night. He said he wants to replace it with a larger tractor. He'll be retiring in a few years, so he'll be without the services of the inloader at the ready-mix plant. He wants to have a tractor big enough to plow the snow out of his driveway. This past winter it drifted 4-6 feet high a couple of times and his 1886 wouldn't have been able to handle it.
 
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