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I must be dreaming! The nightstand alarm is going to surely sound, right?

That is what's going through my head.

I am excited, and in more unbelief than anything else, that I had the opportunity to purchase an HDT1000. Last weekend while using the 1886 for fall clean up, I was thinking how power steering would be a nice option to have. I sent a friend of mine a text with a question or two about the diesel LFs and mentioned how I might be interested in finding one, more than likely an HT20D. Kevin mentioned to contact Dave (OldBuzzard) as he knew about a top secret HDT out there that was available. My head starting spinning and told myself not to get my hopes up, but I contacted Dave who provided me the contact info however stated he hadn't been in contact with the owner for a while. I initially tried calling during the specified times Dave said the owner is reachable but wasn't able to get through initially as it rang and rang and didn't go to a voicemail. I asked Dave if he had his email and he did and this time was successful at reaching the owner, who said..... He still has it!! We settled on a deal and I'll be shipping it from CT to WA.

The machine, as described to me, is in good shape aside from a few things. The owner said he found it stored in the back of a warehouse (I think at a location maybe where he worked) and found the original 22HP Mitsubishi K3D engine to have a spun bearing. He swapped in a 25 HP Mitsubishi K3E which is nearly the same engine as the original only with a slightly bigger displacement (979cc vs.1062cc). From the photos I've seen and how it's been described, it sounds like it was done cleanly. Second, the front bolster has been repaired in the center as you can see in one of the photos below. This issue sounds "common" among the two or three other owners of these machines. I'm guessing this part is a weak point when it comes to the heavier inline 3 diesel and wasn't 'upgraded' to something structurally heavier. I would probably, in the future, see about having a new bolster CNC'd out of stronger material. Third, he mentioned the top of the hood has some waves as something was likely rested on it in the past, but it was like this when he got it. Anyway, it's going to be all fixed up.

What does the future hold for the 1886?
It is truly a bittersweet moment. Sadly, it means the 1886 is going to be sold. When I mentioned all this to my family they couldn't believe I wanted to sell it, and I didn't think I ever would either. This opportunity doesn't come about very often and I am looking forward to putting another labor of love into this unique large frame.

More to come!







 

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Wow Austen what a find indeed! That looks like a very nice machine, with a little TLC you will have it sparkling, maybe to nice to get dirty ;)

That is bittersweet about the 1886, however I am sure when you sink that plow in the ground behind this little diesel you will be just as excited! I am pulling up a chair on this one. Hoping for a safe delivery
 

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Sweet new rig! Your finally part of the GT Red Cap Club! Its sucks you have to sell the 1886 though.

So what are your plans for this tractor? Possibly a Turbo? :tango_face_grin:
 

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Wow Austen what a find indeed! That looks like a very nice machine, with a little TLC you will have it sparkling, maybe to nice to get dirty

That is bittersweet about the 1886, however I am sure when you sink that plow in the ground behind this little diesel you will be just as excited! I am pulling up a chair on this one. Hoping for a safe delivery
Thanks! It's going to be fun!

Sweet new rig! Your finally part of the GT Red Cap Club! Its sucks you have to sell the 1886 though.

So what are your plans for this tractor? Possibly a Turbo?
Thanks, yes, that's true!

It'll be setup like the 1886 with a loader.... maybe a different one than the J14 on the 1886... we'll see. :fing32:
 

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I must be dreaming! The nightstand alarm is going to surely sound, right?

That is what's going through my head.

I am excited, and in more unbelief than anything else, that I had the opportunity to purchase an HDT1000. Last weekend while using the 1886 for fall clean up, I was thinking how power steering would be a nice option to have. I sent a friend of mine a text with a question or two about the diesel LFs and mentioned how I might be interested in finding one, more than likely an HT20D. Kevin mentioned to contact Dave (OldBuzzard) as he knew about a top secret HDT out there that was available. My head starting spinning and told myself not to get my hopes up, but I contacted Dave who provided me the contact info however stated he hadn't been in contact with the owner for a while. I initially tried calling during the specified times Dave said the owner is reachable but wasn't able to get through initially as it rang and rang and didn't go to a voicemail. I asked Dave if he had his email and he did and this time was successful at reaching the owner, who said..... He still has it!! We settled on a deal and I'll be shipping it from CT to WA.

The machine, as described to me, is in good shape aside from a few things. The owner said he found it stored in the back of a warehouse (I think at a location maybe where he worked) and found the original 22HP Mitsubishi K3D engine to have a spun bearing. He swapped in a 25 HP Mitsubishi K3E which is nearly the same engine as the original only with a slightly bigger displacement (979cc vs.1062cc). From the photos I've seen and how it's been described, it sounds like it was done cleanly. Second, the front bolster has been repaired in the center as you can see in one of the photos below. This issue sounds "common" among the two or three other owners of these machines. I'm guessing this part is a weak point when it comes to the heavier inline 3 diesel and wasn't 'upgraded' to something structurally heavier. I would probably, in the future, see about having a new bolster CNC'd out of stronger material. Third, he mentioned the top of the hood has some waves as something was likely rested on it in the past, but it was like this when he got it. Anyway, it's going to be all fixed up.

What does the future hold for the 1886?
It is truly a bittersweet moment. Sadly, it means the 1886 is going to be sold. When I mentioned all this to my family they couldn't believe I wanted to sell it, and I didn't think I ever would either. This opportunity doesn't come about very often and I am looking forward to putting another labor of love into this unique large frame.

More to come!







Wow, Austen. That's amazing. Now it makes sense why OB was posting recently about this tractor on the other forum.
Congrats! Score! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
 

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Thanks, yes, that's true!

It'll be setup like the 1886 with a loader.... maybe a different one than the J14 on the 1886... we'll see. :fing32:
So I take that as a possible turbo build? :thThumbsU It need some BOOST!! Plus who doesn't love the sound of a good turbo spool.
 

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Wow, Austen. That's amazing. Now it makes sense why OB was posting recently about this tractor on the other forum.
Congrats! Score! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Thanks, Clevis! You'll have to come by and take it for a spin. :tango_face_smile:

So I take that as a possible turbo build? It need some BOOST!! Plus who doesn't love the sound of a good turbo spool.
:tango_face_grin:

Not on this one, the HDT was produced as an export only model so there's only a few (literally) here in the states. A future turbo project on a more mainstream machine would be awesome, though! I'll be anxiously following your build. :fing32:
 

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:tango_face_grin:

Not on this one, the HDT was produced as an export only model so there's only a few (literally) here in the states. A future turbo project on a more mainstream machine would be awesome, though! I'll be anxiously following your build. :fing32:
:tango_face_crying: But it would be so cool you would have the only one! Oh well was worth a shot. Maybe turbo diesel swap the Power King. :greendr:

Hopefully I'll get started on Fabbing up the turbo setup shortly. I can't wait to hear what a unmuffled 332 with a turbo is going to sound like. From what I have heard from the internet its like a cross between a straight pipe Detroit turbo diesel and a Straight pipe 12V Cummins. Should sound pretty good!

Congrats again on your extremely rare diesel rig!
 

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Trust me.

As a former owner, a turbo isn't necessary for the HDT1000.

Even with 430# of ballast on the rear (rim guard and a 105# wheel weight on each side), and the trans in low range, you will run out of traction before the engine runs out of power.

At the pull where this pic was taken, they ran out of weight to put on the sled and the HDT still had plenty of grunt left, and could have pulled more.

The only other tractor that could stay with it was a all out turbo diesel 'Cub' that was built specifically for pulling.
 

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Trust me.

As a former owner, a turbo isn't necessary for the HDT1000.

Even with 430# of ballast on the rear (rim guard and a 105# wheel weight on each side), and the trans in low range, you will run out of traction before the engine runs out of power.

At the pull where this pic was taken, they ran out of weight to put on the sled and the HDT still had plenty of grunt left, and could have pulled more.

The only other tractor that could stay with it was a all out turbo diesel 'Cub' that was built specifically for pulling.
:tango_face_glasses:

:D

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You're certainly wetting the appetite!! I can only imagine the pulling power with the diesel motor and in low range; I'll bet you would hardly detect a plow behind it. That's impressive stuff; thanks for the pic! :tango_face_smile:
 

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Austen what a find!! Wonder if the 1886 could be shipped to NY rather cheaply for um us MTF NY guys to use?? Ellis and Al can stop to have some fun but I is hoarder, most likely hide it in shed! :) LOL
 

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This one is truly going to the right home,I'm sure when your done with it, it will be in tip top shape,congrats on getting it,will be watching for updates
 

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Are you going to put the tires / wheels from the 1886 on it?
 

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That's a pretty cool machine, very nice.
Thanks, 'Ronin! :)

Austen what a find!! Wonder if the 1886 could be shipped to NY rather cheaply for um us MTF NY guys to use?? Ellis and Al can stop to have some fun but I is hoarder, most likely hide it in shed! LOL
Come get it! I'd like to see it go to another member.

Austen, I can't believe you would part with that better then new showroom 1886, I hope you have great luck with you new toy,
Thanks, Ray, it will certainly be hard to see it go.

This one is truly going to the right home,I'm sure when your done with it, it will be in tip top shape,congrats on getting it,will be watching for updates
Thank you, Rick, for the kind words. It will be another labor of love.

Are you going to put the tires / wheels from the 1886 on it?
Good question. Well, they are a bolt-on affair and not a permanent change so to speak so I will probably try them on to see how they look on a diesel at some point.
 

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That is one beast of a machine, living in Kirkland I really don't see much land that you could use that on.
I use to live on the corner of 6Th street and 15Th Ave and when I was young then moved all over the world and then when i lived in Grafton MA. I finally got my first Bolens 1900 it was too big for the yard but it was great for snowplowing ( Nor'easters are brutal ), so i can see your use for it plus the love for having a Bolens.
Trust me I will be getting another no matter where I live here in WA.
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That is one beast of a machine, living in Kirkland I really don't see much land that you could use that on.
I use to live on the corner of 6Th street and 15Th Ave and when I was young then moved all over the world and then when i lived in Grafton MA. I finally got my first Bolens 1900 it was too big for the yard but it was great for snowplowing ( Nor'easters are brutal ), so i can see your use for it plus the love for having a Bolens.
Trust me I will be getting another no matter where I live here in WA.
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Thanks, BOSMECH. Ours is an older 3/4 acre lot; not a farm by any standards but capable enough to have some fun working a garden tractor with a little creativity. Builders are purchasing the older, "larger", lots like ours and subdividing them into short plats all over the place; it really is the current trend at least here on the east side like I've never seen before. Where there used to be a single home with a decent sized yard, there are now several look-alike homes a few feet apart from each other sharing a "neighborhood park" as a means of a "backyard", but, that seems to be the common desired way of living among many in the younger generation today not that there is anything wrong with that. There really isn't enough housing here for all of the hiring happening at Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft which is also in large part I think responsible for the significant inflation of the housing market but that's for another discussion.

I digress.

That's pretty neat you've had the opportunity to live all over the globe. It certainly would make one appreciate what they want in life. Is your former location on '6th Street and 15th' up nearby 85th - Rose Hill area?
 
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