This is the Repair Service Work Shop Manual for Bolens model 1886S (HT18) 2086 (HT20) 2087 (HT20) 2288 (HT22) 2289 (HT20) 2389 (HT23) 2388S (HDT1000) 2389S (HT23) Bolens Lawn Yard Garden Tractor Riding Mowers. This manual contains all the information you need to properly perform complex repairs on the entire machine, excluding engines. Engine repair manuals sold separately.
- Repair Service WorkShop Manual: 107-Pages 8-Sections
Engine & Clutch PTO
Tractor Attachments, mowers, tiller, snowthrowers
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Bolens was founded in 1850, and has grown to become one of the most respected names in outdoor power equipment. Milestones in the Bolens heritage include the introduction in 1919 of the first power driven GT garden tractor. Seven thousand of these early machines were sold to enthusiastic customers, and Bolens outdoor power equipment was on its way to becoming famous.
Immediately following World War II Bolens was acquired by FMC Corporation, maker of the Ride Master. They continued in production of outdoor equipment. A progressive engineering program was begun and new designs met growing new demands as Americans in increasing numbers discovered Bolens riding power equipment as a means of reducing the time and effort required for yard care. In 1947, Bolens introduced the first compact tractor. The Husky 600 then made its appearance in 1961 and set a new standard for all compact tractors. Bolens again impacted the industry in 1963 with introduction of the Estate Keeper; the Bolens Estate Keeper was a unique years ahead concept in compact tractors.
Each product bearing the Bolens trademark is backed by their 150 year heritage, and by the extensive research and development facilities of FMC Corporation.
The earliest of the Bolens company was actually the J.E. Gilson / H.W. Bolens Manufacturing Co. working together making chair irons and garden tools. Originally started as a joint partnership in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Gilson sold out to Bolens in 1914 and went seperate paths. Bolens from that point on had become the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of Outdoor Power Equipment.
Located in the same building since 1894 they went on to invent and make the world's first self contained four wheel riding garden tractor, along with the first mulching mower design that is still patented to this very day, and also one of the first hydrostatic transmission drive systems ever implemented on a garden tractor GT (Bolens Husky 1250).
The biggest misconception of the Bolens Company today is that they are out of business. The Bolens company is still a very active company today. First under the Garden Way Troy-Bilt name, they were still the same Bolens product for years. Garden Way purchased Bolens in 1988 and purchased TroyBilt many years before that. Although all of Bolens equipment was under the Troybilt name, the tractors and lawnmowers were of Bolens design and standards. TroyBilt made tillers and accsessories, Bolens makes the garden tractors GT, the same way they always did, cast iron shaft driven transmission, pto driven mowing decks.
In the Summer of 2001, Garden Way filed bankruptcy, auctioned everything off to pay debt, and what was left of the Bolens Troy Bilt tradition was sold to MTD Products. MTD keeps both brand names going, Troy Bilt and Bolens. MTD is able to market both brands worldwide, and the same continues to this day.
About Garden Way Manufacturing Company
Garden Way Manufacturing of Troy, NY was the original manufacturer of Bolens Tractthe much celebrated Troy Bilt rotary tillers. The mere mention of the name Troy Bilt tiller signified rough, tough, well built, durable, and overall good old fashioned down home performance.
Troy Bilt became as infamous a brand name, as some larger companies with their products such as Wheel Horse tractors, Cub Cadet tractors, Bolens Husky tractors, etc. Garden Way Manufacturing also earned a name in building chippers, shredders, chipper vacs, snowthrowers, https://www.tradebit.come of the less familiar Troy-Bilt product names include: Speedy Hoe, Tomahawk, Junior Tomahawk, PTO Tomahawk, Super Tomahawk.
But by far the most famous product names of the Gardenway / Troy Bilt line were the tillers; Tuffy tiller, Junior tiller, Pony tiller, Econo Horse tiller, Horse standard tiller, and Horse professional tiller.
Bolens, Troy Bilt and Gardenway were brands that acquired ultimately by MTD Products, also known as Cub Cadet.
MTD - Modern Tool and Die, was founded in 1932 and is currently headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. MTD started as a tool and die supplier to the local manufacturing community. Through hard work, dedication, integrity and an emphasis on customer service, MTD quickly gained a reputation as a high quality tool and die supplier, and this reputation helped the company make the natural expansion into steel stampings.
The company first became involved with consumer products by supplying stampings to the toy industry, but this expanded quickly to include complete entire products such as tricycles. Wheelbarrows were added to the consumer product line in the early 1950s, and this simple product line had profound effects.
Satisfied customers encouraged MTD to expand the product offerings for the yard, and in 1958 the company produced its first power lawnmowers, starting a large ripple in the business of outdoor power equipment.
Today, MTD is a leading global manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, producing equipment for both residential and commercial markets. These products include walk behind lawn mowers, riding lawnmowers, zero turn mowers, lawn tractors, garden tractors, the yard bug, and more. MTDs engineering expertise and state of the art facilities have led to them being known for innovative and award winning products. Throughout the years, MTD has earned a reputation around the world for excellence in quality and service.
In 1981 MTD Products purchased the Cub Cadet brand from International Harvester IH. Cub Cadet was held as a wholly owned subsidiary for many years following this acquisition, which allowed them to operate independently. In recent years, MTD has taken a more aggressive role and integrated Cub Cadet into its other lines of outdoor power equipment.
In 2008, the MTD brands included Cub Cadet, Cub Cadet Commercial, Cub Cadet Yanmar, Troy-Bilt Troy Bilt, White Outdoor, Yard Man, Yard Machines, Bolens, Arnold, GardenWay, MTD Pro and MTD Gold. MTD products can be found in a variety of large retailers such as home improvement stores; Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart. And in hardware stores, mass retailers, independent dealers and farm supply stores.
MTD manufactures a wide variety of their walk behind lawn mowers, riding lawnmowers, zero turn mowers, lawn tractors, and garden tractors for third party retailers, under the retailers private label. Some of these retailers are:
YARDMACHINES, YARD MAN, MID-STATES DISTRIBUTING, BLAIN, PRICE COSTCO, SAMS WHOLESALE CLUB, GOLD SERIES - TRUE VALUE, CHASE PTIKIN, HOME DEPOT, TRACTOR SUPPLY - HUSKEE and HUSKEE SUPREME, WAL-MART - YARD-MAN, LOWES, BOLENS, MTD PRO, SEARS, YARD MACHINES, YARD-MAN, and many more.