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  1. Eating Batteries

    So I ran it for a while off and on last night and it ran/ started just fine. The meter on the dash moved a lot, staying mostly at 12v but spiked every now and then at 16v, then went back. I cleaned a few things well, including the 9 pin. All seemed fine but it is averaging higher than it was. Maybe just a bad meter or just needs a good electrical cleaning.
  2. Eating Batteries

    I think I can get my hands on one. I will test both. From what I have seen, different people have different ways of fixing that molex connector. Any problem with just individually connecting them? For the price and simplicity, Ill probably replace the regulator anyway. I gave all the electrical a good once over last spring when I had a starting issue (seat switch) but I guess i should probably just do it again and clean it all.
  3. Eating Batteries

    Ok. 1- I am going to clean the 9 pin connector and hope it is in good shape still. 2- replace the regulator (going to look online or check with NAPA. They carry a few onan parts). 3- already cleaned battery cables/ connections and replaced battery. My meter is reading in the 10-11v range with just the key on and while running. What should this be a result of? Electrical is by far my biggest weakness with engines.
  4. Eating Batteries

    My 520h is on its 3rd battery in 2 years. I keep charging the battery and I get a few starts out of it but then not enough amps to start again. Meter only reads around 10-11 while running. There has also been a lot of corrosion (white calcium like build up) on the positive terminal and into the positive cable. I am just assuming their is either a voltage leak or it is not charging while running. Ideas?
  5. Parking Brake

    That might be the issue then with the motion lever. I thought I should be able to set the brake and get off with it still running.
  6. Parking Brake

    I know this is a dumb one but I can’t find an answer by searching, so I apologize in advance. Should my 520 keep running with the parking brake on?
  7. Hydraulic Take off

    Now I’m just working out where to mount. Thank you for the pictures for reference. Not sure if I want it in permanent or if I want to put it on just when I need the splitter. I have seen a few things where people have used power steering pumps. Anyone tried this?
  8. Hydraulic Take off

    Just realized I spelled hydraulics wrong lol. Guess I started typing hydro and just added to it. I am going to investigate both options depending on what I want to use the hydros for. Coming directly off the supply lines with a "T" is the cheaper and quicker option. Wallfish, or anyone who has used a separate pump, where and how do you "attach" the pump to the tractor motor to power it? I grew up on a farm and live in farm country, so I am going to be doing a lot of searching for pumps, cylinders, etc. Ideas for attachments to run off these hydros at this point... Log splitter Small Brush hog (like a swisher but with a hydro motor like the ones they use on a skid steer) Rear Log Boom for skidding logs I have some skill and a really well equipped Agri. Shop at school to utilize so my options are only limited by what the tractor can do.
  9. Hydraulic Take off

    Has anyone ever tried making a hydrolic take off system for a wheel horse? My parents have a JD 318 and it has hydrolic fittings on the front for a blade and I have seen log splitters ran off this system. Does this exist for my 520h or has anyone at least tried it? If it is, I can see many options other than just a splitter. I know the lifting cylinder has no issue with my blade and the hydros move the tractor around with plenty of power so I feel like it could be an option. Thanks
  10. Mounting a blade

    Extended the frame and built mounting brackets for rear end. So far I’m good with my lift attachment. Going to finish up the anti sway bar when I get time. The bar is welded up and fits in tach mount on front but need to weld bracket onto the blade. Doesn’t sway bad anyway. Used it today a little to clean the driveway up and worked pretty good. Happy with it for free. I’m sure I’ll have some adjustments. Loaded atv tires seem to push pretty well. Almost wish it would snow one more time... almost.
  11. Sprayer project

    That's a pretty slick idea. I don't need a sprayer, but I have been thinking about making a type of basket for the back of my 520h. Something like a Carry-All on the back end of a full size tractor. Can put things like chainsaw, hand tools, chains, etc in it. I don't think I will add the wheels but I like seeing I'm not the only one thinking of something like this. Could even add weight for the new blade if necessary.
  12. Mounting a blade

    That looks like a very simple but very functional sway bar. I will be adding one to my blade before I am done. Currently I have it stepped down to what I want. Tomorrow I will be extending the frame with some gas line pipe and bending it to the correct width. I think the best way to get the length right will be to just put it under the tractor and see how it fits. I’m just going to use angle iron and some bolts to making mounting brackets on the axle.
  13. Mounting a blade

    As I’m working on this blade, I’m curious about the dimensions of an actual wheel horse blade. I would someone who owns one that would fit my standard axle 520 mind posting its measurements? Length from mounting end (back) to back of the blade. Width at the back of the frame where it mounts to the rear axle. I know I can make it fit however I need to but I’m sore there is a reason for the dimensions on a wheel horse blade and I wouldn’t mind at least knowing them. Thanks in advance
  14. Grease Zerk

    Got it. Tried the reverse thread bit (or as my grandpa called them easy outs). Glam- thank you for the history lesson. All these common things we talk about regularly have a history and it’s always interesting to hear it.
  15. Mounting a blade

    Hillbilly, what size tires are those on the front?