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  1. Realoem equivalent for Toro?

    It's a 48inch deck qwest - thanks for this I'll click on it now and have a look to see if I need any other questions answering! Thanks once again.
  2. Chaps I'm missing some parts (I'm not sure how many) from my vacuum grass collector. Is there an equivalent to the BMW realoem website (which, if you're not familiar with it, is a website where you can see every make and model of BMW, in an exploded view with each piece of the car and it's unique product code - makes for accurate sourcing of parts)?
  3. Thanks John and Garry - i'm sure the internals are still working but the switch I've got has some plastic tabs on the inside of the switch, where you put the key (I guess they hold it in position) and they are totalled/missing or in fact my son has managed to push one of them further into the hole (he's not known for his mechanical sympathy). Either way - I've got to change it. Thanks again.
  4. Chaps The ignition switch on my 523dxi has gone (the black plastic bits that sit either side of the key have turned to mush with use). I need another. Been quoted something like $60 equivalent (I'm in Britain) so just throwing it out there - are there other ignition switches that are interchangeable or alternatives perhaps that might be cheaper? $60 inc taxes is a fair old amount (and I'd not budgeted for it either so ....); before I commit I thought I'd ask you all on here
  5. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Egli - nope; I've sent an email to V belts (in Sioux falls in the US) so hopefully they'll come back to me once they're up (major time difference!) but I'll have a look at the Bearing Boys too. Does the John Deere 54c drive off the front pto too? Or is it a case of 'we're going to make it drive off the front!' with swapping the brackets Egli - thanks for that - didn't realise bearing boys are in the UK (Newport from the looks of the telephone number!) Thanks chap, Rhyd Not newport - norfolk!
  6. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Ah. Ok. I haven't offered the deck (now that I've got the other bits for it) up to the tractor yet. I'm still working on getting a drive belt for the mower deck. I'm not worrying about the quiet collector just yet as it's v wet here (as usual - one dry day = spring, two dry days = summer, a week of dry days = panic - in Pembrokeshire!!) so I'd just like to get the tractor mowing first and we'll worry about the collector second. I'll offer everything up to the tractor over the next couple of weeks - it's half term here so we're seeing family elsewhere in the UK so I've no time to work on the tractor soon. But I will in early november. I'm going to order a belt and try and get things working. The belt is just shy of $100 (inc local taxes) here so just looking into alternatives before I take the plunge. It's a big commitment (especially if I need further parts on top). I'll take pictures and upload them. Separately I'm going to clean up and rust -protect the deck (rust converter, then 2 or 3 coats of metal paint). Anything to try to protect her.
  7. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Which means what Garry? Do I need to change some of the parts? or could it have something to do with the quiet collector perhaps? Interested to understand your thoughts. Truth be told - I think it's taken an absolute hammering in the previous owner's hands. I think he broke something (the quiet collector bits that attach to the deck) whilst using it; then sold it with all the bits separated ('so I can have a good look at everything'). I'd driven 250 miles to see the tractor and wasn't in a position to put it all together (it's complicated - the tractor and everything was situated on a building site and the builders wanted to lock up about an hour after I'd arrived).
  8. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Thanks ShallowWS - appreciate it - going to have a look at the manuals and see if they give a belt spec that I can research. Thanks once again, Rhyd
  9. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Chaps Do I have to go down the official Toro spares route for the drive belts or can I buy alternatives?
  10. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Here's a picture of the parts they've found and are sending me. Doesn't look like the quiet collector things are there but I'm prepared to take the hit on those - you can't have everything I guess. Rhyd
  11. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    So just a quick update on this. The total amount to get the deck to work with the tractor, excluding the bits needed to get the quiet collector going aswell, comes to £515 including VAT (purchase tax in the UK). Which didn't exactly fill me with early christmas cheer it has to be said. (v early xmas cheer tbf) At the same time, however, I was whatsapping the agent that had sold me the tractor on behalf of the owner whilst they were away on holiday. As soon as they got back they went and had a look for the bits that were missing and hey presto - they found them. It's hard to tell exactly what is there (everything for the deck and quiet collector to run or just the deck) but whatever they send will significantly reduce my outlay so that's good. Great result in fact. Separately - Can I not just buy a belt that meets Toro's width and design, not necessarily from toro, to replace? As long I get the correct v shaped belt (length/shape/tensile strength) then it won't matter it's not Toro OE will it? There's a big difference in prices for non OE belts that's all.
  12. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Snowmobileaddict Thanks very much for your comprehensive reply! And yes, loving the 523dxi/quiet collector set up. Yours is how I hope to eventually get mine. Would love a front loader shovel too but they are rare in the uk and I imagine, v expensive too! I'm definitely missing the quiet collector drivers (the triangular attachment on the deck and the belt. I've got the idle pulleys on the back axle and the pulley under the collector of course.
  13. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Thanks Garry - appreciate the pdf's.
  14. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    And a couple more pictures for info - and why not - I've got them to hand etc - no harm etc etc I've hit the limit of what I can upload so that's it for the moment.
  15. Pictures of your 48" deck please

    Chaps - thanks for your kind replies - I'll get some photos loaded up shortly. In the meantime - Gary - my grass collector model number is 79451 - it's a beast of a collector (as you're probably well aware). I've not actually got that running either (altho the tractor has the idle pulleys on the back axle etc etc and the correct hanger at the back too) - does it suck the grass up as you go along? Or am I missing parts for that too......?! I think my 523dxi was built in 1999 (judging by the little tags in the engine bay) and I think the deck, the trailer and the collector were all bought at the same time. might be wrong though. Doesn't help things now however - just a bit of background. All the registration stickers are not present on the tractor - rubbed off? She goes well - have been using it to chain harrow the horse school, which she does no problem. more pictures to follow.