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    1986 420LSE
    1990 520-8
    1994 520H #1 with 48 in deck and snow thrower
    1994 520H #2 with 48 in deck and snow thrower
    1992 520H with 48 in deck
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  1. 1989 520-HC Engine rebuild or replace

    I have an Onan P220G-I/10956C that is on a 1990 520H that will be parted out for $885. Tractor has 452 hours. PM me if interested.
  2. Changing Mower Blades

    I use a HF air 1/2 inch impact with a 1 1/8 inch socket. One hand holds the impact and the other hand, with a leather glove on, holds the blade itself. Never had any difficulty at all. I do have the Wheel Horse wrench but don't bother to go get.
  3. Onan rebuild

    I have an Onan P220G-I/10956C from a 1990 520H now for sale. It is running and presently still on it's tractor. Working hour meter shows 455 +/-. The tractor has other parts that will be used with the rest of my 520H herd. Location is Churchville, Maryland. Had an inquiry to my Craigs List ad from a man who wanted to use the engine on a Steiner to replace an Onan B48GGA020. Neither of us know how compatible the two engines are. Would appreciate comments from anyone who has made such a change.
  4. I will be there with a couple of tractors. Hope to see everyone.
  5. Bucket List 420 LSE Added to Collection

    Nothing short of beautiful. Love the seat. Did you get the key fob, zippered literature bag, and manuals with it? The SN is on a decal label on the fender pan right in front of the seat. My PO had made note of the SN on the owners manual. Very nice find and excellent job of cleaning her up!
  6. Kohler 25hp Command Pro swap into 520-H

    Excellent write up. Appreciate your effort to share this change.
  7. 520H drains battery

    I assume you mean is one voltage regulator better than another? Not in my experience. If you look on the inside of the hood stand, there is a warning to not run the tractor without a battery installed. A defect in either the 9-pin connector or fuse block creates an open circuit where the battery is not connected to the regulator. It may be an intermittent open. I have been asked to repair a lot of these connectors and fuse blocks. The problem sometimes presents with a bad regulator that the owner didn't know was bad. For some reason, the Onan regulators are a fairly high mortality item.
  8. Red square 420 LSE owners

    Never been featured as far a I know. Love your tractor!
  9. 520H drains battery

    Yes on the voltage regulator. One thing about the 520's electrical, they are never truly turned off, Even with the ignition switch in the off position there is a path for current to flow from the voltage regulator to the battery. That is why a defective regulator can discharge a healthy battery.
  10. Hey Craig, are you coming to the show this week?

  11. Main 30 amp fuse blowing

    My experience has been that it is the 30 amp fuse that goes. The block generally melts. The block has four positions with three being utilized. You can move the 30 amp fuse to the vacant slot with only minor work. One side of both the 25 and 30 amp fuse are wired together. Jumper from that wire to the same side in the unused fuse position with a new contact and relocate the single wire from the 30 amp position the the other side of the unused fuse position. A new contact is needed for both sides. Once you get it working I recommend using one of Glenn Pettit's covers for the fuse block. It keeps grass, dust, and liquid water out.
  12. Red square 420 LSE owners

    Mine is serial number 098. Not shown on the hood plate but was barely visible on the fender pan decal. I think it would be grate if all of them could come to the WHCC show.
  13. Looking for fuse block

    This is a Delphi part. Fuse block PN 12004943 Single contact PN 12020321 Double contact PN 12004563
  14. Glenn Pettit makes a plastic cover that snugly fits over the 4 slot fuse block on the 520s. Keep the fuse block clean. If it feels hot you may have time to replace the contact before it melts the block. One solution for the 9-Pin is to replace the two red wire contracts with gold plated ones.