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    520H, 310-8
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    520

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    Essex, MA

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  1. Thanks pfrederi! I just emailed Wheelhorseman with the hose I need. What a great resource! Cheers, John
  2. Hi Guys, Does anyone know where you can get the correct size, 90 deg crimp fittings for the hydraulic line going from under the hydro trans to the lift valve on the 520-H? I found a Gates fitting with the correct thread size but it was too long on the thread end. It came down too far under the transmission to allow the hose to come over the frame. Hopefully I described this well enough? Many thanks, John
  3. 520 vs 310 frames: are they the same?

    Thanks so much for the quick response T-Mo! John Essex, MA
  4. Hi Guys, I'm looking to replace a broken frame on my 310-8. I'm having a tough time finding a 310 frame and was wondering if a 520 frame would fit? Thanks, John Essex, MA
  5. Beautiful job on the restoration and loader! I have a 310-8 with a PF loader and loved it until the transmission mounting plate cracked. I think I'm going to duplicate your subframe as it supports the rear-end and keeps everything in line, reducing torsional stress on the frame. What are you using for a cutting edge on the bucket? I had a friend that had a bunch of used Zamboni cutting edges that he got from a rink. I cut it to length and it is all set up for recessed bolts. It is reversible as well as being super sharp so BE CAREFUL! It is the best modification I've ever done on the loader. It cuts through sod like a knife! Highly recommend. It's hardened steel too vs. just welding on a mild steel edge. The other issue I had with the 310 that I'm not sure you have with the 312 is the transaxle is a 4 pinion vs. an 8 pinion on the 520's and other models. I actually broke my pinions using the loader and had to split the trans case. Not fun but a good experience looking inside. Congrats again on the project. I wish I had more time to play in the garage! John Essex, MA
  6. Tow behind York rake

    Picture of the wheels would be great. Thank you. The model # of the rake with the bigger wheels is TA2. Question: Has anyone had an issue with the lift handle not going into the forward raised position? Mine has a little play in the holes where it hinges and the rod on the bottom of the handle that moves the wheels hits the bottom of the tubular, not allowing it to go into the transport notch position. Thanks guys, John
  7. Tow behind York rake

    Thanks, I'm loving it so far.
  8. Tow behind York rake

    Thanks for the input. I have a 50" mid-mount grader blade too but for this latest job, the rake has worked best... Big rocks 4-6" partly buried. Also, I have a 520 H now with the hydraulic lift. I actually liked the blade much better on my 310-8 as it had the manual lift and you could control it better. Thanks for the input! John
  9. Tow behind York rake

    Nothing wrong with coming in second. Hello!
  10. Here it is guys. My first work with it and it works great. Definitely better in dry soil. It's been raining the past couple of days and the mud gets stuck and acts more like a grader blade. Cheers, John Essex, MA
  11. Tow behind York rake

    Thanks Sparky! It's good to be here!
  12. Hi Guys, I found a Tow-behind model TA1 York rake on craigslist and bought it the other day. I love it so far. I have a couple quick questions... 1.) How do you know how worn the teeth are and when they need replacement? 2.) Has anyone incorporated a weight system on the rake? If so, how? Thanks, John Essex, Ma
  13. Thanks for the comments guys! I actually found a Tow-behind model TA1 York rake on craigslist and bought it yesterday. It is great so far. A couple quick questions... 1.) How do you know how worn the teeth are and when they need replacement? 2.) Has anyone incorporated a weight system on the rake? If so, how? Thanks guys, John Essex, MA
  14. WH 310-8 Frame

    Sounds good. Is the transmission mounting plate in good shape without any cracks, distortion, etc.? How much are you asking? Is it possible to ship? Thanks so much for responding, John
  15. WH 310-8 Frame

    Sorry for not getting back to you sooner but is the 310-8 frame still available? Also, is it in good condition? Thank you, John
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