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  1. 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
  2. Hey Guys, Doing some Maintenance on my 2 Stage snowblower ID # 0644SC01 60442 Ser# 9317 Problem # 1 Last winter Noticed that the Drive Pully on the Blower was wabbling This spring when I took the belt off I noticed that the Keyway on the spindle and pulley was worn. The Key ways actually rounded The set screw in the pully to spindle was missing. So, what is the easy/cheap fix that will solve this issue Thinking of mig welding the pulley to the spindle. How Stupid is that idea? Problem #2 The scraper Blade is well worn. Should I try to find a new piece or weld something to it? What would you guys do? Thanks In Advance for taking the time to Respond, Best Regards, Kevin B
  3. 520H help for a rookie

    Boy oh boy I love my 520H but I can not seem to find/read some of the numbers on it to look up my tractors info. It has a 20hp Onan that will need work soon. The tractor it self needs work. I am going to fully restore it but can't look for parts cuz I have no info on it. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. Under the seat I find I.D # 3120OE01, then 15426 and what I can read of 9264???.
  4. 48" SD mower deck 78361

    48" side discharge mower deck, used only 1 summer. This deck is in fantastic shape. Little bit of rust, very straight and spins like new. I can ship Fastenal at cost, or pick up. 300.00 OBO. https://flic.kr/p/X6JGCv https://flic.kr/p/W2Kf91 https://flic.kr/p/XeMMYG
  5. I am asking for help from all the members in Red Square. I have a Wheel Horse 520-H with an ONAN P220G-I / 10955C. I bought a new starter motor and flywheel from my local Toro dealer whom I trust and has never steered me wrong yet. I installed the starter motor with the spacer bushing on the correct side of the engine block to get the starter motor gear out far enough to make contact with the flywheel. Now I see that the pinion gear in the starter motor is not a large enough diameter to fit with the teeth of the flywheel. HOW COULD THAT BE? There is no up or down adjustment on the starter motor mounting. The fly wheel is where it is going to be. Could the starter motor be the wrong one? The solenoid is at a right angle to the mounting bolt holes and that is the only way I could see to mount this starter motor. I had a starter motor that had the solenoid at 180 degree from the mounting bolts but that would not clear the tractor frame.. I have the ONAN P200G Service Manual but it does not cover this problem. It does not give the starter motor number either. I have attached pictures of the gear engaged showing the gap between the gear and flywheel (first picture slightly dark).. Second picture is of the gear disengaged. Third picture is gear disengaged from different angle. Fourth picture is of the spacer bushings in mounted starter motor and engine block. The last picture is of the electric fuel pump for the same engine that is not working. Does anyone have a replacement for that fuel pump?
  6. My mule drive fell apart when I was plowing this winter and I grabbed all the parts I saw, but I'm not sure I got everything. Seems like there should be some spacers or washers to separate the pulleys. When it goes back together, I'll put a cotter pin through the nut.
  7. WANTED 520-H ROTOTILLER ,TRAILER, BUCKET

    Hello All, I am currently looking for a Rototiller , trailers and a Johnny Bucket or other front bucket that fits my 520-H's. I'm just getting back into Wheel Horses and gathering more implements. I am disabled and am really trying to save whats left of my back and heart. Please let me know if you have anything or know of anyone that does.Not sure of all the implements that was available for the 520-H's always willing for other options also. Thanks Tim & Meranda Harper Call or Text me at (989) 326-5571 UPDATE: I found a rototiller and 2 trailers for my 520-H. Might be interested in other trailers and still looking for a bucket. Thank you.
  8. WTB Idler Pulley Set for 520H

    I just tried to hook up my tiller to the 520H and realized I don't have the idler pulley set. Can these be had or am I in for a long search? Call or text if you have one in the DC area. 703-966-9651 Thanks, Tyler
  9. I got a new coil for my 1988 520-HC. I was having problems starting it when hot. I tested the old coil primary and got 3.3 ohms, the new coil was 3.4 ohms. The secondaries were open on the old coil and 21.66 k-ohms on the new coil. I got some metal bar stock with holes in it at Lowes to make brackets. I used a hose clamp to attach the brackets to the coil. I clamped the brackets to a large socket and cut a little at the bend so it would bend completely around the socket. Then I beat it around with a hammer to form the curve to go around the coil. The tractor started right up and ran great. I was about to mow with it and I noticed I had a flat in one of the front tires It would not pump up and it has a tube in it.I took the wheel off and the tire off the rim and found a big hole in the tube then I found a lot of wire coming out through the bead where it contacts the wheel I have four lawns to mow tomorrow and I desperately need a tire or tire and wheel. @ericj do you have anything I can use? I tried to pm you and it won't let me. It says " ericj cannot receive messages. " when I try to send it.
  10. MORE pictures coming soon. I'm currently injured and can't get all the equipment out for photos. FOR SALE: >1996 520-H, with under 420 hours... and yes, the hourmeter works >Like new single stage snowthrower, very lightly used >48" front blade with frame and all parts to fit the 520, good condition >Mid-mount grader blade (rare and very useful) >42" rear-discharge mower deck >48" offset pull-behind mower deck (electric key start, 16HP Kohler engine...made from the original 48" side discharge deck that came with the 520-H) >Snow cab, needs repair to one corner of the frame, good condition >Wheel weights, 75 lbs. each (plastic) >Tire chains >Set of AG Tires mounted on extra wheels with their own cast iron weights >Extra 42" rear-discharge deck shell (very solid, no holes, no welded repairs) >Pull behind lawn sweeper (not Wheel Horse) >Nylon tractor cover >Lots of extra belts, pulleys, new hydro oil filter, oil filter, misc. parts Again... I recently broke my elbow and can't bring out the goodies for a photo shoot. I will get more pictures posted when I can. Feel free to contact me with questions. Email or text message preferred, as I live in a "dead" cell zone for calls. Chris (810) 919-5693 cdsl810@gmail.com
  11. Wanted: 520-H Wire Harness

    I'm looking for a main wire harness for a 1995 520-H, I only need the harness that connects to the dash lights/gauges, goes to the fuse block and back to the tail lights and seat switch. I've got one that has had the fuse blocked chopped off and the green wire going to the lights is almost completely fried from a short. Several other wires look questionable so I would like to see if I can find one for a reasonable price before trying to put too much effort into fixing this one. Thanks! This model has the swept front axle and hyrdo controls on the steering wheel column. Model: 75301 Serial: 5900726
  12. Lowered the price a bit. Kind of surprised I still have these since two 520-h's just changed hands on these classifieds after being advertised for $1750 apiece. For another $600 you get a 520-8 speed and a second 520h. If if you have room, the buyer can also have the hydroject. I think this probably works out to about 60-cents a pound. This is a package deal for three 520 tractors. All have been sitting and will need some attention. All need batteries. A few details about each: 1. 1988 520H. Has wiring issues but does start and run. Starter drags and doesn't always let go when the engine fires. Throttle cable is broken so it only runs at wide open throttle. has a 48" deck that I have never used. Previous owner was mowing with it before I bought it so I guess it is OK. Previous owner was in Augusta, MO 2. 1994 (I think) 520-H. 60" deck. Has clevis hitch on the back. Tractor starts and runs good. Paint is faded. Throttle control doesn't stay up unless you hold it. We were mowing with this every once in a while. Solid tractor. One rear tire leaks pretty fast and goes flat in a few days. Previous owner was in Mexico, MO. 3. 1990 520-8. 60" deck. You all know how rare and desirable these things are, so I don't need to make up a story about that. Tractor ran great when parked several years ago. Start function of keyswitch has been bypassed and replaced with a push button by previous owner (?). Previous owner was a retreat camp for a Synagogue in Baltimore, MD area. Discharge area of deck has been trimmed a bit, I presume to let grass come out easier. I hooked it up to jumper cables and got nothing...no cranking, nothing. Engine spins free by hand. My 30 second experiment was the end of the adventure. I want it gone. Only the tractors and decks are included. Other stuff you see in the pictures (like the Deere wagon) are not included. $2500 for the set. I don't want to separate yet. Bonus item: you can also have the Onan P224G 24-hp twin in the Toro Hydroject aerator I also have. You have to take the aerator, but you'll want it anyway after you see it and its electric lift actuator and 5000 psi water pump. It also has hydraulic drive and some cool things. But has electrical problems...I bought it for the engine. I thought an awesome custom would be a 520/C195 mongrel from Eldon with a 24hp Onan. Two of these three are sitting on my trailer in the building where I work and the other will fit in the truck bed. I can head 75 miles from St. Louis in any direction to meet you if you like, but I don't trust my old piece of crap truck much further from home than that. PM if you're interested. Steve
  13. 523Dxi w/power steering

    523Dxi riding mower. This tractor has a very strong 23hp, 3 cylinder diesel engine. Starts right up, no need to use the glow plugs! Runs strong, smooth, and clean! She doesn't burn a drop of oil. This comes standard with: power steering, tilt wheel, foot controls, real electric cruise control, working headlights and taillights, hydraulic lift (with down pressure), tilt and sliding seat, rear dual quick hitch, mid and front attach-a-matic hook ups, liquid cooling, hydrostatic drive, high and low range transmission, full dash with lights and gauges. This comes with a 48" side discharge mower deck (pics coming) as well as the mule drive, brand new Wheel Horse 75 lb wheel weights (plastic), brand new 2 link tire chains, brand new rubber Terra Grip tire chains, some extra filters, and a brand new oem 48" snow plow / dozer blade. Note: this snow plow is Brand New and has never touched the ground! You can angle it right from the seat. All paint is factory paint. This tractor is a very rare model being the diesel. The battery is strong, the tires are like new and all hold air with no leaks. There are NO drips or leaks anywhere on the machine. I have the original bill of sale, all the books, brochures, owners manuals and service manuals. If you don't haggle on price I will throw in an extra set of 50lb wheel weights (plastic) as well as another pair of 75lb cast iron rear wheel weights (very rare, too). This tractor was 9k new with the mower deck! All original and in mint condition. Mower deck is solid, I do believe it may need one set of spindle bearings. One set was replaced and has about 3 hours on them. Haven't used the deck in over a year. Extremely clean machine! Graphics are compliments of Terry. The seat is aftermarket and very close to the original design. I have the original seat. As you can see the sun was coming through the trees making some of the photos patchy. There are no dents on this tractor. There are some scratches here and there but the red paint is all original. The red on the underside is superb! With the exception of the seat and decals everything is stock. That diesel motor is unbelievably strong! I have plenty of photos I can email to serious parties.
  14. Hi all, a friend just gave me his rough 91 520-h and a beat up tow behind finishing mower. I know nothing about wheel house except what is on the Wikipedia page, so I figured this would be a good place to learn. My first goal is just to get it running again (it hasn't run in a couple of years and it was giving him greaf before that). Is there anything i should do other than change the fuel, oil, plugs and filters? Never messed with a hydro tranny before, anything I should do about that? I know there are lots of belts, should I be changing all of them? Nothing other than the tractor itself is driven by belts (the mower has its own engine). At some point I will probably tear it all apart, but for now I just want to be able to mow with it. On a separate note, I'm rather curious as to why this rather fanatical (in a good way) community exists for these tractors. I don't mean this in a bad way, I just would like to know why these tractors are so special and why they are worth all the restorations I've seen on here. I had never heard of wheel horse until I owned one, so any insight into why you guys like them would be interesting. Also, how is the 520 different from a normal riding mower? Anything else you guys think I should know? Thanks, sorry for the long post. I have a screaming baby in my arms, so I'll have to add pics later (I've heard you guys like them).
  15. I'm pretty happy with how it performed. I had to hit the plow line in the street with some momentum to bust through, but no real issues. I need more traction, but I was still able to push a pretty impressive amount of snow (much more impressive than what's in the videos). Next year I'll ballast the tires and get wheel weights. Very happy considering I started the weekend thinking the motor was lunched.
  16. I solved the problem of my big 54" blade pushing my 520 sideways when plowing heavy snow with the blade angled! Several years ago my neighbor asked me to cut down his basketball pole. It was a 4" square tube filled with concrete and when I got it down the light bulb came on! This could be repurposed as a front weight for my plow tractor. So I cut two sections about 30" long, welded them together and fabed up a carrier bracket which fits in the front tach-a-matic. The weight itself weighs 77# and the bracket adds another 17.5# for a total of nearly 95% up front. The carrier bracket has been modified a couple times and it now doubles as my lateral movement limiter and down travel stop. In the photos you will see the 3/4" rod which engages the slot in my custom built plow frame for sideways movement control and the chain connects to the frame to limit downward travel to maintain engagement of the rod with the slot. Quick on and quick off and it does the job! One more photo showing the carrier bracket mounted to the front Tach-a-mastic.
  17. Wheel Horse 520-H with only 590 hours. No smoke or weird sounds, just a great working machine. Asking only $1,600 for the whole package (60"deck, 42" single stage tall chute snow blower, wheel weights, snow chains, 1995 520-H) Also has Matts pedal kit already installed. I think its more than a fair price. Let me know if you have any questions. I would check out www.uship.com for delivery rates. *also when after I put on a new front left tire, when you turn left the ratio was cut in half. Fixable, just haven't had the time to fix it. *Would also consider trading for a 4-wheeler, dirt bike, car, truck..etc, you know any cool guy stuff. Thanks
  18. mr-t gets new shoes

    Now that i've had mr-t for a few months and i know he is worth time and money. I invested into some new tires to get my more traction and fun in the field.
  19. Mr-t doing his thing

    This was the pile of dirt I was pulling from. Had lots of fun learning proper loading procedure.
  20. Mr-t moving some dirt

    Again, didn't have my trailer so was moving some dirt around for a new flower garden we are building. Loads of fun
  21. Mr-t pulling his weight

    Again didn't have my trailer so had to improvise. Didn't install ballast weight yet so I went along for the ride.
  22. From the album My work horse called Mr-T

    I didn't have my trailer around that day. So had to us the front end loader to get my buck logs around. I had my helper do the driving while i did the bucking. I was told power steering would of been nice that day.
  23. Mr-t doing some land clearing

    From the album My work horse called Mr-T

    Bought some land a while back and the previous owner didn't do much with it. So now i'm in the process of reclaiming it from the dead falls and rotting wood that was left behind. But man am i having some fun.
  24. Hello Red Square Community! My father recently rebuilt a 1990 520-H he found at a junk yard and surprised me with it as a birthday present. I've done a lot of searching for guidance on implements/attachments that will fit this particular model but am coming up short. I would love to get a rototiller, snow thrower, and a blade but I have no idea what will work. My model number is 41-20OE01. Will any wheel horse attachment prior to 1990 work with this tractor? I'm new to this so any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time!
  25. Well the 1991 loader 520H finally gave it up over the past month. I noticed before Christmas that it was a little harder to start and it had a miss until it warmed up. Once warmed up, it was great. Plenty of power, never smoked, no unusual knocks/noises. I decided to do a compression check on that rear cylinder so I warmed it up just a little and gave it some cranks. (30 PSI). Can't be. Must not be sealed properly! 2nd & 3rd attempts. (30 PSI). The plug was a little dark but the cylinder when running is hot so I know it's firing! I couldn't believe it would even run that low although I'm sure it has better compression once it is near running temps. I would have never run this thing knowing it was going that bad that quick! I believe I lost a valve seat. This makes this engine toast because on the old paperwork, the seat has already gone to .030 and a note stated the original dealer wouldn't try to fix it again. (Wish I would have gone over the entire mess of paperwork before I bought it)! Makes me wonder two things. How well did they do their machine work/repairs at the dealer and how bad did the first PM beat this machine). I know it was a mower so I'll guess it was never cleaned and blown out and I question the oil changes. I found the name of the original owner from the dealer paperwork and looked up the owner's property online. Over two acres! I only ran it a little over 4 years before it went again and I always cleaned it out and changed oil regularly. Even on the loader, it didn't do nasty stuff for long intervals. It had it's hours cut by 75% and I didn't run it much at all to begin with. Maybe 150 to 200 hours since I bought it in 2011. Mmmmmmmmm. The front cyl is only at 92 PSI so it wasn't the best either! I have a spare motor, (1996), I bought from Joe's Outdoor Power years ago. Other than taking the tins off and cleaning it up on the outside, I fogged the motor and kept it as insurance. I was going to swap them out when I wondered what that fog would do if those heads were really carboned up. Wow. All I can say is this......if you really want to clean the carbon deposits out of an engine, fog it and let it sit a couple years! Glad I took it apart before putting it on. It made sense since it was sitting on a bench. Duhhhh! Today I'll adjust the valves and I'm going to take the crankcase breather out and give it a cleaning in some acetone. I have to replace the main multi-pin connector on it too. (Wish our member "Cable" lived closer to me)! I'm taking my good old time on it. No snow and I have the blower and the plow if we do get any! There is always a chance and I'm hoping beyond hope probably that I have a valve issue that isn't seat related. I would love to keep a good spare on my bench. Once I get the original Onan out of the tractor and on the bench, I'll take some pics of what is found. (Should have taken pics of the heads on the spare motor before cleaning them up! Thank God I have the original motor here plus the 416-8. The tins have been off the spare for years and I can't remember how they go back on! I'm really glad I don't do this for a living and you can be glad I don't work on your machines!
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