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New member here. Springwater NY I have owned my 310-8 for about 10 years, It's tough and very reliable.

Last weekend I bought the 518-H. When I got it home it didn't seem to have the ability to climb the hill in my back yard. About a 15 degree slope. I found out ( A little Late ) Wheel Horse used 2 different Transaxles in these. Apparently I got the Eaton 700.

Thru your sight and a very helpful Retired Wheel Horse dealer I changed the oil to a Synthetic. Seems 100% better.

I am looking to replace Transaxle with a Eaton 1100.No rush.

I do believe I got a great deal even with the 700 Tranny. Tractor with weights and chains, 48" side discharge ,42 Rear Discharge,48" Plow and a cart. $550

The Tractor needs some work and a Paint job, But it runs well and mows great.

Thanks for the help and keep up the good work

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Welcome fellow NY'er!

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:WRS:

This is a great place for anything :wh:

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29 minutes ago, Evil Archer 300 said:

 

I do believe I got a great deal even with the 700 Tranny. Tractor with weights and chains, 48" side discharge ,42 Rear Discharge,48" Plow and a cart. $550

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ^^^^  Holy   S M O K E S ! ^^^^^

 

Welcome to Red Square !

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Great deal 700 or 1100!  I would have expected an 1100 but share as much as you know with a serial number and others will fill in the blanks. I'm thinking maybe a new hydro filter might make you think you have an 1100...

 

Fingers crossed... 

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Welcome   You will like this site:greetings-clappingyellow:

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:WRS:     Here is a post you may want to look over for future reference.

 

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I have a 518 as well. One would think since its 2 horse power less than the 520 it would similar. Uh, nope. Week tranny. Mine seems to work pretty good. Just above and idle it will crawl up any hill on my property. But I'm gonna swap it out for the 1100, it's gonna be a worker, has the hydro lift and want to build a loader for it and the 700 ain't up to the task!! If yah need a good tranny, I'm in  new York too lol

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7 minutes ago, littleredrider said:

Just above and idle it will crawl up any hill

:twocents-02cents:           With any hydro you should operate at or near wide open throttle to provide adequate cooling for the pump.

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3 hours ago, Evil Archer 300 said:

I am looking to replace Transaxle with a Eaton 1100

Get a complete transaxle - very easy swap...you'll be glad you did...richmondred01 had one for sale recently in the classified section..

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Mighty fine lookin' horses you have there!

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:text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs:Evil Archer.  That is a fine looking :wh: you have there.  We're glad you're here!!! :greetings-clappingyellow:

 

Jim

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