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Hello guys, My name is Josh I live in west central Indiana and am totally new to the wheel horse. I just picked up my 1996 i believe 520h from my dad who bought a new zero turn 3 years ago and decided to part with the wheel horse, it has been kept in the heated pole barn ever since he has had it since probably 2000. its a 1996 520h 20hp onan with 700 hrs on the gauge 60" deck. the tractor is in imaculate shape but the deck has got to go as i do not need that big of a deck.  so i look forward to learning about the wheel horse and enjoying it, it wont just mowe it will plow snow grade my driveway and whatever else in need it to do...

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Welcome Josh:text-welcomeconfetti:. You will be able to do anything you want with your 520 and the guys here will help you with any issue or question that you have.

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:text-welcomeconfetti: to the :rs: Josh.      The 520H is a great tractor, and it appears you have a good one.     Being stored in a heated environment should prevent some of the electrical corrosion problems that are common in the 520s.   There are many posts on here detailing the problems, solutions and preventive maintenance procedures.

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You won't have any problem getting rid of a 60" deck.. And :WRS:

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:text-welcomeconfetti: to :rs: Josh and :wwp: !!!  We're glad you're here. :greetings-clappingyellow:

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thanks guys hope this site helps me when I need it, didn't figure I would have trouble getting rid of the 60" deck but need to trade it for a 42-48" deck  found some on ebay but man those are pricy but they also had a 60" on ebay for like $899 and mine is in better shape than that one. I will try and get some pictures up in the morning she is a bit dirty she has been in the barn for 3 years with hay and birds coming in and out when the doors are open

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Yes.  Make sure you don't trade straight up because the 60" is sought after.  You need to get a dozer blade for your 520 too!  YOu can usually do that for about $100, and all of the dozer blades made since 1973 should fit your tractor (except the xi blade).

If I am wrong on any points, someone on here will correct me!  Congrats.  I got my first wheel horse in 2016, and it has given me great joy.

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@diesel life :WRS:

Glad to have another "Hoosier"!

I have a 520H also!

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:WRS:            This manual should be helpful

 

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thanks fellas eager to learn, and yes i was hoping to trade for a smaller deck and a grader blade for the 60".. hey man HOOSIER NATION!!!! thanks for the manual also

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With the snow/dozer blade you will need 3 things,  2 which are the frame extension kit and 48" wide moldboard to clear front tires when angled, and 3 the correct angle lever, Jeff.

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so would a 60" deck for a 42-48" and the plow set up be a good deal for both sides??? not wanting to RIP anybody off

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Condition is everything, especially with decks.  Bad spindles, bearings, belt tensioning pulley, and rusted out shells can make a deck worth junk price.

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Here she is fellas, she is a bit dirty started cleaning her up but its been too darn cold the past 2 weeks i think the last 2 weeks we havent cracked 20 degrees mostly in the negatives and im on 3-11 for another week so when it warms up a bit i will clean her up more and get some better pics.

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:WRS:

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Hi,  my name is William Larsen and I live in Goldendale Washington. I just picked up a 71 GT 14 with a 3 point and a plow. It needs a lot work, but I will have fun restoring it. I am sure I will need lots of advice from you guy's and will be taking advantage of all the information on this awesome site. Great to be a part of this. Thank you and God bless. 

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:text-welcomeconfetti: to the :rs: William.     We are glad you found us and we are here to help.        You should start your own introduction topic though.  More members will see a new topic.

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Thank you I just realized what I did and reposted a new thread. 

 

 

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