Hello everyone. I'm a member on the Gardentractortalk forum, but a friend suggested I join here because this is a great Wheel Horse community. With that being said, I'm selling my 1998 Wheel Horse 523DXI diesel garden tractor with a 52" mower deck. It's 100% ready to work and mow and it does an excellent job. This is the earlier model with the larger 26.5HP DM950 Briggs/Daihatsu Vanguard 3 cylinder diesel engine. I've never owned an easier starting, more powerful and smooth diesel engine than this. It always fires right up and doesn't smoke, knock, or make any weird noises. Mechanically the tractor is in excellent shape. It has around 1400 hours and it operates extremely. It has the 52" mower deck with hydraulic lift and I just installed a brand new OEM made in USA belt. The mower deck cuts beautifully and all the deck shields/covers are there. The gauges all work, and so do the headlights and taillights. There were a couple of hairline cracks on the mower deck that were professionally welded and now there's no problem with it ( there were no rust holes or anything like that). The tires all have excellent tread and hold air. Cosmetically, there are some minor issues, but it doesn't affect the function of the tractor. The seat has rips and they were covered with black duct tape, the previous owner spray painted red over the side panel decals and hood, the red paint is faded (as you can see in the pictures), and there's a couple of chips in the front lower plastic valance. You could put a coat of paint and decals on the tractor and it would look great, get some rubbing compound on the paint and buff it out, or use it as it is. $1750. Thank you.
If there are any other questions, please private message me. Feel free to come take a look at it and take it for a test drive. I'm in the Buffalo, NY area, but I might be able to meet you somewhere around Interstate-90 around Erie, PA or Rochester, NY if you would be traveling to pick it up.