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  1. js5020

    Remember the Allis-Chalmers G?

    Amazing how 20 or 30 yrs ago at farm auctions many of these G's wouldn't even bring scrap prices, now it seems they are popular and in demand.
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    electric hydraulic pump

    I have a hyd power pack (single action) on an old compact tractor that has no external hyds. The pump only runs one way but using a double action spool valve and a momentary push button I have double acting hyds, push the button to start the pump unit and use the spool valve to direct the flow.
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    ? on demise of Wheel horse

    Once you breech a certain price point it just makes more sense to go sub compact in my opinion and get diesel, 4wd, diff lock, 3 pth , quick change loaders and drive over mower decks.
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    Some Work Ahead for the Snow Horses

    Dang!! Sure glad I'm 75 or so miles south of you! Had a little more than a dusting in the am but it's all gone now just have the wind.
  5. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
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    1975 wheel horse hydrostatic 14 horse

    Give it a squirt of carb cleaner in the carb while spinning it over if it fires it will rule out ignition issues. Does it have compression?
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    Snow blower, or plow, which to use??

    I have both a blade and a blower for the 16 Auto. I use a blade 99% of the time as I have gravel/rock drive. The blower only comes out over 8 or 10" and with the skids all the way down to limit the risk of auger damage, would prefer to use the blower however my removal surfaces just make it impossible to do so.
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    520H equivalent in JD?

    Any X3 series (I have one) in my opinion would be severely lacking when it comes to brute strength compared to any of the WH 300,400,500's. An X5 series would likely be a better comparision for a 520H weight, transaxle strength, horsepower wise. The 400 series JD is basically the foundation of the current X7 series machines, I would think a D series and the 5 XI, LXI, DXI would be competitors for this class machine. I own a 16 Auto and it is a great machine, if it wasn't there would be something else sitting in it's spot, however it's no 400, 420, 4x5, X4x5, or X7 in any stretch of the imagination and the 520H with just 4 more HP, similar weight, similar tranny strength to the 16 Auto is not likely to compare either. My guess is the 520H competitor would have been the JD 318, and newer model comparatives being a 325 and an X580. Love the WH's though, just plain flat out simple and easier to work on, made with the best components in the day, and no unnecessary "fluff" to complicate things. Next machine here will be a JD,,,,,,, naw I think it will be a WH 416H, 520H or I might take it up a notch with a 5 XI, LXI, just depends on what I can find. I've sipped the green kool-aide and have nothing bad to say about the machine or its performance, I can just do a WH for a lot less coin and have a much heavier machine, only drawback I see would be product support (parts) and depending on model some difficulty finding attachments.
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    Model 416 hydro

    I'd take a 200 buc 416H, keep my 16 Auto company.
  10. A Deere X350 is not in the same class as the WH 300 series, you would need to go up to an X500 series to be in a comparable class. The X300 series if you ask me as an owner for 7yrs is little more than a mower. I don't use mine for anything but mowing and it does very well as a mower in my opinion, comfortable, easy to operate, easy on and off, love the twin pedals,,, but if I need to do anything beyond mowing I break out the 16 Auto, no comparison hands down the 16 will out push or out pull the JD, effortlessly,,, however the JD is hands down more pleasurable and easier to operate than the WH. Being 40 yrs older I guess the WH has to be expected to fall short in that area.
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    The time has come.

    Hey Jim wish you well with the procedure and everything turns out as you hope for!
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    Jeep,,, did someone say Jeep? I'm in. I've had a few over the years, started with an older CJ5 GM V8 swap, GM steering swap, loved it except for the winter and no heat. I now have an original 79 CJ5 Silver Anniversary out in the shop currently for a frame off and new body, it will be a daily driver when I get it finished. I also have a Grand Cherokee which lost another transmission that will be headed to scrap once the yard firms up.
  13. I run the Deestones on the 16 Auto. Ag's on the rear and tri ribs on the front, unlike many I went to a narrower tire than stock on the rear and the traction is pretty good without chains and I love those tri rib fronts easy to steer with the blower on.
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    520-HC repower

    I saw your blower description in the first post, and I think it is where you will really notice the difference in power between the Onan and the Kohler. Cid specs I found are 47.7 for the Onan and 35.9 for the Kohler, so your certainly giving up displacement and likely the most important part,, torque. Last time I looked you could buy 2 22hp predators for the price of parts for an Onan rebuild and have a bit left over (I didn't shop around). I have 2 K series Kohlers and both are very good engines, I'll go as far as saying the best air cooled engines I have ever owned even at 40+ yrs old. Simple to work on, durable, and when you do need a part nearly everyone has it on the shelf and reasonably priced, unlike the Onan. There was a recent thread on someone repowering a 175 I believe with a 22 predator and older threads repowering 520's with 24hp Hondas, and briggs vanguards, might want to do a bit of research on options before running to the smaller K341 and be less than happy with your results.