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    Toro Wheel horse 520

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    Blairstown, NJ

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  1. porschpow

    Couple of Hydro questions

    I get it, yeah I could see how that can happen. Do you access the fan/ fan bolt from the side of the tractor? Do you have to take the rear right tire off?
  2. I got a couple of questions here, my (1997-ish) Toro Wheel Horse 520H (hydro) was doing a couple of things that I noticed. First thing I noticed is that after an hour or so of cutting grass, I noticed the hydro temp light went on. The fluid level was fine. I even changed the fluid at the beginning of this season. So I am at a loss as to what is going on. Secondly, I noticed after riding the tractor for a while, when I back off the throttle, I can hear squeaking. It sounds like it is coming from the pulley under the seat ( I am guessing where the hydro fluid pump/fan is). Ay help/ advice/ comments would be appreciated. thanks in advance!
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    I was going by the tachometer on the dash board. It looks like around 4k is the "redline". So, than that case, I can stay around the 3600 rpm's. I guess the deck is level left to right. I don't even know how you would adjust the left to right. Is there a proper (go to) way to adjust the front to back? DO you measure the blade? The deck?...?
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    I think I was around there, I was darn close to 4,000rpm. I just didn’t want to blow the engine ha-ha-ha! Yeah, When I measured, I used the blade by the chute and measured the front and back, it was around 1/4 inch lower in the front. I guess I can go closer to 1/8 or level. Am I doing it right? Ok, I guess the overlap is so the clippings get distributed finer, so the key is that 6inch overlap! Really, 3-1/2 inches? That’s it? Wow! I know the Mohawk things is not striping, I just notice that I get that Mohawk strip of grass when the grass is really high. The blades are sharp, I just don’t get it. Maybe it’s too high? I guess I need to go slooower. I was going around 3700-3900 rpm, I guess I should back off the throttle! 19,200 feet per minute??? How does that convert to RPM?
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    Yes deck was welded. The guy did a FANTASTIC JOB. He even found cracks that I didn't see! The wheels I believe are the right size. I ended up not changing them (for now). Blades are the right ones! All nice and sharpened, UNTIL I Scalped A rock! I was so pissed! The blades are on right. I responded to Sarge here he had some good points, like you, but I asked him some follow up questions.
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    I figured I would have to go in stages. Only thing is the deck is at its highest level. I don’t know what else I could do to heighten the deck. I didn’t know that WH decks cut notoriously low. But the highest I can cut is 3 inches. Is that normal?? Only other way I can do it is raise the deck all the way up and cut. Is that frowned upon? So when I stripe, what is the best way to do it? I had never done this technique before. When you say these mowers are low RPM designs, what is the suggested rpm I should stay at and not exceed? The manual says to just go maximum throttle for best results. Pretty vague
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    Okay, it took a while, but I rebuilt the deck and linked it up to the tractor to give it a try. I guess the grass is really high (first cut in the season) since it didn't cut right (it left mohawk's of taller grass if you know what I mean). I have two questions (keep in mind I don't have a mulcher): If the grass is really tall 6+ inches, what is the best way to cut the grass? Even on the highest setting, it seems like it cuts pretty low. Am I missing something here? I usually do the circling of the lawn and end up with piles of grass clippings, but I know I am going to have mountains of grass clippings to deal with (my back hurts just thinking about it). I was thinking of going up and down (striping I guess its called), but I am wondering if its just going to be a mess with the clippings and all. I properly set the deck slope with it being 1/4 inch lower in the front. However, it is still 2.75 inches which I think is too low! Any help would be appreciated
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    And where can I find a spindle for a good price? I take it I shouldn't buy a used one?
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    Anybody know how to get a bearing out of the spindle.
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    Also in the pic below shows the hole that was ripped out from wear and tear!
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    All right folks, so I had managed to take apart the deck, question: How do you get the bearings out of the spindle? I had also noticed, the right most spindle (closest to the clippings ejection area) has a piece of the spindle come off (where it bolts onto the deck) I take it that cannot be repaired and its probably just easier to buy a new one right?
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    Even though my Serial Number is 7904987 and is after the 7900001 in the manual, I am assuming it is the same thing For the Bearings, I have art number 109966 and it calls for 6 bearings For the Wheels, the part number is 110506 and it calls for 2. For the Belt, which I am guessing one should change, the part number is 1594, and it call for 1.
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    Reconditioning mowing deck

    What else needs to be addressed on these decks that I should worry about?
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