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  1. shallowwatersailor

    5xi snowplow on 520H?

    The wheelbase on the 5xi is longer so an extension kit probably won't be necessary. But the frame is a bit wider so may not clear the frame on the 520-H. Interesting how the 95-4090 retrofit kit is the basically the new 5xi frame that reuses the blade portion of the old dozer blade. 5xi attachments are not often found. You mighty be better flipping it.
  2. The method I use requires beating the county plow going past the house. I get out in the street and make a couple of passes in the direction the county plow comes from past the driveway. I go about 20-30 feet and that actually unloads the county plow by the time they get to my driveway opening. Of course if you are on a busy road it would be difficult.
  3. shallowwatersailor

    Happy Birthday elcamino/wheelhorse

    Happy Birthday, Jim!
  4. shallowwatersailor

    Rubber for snow blade

    I used a piece of 1/2" rubber horse mat one time. I left about 1/2" exposed. I would try a bit less for the 3/8" material. By the way it doesn't do much in an ice storm.
  5. shallowwatersailor

    Be careful removing storm damage

    Ooh! I hope you are okay. Reminds me of when I broke my ankle. Mrs. Sailor's response was very similar too. And yes, I called her in downtown DC instead of calling the ambulance. I'll drop this off before you decide to have some more fun. You need it more than me now. By the way, I hope the Dolmar didn't get damaged.
  6. shallowwatersailor

    522XI Hydraulic Lift Issue - Snowblower

    You might consider changing to a synthetic 10W-30 for the transmission/transaxle. I used Mobil 1 10W-30 in each of my three former 5xi and it improved cold weather performance. It also comes in a five quart jug which makes it convenient as the refill takes 4.5 quarts.
  7. shallowwatersailor

    Removing Winter Storm Diego

    Jeff, could you hear my shovels going top speed? It would help to have the dozer blade attached on the 314-8. Just finished mowing for the last time this year on Tuesday. Wish I had at least kept the 518xi, or the Ariens 924DLE.
  8. shallowwatersailor

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BuckRancher

    Happy Birthday, Brian!
  9. shallowwatersailor

    To Purchase or not to purchase?

    I am probably 180 degrees on purchasing. I know that I have bought a few non-running pieces of equipment but those days are most likely over for me. Especially if you need to dip in for some cash. Seems that they tend to stay that way do to time required, other commitments, time of year as Richard commented, etc. The 414-8 would be decent if running, and the 518-H if it has the Eaton 11 instead of the Eaton 7 transmission.
  10. shallowwatersailor

    towing rig

    I used 2" receivers on my tractors by Scott and Tom (Rupprechts Welding), and a Harbor Freight 6" Drop/Rise hitch to tow my logsplitter around.
  11. shallowwatersailor

    If 5xi hydro is over filled, is it toast?

    That is the hydraulic steering screen. They never go bad! Inside is a screen that just needs to be cleaned. That aftermarket item might be restricting the flow too much. What is the condition of the transmission filter underneath the tractor? It could be the wrong aftermarket filter or maybe even never been changed! With regards to 5W-40 vs the proper 10W-30, It is best to put everything back to normal before doing any serious troubleshooting.
  12. shallowwatersailor

    If 5xi hydro is over filled, is it toast?

    I would change out the 5W-40 that is in there and replace it with the correct 10W-30 before anything else. I'm not sure if it would make that much difference but it would be a place to start. What filter was installed? A Toro filter or NAPA 1410 are what I would use. Hopefully it isn't an engine oil filter as opposed to a hydraulic filter.
  13. shallowwatersailor

    52" xi series deck Wanted urgently

    Not sure where you are located but there is one here in VA. https://fredericksburg.craigslist.org/grd/d/wheel-horse-52-new-old-stock/6722543241.html
  14. shallowwatersailor

    Right side door 314-H

    OTC does sell individual parts, if you can't find one used.