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520 xi w/3pt and 15" rims

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Heres a little project I've been working on.

 I have been looking for a xi for some time on the cheap

I finally picked up a very well used 520xi. It had issues from one end to the other. One axel/ hub was bad, all the linkage was loose/ worn, steering plate was loose, front axle pin was severly worn, one engine coil was bad, throttle linkage was rigged,engine was flopping around and some other stuff. 

  FIrst was to get it running, it did! 

   Next was to tear into the rearend. I knew I was putting a 3pt on it so it got all new bearings and axles, I tried D series, C195 finally GT14 axles were the ticket for the 6 lug hubs. I wanted to install the limited slip diff also but the diff offset is different so that was a no go. 

   Next was to fab up the 3pt which is controled by rebuilt 82 C195 hyd valves so it has float. Had to raise the gas tank and seat pan 3 inches and modify the hi/lo selector also to get everything stuffed in there.

   But if I ever want to go back to stock, the only thing needed would be the hi/lo selector and gas tank mount, everything else is bolted on.  

  

   Toro should of had this option cause it was a pain!

 

 

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Thanks Guys!

  I still might paint it, but its it'll have to earn its keep.

   I built this so I can retire the 195. Last winter it had to pull my f250 and my 16 flat top trailer from the back yard thru 10in of ice/snow and it didnt like it one bit.  

  So we shall see how this does as the big horse.

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How much to make another three point for another "XI" series tractor?

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I would pay for that! No doubt! If you ever decide to make more, let me know. Very nice work bro!

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Count me in as well!  That is really NICE! I agree, Toro should have offered this.

 

Were changing the axles necessary or was that to increase the ground clearance/larger tire? Are you using the tractor hydraulics or the FEL hydraulics for the 3 PT?

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Obviously a well thought out and executed project. Very nice work! :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbupright:

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Thanks again!

  

    I suppose you could use the stock rims and tires, but if you want the 6 lug hub/ rims then you will need different axles. The stock axel is 1.5" to short for the hub. The only axels that will come to the end of the hub are out of a GT14.

  

   And sorry guys, I would like to hook you up, but I have very limited time with work and I have several projects going now I need to get done,Maybe in the future. 

 

  If any one would like to come visit and copy it, your more than welcome!

  

  

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Not bad for a Rookie, I just need to borrow it for a week or so. I'll bring it back, honest I will. I'll even pick it up

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Looks  good, should be a hard working machine

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Don’t know how I missed this? Very well done. Going to have to add it to “the list”

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