New to the group and hoping to tap into your knowledge. Also hoping I'm posting in the right place. Please excuse me if not.
I live in NE Minnesota, and am looking for a WH tractor for mowing and snowblowing.
I have a couple of questions I'd like your opinion/knowledge on, mostly about snow blowers and steering:
Did all 520H/C models after 1991 have gear reduction steering? How do I know if a machine has gear reduction or not?
Do the newer xi series have gear reduction? I think the 520/2/3xi offered power steering as an option, but do non-power steering models incorporate gear reduction?
I'm leaning toward 2 stage blower, just because it seems heavier duty, and it snows a ton in NE MN. Are the 2 stage units worthwhile?
I was lucky enough to work for Toro for a few years, and really want to find a red machine. Lots of green around here, but hoping to stay RED. Thanks for your help.
Any point in considering this:
to fit an XI series?
Obviously the hydraulics are an issue but the XIs have that front PTO right up there...
Never thought about using a 12v hydro on a WH but I do have 2 of them.
$400 for a 44" Sweepster if I hurry!
I am considering repowering my 522xi (for various reasons, but that's not the issue here) and I need the help of some experienced people. Sorry this post is a bit disjointed, I wanted to condense my thoughts without creating a bunch of new topics.
I believe that the Kohler CH730 is a near direct fit for the Kohler CH22S that is in the unit, does anyone know this for sure? Best I can tell it is.
My first issue is with the PTO shaft. The replacement engine I have a lead on has a (proper diameter) 4" long shaft with a 7/16-20 1.5" deep threaded hole on it, the one that came in the 522xi has a 3-5/32" shaft. I am hoping to run it as is, but it looks like it might come dangerously close to the battery, and I dont know if that 27/32" difference will cause the PTO belts to run all amok.
How does the PTO attach to the driveshaft, just bolted straight on?
If it is an issue, has anyone cut a crankshaft before? If so, how? Will there be enough threads left for the PTO bolt if I don't have the crankshaft re-drilled and tapped?
I called one machine shop that rebuilt my K341 and they said they couldnt do it, but I may check with others.
Thanks in advance everyone!
I changed the topic title to reflect my project that was based on the original topic.