91' 520H with Predator 22HP repower. I put the Predator in 1 year ago after losing another valve seat in the original Onan. The exhaust and hood still need some modification to allow the hood to fit. I did not rewire the mower after the engine swap. None of the gauges or lights are currently working. All of the dash and lights worked before the engine swap. Hour meter read 671, as far as I know this was correct up until the swap. Slow hydraulic leak from the control valve.
60" deck, only issue is the front center roller is worn and the deck holes are worn out.
48" dozer blade in good condition.
Snow blower is in great condition
Original Onan P220G - disassembled. Intake valve seat has been replaced once, has come loose again. I was going to part it out, just didn't get to it.
Spare trans. - picked up as a spare.
Spare hydraulic control valve
More photos available upon request. I can send videos if requested.
I would prefer to sell as one lot. Will split for the right offer.
By Michael White
520 H tractor, deck, and snow thrower.
Engine smokes a little but leaks more than it smokes. I had plans to rebuild but that's not going to happen so hopefully some one will restore this unit. Its been good to me and still has life left.
Currently tractor wont start by key, it did this to me a couple seasons back and started working, so not sure what the issue is. I can jump it across the solenoid and it will start.
Mower deck needs some repair, the height adjust bracket needs welded.
The snow thrower works (and I have the flag for it) but its only single stage so not so good with a slushy snow.
Hour meter = 1500. Tach doesn't work, gas gauge and other indicators work.
Best way to reach me is by text.
I’m getting ready to sell my 520H soon and I have everything working except the gas gauge. I know it’s the sending unit that’s bad. I repaired it once, but it failed again, so now I’m just looking for a replacement. I’ve tried fleabay, but nobody is selling just the sending unit without the tank. I don’t want to buy a tank I don’t need. Shipping to Indiana 46947. Thanks!
Recently I saw a 98 520H for sale near me for $600. I believe these models are held in high regard but the problem is this tractor is a puller. Its bright blue with leds under it. The deck is there but no belt, belt guard or rollers. Is this a worthy candidate for a resurrection into a garden tractor again? Or has its life as a puller made its future unpredictable and expensive? I have not seen it in person but the pics show it in good condition. I will try to upload some pics soon
I'm new so please forgive me if anything is out of line. My father was a John Deere Service Manager for 44 years so thats always been my brand of choice. Anyway, long story short... last fall (late fall) I found a 1989 520H on CL. The guy wanted $1600 for the machine w attachments. At the time that was about $600 more than I wanted to spend not to mention the machine was about 55-60 miles away. I was able to get the guy down to $900 on the phone so needless to say it became mine.
It came as follows: The tractor shows 910 hours (meter does not work) but the machine was clean. I got a 42" front blade, the 48" deck, single stage 42" blower, weights & chains and all the original owners manuals except the one for the blower.
I mainly wanted/needed it for the blower since I'm a single daddy of 3 little people and have a long driveway, not to mention I have a Deere w the same size deck for mowing. Well yes, of corse I realize this is a 30 year old machine but as MY luck would have it, I cleared my driveway 1 time! Then a hose sprung a leak and quickly pumped it dry so then it didn't move. Because I have 3 littles (singlehandeledly) I wasn't able do do anything about it until last week when mother nature finally changed moods. I began tearing into it to find the source of the leak. One of the hoses coming from the lift valve is bad. Another hose shows the threads inside from rubbing, so I've decided to replace all 4. I now have all 4 hoses in my possession. I have only removed tin at this point.
Question: Prob a pretty dumb question for here but....... I have the parts breakdown for the entire machine but is there a place where I can pick up a service manual. I'm a car / light truck guy and am mechanically inclined but is there anything I need to know? I'd really prefer a walk through or a service manual. YouTube (which usually has most of my answers) shows nothing.
Thanks in advance!