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Hi all, I did a quick search for attachment pics and found a thread that used to have pics showing how to attach the snow blower to the tractor but the pics were no longer available. A couple of years ago I bought a snow thrower but I never used it. I decided to clean up and repaint the snow thrower and attempt to use it this year. I was wondering if anyone here had a similar set up and could post pics of the attachment process. Any help is appreciated. And Happy Thanksgiving.

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Lets see a pic of the blower so we will know if it fits the 520

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Which style do you have? One has "built" in chute crank other has mid attach-a-matic chute crank support other than that pretty much similar hook up, Jeff.

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Thanks for the replies. The thrower I have is very similar to the one that is closest in your pic WV. The chute is shorter and it has metal wheels instead of the sliders. I have owned the 520 for a few years now and did not want to start removing the deck and front end thing without an idea of what it should look like first. Would it be possible for you to post some close up pics of the setup from each side? It is 5am right now so I will try and post pics of thrower and tractor a bit later this AM....... 

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If you have the metal wheels you may have an older blower and it will not fit. The older ones bolt on where the newer version hooks into the front tach o matic. We need a pic of your blower. 

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I had an old style blower like your mounted on a 520.

 

I guess that I was lucky in that it fit right into the front hitch.

 

It worked OK, not as well as the larger 2 stage.

 

This 520 has the straight front axle but I believe it will fit your HC with the forward swept axle as well.

 

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3 hours ago, entropy said:

Thanks for the replies. The thrower I have is very similar to the one that is closest in your pic WV. The chute is shorter and it has metal wheels instead of the sliders. I have owned the 520 for a few years now and did not want to start removing the deck and front end thing without an idea of what it should look like first. Would it be possible for you to post some close up pics of the setup from each side? It is 5am right now so I will try and post pics of thrower and tractor a bit later this AM....... 

Only side pic I have as I bought it only for cab and flipped the 418 and blower years ago, check out @Mastiffman his snow thrower restore thread he has a similar thrower he restored and mounted on a 520H , Jeff.

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4 hours ago, cleat said:

I had an old style blower like your mounted on a 520.

 

I guess that I was lucky in that it fit right into the front hitch.

 

It worked OK, not as well as the larger 2 stage.

 

This 520 has the straight front axle but I believe it will fit your HC with the forward swept axle as well.

 

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I guess I stand corrected, but isn’t that cross bar a smallish diameter than the newer version and will slop around in the hitch?

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Same size.

 

I also had a tall chute blower and the hookup was identical.

 

The short chute blower I had was originally for a C160 that has the same front hitch.

 

Cleat

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I may try to mount it on my 518 that I picked up last year. I was not that impressed with the plow anyway. I do not think I ran it enough to even break in the rebuild as the plow was less effective then my walk behind thrower.

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WHbilly or squonk,  any idea how long the belt is on the set up with the stage 1 and tractor. The belt I have now is way way to long. I also noticed I am missing the attachment bar where it locks onto front of tractor as well.

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