I have a 520h tractor that won’t stay running. It starts up but dies out after a short period of time. I’ve changed the fuel filter and air filter. Not sure if it has to do with electrical or fuel. If you have any tips on where to go from here it would be greatly appreciated.
482 Hours, Grage/Shed kept, 48" Mower Deck, Single Stage Snowblower, Dozer Blade, Bagger, 2 sets of tire chains, Wheel weights, Snowblower cab, Many additional maintenance parts.
I just bought some Carlisle Turfmaster 24x12-12 rear tires to replace the 23x8.50-12 tires I have on there now. I was wondering which rims I should buy to fit these bigger tires. The charts say an 8.50 width rim but should the offset stay the same or does it need to change? Any other dimensions I should be concerned about?
Thanks in advance.
Hope everyone is healthy and well!
My 520H has never cut grass really well. It seems this deck is more like a bush hog than a finish mower. It doesn't seem to mind if the grass or weeds are really tall it will mow them down but that's about it. I have a Zoysia lawn that I like to cut at 3" but when I do it never looks neat. This grass is just around my house about 40' or so all around. The rest of our grass I have to cut is a mixture of grasses but now mostly weeds. The zoysia is slowly spreading out into these areas and does a pretty good job of controlling some of the weeds once it gets established.
When I cut the Zoysia I try to keep the RPM's up and I have been reducing my ground speed but it still doesn't leave the grass like I would like. It sort of looks like all three blades leave a different pattern if that makes any sense. I put on a new set of blades and belts each spring after the second or so cut once all the winter leftovers are all cleaned up but even with new blades it's about the same. It's a 48" deck and I'm thinking that the 48" deck would be the max for the 520. I have a smaller WH with a 42" deck that would cut the grass much cleaner but that old deck is past worn out and I just use that one for a pull tractor.
I'm wondering what the blade tip speed is for the 520 H with a 48" deck. Is there a chart somewhere that will speak to this?
By Michael Moore
Looking for 48” deck near Pittsburgh PA, good condition, no holes, comes with mule drive and belts.