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Hi Guys

Drove three hours each way yesterday to look at a 1996 520H with 475 hours. I am not an expert on these tractors by any means, but it looked good to me and I took it home. It included a 48" SD mower deck, a grader blade, a single stage snow blower in fair condition, and a small tow behind trailer. I have a lot of questions, but for now maybe just a couple. What sort of cleaning and maintenance items would you do to it? Also with the snow coming I am interested in trying to find a plow for it, and am unsure of what model# to look for. I know it needs some type of extensions because of the swept forward front axle. Most of the plows I have seen on E-bay or Craig's list don't seem like they would fit.

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David
 

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You are correct! The swept forward axles require an extention kit on the standard
snow plow. However, it would not be hard to fabricate for a handy person.
All you need to do is duplicate the holes at the end of the frame and extend that
duplication approximately 18 on the back end. I would lay out the standard plow
under the tractor with the blade angled (to be sure it clears the front tires when angled)
and then measure back from the holes at back of the plow frame to the mounting
point (plow mounting bracket on rear axle). You will also need a plow mounting bracket
to mount your plow.

You said you have a blower with it? Why not use it?

I assume the grader you mentioned is the mid-mount belly grader?

I would just treat it's cleaning as you would a car. Wash and wax it......do not
spray water directly on the engine. I always wipe my engines with a dry cloth.
 

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Teddy

Thanks for the quick reply. I don't know if you saw it, but I added a second post for a plow I found on Craig's list, model#06-48BCO3. I was curious if that would fit. Also on the maintanance, I guess I was wondering if people thought I should change oil, various filters, etc.? Also, people had talked about grass build-up in cooling fins of the Onan and I wonder if I should check into that? It seemed like the guy had done pretty good regular maintanance on it.

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Hi

I realized I forgot to answer your questions. It is the mid-mount grader blade. As far as the snowblower, a neighbor has the plow set-up on his Wheel horse, and for most of the storms we get it just seems faster than the snowblower. For more than 5-6" I will probably try the blower. It will be a trial and error process I guess.

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It is always a good idea to change all fluids (unless you know the p.o. and his
maintainance schedule) and filters. Then you create your own schedule.

You can easily inspect the fins for grass and mouse nests that wouuld lead to
overheating.
 
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