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I was just looking through Craig's list and came across a plow, #06-48BCO3. I think this will fit the 520H I just purchased. Can anyone verify this. It is not too far from my house, and it would be great if it would work.

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The 06-48BC03 (the 0's are zeros) was sold 1991-93 for the long frame tractors so it will fit the 520-H. If you have the forward-swept front axle the A-frame requires the 81630 or 81640 frame extension kit.

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Garry

I bought the plow I was talking about(#0648BC03) for my 520H. It did not appear to have an extension kit. I mounted it to the tractor and when I angled the blade there was about 1" clearance to the front tire. I am assuming it should be more? Also, it wasn't obvious how the plow attached to the lift mechanism. Are there any photos in any of the posts of this that you know of? Or possibly could I find a manual for this plow somewhere online?

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I found the manual and printed it out. Thanks very much. There is supposed to be a lift link piece that connects the lift arm to the plow frame that seems to be missing. It would appear to be about 4" long x 3/4"-1" wide and maybe 1/4" thick, with a couple of removable pins held in with cotter pins. If you had the dimensions of this piece it would be great. I am not masterful by any means at fabricating metal, but I think I could come up with something that would work. If someone has any suggestions at making this piece, or if they have an extra they would sell, that would be welcomed.

Also if anyone has this plow set-up on the 520H, how much clearance is there between the tire and plow when angled? On mine it is only about 1". Do I need the extension set-up?

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Can't find the dimensions of the short lift link but will keep looking.

Blade Dozer Lift Long link #7706 1/4"x1-1/4" flat stock 12-1/2" OL, 3/8" pins 11-1/2" c/c, Pins stick out 5/8"

When I make one I use 3/8" bolts with enough smooth shank to make the pin. Drill a hole in the bar and weld the head of the bolt to the bar. Cut off the threads and drill a small hole for a spring pin. A fixed pin prevents uneven wear in the plow and lift lever.

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Wasn't there also a solid lift bar that connects the plow directly to the rock shaft thus providing downforce via the hydraulics? I sold my plow years ago, but I think I kept that downforce bar somewhere - never did hook it up. Ridavidk, did you get wheel weights and chains for your 520? Plowed with mine for years and with the weights and chains she's nigh unstoppable.
 

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Hi Chris

Nice to hear from someone local. I have chains that came with the tractor but not wheel weights. A dealer nearby has them for $150/set of 2, but I think I will look around a bit and see if I can find some used ones.

I printed out a manual and parts list of the plow and it looks like the longer bar you are talking about is used to apply down pressure(part#7706 as Garry mentioned). If I can't find an attachment bar I will attempt to fabricate, and would probably try to make both length pieces. If you have one and want to sell it, let me know.

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Hi Chris

Nice to hear from someone local. I have chains that came with the tractor but not wheel weights. A dealer nearby has them for $150/set of 2, but I think I will look around a bit and see if I can find some used ones.

I printed out a manual and parts list of the plow and it looks like the longer bar you are talking about is used to apply down pressure(part#7706 as Garry mentioned). If I can't find an attachment bar I will attempt to fabricate, and would probably try to make both length pieces. If you have one and want to sell it, let me know.

David
David, let me see if I can find it. I have no need for it now so someone should get some use out of it (again, if I can find it - will post back).
 

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David, found what I think is the down force bar. Take a look and see if it's the right part. Length is 8.5" long.

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Chris

Thanks for looking for the part. I just don't know if that is the piece or not. There are no dimensions given in the parts list and I am not totally sure how it hooks up. Maybe someone else knows.

Steve

I think the piece you mentioned is the correct piece (#105052) for the normal set-up using the plow. Thanks for the picture. Do you know if the plow extension has to be used with the 48" plow on the 520H tractor? I mounted the plow I have, and when it is angled, the end of the blade is about1" away from the tire. The extension kit from Toro is crazy expensive.

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Chris

Thanks for looking for the part. I just don't know if that is the piece or not. There are no dimensions given in the parts list and I am not totally sure how it hooks up. Maybe someone else knows.

Steve

I think the piece you mentioned is the correct piece (#105052) for the normal set-up using the plow. Thanks for the picture. Do you know if the plow extension has to be used with the 48" plow on the 520H tractor? I mounted the plow I have, and when it is angled, the end of the blade is about1" away from the tire. The extension kit from Toro is crazy expensive.

David
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My friend--everything from TORO now is expensive--

try e-bay and local Craigslist...

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My friend--everything from TORO now is expensive--
You can say that again. I was looking for a new air pre-cleaner for my 520 a few months back and while I can't recall the Toro price, I went to JD and found the JD equivalent part for about 50% less. So, ridavidk, just know that since JD used the same Onan P220 engine in some of their older garden tractors, you can often get parts from a JD dealer for a lot less, for the engine anyway.

As far as the down pressure bar is concerned, it's not going anywhere so maybe someone will take a look here and know for sure.
 

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Do you have to use it .. no, but if you hit the snow or what ever your plowing hard it'll hit the tire, if your careful about how hard you use you'll be OK.
You can generally find the extendtion kit for sale used in the 100 to 150 range, or you can drill holes , if you angel adjustment is a 3 holer, and make it a 5 holer. To do this just drill holes inbetween the others to lessen the angle. Toro did/ does sell this in the newer plows, I have a plow with the 5 hole angle adjustment and its nice when a sharp angle is not needed.
 

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Steve

Thanks for the advice. After cleaning it up, I discovered the plow I have already has 5 holes, and as you said, if I just move it to the first position off center it won't interfere with the tires.

Has anyone ever cut the plow frame towards the front and welded an extension on this way. Other than that it seems like all you would have to do is cut and extend the control rod for angling the plow a corresponding amount. I am not a welder so I don't know if the frame would be as strong after.

I found the short lift arm and associated pins for attaching the plow frame to the lift arm of the tractor on a couple of parts sites for about $20 and ordered them.

One final question. I am looking for a set of wheel weights for the rear tires. I can get them from a local dealer for $150/set of 2. Does anyone know of places to look for used ones? I haven't seen any on e-bay, or my local Craig's list. Maybe because of time of year.
 
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