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I had a 518xi back in the day, which I sorely miss. I have always been curious why those models did not have a diff lock. It seems like Toro was trying to compete with the Deere 425 etc. Did the Eaton ever have a diff lock or is there something about their design which prevented it?
Seems like Deere made it standard on their high end Garden Tractors but hit or miss with the other manufacturers.
Thanks for any information. Always been curious about this.
 

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The Eaton is the transmission. It is mated to a final drive (rear end) which is where the diff lock is located.

You need to figure out which final drive is in the tractor. There are several different makes and models and a diff lock is an option on some, while others may have some form of positrac as an option. The JD 425 used a Tuff Torq K91 integrated hydrostatic transaxle (hydro and final drive as a single complete package).
 

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Thanks Tudor. I didn’t realize the transmission and differential are separate units on the Toro. I’ll look through the Wheelhorse forum to see what differential the 5xi has.
 
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