Try the one that comes std on the X500.
That is good to know, I learned something new today (pulley has adjustment). The first time I engage the PTO on my new X540 the belt came off the 47" blower. Not a good first impression. I adjusted the lift height a little and found it would still do it if I engage the PTO when the blower was raised. Since then, I make sure the blower is down when engaging and have not had a single problem since. I'll keep that adjustment in mind if things change. Im surprised JD does not send out a letters to pertaining customers to advise them of the bulletin, issue, and remedy. I know it is probably a way to save for them but it would be nice to know without having to talk with a dealer to find out.Yes, pulley alignment (akin to fleet angle) is critical on this arrangement. In fact, when my blower was delivered, I had a heckuva time keeping the belt on. Fortunately, there was a bit of adjustment available in the elevation of the driven pulley (two setscrews on the underside of the pulley) to allow raising the driven pulley and remedy that problem. Throwing the belt must be a rather common complaint because JD issued a bulletin regarding this issue. Raising the blower to a higher elevation, and thus raising the driven pulley, would only contribute to this potential problem.
Bingo 8086bruce, you have it exactly :thThumbsUHere are a couple of pics of the weight bracket that I added to my old X500. This should be the same bracket the OP has put on his X530. As you can see in the pics the new weight bracket comes out and down. It hangs down a good couple inches lower than the stock front guard that the X500/X530 come with. I think this is why the OP can't get the lift he wants.
I completely forgot about the new design bracket. :duh:Bingo 8086bruce, you have it exactly :thThumbsU