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#1 whfan74 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 03:25 PM

Dad decided to stop off during my lunch hour today and show me the new addition that he picked up for us.  Thought I had one whale of a deal on our 522xi that we purchased last fall, this deal was just as good, if not better.  It is a 1999 520xi (air cooled Kohler) with a 52" deck, 48" snow blade with bracket, wheel weights, chains, and only 370 hours on the meter.  Unfortunately it has spent some time outside and the paint is faded pretty good.  We will take some of the tins off at some point and freshen them up.  The thing runs like a top and will be a great companion to the 522xi.

 

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Posted March 04, 2013 - 03:41 PM

SWEET!


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 04:23 PM

Nice looking tractor. We don't see many of that vintage Toro mower up here. 


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Posted March 04, 2013 - 05:36 PM

Nice looking GT.

Scott, you better start an addition onto the barn the way you keep bringing horses home lately!


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Posted March 05, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Nice find, especially with the blade.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Finished plowing 7" of wet snow with this beast! What a blast to use and nothing should get in the way.......almost endless power. Dad has my 522xi at his place so I swiped his 520xi......we both had a ball today.

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:19 PM

Congratulations.  That looks really nice in spite of the faded paint.  It's good to hear you are having fun too.


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 06:32 AM

Great lookin' Horse!

 

Do you think compound 'n wax is all you need? Very nice!  :thumbs:


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Awesome find! As long as there's still some paint on the tins, a little rubbing compound and some elbow grease should take the oxidation off and some wax as tankman suggested...she'll be shining like new!


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 09:19 AM

great find


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Posted March 10, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Awesome find! As long as there's still some paint on the tins, a little rubbing compound and some elbow grease should take the oxidation off and some wax as tankman suggested...she'll be shining like new!

I have cleaned up a few faded Horse sheetmetal parts. I think I used McGuire's extra fine rubbing compound. Oxidation vanished, parts shined like new.

 

I couldn't believe how nice some hoods I gave the rub to, very nice.

 

Judging from the pic, looks like that Horse'll sparkle. :thumbs:


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 07:26 AM

Thanks you guys.....I am going to try and give her a good cleaning when the weather changes a bit.  Unfortunately one small area on the top of the hood looks like it is down to the bare metal.  Will try and buff out as much as possible and then when time permits, give her some new make up.






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