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Posted March 12, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Hey everybody I'm new to the site just bought a 1991 520H with 48" deck with a little over 900 hrs on it looks pretty good my question.. is that a lot of hrs ? I'm not that familier with that model ! I have an old C-160 that I have had since 1982 I love that old tractor hr gauge never worked on it from day one hate to think how many hrs is on it ! I broke a rod in it at the end of the summer last year broke the block and the cam plan on finding another engine for it as soon as I can ! looks like a nice friendly forum looking forward posting in it !!  Thanks !   Jr

 



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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:41 PM

I'd say 900 hours is about average. Not low hours but, not unreasonable considering its over twenty years old. How it was maintained is what's important!

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 09:10 PM

:iagree:


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Posted March 13, 2013 - 03:31 AM

How the Horse was maintained is the most important issue.

 

Hour meters don't always show what's what forget what you see. There might be 1900 hours on your new 520 but who cares?

 

Enjoy the new Stallion!


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Posted March 13, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Just found out that my 520 is not a 1991 but an 1990 with a 91 engine!! I ran the numbers Mod.# P220G-!/10955C on the engine and theID.#  41-20OE01on the tractor according to what I have read  it should read 41-20OE02 on the tractor to be a 1991 am I correct ?



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Posted March 13, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Welcome to the forum, junebug! I am of no help on the numbers, but someone will be by shortly to help out!


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Posted March 13, 2013 - 07:48 PM

Just found out that my 520 is not a 1991 but an 1990 with a 91 engine!! I ran the numbers Mod.# P220G-!/10955C on the engine and theID.#  41-20OE01on the tractor according to what I have read  it should read 41-20OE02 on the tractor to be a 1991 am I correct ?


You are correct. By the info I have you have 1990 520-H with a 1991 or 1992 engine. The original engine would have been a 10956C.
Later engines were 10955D.

I'd imagine someone blow the motor early in its life and got it replaced under warranty? Or maybe it was one of the last 1990's produced and the 10955C engine was installed when built?

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 09:22 PM

Does it have gear reduction steering or just a swept fprward frt axle?


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:24 PM

What i was thinking rockfarmer

 

You are correct. By the info I have you have 1990 520-H with a 1991 or 1992 engine. The original engine would have been a 10956C.
Later engines were 10955D.

I'd imagine someone blow the motor early in its life and got it replaced under warranty? Or maybe it was one of the last 1990's produced and the 10955C engine was installed when built?

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What I was thinking Rock but wouldn't they put the same number on the engine if was a replacement ? Not sure how that works on tractors but know that is how it works on motorcycles..I don't know i'm sure you probably know more about it than me !! Just saying !!    thanks for imput !



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:32 PM

I really don't know, I'm just speculating!

The reason the stamp the motorcycle engine with the same number probably has to due with registering it. Some states use the engine number for the title/registration. Garden tractors don't get titled or registered anywhere. So it dose'nt matter.

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:35 PM

Does it have gear reduction steering or just a swept fprward frt axle?

No just swept forward axle.. thats why I was disappointed when I went to pick the tractor up and found out that it was a 1990 instead of 91 I know that is the year they changed the steering...in which leads me to my next question is it possible to take the steering off a 91 and put it on a 90 ?



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Posted March 16, 2013 - 09:43 PM

I really don't know, I'm just speculating!

The reason the stamp the motorcycle engine with the same number probably has to due with registering it. Some states use the engine number for the title/registration. Garden tractors don't get titled or registered anywhere. So it dose'nt matter.

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Your probably right Joe...the guy that i bought it from assured me that he knows the history of it and doesn't remember any engine replacement..he did replace the ign.mod. last year which he probably took the numbers off the engine is why he was thinking it was a 91 ? Oh well got it for pretty good deal !!


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:17 PM

Thanks everyone for the input and for the quick response !!

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Posted March 17, 2013 - 11:43 PM

How hard would it be to put the steering off a 1991 520H with gear reduction onto a 1990 would it fit without a lot of trouble...or would it be worth it just curious ?Looking at the diagrams looks like you could, if you could find all the parts ! Just was wondering if anyone on the site has ever done this ?   :peace:



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Posted March 20, 2013 - 11:06 PM

You need the upper shaft, the gear reduction unit and the lower shaft.  Direct bolt in


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