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  1. Indy Farm Life - new to the site, moderately new tractors

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all! This a joint account between myself (Adam) and my buddy Chris. We hail from Indianapolis, IN. Between the two of us and another friend of ours we have a JD 4052R, 4105, and 2520. :greentractorride: (among other non-green toys) :laugh: It's a nice little mix of tractors to have. Each...
  2. 2520/ Broken bolts FEL

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Morning guys was using tractor the other day and noticed the bolts holding FEL mount to frame on left side of tractor broken and sticking out !!! On further investigation 4 of the I think 6 front bolts were all broke off.. Took apart removed broken ends from frame and discovered their is only...
  3. 2520 Amsoil???

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Thinking of doing 200 hour service and changing Engine oil and Hydro fluid to Amsoil full synthetic wondering if anyone has done this and which oil was used and if were pleased with it... I have been using Amsoil in everything else I own for several years now and have been very happy with...
  4. 2520 ROPS and light bar

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Hi everyone, Thought i would post some pics of my custom ROPS/light bar i made for my 2520. The OEM ROPS was fine but lets be honest, not the most flattering safety attachment, and also wouldnt fit under my garage roller door... I made the structural components out of 5mm tube/box/plate so...
  5. 2520 alternator upgrade 20 to 40+amps

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    My early 2520 has the original 20 amp alternator with the external regulator. Because of additions to the tractor I'd like to upgrade but just cannot afford the dealer. Evidently the newer alternator (SN 406001 up) is internally regulated. I'm sure there is more to do than unbolt the old and...
  6. 2520 Hydrolic fluid leak at bolt

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Hi Folks, On the weekend I sprung a hydrolic leak. There was hydrolic fluid everywhere under my tractor. Once I got things cleaned up I was able to narrow down where the fluid was leaking from. I found that it was coming from a bolt going through a banjo fitting on a line that goes to the...
  7. 2520 will not start after oil change

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    At the 200 hour mark I changed my 2520 motor oil. I used the oil my JD dealer sold me, which turned out to be the wrong viscosity. I used JD 15W-40 instead of the recommended 10W-30. The tractor ran for about one minute, then stopped. After troubleshooting I drained the oil and replaced with...
  8. New 2520 - lighting options

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    Hi everyone. Just took delivery of my new 2520 and JD 62" MMM. All in all a great setup. I have a couple queries about the lighting... 1. Behind the seat there's a loom which has the wires for the indicators as well as a couple of spare wires. Could I be lucky enough that they already wire it...
  9. 2520 hour meter operation

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    About a month ago I bought a brand new 2520 and noticed that the hour meter is accumulating hours at a very fast pace. For example today, I checked the meter reading and it was at 46 and mowed my lawn for a little over an hour and when I was done, the hour meter reading was at 49. Does this...
  10. 54" Front Blade Hose Guides (2520)

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    I wonder if someone can post pics showing the proper location to attach the hose guides (#11 and #14) in the parts diagram? It doesn't seem I have the manual that shows the proper installation. I have a 2520 tractor. Borrowing a picture from Lost in Wisconsin - these two guys.
  11. Brake Warning Chime Added to 2520

    Medium Frame Compact Utility Tractors (MCUT)
    I know most of you want to keep your tractors in good working order. But if you're like me you've probably driven off on your tractor with the parking brake on (everyone fess-up). The warning light is nice but it hardly gets your attention. It's probably not doing the brake lining any good...
  12. Custom Built Weed Rake

    Implements & Attachments
    Hi eveyone, I live on a lake and the weekly chore is raking the accumulation of weeds before I can play on the lake. What I needed was a stiff rake (wet weeds are heavy) with narrow tines (so as not to rake up the sand as well). I searched high and low on the internet and found nothing that...