In a perfect world, yes they should face forwards-but KYL has the front QH so I think that's why the issue was for him-I did say there where not compatible with that option to my knowledgeI had in my mind that these brackets would face forward but I see I am mistaken after seeing kylew’s pics -
Looking at my 2520 the bolt hole spacing will work. I thought I could sandwich the brackets in where the spacers currently are with them facing forward. The spacers are the silver colored parts. The spacers measure 3/8” so I could probably remove them and fill the gap with 1/8” washers.
Maybe I am in brain fog territory again and not thinking clearly. I guess I could install them like Kylew did and just get longer bolts. But installed where the spacers are sure would make a nice looking installation and having them face forward just makes for sense to me.
Guess I may just order a pair and see how it works out.....
For your 2520, yes removing the spacers would be the best thing to try. FYI if you had the front QH it would fill the space where the spacers are. On the new machines they are plastic and not metal!