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54" Front Blade Hose Guides (2520)

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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.

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Borrowing a picture from Lost in Wisconsin - these two guys.

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OK, I was able to find this document (see link) which shows the proper installation on the 2520. Now it's clear to me where the larger guide goes.

I don't think I'm going to drill the hole in the foot rest for the smaller one though. I'll continue to use the hose guide I installed for the FEL - I have it attached to the metal tab hanging down under the foot rest.

Ensoll, I'm still interested in how you did it.


Thanks Lost in Wisconsin. I can see how it should be done.

Here's what I did for my FEL hose guide when I installed it. Not sure this is correct, but the front blade hoses sit nicely in it when I'm using the blade. Is this correct for the FEL?

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Here you go. These are the instructions for installing the Independent Front Hitch which is what is used for a blower, plow, broom, (etc?) but it includes the instructions for installing the hose guides.
Thanks for the follow-up Ensoll. I think the copy I have linked above is a better/cleaner copy of the same instructions. You may want to grab it.

I appreciate someone's help here. With your help I think I have it setup right now.

I appreciate EVERYONE's help. My bad.

As a wrap up to this thread I have some pics showing how I ultimately routed my lines to the 54" front blade. I bought sleeving to contain the lines for a neater look and protection of the tractor (the line extension couplings scratch the loader upright horizontal). I used sleeving that cost just $9.25 for a 10ft length. Bought it online here:
Sleeving, 1 1/2" Expandable, 10 Ft

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I started by feeding the sleeve onto the lines. Looks like a snake eating prey don't you think?

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Pulled it to the end and folded it inside itself. Then cable tied it.

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Strain relieved the four lines to the quick attach

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Cut the 10th sleeve to proper length plus a lot. Then folded the sleeve inside itself and doubled it back past the hose extension couplers where they hit the loader upright. I still had 3ft left over from the 10ft roll.

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Cleaned up the cable ties and DONE. :dance:

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Let me know if you like the look.
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Thats terrif as long as you aren't switching back and forth to a blower. With the blower, you wouldn't be using the angling cyl lines but instead would be running the rotator lines.

Good point. Well, there's no blower in my future right now. :cray:
I just picked up the larger one from the dealer, $36. My wife and I figured $ away cheap:lol:. It amazes me what JD gets for things. I told my wife it was JDDave's fault.
Oh man! I didn't realize posting carried such responsibility. I'll have to be more careful in the future. Of course you're on your own when you walk through the JD Dealership door. :lol:
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