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  1. Ultimately I did mount a 2 in. receiver to the front frame and made a pivoting snowplow to plow my 650 ft. Driveway. I found some V-bar chains on Amazon for about $35 and put 7 seventy pound sand bags in the back for traction. Plowed my drive all winter and it worked AMAZINGLY well for a 2WD! I got stuck twice when I got too close to the edge of the driveway. All I had to do was shovel out the snow around the tires and drove out! My cloth cab and Radiator heater mods allowed me to plow in great comfort, warm enough so I couldn't see my breathe at some pretty cold temps. Read my heater post on
  2. Mine is on the vertical tube next to the radiator on a small plate welded to the tube, on the drivers side. Unfortunately, it is also where the radiator cover rubs and it's made it hard to read. I sanded it off, wiped on some black paint and then gently wiped the paint off of the surface so the paint would hang in the stamped Model/Serial number.
  3. Steffen, I'm NOT an electrical guru...but the unit running the starter by itself says shorted ignition switch. Something has to be completing that circuit and it almost has to be the switch, unless there is a short in the wiring loom somewhere? The Dead battery might also be from a result of it shorting out and trying to start itself. Gotta be a dead short in there somewhere. I'd try testing the switch with a VOM by checking continuity in the different switch positions. Then isolate the the switch functions with some jumpers and see if it will start. I'd fully charge the battery overnight o
  4. I hope this will help others, as I'm obviously too late on the initial request! I purchased a couple of inexpensive boat seats (under $20 ea. on sale) that fold down. I will mount them on a couple of 1 in. sq. tubing crossbars that have a inverted U welded to the end to I can drop them into place on the box side for a quick in and out. Also, the old bus seats I rode as a youngster to school look like they might also be a good fit. I think the newer ones have much higher backs for safety, so look for an old bus!
  5. Check out a product called FuelMedics. It works like the Stabil...but also works really well on oxygenated/ethanol based fuels.
  6. Will, I went thru a similar predicament, but mine was a broken internal case where the shifter shaft went thru the top of the case. I tried welding it but that didn't work because the hole was too elongated. If I had access to a milling machine it could've been bored straight and had a bushing inserted. My gears were in fine shape...it was just not able to shift into place due to the sloppy shaft. One other critical issue is that you get the idle down below 900 RPM or it won't want to drop into gear. The driven clutch is spinning over pretty fast to slide those gears into place if the idle is
  7. Nice mods. I'm a "thrifty outfitter" myself. Harbor Freight has some down and dirty pricing on Winches and hitch adapters, etc. I'm thining I want to add a 2" receiver to each end and then mount my winch on a 2" tube and a mounting plate. That way I can move it to either end if needed.
  8. EZ heater for a Mule 2520 My first post here, but I thought I'd share this as I think it has some merit. I did a quick Mule Heater search but nothing came up. I live in N. MN. and will use my Mule to plow my 650 ft. driveway. Just got it running after 3 yrs. of dorking around with a broken transmission case and then two blown head gaskets. (Kept trying to "get all the air out of the cooling system" to now avail!!!) So, I found a cloth "cab" online and put it on and then began thinking about how I was going to keep the windshield from icing up. I looked at After Market heaters and they

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