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Old 04-08-2019, 03:58 PM
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Default Freebie of the week, honda H5518 garden tractor

Picked this thing up for free today, pretty slick machine. Its relatively small, slightly larger than a JD318. VERY well built

it has a liquid cooled, two cylinder OHC Honda engine, rated at 18hp
selectable 4WD AND 4WS
Front and rear PTO, independent of each other.
Differential lock
H/L range transmission, 4spd (8)
Hydraulic lift

It fired right up with a fresh battery, needs a good carb clean. Tires don't hold air. It came with no attachments, and unfortunately they are extremely hard to find. Used mower decks are going for 7-800 alone, and the loader, rototiller, and snowblower attachments are all but non-existent.

My plans are too build a cat 0 or cat 1 3pt hitch for the rear (was an option, but again non-existent). and potentially a loader as well.

The engine is pretty neat, basically a carbureted, scaled down car engine, Very reliable, smooth running machines. Honda only produced this model for 5 years, i guess the price was too high and sales never took off.

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Old 04-08-2019, 04:37 PM
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Sweet find! That is one weird looking machine.

Probably a $10k machine new
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I think this should go in the Good Deals! section. Mods?
But yeah, KILLER DEAL!
Make a racing mower out of it! PLEASE!
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:41 PM
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I think this should go in the Good Deals! section. Mods?
But yeah, KILLER DEAL!
Make a racing mower out of it! PLEASE!
Im actually still a moderator here, although i havent been active for years. I dont see any need to move it, while it was a good deal, it wasnt found online. It is certainly off topic.

As far as racing mower, no way man. I have two racing mowers, this thing is going to be a little workhorse.

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Sweet find! That is one weird looking machine.

Probably a $10k machine new
It is weird looking! As far as price, im sure your close. The 2wd little brother was over 5, couldnt find msrp on this thing though.
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Old 04-08-2019, 09:25 PM
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So according to tractordata (http://www.tractordata.com/lawn-trac...nda-h5518.html) these did come with a Cat 0 3pt hitch as an option. If you need to make a new one, it wouldn't be terrible to do. Brand new looks to be about $5400 from 1991-1999.
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