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Risk Of Breaking The Aluminum Transaxle!

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#1 CADplans OFFLINE  

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Posted June 05, 2013 - 06:53 PM

The aluminum transaxle Cub Cadets are susceptible to breaking, where the front of the transaxle bolts to the brackets that bolts to the frame.


This is a real weak spot.


I got a buddy that makes a steel bracket, it bolts to the axle housings, then connects to the frame.


They kind of look like traction bars, shown here as the black brackets.




The extra hole in the frame attachment plate is for the old style Haban rear bracket.


I just thought you would like to see there is a fix to insure you do not loose the transaxle!! 



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Posted June 05, 2013 - 09:06 PM

Makes you wonder why the factory didn't add something like that when  they started breaking , well then maybe they did lol $$$

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Posted June 05, 2013 - 09:34 PM

Don't have to worry about it with my 1872.  The aluminum tranny was replaced with a cast iron one last Summer.  

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Posted June 06, 2013 - 08:15 AM

While referbing my 682 I noticed that the rear axle attachment is a little light considering the housing is aluminum... It also blows that when you remove the top two bolts on the axle tubes (to get the axle off of the frame), rear end fluid starts running out!!


Maybe one of these days I will add these braces or replace the whole housing with a steel one... Of course after today I'll have an extra rear end sitting on the shelf :D

Edited by twostep, June 06, 2013 - 08:16 AM.

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