The gears in my 10xl are pretty noisy especially in reverse.It has a 4 speed peerless transaxle in it.Reverse sounds very graunchy (can't think of a better word for it) and all the other gears whine pretty loud.It had a good bit of water and rust and sludge in it when I drained it.I flushed it twice with diesel fuel and changed the lube twice.It called for 30wt motor oil but I put 80/90 gear oil in the last time.It's staying clean but I think the Diff may have been hurt.It's not skipping but it does feel like it's dragging quite a bit in reverse.
Anyway I really don't like how low it's geared to begin with.The pulley on the transaxle is smaller than one on a JD 100-200 series tractor has but it's alot slower than a JD transaxle.They must be geared a bit higher internally.
Could it be possible to put a transaxle in it out of a JD112? They look to be identical but I'm not 100% sure.
I also like the 5 lug hubs on the JD peerless 4 speed over the 3 lug on the 10XL.And I know that the JD transaxle that I can get is in good condition and it's really quiet compared to the 1 I have in it.
The engine is the best running Tecumseh engines I've ever had and I really like this old tractors size and the grill and full round fenders on it is classy.
Edited by EricFromPa, August 04, 2013 - 10:23 PM.