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#1 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 07:45 PM

What is the strongest GT hydro transaxle? Don't care what brand, just looking for something stout.

 

And can I use wheel brakes with a hydro?


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 08:04 PM

I don't know which is strongest, but yes, you can use wheel brakes.  The hydro/diff's under the JD430 & Simplicity Sunstar are TOUGH units & come with individual drum brakes & 2 speed final.  MANY others have individual wheel brakes, but my head doesn't want to concentrate enough to remember all of them.  Oh, I will add these, being I own them, the Allis 620 & 720 have wheel brakes, and a VERY stout hydro & differential, 3 speed rear as a matter of fact.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 08:53 PM

An IH built Cub Cadet rear end pretty strong too. You can find them in either gear drive or hydro drive. The gear drive ones are what most gt pulling tractors use.


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Posted February 14, 2014 - 09:18 PM

Not sure about too many hydro's, heck, I only know about one (BMP's) Ford LGT145 but it in pretty beefy. 

 

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Posted February 14, 2014 - 09:45 PM

I know the hydro in the 990 is a 2 speed with 1 little brake disc behind it. Also the cubs used the dual brake setup on both the hydro and the gear drive. The super cubs have the hydro with turning brakes on them.


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Posted February 15, 2014 - 05:52 AM

Peerless 2500 series are what a lot of gt's use as well as the 2600 series too. The latter has a diff lock option both can use either Eaton or Sundstand hydro units .the 2500 series also had a standard shift option ( powerkings had them) .
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Posted February 16, 2014 - 10:16 PM

Wille, Interesting subject. I have bought an MTD 998 that i am currently in the process of getting it running. It is too early for me to tell because so far i have only briefly started it to check the hydro and lift. But from just looking at the appearance of it, It seems to be pretty beefy. 

 

I may know a little more at the end of the week. I intend to take a day or two off work this week and try to get it going. But I am liking it so far. As a little plus (one of the main reasons i got it), it has a rear lift.

 

Is your plan confidential at the moment? 



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Posted February 17, 2014 - 12:44 AM

Not confidential just unformed

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Posted February 17, 2014 - 07:08 AM

The rear end of the Bolens HT23 is pretty danged stout.

 

It uses the Eaton 11 Hydro.



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Posted February 17, 2014 - 07:16 AM

Peerless 2500 series are what a lot of gt's use as well as the 2600 series too. The latter has a diff lock option both can use either Eaton or Sundstand hydro units .the 2500 series also had a standard shift option ( powerkings had them) .

That's what i was thinking too.






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