Hi guys, we picked this tractor up with a issue with the transaxle. It would "skip" like the pulley was stripped or belt slipped. We checked all that and fluid to no avail. We let it sit for a bit. Today was the day to see what it was. We have a hydro from a junk Craftsman , different though. It would take a lot of fab and new parts. Dad decided to inspect the old one and see what is wrong! We haven't really messed too much with them, other than swap a few.
Well turned out the PO must have used the bypass with engine on and stripped the collar somewhat and hurt the main gear from hydro unit the gear case.
Dad took a Dremel and cleaned up the collar and gear and got them to mesh better, also saw that collar could be reversed so good splines are in use more. Put it all back together and works well!! YEA! Thank God!
I decided to buff/detail it. Now all it needs is blades and maybe a deck paint.
Long day in garage for sure!
What it looked like fresh out.
Gears were in good shape!
The issue is the collar splines and shaft.
Nice design of the hydro unit separate!
Deck is not too bad, blades are shot! The unit has a bagger with stock flat blades?? They look like normal to me anyway? Ordered new.
Just got the trans back in! Was checking out bottom since deck is off!
What one side looked like with hand rub only!
Took lens out of headlights and waxed then also.
Buffed the seat pan.