Hello to you all.
Here's the deal.... I've got a Roper / Sears GT18 Twin B&S 6 Speed that's seen roughly 6000hrs of use over its' life. I picked it up from my inlaws after about 2000hrs.
At that time the low range didn't function at all. I was told that it lost low drive gears just after the warranty ran out. I've had no trouble for the past 15 years in high drive but last fall it "jumped" going down grade and I lost all of my high gears as well.
The engine is strong and well maintained. I actually pulled it out this spring and cleaned it up having forgotten about the transaxle issue. Good memory.. just short.
After replacing the spindles, blades, rebuilding the steering gear and fan plate by hand as well as swapping most every pully I'm inclined to take a shot at the transmission.
When running and placed in any high gear it just spins the main pully on the tranny. In first it feels like it wants to pull ahead but I can stop it with my hand.
The pully on the tranny spins freely. I can give it a spin and she'll roll away as though it's connected to nothing at all.
The actual Transaxle is Type:105401X SN:41029
A Sears Model 917.255915 is a dead ringer for my Roper aside from the body metal.
Let me know what you think has happened here. I've pulled the rear end off the tractor already so just need a few ideas to focus on.