I just purchased a Jacobsen 53500 with the Hydro tranny, a front blade, rear lift, no pto or deck. I believed I got burned. Someone replaced the 19 h.p. kohler with a 25 h.p. kohler. The engine runs great. The problem is when going forward up any kind of incline the entire tractor vibrates and won't move. It has plenty of power going in reverse up hills, the front lift, power steering, and rear lift all seem to work. The guy I bought it from had it parked on the highest point in his yard and let me test drive it down to the road. Now I know why...it was all on a slight downward incline. I thought he was trustworthy, since he was a deputy sheriff.
Any how. How difficult and costly are eaton/peerless hydrotrans to rebuild? Or maybe it's best to just part it out?
I've already drained the fluid and changed filter. The hydro fluid and filter looked brand new. So somebody had been trying to fix the problem.
Thanks for any advice.