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#1 ducky ONLINE  

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:19 AM

I went and looked at a 1450 Massey last night and it had an Eaton Hydro in it. Looks quite original and the sheet metal has not been repainted.
I always thought that Massey used Sunstrand exclusively.

Can anybody verify if an Masseys were produced with the Eaton Hydro or could this one be a re-badged Snapper?

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 07:47 AM

Ducky, I looked at 2 Snapper 1650s and my Massey 1450 and they all had the same finned hydro unit in them. I am sure that all 3 had original hydros in them.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:01 AM

Thanks Mike.
I guess I had been wrong all this time.
There one for sale here in Freedom for $800 with a deck no PTO or # point. Also included another deck with parts missing.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 08:40 AM

Too many of these Eaton hydro's have been showing up lately for all of them to be redone Snappers. I think this all verifies that Massey did indeed use Eaton's in at least the 50 series. Ducky & I had a great phone conversation last night about this & lots of other stuff.

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Posted April 22, 2011 - 05:12 PM

My 1450 that I'm about to put up for sale also has the Eaton in it.

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Posted April 30, 2011 - 11:52 PM

My question is: I have a 1650 with an Eaton, will a Sunstrand fit?

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 12:33 AM

My 1450 that I'm about to put up for sale also has the Eaton in it.

Tell us more about the 4 sale 1450,..Eric

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 04:33 AM

kubotakid,:welcometogttalk:


Glad to have you with us.

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Posted May 01, 2011 - 08:08 PM

kubotakid,:welcometogttalk:


Glad to have you with us.


Thanks mjodrey, btw I was up in your neck of the woods when I was 12 years young, Sure is beautiful country, Eric

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 02:04 AM

My question is: I have a 1650 with an Eaton, will a Sunstrand fit?


Not without changing the rear end housing. The mounting holes are different.

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 09:03 AM

My question is: I have a 1650 with an Eaton, will a Sunstrand fit?


Not without changing the rear end housing. The mounting holes are different.


All the control linkages are different as well.

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Posted May 02, 2011 - 08:14 PM

Thanks Bob & Dan.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:18 PM

how can you tell the difference between the two different trannys??

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 03:28 PM

Transaxles are the same peerless model....(don't know the exact number) the hydros themsevles are the only differences.
easy way to tell, cooling fins = eaton.
no cooling fins=sunstrand

By the way my snapper 1650 and my dad's MF 1650 both use eatons.
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Posted October 12, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Yes my two Massey 1650 I had were both Eaton. The 1655 I have now has the sundstrand in it. I think the sundstrand is a faster tranny not sure but seams like a quicker machine all though it does have 26 inch rear tires




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