Hello to Ford Jacobsen Homelite owners past and present-- I have a 10 HP UT 34000 Jacobsen about 1983, that is very noisy,probably the peerless 4 speed manual 2300 transaxle -( not a whine sound!) So far, I am unable to pin down. It quiets up a bunch when rear end is off ground free running. Question are these noisy LGT tractors or is the noise result of 2300 problem? I drained and refilled unit but still noiser than I would like.
Question #2 The R91 peerless right angle gear box runs too hot to touch. I'm guessing 140 deg. F, and when I tore it down, it was packed full of bearing grease. Two of bearings were noisy and I replaced them and repacked the box about 1/2 full of good EP Blue grease. Reading through all the old peerless Ford info. is misleading as one source says fill with 4 oz. -another 1/3 full -then another pump into zerk full till grease seeps out.
The tractor gear box still runs too hot to touch. Do these problems sound familiar? Hoping there are others that may shed light here. Thanks Rebob