1996 Toro Groundsmaster model 30223 223D model 30223 . It looks like there is a leak where the right axle tube goes into the hydrostat.
Looks like it is leaking around the tube right where it goes into the case.
Looks like somebody had put some JB weld around the tube a long time ago. Must have worked for a long time. I've had the mower for many years.
It looks like the axle tube came out of the case just a smidgen. There was a visible gap between the JB Weld and the hydrostat case. Maybe 1/64 to 1/32" gap.
I have not looked at how to fix it yet. Anybody had any experience there?
Any ideas on what I might expect to find?
How is the axle tube held into the case? How does it seal? O-ring?
How big a job is the repair?
Or am I better off to ignore it and run it until it is a real issue? I'm not big on doing things like that.
I prefer to fix things before they become an emergency.