I need some help.
I have a Peerless 600 in a Little 1965 Toro Suburban suburban model 55100 riding mower. It was going to the scrap yard so I rescued it. It runs darn near perfect and the mower deck runs great. Unfortunately the transmission does not work. It is a old shaft driven style peerless with a side shaft 7hp briggs. belt comes off the engine and down to a prop shaft back to the peerless transmission.
The shaft is of course spinning and when you rev the engine up it is spinning faster. When engaging the gears the I can feel them mesh a bit and go in like normal. But when you let the clutch out it doesn't do much. It may have a very tiny tiny amount of forward movement but it isn't enough to pull even the tractors weight in any gear. I got it from the original owner and he says it just simply quit moving one day.
It freewheels fine if that makes any difference. Any advice would be greatly appreciated if anyone knows anything about these. I am a machinist by trade and somewhat mechanically inclined. I just haven't had any experience with the transaxles.
Thanks ahead of time