Originally Posted by badbart
The bottom line is, I don't hear of other mowers having the same defect. I was looking for used Kubota's on Craigslist and found three that were being sold with broken deck gearboxes.
That's because only grasshopper, jd, and kubota have gear boxes. My GH blew it at 1600 hrs along with the drive shaft, bearing, and the main shaft. Price tag for that is close to a grand and add the pto clutch that went out to that's over a grand. 997 I don't know enough about to say.
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