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Old 09-03-2009, 11:37 AM
jduffy4593 jduffy4593 is offline
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Scag transmission issue - pushing grease

Hi - all of a sudden my scag transmission has started pushing grease out of the seals. Started with the drive axel's then the shifter, and I think the drive shaft underneath. Seems like a pressure issue, but I know these are sealed units correct? Not sure its worth taking apart? Anyone run into this?

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jim
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:57 PM
Jay Ray Jay Ray is offline
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If it is a Peeless 5-speed manual, I'm pretty sure it is not under pressure. It uses bentonite grease, not ordinary multipurpose grease. A replacement new unit is, or was, around $200. If your machine has good traction and is not hot to the touch you could try to finish the season as is, then have a look inside, but make sure you can get a replacement fast.

Pretty sure someone will be along soon who knows a lot more about these units.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:06 AM
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Thanks

That was my plan - get some of the bentonite and keep filling it - get thru this season and see what is up inside - strange how this just "went"
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