John Deere Tranny on 54 in. walkbehind

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Fivestar, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. Fivestar

    Fivestar LawnSite Member
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    :help: Does anyone out there in Lawnsite country know where a guy could buy a transmission rebuild kit for a John Deere 54 Inch walk behind. This mower is a yellow v deck commercial mower. It`s only pulling on the right side and my dealer told me that the clutches on the right are most likely shot. They quoted me 400.00
    for the parts. That`s not to high but if i can find them cheaper that would be good!! Might even consider a good used tranny.
     
  2. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    Is it a dana belt drive unit ??????

    I thought those were not rebuildable unless you split the case and other pita stuff. I think a new unit should be about 400 tops.
     
  3. Fivestar

    Fivestar LawnSite Member
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    It`s not a belt drive like a Exmark Metro. It`s a gear box run off a belt coming from the pulley at the engine if that`s any help.
     
  4. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    Thats the Dana spicer I beleive. Try going right to them.
     
  5. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had two of those sorry things...

    Have you fully tried adjusting...when mine would pull/slip the adjustments would fix it.

    The real problem on one of mine...it kept hopping out of gear, a shift fork broke inside of it.

    The transmission is a "Tuff Torque"

    It has friction clutches like an automatic transmission. You may be able to squeeze a little more life out of the clutches with a friction-modifier. The best I have seen is OEM Ford limited-slip differential additive.


    The trans is expensive...close to $2000 if it is even still available from John Deere.

    KB
     

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