Burned the transmission gears on my scagg


LawnSite Senior Member
I was loading it sideways on my trailer and it was pushing against the trailer while i had it on full speed ahead and i think thats how i broke the transmission gears. It has new drive belts and jackshaft pulleys so letting it push against the trailer broke the trans. Is it worth repair or should i just replace the whole transmission. What should i look for or where do i start?


LawnSite Platinum Member
Central Florida
You may have just stripped the splines on the output shafts. If so you could probably replace them. Check the couplers too. I think they would be less likely to strip than the outputs but check anyway. You should be able to get a trans for about $170, so if it has a lot of hours on it, it would be worth the money to buy a whole new one.


LawnSite Senior Member
Well, the trive belt is tight and it turns. The trans makes a krackling slipping sound when engaged or any time i move it even without the engine on. I dont know what the output shafts are but the rid connecting both of the jackshaft pulleys is not cracked and it truns when the wheels turn but i just cant get it to spin with the engine and make it move. i think something is cracked because sometimes it will turn then it will stop.


LawnSite Silver Member
Central CT
Check the drive pulley for loose set screw/missing key.


LawnSite Fanatic
Syracuse, NY
those transmisions are known for eating input shafts and bearings, i would pull the top half of your transmision and see whats a going on, not hard to do on that unit..<br>let us know what you find.