Burned the transmission gears on my scagg

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bdemir, May 6, 2000.

  1. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    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?
  2. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    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.
  3. Check to see if the engine to trans belt is loose first.<p>The output shafts in a peerless unit is one<br>piece. Both output shafts will spin unless<br>the output shaft is broken in half.
  4. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    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.
  5. bdemir

    bdemir LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    just trying to get more help.
  6. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Check the drive pulley for loose set screw/missing key.
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,772

    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.

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