I was mowing my front yard this weekend when in a turn I found I had no drive on the right side. I got off the mower and found the tire/axel had pulled out about an inch and was sitting at an angle and oil was leaking from the seal. I jacked it up and the hub/axel was loose and could be pulled back and forth about 3 inches, though it would not pull past the seal. Needless to say the mower is out of commission. I use this mower as my house, about 2.5 to 3 of my 5 acres is mowed. I would estimate it has 100 or so hours on it, I have owned it for just at two years (I have to find the purchase date/invoice in my files but it was in 2006 if memory serves). I paid over 4000.00 for this mower because it was supposed to be one of the best. I have dealt with the bearing issue in the spindles and that is all good and well, the spindles were not that expensive, but if I am looking at 2000.00 every couple of years for transmissions I am needless to say not happy at all. I am not sure what the warranty is on the transmissions since my paper work is up in the storage room, but it needs to be pretty good if this is an issue What has been everyone elses experience with this mower? I searched the site and saw there have been issues with the drives. What am I missing here and what can be done?