Transaxle vs separate pump and motor


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What has been everyones experience with the hydro gear zt-5400 tans axle? Do you feel that it is better than a separate pump and motor? For example the bad boy uses a hydro gear 16cc pump and a 18cc motor for each wheel where the ferris uses the hydro gear zt-5400 trans axle for each side. What about maintenance? Is there a lot of difference in repair costs? thank you