06-10-2011, 02:07 PM
hey caseyw did u ever resolve that issue with the hydro gear g7 transaxle? i've got a recently purchased gt6000 with seemingly the same problem.
I think it just loosens up with time. I can move mine OK with the wire pulled back and no real click anymore, but it doesn't stay back very easily. I have to fiddle with it to get it to hold onto the plate. I now don't think I have a problem because if it is pulled back and I start the tractor it won't go under power until I let the wire back into rest position.
06-10-2011, 02:12 PM
I don't think anyone is trying to fool you here. It just makes it possible to pull the tire and wheel without taking it off the axle. Indy race cars use a knock off hub that only requires removing one huge winged nut. Seems quite similar to me.
Quote: "I notice that Lowe's now rates this tractor for flat terrain with obstacles only. " Last I checked my tractor was sold as a dealer only machine.
Flange meaning a one piece flanged axle not what I have on my LGT 2554. Which is a two piece axle made to look like a real flanged axle but not. See the pics:
See the clip that hold the flange on the splined shaft. The bolts kind of camouflage the real deal.
and the rear.
And someone mention a vertical plate vs. a slanted rear plate. The slanted rear plate comes with the heavier duty axles. This one is slightly slanted, what ever the heck that means (Nothing in this case)
And the sticker on the axle with the bar code reads
Tuff Torq 7A646084090
HOP P/N 406206
I notice that Lowe's now rates this tractor for flat terrain with obstacles only.
06-10-2011, 04:19 PM
That's the same type of axle/hub assembly on the Husqvarna/Dixon/Craftsman Garden Tractors. But the GT version uses a K66 or equivelant with a 1" axle.
06-10-2011, 04:29 PM
All those tractors you mentioned are running the K46 rear axle? I know I am looking to upgrade my tractor so I can do some serious ground work.
06-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Flange meaning a one piece flanged axle not what I have on my LGT 2554.
and the rear.
And someone mention a vertical plate vs. a slanted rear plate. The slanted rear plate comes with the heavier duty axles. This one is slightly slanted, what ever the heck that means (Nothing in this case)...
They were all good rules of thumb but there seems to be no limit they won't go to in order to confuse the buyer now.