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Old 02-03-2009, 05:41 PM   post #1 of 41
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Default 2554 Scotts transaxle problems

The transaxle in my 2001 2554 Scotts Hyrdo is slipping. I have been thinking about a replacing it with a larger transaxle. I have found a k66 replacment for a G110 it looks just like mine on Ebay. If I put a better transaxle I would have to make the brackets. Please give some feedback. Ryan
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:49 AM   post #2 of 41
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A transaxle from a Sabre GT or a JD G100 or a Transaxle from a GT275 would work as well. Your scotts GT2554 is based on the GT275.
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Old 02-04-2009, 06:36 AM   post #3 of 41
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Hi johndeere100,
The Scotts S2554 came with a k66 transaxle. While the S2048 came with aK62 transaxle.
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:58 PM   post #4 of 41
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I am looking for a k66 Tuff Torque Transaxle for sale.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:10 AM   post #5 of 41
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Is the G110 K66 transaxle the same? Ryan
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:07 AM   post #6 of 41
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I cleaned the old fluid out of the transaxle with a large piece of IV tubing. I had to suck it out. Making sure not to drink it. It was an hour of fun! I got no fluid in my mouth today. It worked great for the transaxles without drain plugs.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:21 PM   post #7 of 41
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The K66 in the scotts is probably the same as the G110. The G110 was based on the scotts chassis.

You can get a replacement K66 here for $235:
http://www.smallenginedistributors.net/transaxles.html

I got a K66 at that place one time - tranny was brand-new, works great, people were great to work with, order came in less than a week.
All in all: this is where you want to buy your new K66.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:05 PM   post #8 of 41
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Did your transaxle come with a drain plug? Than
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:34 AM   post #9 of 41
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yes - 2 drain plugs actually, and a reservoir tank, etc.... oil changes are a piece of cake - the difficult part is getting to the fill plug to get the oil in - the tractor frame nearly encloses the whole thing.... 3'8" tubing and a funnel is what I used.
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:42 AM   post #10 of 41
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I think the K66 has standard drain plugs - they are the 2 bolts on the bottom, that are "bigger heads" than the rest.... and have a "seal washer". They're quite easy to distinguish from the rest of the bolts.

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Old 02-27-2009, 09:11 PM   post #11 of 41
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What oil did you refill with? How many hours did you get before the slipping? Sorry for the questions, just curious of the lifespan.
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:26 PM   post #12 of 41
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Rory, the last service I did for a Scotts 2554 called for 5W-50 full synthetic oil.
Actually “they” recommended that or Deere low viscosity Hy-gard, “for demanding environments.”
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:03 PM   post #13 of 41
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I use Deere low viscosity Hy-gard. I have about 750 Hrs on my 2554. After servicing the rear end the tractor moves faster.
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:05 PM   post #14 of 41
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Thanks Wally2Q I see the bolts you are talking about. I was looking for a drain plug. I like doing things the hard way!
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:28 PM   post #15 of 41
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The TuffTorq web site provides a lot of answers to various maintenance questions about this and other trannies. Feel free to browse.

The tranny is rated for Ground Engaging duty, although it's on the "lighter side" of the GT tranny spectrum.

It should last many years, but the number one killer of the trannies is oil temp. If the tranny case goes above 90 deg. C, the internal oil temp is at a higher level - a level at which it begins to burn and turn to "tar".

Without knowing the specifics of your environment, it's tough to say if your tranny began to fail prematurely or what....

In any case, like many mechanical systems, it may need repair or replacement from time to time.

Even a 1-ton, heavy-duty pick-up truck that only hauls a couple of people every day of its' life, can experience a transmission problem. It happens. It's statistics. It doesn't mean it's useless and "crappy".

How is it after you changed the oil?
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