I consider it a problem. My L130 has about 93 hours on it and the tranny is shot. I mow light duty (2 acres Tif 419) once or twice a week. I use the 48" plug aerator that is listed to work with my tractor to aerate said 2 acres. I aerate once or twice a year. I changed the tranny fluid twice but it got slower and slower and finally does nothing with new fluid. I have a K66 mounted up ready to go with no wheels. Don't give Deere a pass on this. They could have extended the life on these transmissions by ordering them with a reservoir to allow for expansion under heated conditions and put in a drain plug like Husqvarna did on some of their lower end models. What would it have cost, a couple dollars. Better yet they should have put a k66 or better in the L120 and L130. That couldn't have cost them much more either. The only reason I ordered the L130 instead of the G110 was because I didn't want the larger deck.what trans problem? the trannies work as designed, they are for LIGHT DUTY MOWING USE and OCCASSIONAL LIGHT TOWING.
My '03 Scotts L2548 has almost 400 hours on it. The engine died at 350 hours and I gave it to my next door neighbor, who replaced the engine and continued using the tractor, and now at 400 hours the trans is still running strong. I used it for over 6 years and put 350 hours on it mowing almost 2 acres of verry hilly terrain and plowing my 120 foot driveway in the winter. My next door neighbor has only about an acre, but his is as hilly as mine. I think that the B&S Intek engine is much more of a piece of c#@p than the tranny. I changed the oil, oil filter, air filter & spark plugs every 20 hours on that engine and both connecting rods broke simultaneously at exactly 350 hours. It's almost as if it was designed to do that so that you would have to buy a new tractor.My 02 Scotts 2548 (made by john deere) toasted the trans with less than 100 hrs. I then found out this was a common problem.