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First off sorry for the length. I purchased a John Deere LX188, it is in rough condition but the price was right and it works, engine runs like a top. My problem is the transaxle it was stated that it was a little weak, found out it might be a little more than weak, after about a half an hour I need to let it cool because it stops moving forward and reverse. I have been reading the forums quite extensively and will be changing the oil and belt but I may need to do something about it this off season. The transaxle is either a K61 or K62 tuff torque.
What would you guys recommend doing, rebuild or new?
I see a lot about upgrading to the K66 is that possible on the LX188 or would it require a lot of modifications?
Also any suggestions on where to find a reasonable price on them? John Deere is ridiculous at 1,300, I remember finding a post on a site that had very good prices but cannot find it now.
 

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I have an LX 188 that I needed the engine off of, I am just about to sell the rest of the tractor, but if you wanted the trans I would consider parting it out, the tractor was in fine shape, but the hood was bad and the seat and like I said I just needed the engine. The trans worked fine as I mowed for about 2 hours with the tractor on atleast 4 occasions before removing the engine.
Pm me if you would want it,
Dan
 

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Thank you Greyform, not sure if this would fit my lawn tractor as this is for the LA series lawn mower, can anyone tell me that for sure? If it does fit that is probably what I will do if I have to replace the transaxle.
 
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