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I was just wondering if anybody knows about thewe TuffTorq transaxles...

I'm confused because I've read conflicting statements about these. I have read different post where some say it's the same housing but different internally, and others saying its internally identical but uses a different housing...

Anyone know which is the case?

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Check out these two links. One is a thread I started here about the subject. The second is from another forum. You will see that each has a comment (or reply) from a Tuff Torq employee, and even they seem to contradict each other. The email reply I got from one employee says the specs are "basically" the same, while the reply a member on the other forum got from a TT employee states quite a difference in torque.

The conflicting information from employees of the same company leads me to believe that Tuff Torq must actually be a division of the government. :biglaugh:


http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=79615&highlight=curious

http://www.ytmag.com/cgi-bin/viewit.cgi?bd=gardent&th=73578
 

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A word on torque specs... I recall reading a document somewhere that posted torque specs for a single transaxle when used in different applications. Thus, a transaxle with a 3/4" shaft and 20" tires is rated differently than the same unit in a trac with a 1" shaft and 22" wheels. I assume that's why Tuff Torq usually lists a range of torque outputs, rather than a single number.

(I'm working from memory here, so I may be mistaken.)

Anyway, my thinking is that you should be certain you're comparing apples to apples when looking at torque specs. A manufacturer's torque specs may vary from TT's because of the machine where the transaxle is being used. As you read posts on the subject, make sure you know the baseline.
 
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