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Re: (ET) Transaxle Service
- Subject: Re: (ET) Transaxle Service
- From: "Steve & Sandy Naugler" <snaugler earthlink net>
- Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 21:25:47 -0400
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- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Allen and other Elec-Trak folk, a bit of GE tractor transaxle trivia
The GE tractors did use Peerless/Tecumseh transaxles, and they were
special in one way, at least in the large frame tractors with the 2300
transaxle. They had no reverse gear. The detent for reverse is still in
them, but you cannot engage that detent when the transaxle is mounted in
tractor because the cut out in the floor of the tractor does not allow the
shift lever to get to that position.
What this means to you, Allan, is that your repair manual is useful and
a great find.
What this means to other GE owners is that Peerless 2300 transaxles
gas tractors can be substituted, and you just never engage the reverse
because we reverse the motor to go backwards. It also means that owners of
a gasoline powered tractor cannot use a surplus transaxle off a GE tractor
because they won't have the geared reverse for their non reversing motors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan" <allanhv worldnet att net>
To: "elec-trak mailing list" <elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2000 3:55 PM
Subject: (ET) Transaxle Service
> Thanks for the help with locating belts for the tractors! I am going to
> order them from Technical Services. I like to support them, and their
> prices seem to be at least as good as anyone else.
> Does anyone know what "regular" service should be performed on the
> large-frame tractors transaxles? I have 4 tractors, and, as far as I
> know, none of the transaxles have ever been serviced.
> Strangely enough, I found a Tecumseh/Peerless Mechanic's Handbook (c
> 1977) at a yardsale. It seems to cover the transaxle used on the
> tractors (2300 series -- does that sound right?), but only seems to have
> information on rebuilding the transaxle, not on maintenance. It says to
> fill the transaxle though the shift lever opening with 4 pints of SAE
> E.P. 90 oil. Does that sound right? Any suggestions?
> If there is any interest in this manual, I might be able to scan the
> relavent pages and e-mail them.
> Thank you,