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 What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?

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PostSubject: What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:12 pm

Hi everyone, do any of you know what the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles are? Are they a universal size? I have one of those MTD single speeds (717-761) that i want to pulley swap properly and get rid of my homemade way. I wasnt sure if they were 5/8".
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PostSubject: Re: What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:27 pm

They DON'T have a regular key-way like most trans-axles, they have splines.  I think it is 5/8 but I am not sure.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:52 pm

@LAWN MOWER MUDDER wrote:
They DON'T have a regular key-way like most trans-axles, they have splines.  I think it is 5/8 but I am not sure.
Thanks, i thought it would be 5/8 but i will get one of those digital measuring tapes to check it. I think i might just get a 5/8 and weld it to my shaft.
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PostSubject: Re: What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:12 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTRL2D9MqfA

Looks more like flat spots, and not splines, if it's the same type.

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PostSubject: Re: What is the shaft size of lawntractor transaxles?   Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:36 pm

@Thunderdivine wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTRL2D9MqfA

Looks more like flat spots, and not splines, if it's the same type.
I think some are different, junkstar ran into the problem i believe when swapping axles

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