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Offline HutchMachine

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Mtd transmission 8 speed?
« on: May 26, 2021, 11:34:27 am »
I pulled my mtd apart. I would assume it?s early 2000s late nineties. The first three #s on transmission serial is 719. It will be a drag mower, as much speed as possible, but I will go all out with steering and rear axle. My question is wether the 719 transmission should be tossed, or modified. Also if I buy a weld in kit what size axle should I use 38,40, or 42?

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Re: Mtd transmission 8 speed?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 12:09:08 am »
Hutch, 

   If you are still comtemplating this, I would suggest not to.  Or, in your words, "toss it."  Drag racing will require extreme starting loads "out the gate," and the 719 gearbox isn't designed for these forces.  And "modifying" it will not increase its durability. 

   Do you have the mower Model Number available? 

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Rodney Rom 
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