We've been having some problems with our MX6. Last week, we noticed the slip clutch was literally burnt. My dad had been mowing, and then never noticed it burning up. He just told me that the PTO had stopped working. Now, being that our land is 2.5 hours away from where I live, I went to take a look. Sure enough, the slip clutch was done. So, I called the local dealer who came out, took it back and rebuilt it.
This past Saturday, we attempted to mow again...and well...we smelled some burning. So we stopped and took a closer look. Sure enough, there was smoke coming from the spindle between the gear box and the slip clutch. At this point, I really didn't know what was going on. So, we made a phone call to my father-in-law, a very mechanical type. He asked us to look inside the gearbox for oil....and it was bone dry!
We decided to fill it with oil...and then we noticed our problem....major leakage! Check out this video from our youtube channel: https://youtu.be/a6Enncj70U4
I'm calling the dealer in the morning, but I'm curious to know...what do you think has caused this gear box to leak ALL the oil out?
We picked this up at an auction, and it seemed like it hadn't been used much at all. Could this be a manufacturer defect?