I have a new to me LT160 that has 345 hours on it.
Forward seems to work just fine and can climb a decent hill. Reverse is about half the speed and can only back up very small inclines.
Is this normal or is there something wrong with the transaxle? I just spent the evening putting a new drive belt in.
I have read about the many many issues with the transmissions on these things, so I don't know if this is normal, or if this is having the known issues.
I have an opportunity to get a D140 new for $1450 + taxes from the Big Box store. But my JD dealer says the LT160 is much better built machine than the D140.
I can't see putting $700 + several hours time into an almost 20 year old machine. Which is too bad, because the engine fires up and purrs right along.