New to the board and looking for advice.
Couldn't find anything when I searched so I'll throw this out.
I have a 1842HV Sabre. When I bought it, it was the last years model and the dealer said it was the top of the line of the cheaper Sabre series. He said the difference between a real Deer and this was the Engine was a Briggs, not a Kohler, and that the hood was made of plexiglass, not Lexan. That was about it. Same transmission, same deck, and I think same frame. That being said, I have used it for 15 years and put belts and batteries in it. That's it. Needless to say I have been very pleased.
That's the history, now here's the issue. Mowing to day the tranny started making noise about ten feet before it just stopped. Does not sound good [grumble and grinding] Had my son jump on it and verified the belt was turning the tranny pulley and pushed it into the shop. Anyone ever rebuild one? cost? Is it very hard? just go buy a new one from Deer? or second source it?
Any advice would be appreciated. I have never done a hydrostatic, but have done a few C-4, C-6, Turbo350 and 400s back in the day. Also did my share of hydraulic pumps during my ten years stint as a Diesel heavy equipment mechanic.
With out verifying numbers, it looks like it is a "Tuff Torq K62