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    116 lawn tractor is it worth keeping?

    I have had a 116 manual transmission lawn tractor with 38" mower deck for the last several years. The transmission started making a whining sound when going uphill about a year ago. Recently it stopped whining and started making a jumping stuttering noise and no longer moves forward. First gear engages fine when going down hill but on level ground or going up hill the tractor no longer moves. The reverse reverse gear still works fine.

    First is it repairable? Second is it worth repairing? The motor and everything else works fine on it otherwise.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    If you can get a complete transmission for cheap I'd fix it, otherwise probably not. That's just me

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    The 116 was part of the 108, 111, and 112L lawn tractor lines. The 116 was produced between 1982 and 1985 and came in either the Peerless gear drive or the Eaton hydrostatic drive. The transmission are not serviceable, though I heard of people repairing them. But in the long run you might want to put in an used one. That transmission was found in the 108, 111, 130, 160, 170, and 180 lawn tractors made by John Deere, mostly in the 1980s. They made a bunch of those tractors in that time period, so finding one may not be too hard, but finding a good one may.

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    I frequently see 111's for sale locally with good transaxles for $75-$150. If you're 116 is in good condition it may be worth buying a 111 for parts.

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    Is that the same Peerless that was in 3/4 of the lawn tractors built back in the day? Parts used to be available at parts houses. I have rebuilt two several years ago. If you like doing that kind of thing, why not?

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    These had the Peerless 806 transmission, which is no longer available. Also, some may have the replacement transmission, Peerless 801-038A.
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