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My MTD riding mower is losing power to the rear wheels when pulling an incline. It will come to a complete stop. the engine RPM and blade rotaion do not seam effected. What am I over looking?

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Normally sign of a failing hydrostatic transmission. if your mower has one, start looking for a new one, mower that is as a new tranny will cost more than a new mower.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

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    Johnny M Pool Aug 12, 2015

    Sorry sir, but that's not true. I have a Craftsman DYS 4500 that I purchased in 2009. I have put over 400hrs on it. My hydrostatic tranny got to the place where it would not go when it got warm. I Changed fluid, belts etc. Finally I purchased a new hydrostatic tranny from Sears Parts Direct. The price..$526.00. I don't have another $2000 dollars for a new mower. but I did have the money to purchase another tranny. The mower is fine now. However I would like to have the original tranny rebuilt and be kept as a spare.

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