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Offering this new-replacement upgraded "Made-in-the-USA" 5-Forward-speed-plus-Neutral-&-Reverse MST 205-Series conversion transaxle with full factory warranty to replace the now-obsolete 915-029 and 915-032 or 915-032A transaxle used on Garden Way and Murray, and some Sears and Craftsman, rear-engine and mid-engine riders. It will also replace the Dana/Spicer 'B'-Input 4360-Series transaxles used on these early-model riders and the 4450-Series transaxles used on some of these late-model mid- and rear-engine riders, since Spicer got out of the mower-transaxle business in March of 2012.
This transaxle is factory-lubricated, ready to bolt-in and run.
This upgraded, in-line-shift, gear-drive, new-in-box 5-speed Model MST 205-Series Peerless replacement transaxle has a 5/8"-diameter x 1-3/16"-tall input shaft with keyway and snap-ring groove, 3/4"-diameter axle shafts with keyways and snap-ring grooves on the ends, and the short, square-end shift shaft as shown. The overall end-to-end axle length is approximately 30"; the axle ends extend out from the case approximately 5-1/4" on each side. The case has two sets of industry-standard mounting holes -- the close-together holes are on 13" side-to-side centers x 1-3/4" front-to-back centers; the far-apart mount holes are on 16-1/4" x 2-1/2" centers.
The "upgraded" part of this transaxle is the heavy-duty needle-bearing option installed on the ends of the axle shafts, inside the housing -- something the original 915-032 transaxle did not have. These reduce the friction of the axles running inside the normal case bushings compared to a regular transaxle, allowing for better longevity and durability. This upgrade was done by a Tecumseh-Peerless Master Technician at an Authorized Tecumseh-Peerless Service Center, and reassembly was blueprinted at the same time.
1) There are component-position differences between this MST 205-Series transaxle and the original 915-032(A) transaxle -- the input shaft, shift shaft and brake are in slightly different positions on the MST 205 (see Photo 2 -- 915 on top, MST 205 on bottom). By using this 'B'-Input MST 205-Series transaxle in place of the original 915-032(A), you will need to slightly modify your existing linkages and belt guides. The rear hitch plate will also need to be extended or modified slightly, the rear-corner support strap/brace may need to be modified and re-positioned, and you will need a slightly longer belt.
2) Since the 30" end-to-end axle length of this MST 205 is approximately 3/8" narrower on each side than the 915-032 axles, you may also need to trim the wheel spacers so the wheel hubs will fit correctly on the axles. The shorter axles will not cause any interference problems between the wheels and the frame.
BRAKE LEVER NOTE:
The correct brake lever for the 915-032 is also obsolete, but all Peerless brake levers are interchangeable, so you will also need to install the brake lever from your original 915-032 in place of the one that will come on this transaxle.
GARDEN WAY NOTE: If you need to replace a 915-029 transaxle on a Garden Way unit, please let me know, as there are slight axle-length differences between the 915-032 and the 915-029.
The Part Number for the original 915-032(A) transaxle was 794792. The most recent MSRP on this transaxle when last available in 2012 without the axle-bearing option was $414.00 FOB Indiana.
MOUNTING NOTE: The holes on the lower-front corners of the transaxle are not threaded, since the mower manufacturer uses 5/16"-18 self-threading bolts to hold the front support(s) to these corners. If you are re-using your original bolts or equivalent OEM bolts, make sure they have clean threads when re-installing these supports. If you do not have the original-style bolts and are using standard machine-thread bolts for these front-corner supports, you will need to carefully tap these holes to match the threads of your bolts.
WARNING: If you plan on pre-tapping these holes, the case material is only about 0.060" (1/16") thick at the back of these holes, so measure the hole depth and set your tap accordingly, or you will break through the case into the gear-lube area.
DO NOT attempt to operate your mower without at least one corner-support brace.
For the technically-minded Buyer, the Forward-shift gear ratios are: 1st) 2.64:1; 2nd) 1.30:1; 3rd) 0.90:1; 4th) 0.67:1; and 5th) 0.60:1. Input pinion ratio is 2.31:1, and final-drive/differential ratio is 9.89:1.
FRONT-ENGINE RIDER NOTE:
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS 'B'-Input TRANSAXLE AS-IS ON A FRONT-ENGINE RIDER (where the transaxle is mounted with the input pulley, brake and shift arm AHEAD OF the axle) or you will have 1 forward speed and 5 reverse speeds.
Being new, this transaxle is covered by the Peerless 2-year Consumer Use/90-day Commercial Use/30-day Rental Use Limited Warranty within the USA and the 1-year Consumer/90-day Commercial/30-day Rental Limited Warranty outside the USA. A dated receipt will be provided to validate the warranty, dated to reflect its arrival at your place so you won't lose warranty coverage for travel time. Note that the warranty covers defects in material and workmanship -- it is not a blanket guarantee against abuse and mistreatment. A copy of the Peerless Warranty will also be included with the transaxle.
QUESTIONS? Please -- before you ask a "Will-it-fit?" question -- compare the measurements of your transaxle to the dimensions I have listed above for this transaxle, and note the Model and Serial Numbers off your current transaxle. Yes, that may require safely jacking up your mower, removing a wheel, then crawling under the mower with a scale, tape measure, flashlight and notepad, as well as a rag to carefully clean off dirt and grease. In your "Question," also include the Model and Serial Number off the mower. Thanks!
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