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Offering this new-replacement upgraded "Made-in-the-USA" 5-Forward-speed-plus-Neutral-&-Reverse MST 205-544C transaxle with full factory warranty at a 28% discount off MSRP -- almost 1/3 off! This transaxle is factory-lubricated, ready to bolt-in and run. This transaxle replaces the Peerless 930-054, -054A, -054B, MST 205-544, -544A, -544B and the 794528B. It can also be used to replace 5-speed Spicer 4360-Series transaxles used in Sears-Craftsman mowers; it is a bolt-in replacement for the 5-speed 4360-139 (AYP/FHP/HHP P/N 170268). If you have another 4360-Series Spicer transaxle you might like to replace with this transaxle, compare the dimensions of your transaxle to the dimensions given below.
This upgraded, in-line-shift, gear-drive, new-in-box 5-speed Model MST 205-544C Peerless replacement transaxle was originally manufactured to fit AYP/EHP/FHP-made Sears/Craftsman, Poulan and Husqvarna riding mowers and lawn tractors. It 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 29-1/8""; the axle ends extend out from the case approximately 4-11/16" 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.
Some original 205-544s may have a brake arm return spring -- if yours has this spring, transfer it to this brake when you receive the transaxle.
The "upgraded" part of this transaxle is the heavy-duty needle-bearing option installed on the ends of the axle shafts, inside the housing. These reduce the friction of the axle running inside the normal case bushings compared to a regular 205-544C, 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.
FOOTE / DANA / SPICER Notes:
1. This transaxle can also be used to replace Spicer 4360-Series transaxles used in Sears-Craftsman mowers: I have been told by other Buyers that it will replace the 4360-139 and the 4360-122. If you have another 4360-Series Spicer transaxle you might like to replace with this transaxle, compare the dimensions of your transaxle to the dimensions given below.
2. If you will be using this transaxle to replace a 4360-xxx Spicer, you will also need a Shift-Link Kit to replace the Spicer shift-link components with Peerless-compatible parts. This Kit normally sells for $18.00 separately; I sell it for $12.00 with the purchase of a transaxle. Instructions are included with the kit.
GARDEN WAY: This transaxle can be used to replace the MST 205-525C used on Garden Way units. It requires a different brake lever, which I can change if you need the 205-525C. These 205-544 axles are also about 5/8" longer on the left side and 9/16" longer on the right side than the Garden Way axles -- correct spacers will be included.
"MURRAY" -- See "REAR-ENGINE RIDER NOTE" below...
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.
The Part Number for a standard MST 205-544C is 794711. Current MSRP on this 794711 transaxle with the axle-bearing option would be $400.00 FOB Indiana; my price makes this new upgraded transaxle available to you at a 28% discount!
This transaxle is an improved replacement for the Peerless 920/930-Series transaxles (the MST reverse mechanism is gear-drive instead of chain-&-sprockets). With its industry-standard mounting holes, it can replace a variety of Peerless or Dana/Spicer transaxles used on Sears riding mowers and others. Simply compare the dimensions listed above to the dimensions of your transaxle.
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.
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.
REAR-ENGINE RIDER NOTE:
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THIS 'A'-Input TRANSAXLE AS-IS ON A REAR-ENGINE RIDER (where the transaxle is mounted with the input pulley, brake and shift arm BEHIND the axle) or you will have 1 forward speed and 5 reverse speeds. HOWEVER...
...Older rear-engine MURRAY riders used a Peerless 915-032 or -032A transaxle. Newer Murray rear-engine riders were using a Spicer 4360-Series 'B'-Input transaxle, until Spicer got out of the mower-transaxle business in March of 2012. By converting this 205-544 to 'B'-Input, and getting the shift linkage and belt-guide parts from a new Murray rear-engine rider or by slightly modifying your existing linkages and belt guides, this transaxle will replace the old, no-longer-available 915-032s. The rear hitch plate will also need to be extended or modified slightly, and you will need a slightly longer belt.
This 'B'-Input conversion adds $50.00 more to the price of this transaxle, making it $339.00.
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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