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I have a Scotts L2048 with Hydro drive. The last time I mowed with this mower, it stopped moving under it's own power, I could smell the rubber drive belt melting and it did not have any pressure against the FWD. or REV. pedal.
I can see the drive belt in the sub frame and it does not appear to be broken, it still has tension on it.
Anyone out there have an idea of what the problem may be?
It appears the body and deck have to come off to get into the drive belt and tranny.
This mower is a twin to the John Deere L-120
Any suggestions are appreciated in advance.
 

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Welcome to the forum MoPowerPlus! :)

Maybe a twig got up into the path of the belt flipping it off to the side of one of the pulleys or idlers?

If not and the belt tension seems tight enough then next spot I would look is a problem with the tranny itself.
 

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Welcome to the Forum. I think Mark is leading you in the right direction. If your problem started all of a sudden, you might find the issue to be external, like the twig or stick, or a belt issue. Good Luck, and keep us informed!
 

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Thanks, Mark and Brad. I plan to take it apart this weekend and see what the issue is. I'm hoping it is external and not an internal issue with the tranny. I'll let you know what I find.

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Scotts L2048

Well, it has taken a bit longer than I planned to get the mower torn down, but I found a seized (plastic) drive pulley and a very worn belt. I replaced both of the plastic drive idlers pulleys and installed a new belt. Tested the mower and everything worked great for about 5 minutes. The mower stopped moving again and I could smell belt burning. Long story short, the tranny is history :mad:. I'm looking for a Tuff Torq K-66 or equal. But will not pay the 1600.00 price for one I've seen on the net. The ole L2048 may become a parts machine.?
Anybody gotta good Yazoo or Gravely ZTR you want to sell? :) uhhh cheap.
 

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Sorry to hear that MoPower. :(

Just curious (since I also have a K46 tranny ;) ) if you know how many hours roughly is on the transmission? Did you just mow with it or also plow snow etc.?

Looks like JD's list for the #AM131580 (K46AC) is $645.00 just to buy new of what you already have. :rolleyes:
 

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Mark, My mower had 517 hours on it when the tranny crashed. I only used the mower to mow with. I've checked a lot of sources but have not came up with a replacement tranny. Looks like I'll be mowing next Spring with my J.D. 210 or one of the others.
I have a number of older JD mowers and one old IH.
The Scotts has been a good mower and it still runs and mows excellent, if it would only move.

Thanks,

MP+
 

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Mark, My mower had 517 hours on it when the tranny crashed. ...
Thanks for the reply back MP. :)

I'm only around 250 hours so hopefully have some time left on it. ;)

I use it 95% for mowing outside of very occasional cart, sweeper, aerator, dethatcher use. So far still works like new.
 

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Thanks Mark, I read over the post and it sounds easy enough to rebuild. I'll toss the idea around. A new one sounds like a better option, but a lot more costly than the rebuild. The length of the warranty on the new one will most likely be the decision maker.

Thanks again.

MoPower
 
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