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Schrade

05-26-2014 17:51:52




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Bought a JD LT155 a year ago, really like it, what I noticed today was it almost wouldn,t pull its self up out of a small roadside ditch in reverse, no spinning or anything. Later noticed it a little sluggish going foreward. How do I check transmission oil and/or change it and filter. I do have a manuel but can,t fnd it right now.




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Schrade

05-28-2014 15:46:41




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 Re: JD Lt155 transmission in reply to Schrade, 05-26-2014 17:51:52  
Thanks Guys I did stop a the Deere shop and talked to service tech. He said to try belt first, and that if it were in the shop he would check oil and filter, but didn't think that was problem.



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matthies

05-26-2014 20:00:29




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 Re: JD Lt155 transmission in reply to Schrade, 05-26-2014 17:51:52  
Had the same problems, replaced the drive belt and the drive pulley on the engine. Like a new mower now. chris



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GreenAcres

05-26-2014 19:28:36




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 Re: JD Lt155 transmission in reply to Schrade, 05-26-2014 17:51:52  
Assuming this is a hydro I would check the traction drive belt first, it"s the one above deck that runs from engine pulley to the top of the transmission pulley. There"s a belt and 3 idlers, I recommend replacing the idlers too if you replace the belt, they are usually made of plastic and are usually worn out. As far as the transmission goes they are sealed for life and there is not much you can do to them within reason. I have added oil to ones that had major leaks, to buy a little more time. If there are no major leaks the transmission should be ok.

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Paul L - Ohio

05-26-2014 19:16:02




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 Re: JD Lt155 transmission in reply to Schrade, 05-26-2014 17:51:52  
Technically it"s a sealed unit that shouldn"t require servicing. But it you want to risk it, verify that it is a K51 by Tuff-Torq and look at this:
Link

or here

https://www.tufftorqservices.com/EnvEEdefault/FlatHTML/TransaxleIdentification/LT_K51.htm

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