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PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« on: September 17, 2017, 06:32:38 PM »
Is a peerless 886A 3 speed a strong transaxle? I have found NOTHING on them!  :confused:

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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 10:08:46 PM »
If it is a 3/4 inch, it is usable but you can't put much power to it. If it is 5/8 then it is useless.
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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2017, 11:30:33 PM »
If it is a 3/4 inch, it is usable but you can't put much power to it. If it is 5/8 then it is useless.

It has 3/4 axle shafts but I would only be putting say 14 HP to it so I would ''think'' it would be able to handle that.


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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2017, 05:54:10 AM »
Internally the 600 transaxle is quite similar to the 350/400 transmission, except it has the differential and axles.
Prone to popping out of 3rd gear, and due to design/shape, can be a pain to mount. 3/4" axles are also weak and prone to bending.
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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2017, 07:40:42 AM »
Everybody says this, but the only time I have seem a 3/4 inch axle break is on a mower with a fully built briggs. Lots of guys run doc locked mst transmissions out here and have no issues.
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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2017, 09:57:12 AM »
Internally the 600 transaxle is quite similar to the 350/400 transmission, except it has the differential and axles.
Prone to popping out of 3rd gear, and due to design/shape, can be a pain to mount. 3/4" axles are also weak and prone to bending.

I guess ill run it till it pops and throw in a better transaxle, thanks for the info.

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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 11:09:16 AM »
It will "pop" out of gear. It's an issue those transaxles/transmissions had.
2 options are, gear it to run in second, or use a bungee to hold the shift lever into 3rd. I've seen both used.
I don't recall the "why", other than it was a shift fork thing.
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Re: PEERLESS 688 A: Transaxle stong??
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 07:08:35 PM »
It will "pop" out of gear. It's an issue those transaxles/transmissions had.
2 options are, gear it to run in second, or use a bungee to hold the shift lever into 3rd. I've seen both used.
I don't recall the "why", other than it was a shift fork thing.

Ill bungee cord it, it's just racing with a group of buddies of mine on his track so it's all good. if I keep having issues ill drop in a kart axle and side shaft engine.