I bought a used YTH2448 with 116 hrs. Runs great. But...I am reading all kinds of stuff on the internet about hydrostatic transmissions crapping out and needing to go to dealers for replacement/repair. Some are replacing the fluid with synthetic oil.
Some are replacing the transmission itself.
Some say it is related to too steep of an incline when mowing.
Some say they over heat.
Some say you cannot DIY work on them.
Does anyone have one that has never been serviced with a lot of hours on it?
Is it common for them to fail or are these folks simply abusing them?
Why would Husqvarna design a sealed unit that is fragile and not serviceable? Makes no sense to me.
What's the real story on these things? I worry that after a few more hours I am going to be needing a new one or servicing the one I have.