Trans Cross brace broke. Anyone else?

90b4032

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I was looking at my SD 54" the other day and it looked like my right rear wheel was angled slightly inward. I got to looking at it more closely and found that the brace that runs between the transmissions had broken at 2 of the 4 mounting points. I called the dealer and they have an improved replacement brace that Hustler has come out with and it's covered under warranty. This must be somewhat common but I haven't found any info on it. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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Had this happen but was able to replace bolts and get everything back into place. If this has not happened yet it more than likely will in the future.
 

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Got the new brace from my dealer yesterday. It's a beast! I took a pic of it but don't see how to post it. They definitely solved the problem.
 

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Got the new brace from my dealer yesterday. It's a beast! I took a pic of it but don't see how to post it. They definitely solved the problem.
scroll down in the reply section to manage attachments and add the photo.
 

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What is the part number on that new brace?


I gotta say, it does look beefy, but the welds at the most critical part there look like crappy spot welds and not a full length bond. That will be where it breaks.

Also, why not capture the trans housing on the outside, instead of making the bolt do all the work, let the trans case transfer the force directly to the brace? wierd...
 
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