Gravely ZT1640 transaxle leaking
My 40" zero turn mower is about 7 years old and has been very reliable up till now. I have 4 acres, but only mow about half of that. I probably have less than 200 hours on it. Now the transmission on the right side has a slow leak and I am told it's a single part that costs $750 plus labor to replace. I'm not sure the machine is worth that investment.
I've kept this mower in the garage and it looks good. I have changed the battery a couple of times and the solenoid on the starter, but otherwise just routine maintenance. So should I junk it and figure I broke even compared to paying someone else $100 to mow my place? I thought this was a pretty high end machine when I bought it, but now it seems these unitized hydrostatic transmissions are only on cheap mowers. Any advice?