I dont know why i said Deere, I have 4 Allis/Simplicity's I knew that was it, getting old, thanks for correcting me, interesting that Snapper made them and now Snapper is owned by SimplicityYes, Shaft drive, to bevel gearbox, to pulleys. Much like a Simplicity Landlord, but different tranny.
I really appreciate the info any more you can tell us? I've never seen Snapper version, only their own design the LT 12, 14, 16, and 18, which were disc drives like the RERsI have a 1200 with a 16HP Kohler making it the equivalent of a 1600
Both tractors use a Peerless Transmission that is a 4 speed. First gear is a granny gear and very useful. The tractor is a shaft drive unit to a beveled gear right angle gear box that has a pulley and belt to drive the transmission.
The Transmission is easy to tear down and repair and the most worn component in the transmission is the detent shafts and balls that denotes shifter placement.
Those parts are still available and both shafts and balls can be replaced with about 3-4 hrs worth of time.
You will like the tractor go for it