I have 2 85s without Transaxle.
The only 55 series I do not have.
I have an axle from a simplicity that appears to bolt in.
I have not had any time to look into this to determine what is right. Let me know what you find.
It should be an aluminum vertical shaft 5 speed peerless. i can get you the exact model tommaro. from what research I'v done, most 70's and 80's box store lawn tractors run a similar transaxle. for example i think a murray 12/38 transaxle should fit with some shifter and brake mods and you would have to shorten the axle shafts to put the 3 bolt hubs on. I'm not sure how hard it would be to find the exact peerless tranaxle. Hope this helps and good luck! :thumbs:
Ya it seems like all those little aluminum transaxles have that problem, i don't mind the 85's being they have the 3 lug wheels but it seems like all the other compaies used the slide on type and the wheels always get stuck on the axle and about %50 of the time trying to get them of you rip the whole axle out, and it's not a fun job to fix that either!