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Should work fine.

When I was pulling, I actually ran a 3-speed out of my 61 Wards in my 716 chassis. I made an adapter to produce the additional 4 inches of length that was not in the side plates for the 61 rear. Used it this way for a couple of years, then put the rear back in the Wards and used it for pulling. The 716 got its hydro back and became a worker again. I still have both tractors and both rears. After 20 years of pulling, the 3-speed still works great. Only parts that were replaced was the axle assembly which was replaced with one of the newer type units after I demolished the left hub and found out that all the keyways were pretty wobbled out.

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Technically, anything will work with enough engineering and fortitude. Look at your power plant, Aaron.8D

PS I gotta get by and pick up the lights and wheels......

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You may need a spare axle, axle tube, and differential, but the transaxle itself is almost bullet proof. We have done a lot of pulling with 2 tractors and have not heard of breaking a transaxle by anyone, except breaking the right side case when you twist open an axle tube (that is what the muffler clamp is to protect).

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