The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (“CPSC’) announced a recall of certain models of Cub Cadet, MTD Gold, and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. The recall affetcs approximately 2,700 units.
The recall is taking place due to a drive gear in the lawn tractor’s hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers. The tractors included in this recall were manufactured from December 2010 through March 2011. The date of manufacture can be found on a label on the underside of the seat.
For a list of model numbers affected visit the CPSC’s website here.