Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/manual


I am looking for a maintenance/repair manual for foote/dana 4450-1 transaxle  would be grateful for any help     THANK YOU

I have not found a Foote/Dana manual online but the Tecumseh service manual is very similar for the 4450-1.

Google "peerless motion drive" and you will find the Peerless manual...your transaxle is almost identical to several Peerless transaxles.

If you read the Peerless manual on the section similar to your Foote transaxle, you should have no problem with doing a rebuild...usually just the shift keys and/or chain.

Pay attention to the washers as some are beveled for shifting, the spacers and the bushings, how they fit in the case with the little tab, and it will be a piece of cake.  The hardest part is cleaning the old grease and inspecting all the parts for wear.


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Eric A. Jones


Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.


Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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