Image Number 16 for United States Patent #7896123.
A vehicle includes a first transaxle incorporating a first hydraulic motor for driving a first axle, a pair of second transaxles incorporating respective second hydraulic motors for driving respective second axles, and a pump housing separated from the first transaxle and the pair of second transaxles. The pump housing incorporates a hydraulic pump. The first hydraulic motor and the pair of second hydraulic motors are fluidly connected in series to the hydraulic pump. The second hydraulic motors are fluidly connected in parallel to the hydraulic pump.