Bilt 175HP Manual 42″ Riding Mower

Hi, I have a Troy Bilt 17.5HP 42″ riding mower and when I press the clutch-break pedal all the way down and set the speed control lever to park the clutch-break pedal slips and will not stay in the locked position. How can I adjust this? Thank you for your time and assistance.
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Normally they work by spring lock system, follow the bar under the hood or engine and check if any broken or missing spring or parts often bended by running over things

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The PTO (or power take-off) belt is part of a pulley system that operates the blades on your riding lawn mower. It runs off the electric clutch system in your engine.
Adjust the pressure by turning the valve stem with allen wrench in the hole through the spool. Screw stem up into block for more pressure and thread it down or out of block for less pressure.
The PTO (or power take-off) belt is part of a pulley system that operates the blades on your riding lawn mower. It runs off the electric clutch system in your engine. If you hear squealing during operation or see dry rot on your PTO belt, you may need to replace it.
If the PTO is not “live” it will stop receiving power every time the clutch pedal is depressed. Because the PTO is always directly connected to the transmission you will need an over run clutch if you use a high momentum implement like a mower. An Independent PTO is controlled by an electric switch.
Powershift PTO engagement problems could be from blocked hoses or fittings, bad connections or ground or the solenoid. Mechanical PTO engagement problems could originate from low air pressure, improper cable installation or back lash too tight.
If the PTO clutch is not getting power, if the clutch solenoid is defective, or if the clutch is worn out, the lawn mower blades will not engage. The PTO clutch is not repairable—if the clutch is defective, you must replace it.
PTO clutches generally overheat because of improper lubrication/greasing (both too much and too little can cause problems), excessive sideload, or a new installation. Operators are advised to reduce sideload and inspect grease levels first.
A PTO belt (power takeoff belt) is an important component of any riding lawn mower. You use this system to power the lawn mower blades and its pulleys, which run from the electric clutch system in your engine. If your PTO belt is dry rotted or squeaking, you should replace it.
To adjust the clutch, use a 13mm wrench to loosen the nut which “locks” the adjusting tube that is threaded into your clutch lever bracket on the left handlebar. After you turn the nut counterclockwise a number of revolutions, you can then turn the tube clockwise, either with your fingers or an 11mm wrench.

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John deere 240 brand new electric clutch. went I throw the swtich it clicks but doesn’t engage….
ANSWER : Adjust the clearance between the plates,9/16 wrench and turn the three nuts on the clutch one at a time about 1/4 turn each,retry the clutch,repeat until it works normally.

My Johndeere 2510 pto will engage. But you have to apply pressure to keep the pto turning is there a pto clutch adjuster and how do you adust it.
ANSWER : Its actually the clutch not disengaging enough for pto to engage or the teath are worn down on pto shaft

Cub cadet lt 1050 electric pto want engage??????????
ANSWER : Make shure pig tail is hooked right

The tines on a honda f220 always spin and don’t change speed when clutch is engaged but speed up when throttle is increased. Adjusted cable with no luck.
ANSWER : I believe that unit utilizes a centrifical clutch. try decreasing the idle speed and see if the tines stop. They should then engage as throttle is increased.

When you replace the pto clutch (717-04080), does it have a tight fit with a bracket or does it have a little play.
ANSWER : There shouldn’t be any play in it. This should fit snug unless you have rubber bushings on the bracket mount to help compensate the torque of the belt engaging.

How do i get the upper pulley above the pto clutch
ANSWER : Remove the pto unit and then remove the above pulley easely, spray some nut buster on the pulley and it will come off

When I engage the PTO, the blades don’t egage.
ANSWER : The first thing we need to to do is verify that there is adequate /(power 12 vdc) going to the electric clutch, you can do this by unplugging the clutch and check both wires 1 should have 12 volts and the other wire shoud read infinity to ground if this checks out replace the clutch, if you dont have 12vdc to the wire replace the relay

While cutting grass the pto clutch cuts off, i have to push switch in and back out to restart blades. I have replaced the switch and pto clutch
ANSWER : Pto kicks in and out while mowing was wondering if its electrical or something else i have a jd 420