My Stiga Estate has 170 hours on the clock and is 10 months old, The mower is great but in the last couple of weeks when I have been using the machine for about 2 hours the deck will not engage every time, some times I just leave it for10 minutes and it works, some times it taked up to an hour, It is hard for an electrician or machanic to find the fault as it is only some times
Has anyone else had problems the engaging the deck.
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Belt-the number one cause for your blades not to engage is that your belt is either stretched or loose causing it to slip or fall off completely. Belt could have snapped also. When you are trying to process too much grass/leaves they could pack up under your deck and push off your belt.
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.
Stiga Combi will not start with cutting gear engaged or if your foot is on the forward/reverse pedal. If you are mowing disengage the cutting gear and try to start the Combi. Ensure that the cutting gear lever is pushed to the right and far forward as possible. Hope this solves your problem.
If the engine dies when the blades engage, it could be the result of a damaged safety switch. The first step in assessing the safety switch is to make sure it is plugged in securely. The switch is located underneath the seat, and you may have to remove the seat to reach it.
For riding mowers using a manual clutch, the mower blades are engaged by manually shifting a lever that moves a pulley assembly to tighten the blade drive belt. The rotating engine shaft will then drive the belt, which in turn, rotates the pulleys to spin one or more cutting blades.
A PTO draws its power from the vehicle`s engine, but it cannot start transferring that power until it has been engaged. PTOs can be engaged through air pressure, hydraulic pressure, or a cable, explains Luke Hart, customer/employee technical training instructor for Muncie Power Products, a manufacturer of PTOs.
If you hear strange noises coming from your mower deck, it may be a sign that the spindle is damaged. A bad spindle can produce grinding, rattling, or squeaking sounds, which indicate that the bearings are worn out or the spindle is bent.
Mower deck gauge wheels should be properly adjusted to prevent scalping grass on uneven terrain. The bottom of the wheels should sit approximately 1/8-1/2 of an inch from the ground, depending on your cutting height.
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Replaceing mower deck belt on 20 hp 42 mower model no 917275660. Got the belt on. How do I get the cluch spring back on.
Are you refering to the spring attached to the end of the cable that runs up to the lever on the dash to engage the blades? All you needed to disconnect was that cable on top of the idler arm that’s held in place by a ‘hairpin’ and the left pulley cover to put the belt on.
I had hit a somewhat hidden stump on the lawn..bending the blade. Took the deck off and replaced the bent blade. Put the deck back on and now the cut seems uneven. It appears that the deck is now uneven. I attempted to follow the directions for a side-to-side leveling. Started with trying to measure the blade height and am struggling with getting to a spot where I can measure the blade on the left side. By looking at the deck, it appears to be uneven. I am struggling with being able to raise the left side of the deck.
I’ve only had luck removeing the deck, turn it upside down. Measure blade, mark, remove blade, insert large pipe over spindle, bend in direction. Re-install blade, and do it all over and over till straight. Measure in several locations.
How do i adjust deck belt tension – Poulan 38-Inch Steel Deck 15.5 HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Engine With 5 Speed
Most cases there is no adjustment to the belt if it is mounted correctly it tensions itself, if you need more adjustment you might need to just change belt because your other one is most likely stretched.
Need diagram of deck belt installation – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
May I get the make and model # to get you the right belt diagram
I have a craftsman 16 hp 42″ deck the clutch cable to engage the blades was missing were do I connect the cable to on the mowing deck?
On the top of idler pulley
Do I have to remove the mower to replace the secondary drive belt?
Detaching the deck is the best way to do a drive belt, the first time you do the deck can be a mind bender, but you can mark the items place with tape and a pen so it makes it easier to install and or pictures. you can bend the belt guide bars rather than trying to remove them and bend them back into place when the belt is back on
How to adjust the mowing deck properly? – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
I use a string level just sit it on deck level front to back
I have a 20 HP Sears riding mower with 42″ deck. Something has caused the right side of the deck to sit lower. It literally sits on the ground when lower to #1 position.
There are deck leveling adjustment bars located on most lawn tractors, most are equipped with a large plastic wing nut. There will be one on each side, with the mower off, lower the deck to the lowest position, loosen the wing nuts on each side, then re-tightnen. There is also a possibility if this is not the way your deck is levelled, there will be a deck hang wire/rod, however those are usually found on zero turn style mowers.