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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.
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. Need help finding your model number? The PTO switch provides power to the PTO clutch.
PTO transfers the power of the engine to a hydraulic pump. The hydraulic pump produces a hydraulic oil flow and pressure. The hydraulic oil flow is led to the piece of hydraulic equipment through the pressure line and back to the system`s hydraulic oil tank through the return line.
“Riding” the clutch is the most common reason for premature clutch failure. Even the slightest pressure on the pedal will partially disengage the clutch, causing the release bearing, pressure plate and flywheel to overheat.
This operation is crucial to the overall functioning of riding mowers, and thus PTO clutch repair may need to be immediately performed on riding mower models that have a failed clutch. Fortunately, you can fix your clutch irrespective of your experience with PTO clutch installation.
For power shift operation, when a power shift PTO is engaged, a solenoid is energized. Air or hydraulic fluid then compresses a clutch pack in the PTO. This locks the PTO output gear to the output shaft and allows work to be done. When the power shift PTO is disengaged, the solenoid de-energizes.
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My cub cadet 2165 PTO clutch has no voltage getting to it to activate it. the normally closed switch is ok. could it be the relay? how do I test it?
On my cub the blades keep shutting down when im mowing . I replace the pto switch and it doesnt help .. got a recommendation
Need the pto to work on a 6300 john deere tractor we have changed the fuses and changed the sencer on the back can you help
If you have tried a new sensor and a new switch the the next step is to replace the pto solenoid valve.If that proves fruitless then the b.c.u.needs to be replaced or bypassed.The solenoid valve will cure your problem 90% of the time.If that does not work,let me know,i can tell you how to by-pass the b.c.u..
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
Pto kicks in and out while mowing was wondering if its electrical or something else i have a jd 420
How do i wire a toggle switch tomy electric clutch orignal switch doesn’t work.
Ther are two wires,one power one ground.The ground wire should be grounded already[confirm with an ohm meter.You need to put a power sorce to the switch and one from it to the pto this will make it work but will make all the safety switches in-operable so it is not a safe thing to do.Your best bet is to replace the swich or the safety switch that is keeping it from working[seat switch or brake switch usually].
Replace the PTO switch on a John Deere 455
Yes to get the out, just reach underneath the dash up to the switch and as as close as you can to the bottom of the dash squeeze together while puuling up. it come out though the top and disconnect the pig tail there
Pto will not engage, clutch ok, replace pto switch, belt on correctly, fuse good,hat else can I check
Cub Cadet PTO will not engage
Do you have a volt meter or a 12 volt test light?..if you do you can see where you are losing your voltage at..but i would suspect the PTO switch is bad..i hope this has helped…..Keith
PTO red light switch is on when PTO isn’t, so engine won’t start
Unplug the reverse safety switch from behing the console next to the ignition switch