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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.
A low charge may not provide enough juice to engage the PTO. If you do hear the click, there is power going to it. There could be a problem with safety switches. On most newer model lawn mowers, the brake has to be disengaged or off for the blades to operate.
The reasons why mower is not moving forward or reverse is that the battery is dead, or due to clogged fuel line. Additionally, malfunctioning transmission, or a broken drive belt, also a faulty spark plug, even when friction wheel isn`t in contact with the friction plate, or damaged Tires.
The PTO is engaged and disengaged using the main transmission clutch and a remote control mechanism which operates on the PTO itself. Typically, an air valve is used to engage the PTO, but a mechanical linkage, electric or hydraulic mechanism are also options.
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.
The PTO shaft speed is calculated by the PTO controller from a sensor signal located in the top cover of the rear frame transmission housing.
If the starter motor spins but does not crank the engine, you likely have a problem with… Faulty or damaged battery. To address this issues, check the battery and charging system for problems.
the blade drive belt may be worn or broken and unable to engage the blades. you can install a new drive belt to solve the problem. the cable that controls the manual clutch could be damaged or misaligned as well or its tension spring could be broken realigning or replacing the cable with a new one should resolve.
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PTO will not engage on my 0 turn Cub Cadet RZT 50. What should I check and how do I check it?
See if the switch is getting power to it and if it is see if the clutch is getting power. it needs 12 volts in order to engage.
Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.
On my cu cadet zero turn only the left side turns and the right side moans but wont move ever with the release lever to free wheel released
Check the hydraulic oil level for the hydrostat drives(if it has a reserve tank located under the seat. Some ZT’s don’t have the reserve tank. Don’t over fill that tank. 1/4 inch above the bottom is all it needs.)
Also, check the steering arm bolts. Very often they work themselves loose and the arm doesn’t pull the valve rod that controls the hydrostat unit.
How do I wire the starter solenoid for my 2005 Cub Cadet RZT 50…?
How to turn off reverse stop mowing switches on a 2013 rzt 42 cub cadet
Try here or here
I’m sure it’s bypassing some wiring on the PTO switch
I have a 20 hp z force 44 and the mower blades wont come on . I have changed the pto switch and the safety switch under the seat. I have also checked the fuse and its good. what else is there?
Hi, check you have voltage at the pto plug in connector when the mower is running and the pto switch on. If so the pto needs replacing. If not you have a bad contact or broken wire somewhere. Hope this helps, regards Phil.
What should the resistance be of a pto clutch be
Rather than checking the resistance, it it better to apply 12Volts to the connectors to see if there is any activity like a spark when connecting and disconnecting and the feel or sound of the electromagnet engaging. If the belt is off and the engine stopped, then you can feel the resistance to the pulley when voltage applied to the connector.
Pto on cubcadet lt 1042 wont engage, i tested the clutch and it engages , tried a new relay but still nothing, help!!!!
See if there is a fuse for the clutch near the sw