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Tractor?troy bilt/mtd 2002

The PTO to the blades will not engage. The belts are good. The spindles turn when hand turned.

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  • Chad Houston
    Chad Houston May 11, 2010

    Will the blades turn by hand?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I can not get the pulley off. The tractor is a GT235.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    pto engages as soon as ignition is turned to run blades turn when starter engages

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    46" deck

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The blades turn by hand. I had been cutting the grass. Stopped, turned it off, went back later to finish cutting the grass. Started the tractor, drove to the area I was cutting and pushed the PTO to engage blades but nothing happened.

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The electric clutch that operates the blades needs replaced

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