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Engine runs will not go into gear and brake does not work

I can start the engine and it runs great. when i try to put it into gear nothing happens. no forward no reverse. It does sound different when i let out the clutch as opposed to when the clutch is depressed but still no movement. It worked fine two months ago when it was last used. Nothing changed except it was not used for two months

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    I am having the same problem and the belt is on and the shifter linkage is hooked up

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You have to disengage the transmission if automatic, There is a lever in the back pull out and up. then try to push, also make sure that the brake is off.

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I have noticed the these tractors have a big problem with the brakes sticking. Put the tractor in neutral, with the brake off, and see if you can push it. If not, then the brake is most likely stuck.

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