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SOURCE: goto engase pto it kills motor
As a safety feature, tractor PTO's will kill the tractor if the PTO is on and you are not on the seat. Or rather, it thinks you are not on the seat.
Under the seat is a switch that is active when you sit on the seat. To test it, try disconnecting the plug that is on it. Does the PTO work now? Replace the switch. If not, take a piece of wire and connect the 2 terminals on the tractor (not the seat) side of the connector and try it again. Does the PTO work now? Yes? replace switch. No? There is yet another safety feature not working. Check your owners manual to find out what safety switches turn off the tractor when the PTO is on, and verify that they are working correctly.
Note that while defeating one of these switches will allow the tractor to run, these features were developed after many funerals and re-attaching many body parts. Do not defeat them. Keep them working.
Posted on May 01, 2009
SOURCE: MTD blade spindle problem
yes match it up from the one off of your other spindle and or take the sample to a hardware store and find something close that would do the job for you
Posted on May 26, 2009
make sure the narrow side of the belt goes in the pulley; you may have the wrong belt; make sure all the pulleys for that belt are the same height , if one is higher than the others that may be the problem
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
I have the exact same model MTD tractor with same problem. It began when the bolt that extends through the idler arm assembly broke and subsequently damaged the pulley. Upon examination of the broken bolt, I found that the threaded end that extends below the deck is significantly smaller that the rest of the bolt. I got a larger bolt with the same size threads, bored out the hole through the deck and it made the whole idler assembly much stronger. the deck still has some vibration and some unusual belt harmonics, but it appears to be working. Compared to most other tractors of this size, this deck is very complicated.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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