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Need to know the pitch 8m for pto clutch

Model # 144-653-100

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If your talking about the bolt that goes through the center of the pulley your model number shows it as a 3/8-24x1.75 long. everything I see on the pto is standard not metric. this link will show you the pto breakdown for your model
Parts and Diagrams for Cub Cadet 144 653 100

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SOURCE: I have a cub cadet RZT 50 mower deck and my

The problem is the clutch it's self... it is slipping and when it gets too hot it just quits...
The clutch will need to be replaced and that often is not a fun job. You also should have specialty tools to do the job, as they are very hard to get off the shaft many times... the same heat that stops the clutch, almost welds it too the shaft...using heat to free it therefore does not work like it normally would.

Just for giggles a grins, check for power to the clutch after is stops...I think you will find that it is still getting power to it, it just is not engaging or staying engaged anymore...


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More ofthen than not the PTO Clutch gets a gap greater than 0.020 between the clutch and the clutch plate and the safety switch is not made. There are 3 bolts with springs and 3 slots in the PTO clutch. Adjust the tension on the springs until the gap is 0.020. Then try a start.

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I found your particular model here:

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