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We mow 2 acres with a Greenfield ride-on. Sometimes have to cut long grass by slipping the clutch to get slow forward speed. Problem is that the clutch system occasionally locks into forward or (worse still) reverse, with no clutch slip. Result is mower then takes off at full speed in one direction or another. Especially dangerous when beside a dam or barbed wire fence, or amongst orchard trees. Seems to have something to do with clutch mechanism binding on the square shaft as there is no provision for lubricating the shaft without taking the whole thing apart. Same problem experienced with a previous Greenfield ride-on.

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Hi i have seen this with most greenfield models The only way to fix this problem is to replace the drive clutch assy as it ends up to costly to replace the worn parts : shaft,clutch plates & drive pulleys.
In most cases replacing these parts has led to a new assy six months later.
Mark.

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