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  • bodziu Sep 04, 2009

    On riding forward when I run on thick grass while blades are engaged the engine stalls.
    I restart, cut more grass it;s fine, than a bit more grass to cut it stalls. When I ride revers not sure if it does the same, never tried

  • bodziu Sep 04, 2009

    so I'd say it happens all the time

  • bodziu Sep 04, 2009

    Kubota t1670 riding lawn tractor stalls cutting grass when I ride forward, I did not check if it happens ridding revers.
    I was cutting tall grass and thick, blades bearing got all plugged with the green fibers. I removed all blades, cleaned and lubericated all. Blades are moving freely, no problem now. I can go on cutting now 1-2 inch grass but when I run on thick taller grass the engine just cut off instantly without any hasitation. Same effect if I stand up from the seat, the engine just cut out. So it's like because I did abuse the tractor somehow, so something happened so now more load on the engine is detected like the blades are getting jammed or something. While the engine cuts out if I'm quick enough to disingage the blades it picks up again. And I go on.

  • axl3 May 11, 2010

    Does this happen only when you try to reverse or all the time?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Runs and cuts out as if short of fuel

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Is the tractor running fine until you engage the blades? Are you cutting tall grass? There are a couple of reason why it stalls. First, while the engine is OFF, you need to see if the blades move freely, you need to lay down beside the deck and reach up (with a glove on, so you won't cut yourself) and see just what is up under there. Remove any debris, I.E. old grass clippings, and anything else.(see if there is anything wrapped around the column where the blades meet the rest of the deck) Then you will have to grab one of the blades and see if it moves freely. Wiggle it back and forth and find out if all 3 move freely. Sometimes a bearing will go bad in one of the blade mounts and cause the engine to stall. Sometimes the electric clutch goes bad and then you have a whole new set of problems. Either way let me know what is going on. Please rate my answer.

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