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Can't tow my John Deere 2010. Clutch / PTO locked?

I have a John Deere 2010 Diesel that has the clutch / PTO locked for winter. I can't tow it out of the garage for service. How do I disengage This ''winter'' shut off swith for the clutch so the tractor can move? I think I accidentally hit the PTO drive lever while the Tractor engine was off. I tried to put the shifter in ''Tow'' position and pushed in the clutch, but the rear tires are still locked up. All of the linkages on the Dash do not seem to help.

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  • craig_winter Feb 02, 2010

    It is a Model "R" Diesel. I would have to check later for the exact serial number but I believe it begins with a "5"

  • craig_winter Feb 02, 2010

    I have Tried putting the shift lever in "Tow" position and also placing the shift lever in between gears while pushing in on the clutch. I have not tried to hit or add heat to the break areas yet. The temp is only in the teens, so I have not tried to start it. Not sure where the emergency break lever is to give that a try. The Tractor started up with a lot of smoke about a year ago, but I tried to start it a month or so ago with no success. (low battery and bad glow plugs).

    The reason I am having it towed is for someone to look at the shifter linkages and transmisssion. I only have the odd gears on this 8 speed when the tractor runs. none of the even gears seem to want to work or stay engaged. Inside the transmission looks great. No metal shavings or broken gear teeth. It was very clean inside. I figures the adjustment is out on the shifter linkages or the Syncro clutches may be bad.



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I need to know the exact model of your tractor,if it is a 2010 then the range lever being put in neutral should be all that is needed unless the brakes are stuck on,which does happen if it has set with the park brake on for extended periods of time.Let me know what the model is and what you have tried and i will get back to you on the repairs you need and how to carry them out.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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    danny herget Feb 02, 2010

    A model "r" is a tractor that was made well beyond my experience but i have some resources that i can try.Ignore all the suggestions i have given you because this tractor is old school and i was thinking new school.Give me a day or two and i will try to come up with a solution that you can use,be patient,i don't give up easily.

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    danny herget Feb 07, 2010

    Sorry it took so long to respond but i can not find any liturature on the model "r" so you may want to re ask the question to another expert,sorry.



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