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    Default Slip clutch -- winter storage

    The LP roto tiller is the only piece of equipment I have that has a slip clutch and I doubt it's going to get much use during the winter months. I'll be putting it in the shed for storage after I till up the neighbor's garden and was wondering if it would help keep the clutch plates from sticking if I tightend down the nuts on the clutch to take the pressure of the disks.

    Thanks in advance,
    Hoss


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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    Hoss
    My JD 513 manual says to loosen nuts to remove pressure from plates. I plan on removing slip-clutch and storing it inside. With nuts loosened.




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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    Hoss,

    What kind of slip clutch is it? Most units, you back off the nuts to loosen/relieve pressure.

    Before you do anything, measure the spring height for a reference... this will get you back the ballpark come spring time to set it up again...




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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    John,
    I was afraid I was going to create some confusion. This is a Land Pride tiller and it was ordered from them with a slip clutch, so I'm going to assume it is the normal "factory" slip clutch for Land Pride implements. As I said, this is the only implement I have with a clutch. My LP rotary cutter has a shear bolt. On this particular clutch, the nuts are loose when in the "run" condition. This allows the clutch pack to be compressed between the plates. When you tighten the nuts down, this compresses the springs and takes the pressure off of the clutch pack.

    Hoss


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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    Hummmmmmmmmmm... can you post a picture?

    Is this a "semi-sealed" unit?




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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    This is a common slip clutch...



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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    John et al,

    Yep, just looked at the Landpride Owners Manual and you do tighten the nuts on the slip clutch. The manual is in PDF so I couldn't extract the text.

    I have one too. So, I guess that one would still follow the guideline of measuring prior to loosening the clutches.

    Would it be wise to remove and store the slip clutch in side during the winter months?

    Terry


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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    John,
    On the thought that one picture is worth a thousand words, here's two (combined). The exploded view is from LP's web site. The photo, I just snapped.


    Hoss

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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    Hoss
    That is the same slip-clutch that I have on my <font color=orange>kubota</font color=orange> Tiller. You are right; tightening the nuts down will release the pressure. It looks like you also have the 1 3/8" spline coupling that mine has. This will allow you to remove slip-clutch and PTO shaft from your tiller. Sorry for the confusion.




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    Default Re: Slip clutch -- winter storage

    Terry
    <font color=blue>I have one too. So, I guess that one would still follow the guideline of measuring prior to loosening the clutches.</font color=blue>

    There is only one adjustment. There is nothing to measure. I have attached a fax that I received from <font color=orange> kubota </font color=orange> on how to use nuts and adjust slip pressure. Sorry for the quality but that's how my fax machine received it.



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