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    Default Engaging mower PTO

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    I guess it mentions this in the manual and I will look but this site has been dead lately so I will post this.

    Should the mower deck be down when engaging or does it make a difference? The reason I ask is, I went to engage it yesterday and the engine bogged down a lot(deck was fully up). I put it down and there was no problem.

    Also it seems to bog more when the tractor is first started and not afterward......so I'm thinking I must be doing it with the deck up most times when I first start out.
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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Manual says to raise deck fully (or be in short grass when deck is down) then engage PTO. Throttle set at "half way". Hmmmmm. I engage it on the driveway usually.

    Maybe I need to let it warm up more before I engage it.
    Last edited by diesel_nut; 05-06-2009 at 04:10 PM.
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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Dito,diyto,etc.
    Yeah deck up,no tall grass under it, like the man said.

    But one thing you need to do[ain't saying you don't,but],you need to let motor warm up for 5 min or so before trying to engage deck.

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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Oh, i said I didn't already
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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Hum,than,don't know to let a thing warm up a little before going,man!

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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Guilty as charged
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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Well,from now on,your an expert!

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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Engaging on concrete is OK. It's easier on the PTO clutch if it is engaged with RPM's down. I won't beat the warm up factor.

    That is also why I disabled the reverse cutout. Not good to have that clutch kicking in and out.

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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Quote Originally Posted by moe1942 View Post
    Engaging on concrete is OK. It's easier on the PTO clutch if it is engaged with RPM's down. I won't beat the warm up factor.

    That is also why I disabled the reverse cutout. Not good to have that clutch kicking in and out.
    Can you say..........RevTech
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    Default Re: Engaging mower PTO

    Quote Originally Posted by diesel_nut View Post
    Can you say..........RevTech


    Yeah, but I thought we were talkin about PTO engagement. My bike is running fine.

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