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    Default L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    All of a sudden, the shift lever won't disengage the pto. In either position, it just keeps on running. Any ideas before I take it off and lose a few parts?

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    The cable get corroded and won't let it engage.
    L2800, various attachments & hardware, most of which the receipts are well hidden from my wife.

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Same thing happened to my a couple of yrs ago. Research pointed to clip on end of cable inside main housing. Estimated repair $2500.
    Thank you for sharing your knowlege!

    ddudeck

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Try this thread. Good luck, hope it's something simple.


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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    My L2800 is about two years old and had this problem. There was a factory recall on the cable and my dealer replaced it free. Check with your dealer and if he does not know of it shoot me a PM and I will give you the name of my dealer and service manager.

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Quote Originally Posted by daBear View Post
    My L2800 is about two years old and had this problem. There was a factory recall on the cable and my dealer replaced it free. Check with your dealer and if he does not know of it shoot me a PM and I will give you the name of my dealer and service manager.
    I had mine replaced twice under warranty, the last time it included a new bracket that was supposed to help this, but the other day it was sticking again. My tractor is no longer in warranty so I took a syringe and needle and injected a little engine oil in into the top rubber boot now it works fine again. The sticking cable can end up tearing up your gears inside the transmission if it only partialy engages. It is a poor design but I looked at some new Grand Ls and they had a cable setup too.
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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Most of you guys are lucky. Mine still sticks after I got the bracket and cable replaced, because it's not the bracket or the cable.

    The lever on the transmission housing is stiff and I just don't see an easy way to deal with it, so I find my self under the tractor shutting it off by hand and every time I need it to stop. Problem is, I'm a bit safety conscious so I usually have to shut the machine down too. It's a real nuisance.

    Good luck philipb, hope you just need a little lubrication.

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Harvest Moon View Post
    Most of you guys are lucky. Mine still sticks after I got the bracket and cable replaced, because it's not the bracket or the cable.

    The lever on the transmission housing is stiff and I just don't see an easy way to deal with it, so I find my self under the tractor shutting it off by hand and every time I need it to stop. Problem is, I'm a bit safety conscious so I usually have to shut the machine down too. It's a real nuisance.

    Good luck philipb, hope you just need a little lubrication.
    I wonder if it had a stiffer spring on it if that would help.
    Marcussen
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    Kubota LA463 FEL
    Woods GB60 Box blade
    Woods Brushbull BB60 (Rotary mower)
    535 hours

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    So would it be possible to just add a lever and do away with the cable?

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    Default Re: L2800 HST PTO shift lever problem

    Great thought, that just might help with the sticking cable too!

    Might take some research, not sure how/where to get one that would be a perfect fit, mine needs another 4 lbs of pressure based on my sense of applied force and a small scale. 5 lbs. would be a sure bet. Seems reasonable.

    Anyone know a spring resource?

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