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  1. #1
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    58
    Location
    Southern California
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson GC2300

    Default GC2300/10 Seat Safety Disconnect Switch

    I own a 2300 and suspect that MF used the same seat safety switch on the 2310 a possibly the others in the CUT line-up. My machine only has 140 hrs yet it's been giving me a lot of headache with the seat switch. It always seems to start just fine at first; but if I get off the machine (brake on, in neutral) then get back on and put the HST in gear it regularly shuts itself off. Lately it's taken a lot of tries shifting my butt on the seat and bouncing the seat a few times before it will go into gear without killing the engine. Has anyone else had problems with these switches? I'd like to keep all of the safety switches in place and operating, so I'd like to avoid bypassing the switch. Thanks in advance for the advice.

  2. #2
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4
    Location
    Central NH
    Tractor
    MF 1528

    Default Re: GC2300/10 Seat Safety Disconnect Switch

    I found that the seat switch on my 1528 was too sensitive. Just pushing in the clutch was enough to relieve some of the pressure on the switch and the engine wanted to shut down. The dealer gave me a 2" disk of 1/4" self-adhesive high density foam to place between the switch and the seat cushion. This simple fix cured the problem.

    I got the impression that the disk is a Massey part, so you may want to check with your dealer.

  3. #3
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    236
    Location
    Butler County, PA
    Tractor
    MF GC2300

    Default Re: GC2300/10 Seat Safety Disconnect Switch

    Somewhere around 140 hrs is when mine died. It was about 6AM on a cold snowy morning (the tractor was outside covered with a tarp) when I went out to blow some snow. The tractor would start but as soon as I put it in gear it would quit. I put a bypass jumper on it until I could get a switch from my dealer.
    MF GC2300, MF2350 FEL w/Woods toothbar, MF2360 front snowblower, Woods BH6000 Backhoe, Woods GTC52 Tiller, 60" rear blade, Pat's ECS, Foam filled ag tires, turf tires, 3pt carryall, 3 pt lawn rake/dethatcher, 3pt aerator, 3pt sub-soiler, KK 48" XB Rotary Cutter, Woods RDC54 Rear Finish Mower, MF2325 Belly Mower
    and probably havin more fun than I should.

  4. #4
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    58
    Location
    Southern California
    Tractor
    Massey Ferguson GC2300

    Default Re: GC2300/10 Seat Safety Disconnect Switch

    Thanks moof and loulblades! It sounds like I'll have to try the adhesive foam disc and then the switch if the bandaid doesn't work.

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