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  1. #1
    Bronze Member
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    Sep 2004
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    Upstate NY
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    New Holland TC 30 HST

    Default TC-30 HST PTO Hard to engage

    Hi All,
    I have a 2004 TC-30 with 350 hrs and the PTO is getting harder to engage and disengage to the point I think Iam going to break the handle, it takes two hands now to yank this thing into gear. I have checked all the external linkages and oiled them best i can. It seems it is internal now..any Ideas out there, Thanks in advance.

    Chris

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    Platinum Member
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    Mar 2005
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    Location
    NE Oklahoma
    Tractor
    Kioti ck30

    Default Re: TC-30 HST PTO Hard to engage

    This may sound dumb, but I had that problem engaging my 4x4. I asked Jon about it and his reply was squirt it with wd40. I'm thinking "you think I'm dumb? I already tried that."
    But.. I went out and did it again and worked it and worked it. Works just fine now. I guess the second time was a charm..

    Sooo, try to lube it some more. Who knows..

    Now then, stay tuned for answers from guys who really know the answer.
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    NE Oklahoma, ck30 kioti BH w/thumb, Broken FEL, toothbar, box blade. JD 60" brush hog, home made forks

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    Veteran Member LarryD's Avatar
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    Whidbey Island, WA.
    Tractor
    TC33D

    Default Re: TC-30 HST PTO Hard to engage

    I use lithium grease from a spray can. It seems to last longer and lube better. When I first started having the same problem you describe it took several spray/work/spray/work cycles but soon it just slipped into position.
    Make welfare as hard to get as a building permit

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