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  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Cub Cadet GT1554

    Default Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    I have 12 hours on this tractor and today the PTO just stopped engaging. I pushed the knob back in and pulled it back out it would turn on then shut off. Now it doesnt turn on. Any idea's? I tried to start the PTO in reverse as well since I read some other posts that say it may be the reverse wire. Mine seems intact down to the brakes. Any help would be great. Thank You

  2. #2
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Wichita, Ks. metro area
    Kubota B1750HST

    Default Re: Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    Possibly something between the ignition reverse safety swith and the PTO? I've got a SLT1554 that's got 280 hrs. on it and can only think of a few times the PTO quit on me. I hadn't turned the key back and pushed the reverse safety switch button.

  3. #3
    Bronze Member MIKE_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Default Re: Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    Try charging your battery. The PTO clutch is electric and needs at least 10.8 volts to operate. I had the same issue, charged the battery overnight and haven't had any problems since. Worth a try.

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Haysville, KS
    Cub Cadet SLT1554

    Default Re: Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    I have a Cub Cadet SLT1554 lawn tractor. When I was mowing a neighbor, I ran over some chicken wire that I did not see. The chicken wire wrapped around my blades freezing up the mowing deck. I cut the wire out from the blades and attempted to continue with mowing. The tractor started, however my PTO will not engage. Can you help me out?

  5. #5
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Middle TN
    Kubota L4330HST

    Default Re: Cub Cadet LT1554 PTO not engaging

    Sure that the deck belt isn't broken? If not, check the wiring connected to the PTO clutch for damage from the wire.

    - Jay

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