F20 Clutch question

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JJT

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Is the clutch on the old International F20's adjustable? My wife's great uncle has an F20 and couldn't get it out of gear when he finished plowing this spring, he had the clutch fully depressed but couldn't get the clutch to disengage. He drove it into the barn and that's were it's been sitting for the past several months. The clutch has never slipped, but it's been tight for years.
 
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Steve_in_Ont

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Generally, clutch adjustment is to take up slack from wear. Without adjustment, wear will lead to a slipping clutch. Your situation sounds different... Does the clutch peddle still have the same pressure that it always has had? If not, perhaps some part of the linkage is out of place (or broken).
 
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Sounds like he may have torn the clutch plates up when plowing and now they are tangled together. Or something broke. But inspecting it will likely be the only way to find out for sure.

<font color=blue>The clutch has never slipped, but it's been tight for years. <font color=black>

Not sure what is meant by this statement. The clutch 'slips' to a certain extent every time it is being engaged. And I don't understand what you mean by it being tight - hard to push the clutch pedal in? Some more clarity in the explanation would be helpful to finding you an answer.
 
 
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