- Mar 17, 2003
- Northern Maryland
- Kubota B8200, then a Kubota L3130 HST, now a Kubota L3400 HST
My L3400's is an HST, and when I leave the seat, especially when the tractor isn't fully up to operating temperature, it often will die. I realize there's a switch of some sort related to the forward/backwards treadle, and it seems to be the issue. Usually, with enough wiggling I can find the sweet spot which will allow the engine to continue running while I am off the seat. Before I start tearing into things, I am asking if anyone has experience with this, and where the switch is located? I could render the seat occupancy switch always on, but that seems like a bad idea for several reasons. Setting the parking brake has no effect. At first, it was a random occurrence, but lately, in the cold weather, it is almost all the time.