Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Clousseau On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 12:28 pm

Have a 7 year old Cub Cadet LTX 1046 lawn tractor with an electric PTO clutch issue. Pulled the mower deck from under it last week to replace a mower blade spindle that had bad bearings. Put on a new deck belt at the same time. Reinstalled the deck, I have done this 4+ times before, and started the tractor. When I pulled the PTO switch to engage the mower, all I am getting is a click at the PTO clutch, but the clutch is not engaging. It worked fine days before when I used it last. The PTO clutch shot? I have replaced it once before, about 3+ years ago. No a cheap part if it des need replacement.
Clousseau
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice Coal


Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 2:01 pm

As long as you hear a good solid click, your PTO is good. You got a couple fuses under the hood, check them-- 2 or 3 I'm thinkin. My 2065 had a similar problem--I wired the PTO direct to a separate toggle switch--no problems since. Something w/ the ign. switch--don't ask me what!!
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 2:13 pm

If you are actually hearing a good loud click or more like a clunk from the pto clutch,the clutch is working

In order for the clutch to spin the blades ..
1- Engine must be running..
2- The pto belt has to be on the pto clutch pulley..
:)
Now b4 you think I am a smartazz,take the time to check these simple things that do get overlooked at times,especially over the age of 50.
If the fuse is blown,there will be no power at the pto clutch,no click is possible with no fuse.
The wires rite at the pto clutch are suspect
They often get damaged enough to still make the clunk but can't carry the load because of wiring damage.
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Clousseau On: Mon. Oct. 31, 2016 3:32 pm

Thanks to both of you for the info. I will look into it in a few days & let you know how it went.
Clousseau
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice Coal

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Tue. Nov. 01, 2016 11:24 am

Check your wiring. Clean your grounds. Make sure your battery is fully charged especially while running. Were you sitting on the seat- safety switch issue? Voltage can effect it. If still nothing check on this site- onlycubcadets.net.
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Clousseau On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 7:17 pm

Thanks for all the information, I did get it running today!
Clousseau
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice Coal

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 7:23 pm

Nice C. Wellllll, what was it?????????????????????????????????
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Clousseau On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 7:35 pm

Stupid! Stupid! Had the new belt installed on the wrong side of the idler arm. No enough tension on the clutch when installed to make it turn!
Clousseau
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice Coal


Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 8:16 pm

I'll take stupid over expensive any day. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 8:26 pm

You & me both CS--Damn C, I figured I was the only one that did stuff like that!! ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 8:39 pm

freetown fred wrote:You & me both CS--Damn C, I figured I was the only one that did stuff like that!! ;)

Did stuff like what Fred... now what was everyone talking about? CRS!!
wilder11354
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri. Nov. 04, 2016 8:52 pm

Clousseau wrote:Stupid! Stupid! Had the new belt installed on the wrong side of the idler arm. No enough tension on the clutch when installed to make it turn!

Almost like not having the belt on the pulley at all !!
Does this mean that you are over 50 yrs old ??

I sure hope so ,i pity you if you are younger than 50 & doing things like this,what will be left for you to goof-up when you get older. :P :) toothy
Thanks for the update,good to know an easy fix & you are back in business. :up:
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: cabinover On: Sat. Nov. 05, 2016 8:13 am

Not a whole lot different than putting the blade on upside down. I was in a rush at work and put the middle one of three upside down. They mowed for a month and no one noticed until I pulled the blades again. :lol:
cabinover
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
Baseburners & Antiques: Sparkle #12
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat. Nov. 05, 2016 8:23 am

cabinover wrote:Not a whole lot different than putting the blade on upside down. I was in a rush at work and put the middle one of three upside down. They mowed for a month and no one noticed until I pulled the blades again. :lol:

You have joined the
Over 50 crowd :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Electric PTO Clutch Issue on a Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor

PostBy: Clousseau On: Sat. Nov. 05, 2016 8:59 am

Yes it was a senior moment, surely more to come! I am 62!
Clousseau
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice Coal