JD 212 PTO clutch problems
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted January 23, 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted January 24, 2012 - 09:26 AM
My current assumption is that once it gets hot it's gripping. In the first ~10minutes of use I can switch it off but after a while it will grip until it cools down.
There is a infinite list of reasons for me to try to find a electric PTO and do the conversion.
Posted January 24, 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted January 24, 2012 - 09:50 AM
Here are a couple of pages from the service manual on the mechanical clutch.
Posted January 28, 2012 - 11:44 AM
MacWorld, it sounds to me like you need to replace your bearings. When they are wore out and get hot, they have a tendency to want to sieze up, and weld themselves fast, so to speak. After cooling, the metal tends to shrink, which will allow them to eventually let loose. I'd replace the bearings, and see how you make out, before converting to the electric clutch. Just my thought, you of course can do what you'd like.
I removed the mechanical PTO on my 214 and replaced all bearings, my problems were much the same as Diesel Cowboy's... proper clutch linkage and brake adjustment as well as new bearings for the PTO and so far... no trouble..
Posted January 29, 2012 - 08:57 PM
Posted February 02, 2012 - 08:10 AM
I cannot say how it must be adjusted but as I said I fixed all the wear in the PTO mechanism (weld and drill or grind) specially the mating point of parts #8 - #10 and #10 - #13 , I replaced the 2 pins in the forward PTO arm pivot (#20) with bigger spring pins (stronger and closer together) and I added a nut+washer on the #13 behind the main arm (#25). The nut+washer is adjusted in such way that I can push on the PTO arm to disengage the PTO.
I don't know why but on the #13 rod I have only one spring, the outer one. On all illustrations there seems to be a spring on both sides of the arm. The spring is on the outside of the arm pushing the PTO clutch toward the engine when I engage it.
Time will tell if my current setup is really OK of if I was lucky yesterday