Possible clutch adjustment problem...need help
Posted June 20, 2010 - 05:19 PM
Glad to be a member here and hoping to be able to both get and give help.
I bought a Cub Cadet about 1 month ago....a 128 model.
It ran perfectly for that month but about a week ago I accidentally ran over a steel post someone had put in the ground.
Long story short....took off the mower deck and it was nothing more than the housing around one of the blades that was bent inwards.
Straightened it out...re-installed the deck ( lifted it up by the front with my tractor and a chain) and now there is no clutch..or to be more clear....it 'scraunches' when I try to put it in gear when the engine is running.
The onlky way I can mow is to warm it up in neutral, shut it off, put it in gear and start it in gear.
As well, it seems to be running VERY hot so I ran it about 15 minutes and shut her down ujntil I can find the problem.
I am guessing they are related because it seems to be cutting OK but 'labouring' quite a bit doing it.
I'm a complete newbie and I LOVE this little 128 so I don't want to abuse it but I really do need it to be cutting soon.
I live in the country and have nearly an acre to mow and it sure grows quickly when you let it go.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I noticed as well a 'rod' the width of the tractor just below the grill which seems to 'lock' the pully shaft in place...it moc=ves up or down.
What is it for and in what position should it normally be in?
Wayne from Canada North
Posted June 20, 2010 - 05:24 PM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 05:34 PM
Wayne,glad to have you here.
Posted June 20, 2010 - 06:17 PM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 07:48 PM
Also I don't think I have a PTO...on not one I can see out the front where I think it would be.
I'm just wondering what i could have 'moved' when I took the deck off...up to that point....even with the blade shroud bent everything re: drive train and clutch were working perfectly. It's only after i removed and reinstalled the deck that things don's disengage....so it must be something i moved since the deck repair.
Any further ideas?
Posted June 20, 2010 - 07:51 PM
Thanks for the reply. Well there seems to be 'resistance' when I push down the clutch so I suspect it is not disconnected...and in any case I didn't remove or unthread anything so I would have thought it would be near impossible to unhook it without undoing something....or am I incorrect?
Posted June 20, 2010 - 08:05 PM
Posted June 20, 2010 - 08:21 PM
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