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Jacobsen Gt 12 1972 Safety Switch Problems


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#1 Magnus_E OFFLINE  

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 06:59 PM

The safety switch on my jac is not working good some times, is it possible to remove it and just connect the wires and run it that way?

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Are you talking about the neutral switch?.....I have 3 Fords, 2 dont have the switch, one does......So, I imagine thats possible. I would try cleaning the contacts first.



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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:19 PM

You can do that. But are you the only one using the tractor? Anybody else using the tractor might not know that the safety switches have been bypassed. That could be a bad thing! Joe

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 07:35 PM

its the switch thats connected to the clutch / break pedal... 

 

I am the only one that uses the machine

 

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Is that the switch that prevents you from starting the tractor in gear? You may want to try adjusting the switch first. It is adjustable on a threaded mount. The rubber boot breaks away and throws it out of adjustment. You can't see it with the covers on. Joe

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Posted February 09, 2013 - 08:22 PM

it can be done,but then the tractor will start in gear and take off if you are not on it to control it. I have allways been against all the safety switcnes until my friend turned the kay on my Ford 600 that someone before me had bypassed the safty switch on and the tractor started and hit the back wall of the shop, he was standing between the wheels, and was able to get out of the way, all my tractors now have working safety switches.That was my warning.

Edited by tinbender7, February 09, 2013 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:20 AM

I thinking of mounting a manual switch on the panel so the starter not are possible to engage when the engine is running.

I have mounted a main switch on the battery..

 

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Posted February 10, 2013 - 07:23 AM

That should work!






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