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ford 120 pto clutch adjustable? slipping


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#1 Throttle Junky OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:57 AM

Clutch just started slipping. Turn switch off and back on and blades engage. I doubt its an electrical issue since over cut grass the blades keep spinning. Its only the load of uncut grass that stops them.

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 08:01 AM

Is it the clutch, the drive belt or the deck belt slipping?  Usually the clutch is either in or out.



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Posted September 22, 2015 - 08:05 AM

Is it an electric clutch?



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Posted September 22, 2015 - 08:12 AM

Electric. The belt slows and is not slipping. My friend said a lot of times its a poor connection and the voltage drops and the magnets do not squeeze properly. Seeing if you guys have any experience.
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Posted September 22, 2015 - 10:36 AM

Low voltage can cause problems. Not sure if they are adjustable, the clutch. I never had one slip, normally belt trouble or low voltage. Noel

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Posted September 22, 2015 - 04:00 PM

Check the adjustable pulley in the deck. This spring mine would slip in wet grass and I thought the belt stretched over the winter but I found the pulley in the deck that puts tension on the belt was seized and not providing adequate tension on the belt. Took it off cleaned and greased and worked like a new one. I would check that before you get into the electric clutch.


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#7 Throttle Junky OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2015 - 09:05 AM

Everything turns freely. Clutch is smoked, out of adjustemnt, or not getting proper voltage. I will update when i figure it out.
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Posted October 06, 2015 - 07:16 PM

Resolved. Voltage drop due to loose wire.
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Posted October 07, 2015 - 05:59 PM

Glad you got it fixed!






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