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Cheddar
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Questions about the cub

Postby Cheddar » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:52 pm

I was wondering if anybody has has issues with the pto disengaging while under a load? I just installed my mower for the first time and it keeps kicking out gear. Also does anyone have to really feather the clutch when taking off with a mower engaged? If I try and take off normally it will stall and kill the motor. But if I really feather it, the motor only bogs down for the first foot or so. Thanks for the help.

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Re: Questions about the cub

Postby T-Mo » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:28 am

Read this thread and it might help: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=96878

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Re: Questions about the cub

Postby Waif » Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:55 am

I have to ease the clutch out slow while the blades r.p.m. gets to winding up. ( your mentioned first foot or two).
Best to be on a previously mowed spot ,or thin resistance , then approach with p.t.o. whirring good.

T-Mo linked you to a good thread about p.t.o. lever...

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Re: Questions about the cub

Postby Glen » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:30 pm

Hi,
Some Cubs have the problem of the PTO not staying engaged. I have found it is sometimes because of the PTO guide being out of adjustment, like I wrote of in the post that T-Mo posted above, or worn parts that need replacing so the PTO will work right again.

I would check the ignition timing with a timing light and see if it is right, a Cub won't have much power if the timing is late, meaning after TDC. :)
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Re: Questions about the cub

Postby Cheddar » Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:50 pm

Ok I'll check the timing and I'll try to adjust the pto lever. Thanks guys

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Re: Questions about the cub

Postby ricky racer » Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:20 pm

Cheddar, if by chance your PTO Clutch would be bad, it's a fairly easy and quick to replace item.
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