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1650 blows PTO fuses

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:28 am

I have a 1974 IH Cub Cadet 1650 that we bought used several years ago. Originally we had been using it just for plowing snow, but this past year I decided I wanted to start mowing with it. I've been through five or six fuses on the PTO, it runs for 30 minutes then blows. Is this a common problem with a fix? Or should I start tracing my wiring?

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Re: 1650 blows PTO fuses

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:43 pm

We got it figured out...my cousin (who'd eyesight is far better than mine) found a small nick in the wire insulation where it had been rubbing thr frame and shorting.

Mower ran 2 hours with no trouble after routing new wire

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Re: 1650 blows PTO fuses

Postby BigBill » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:12 pm

Glad for you it was an easy fix.

I had the harness rub on the corner of my engine on my cadet 100. The vibration are right through the black tape.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

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Re: 1650 blows PTO fuses

Postby Greenthumbfarms » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:15 pm

This wire had gobs of black tape on it from a PO. That helped hide the short since it had turned dark from arcing. The new wire was routed so it won't rub

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Re: 1650 blows PTO fuses

Postby BigBill » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:02 pm

Mine was running and I seen sparks coming from the harness where the sharp corner of the engine was.

For my rewiring on my 154 loboy I purchased that round split plastic ribbed tubing they run wires through on cars/trucks,

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-PE-Plastic- ... 3601883613

I only fix things once, I don’t have time for mulligans( do overs)
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.


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