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Hipo giddyup
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby Hipo giddyup » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:33 pm

Well I finally got the clutch adjusted better and took it out for its first spin in several years. Obviously my luck with the PTO adjustment was right on as it engaged disengaged without a problem. I was able to make a few swipes cutting grass after everything had been well greased. Did a fairly good job yet it still seems like it’s under powered? I think I might need some adjustment to the timing and/or the carburetor although this is not my specialty. Thanks to everyone who helped me get this far with it.
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby outdoors4evr » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:53 am

Good to see you got it out of the shop and getting it back to work!
If mowing that tall stuff , that's a pretty good load on a 59" mower. Might take two passes (one with the deck higher) then cut it down to lawn height.

I'm certain you will get it tuned in and running at the top of its game!
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Hipo giddyup
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby Hipo giddyup » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:16 pm

Well, I've tore it down to replace the head gasket, and now tore it apart to replace the clutch, pressure plate, bearings, and PTO belts.. You would think tuning the carb and timing would be easy? LOL

That meadow grass is too much for it even with the deck rasied up. I was only cutting half the mower deck width, raised up, and it was taxied. Cutting normal grass is not a problem, and that's all she will ever do for me. Now that this one is checked off, I am getting to work on my father's JD 140 H4 with the front loader. Last time it ran it just stopped moving (hydro tranny problem I guess). That will be another can of worms.

Thanks outdoors4evr for all your input here! You've been a big help.
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby BigBill » Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Future note; Put white grease on the pilot bearing and drive shaft splines. I wish I drilled a small hole in the clutch disc to lube the disc splines.
I'm technically misunderstood at times i guess its been this way my whole life so why should it change now.

outdoors4evr
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:53 pm

BigBill wrote:Future note; Put white grease on the pilot bearing and drive shaft splines. I wish I drilled a small hole in the clutch disc to lube the disc splines.

Not sure how you would access this on a 184. The splines are very difficult to reach. Definitely do apply grease to the splines when you have the opportunity though. They need it!
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Re: 184 clutch recommendations

Postby BigBill » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:16 pm

In my 154 the splines on the drive shaft we’re almost gone. I wish the splines on the clutch disc had a circle groove with a hole to grease it once a year or so. That would solve that wear. My pressureplate at the time of disassembly had two broken springs. I was plowing snow and pushing dirt with the creeper in low the year before. My pressure plate was good it just needed springs but I put in a new pressure plate, disc, throwout from Hamilton Bob’s Cubs. Bob bails me out every time. Don’t forget to change the pilot shaft bushing.
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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