No power

Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:21 pm

I have a tractor that run great untill you put a load on the motor It cranks good and runs smooth but it dosnt have enough power to pull its self. I plan to check the compression in a few days just to see what it is. I am open to any suggestions before I start trouble shooting.

Chuck W

Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:26 am

One quick and easy thing to check is to screw the hex head brass plug out of the side of the carb. and blow both ways through it. Don't run any thing through it unless its carb. cleaner. Thats the main jet.

Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:31 am

Check the governor. If it doesn't open up the throttle when you put a load on it you won't have any power to speak of.

no power

Sat Jan 31, 2004 11:33 pm

The carb. had been rebuilt just before i got the tractor. I had not thought about the governor so thanks for the reply.

Sun Feb 01, 2004 8:57 am

If carb. & gov. turn out ok I would check to see if spark was advancing
flyball could be set up.

Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:05 am

spent four days last year setting float levels, taking apart the governor readjusting ever thing because the cub would idle fine but wouldn't start out in third turn out to be a bad plug :oops: