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lonestarjeff    Posted 05-16-2018 at 17:53:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 860 pto clutch
  • The pto clutch has stopped disengaging on the 860. Not sure if it has stuck itself to the flywheel from little use or if the adjustments I made back whenever I split it(maybe '06?)didn't keep. Definitely not from wear. I haven't put that many hours on the tractor, practically none on the pto.

    It could be rust/frozen from sitting up winters. I've been very lax keeping the clutch pedal blocked. I've always gotten away with it, especially on the 8N, because I find an excuse to get it out in pretty much any weather.

    SteveVa    Posted 05-18-2018 at 12:27:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • You may need some load on it to get it to come loose. Sounds like it may well be stuck to the flywheel. I have heard of folks finding a hole to spray some break cleaner in there to get things loose. Is the 860 like the Jubilee where the hydrolic pump runs off the fly wheel. You might be able to expose things there. Good luck with it, be careful...

    lonestarjeff    Posted 05-18-2018 at 18:11:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • I'll deinitely try the "spray-in-the-hole" idea. The 860 actually has a timing door on the flywheel bell. I wonder if anyone has tried spraying PB Blaster to free it up?

    Michford    Posted 05-18-2018 at 22:06:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • With the double clutch on the 860, it might be difficult to get a spray aimed at the pto clutch. If you were closer, I would let you spin my snowblower a while to put a load on it to see if that would free it up. 😁

    lonestarjeff    Posted 05-19-2018 at 22:55:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • I was afraid the pto clutch might be a hard reach, but I'll try just to avoid the dreaded split. LOL, rather than your snow-blower maybe I'll try starting it with the 6' shredder.

    steveVa    Posted 05-18-2018 at 20:06:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • Dont know about PB Blaster, it may leave an oily residue. I have only heard of guys using brake cleaner because it leaves no residue...

    lonestarjeff    Posted 05-19-2018 at 22:57:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • Good point.....maybe PB followed with brake cleaner :-)

    Michford    Posted 05-18-2018 at 05:37:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • Most likely stuck. I've been lucky so far with no stuck clutches with the limited use of my tractors. I just started blocking the clutches this past winter as an ounce of prevention. I tried the block of wood on the clutch pedal it self, but found it easier to block the clutch pedal by putting a small prybar between the clutch pedal stop adjust and the transmission housing.

    lonestarjeff    Posted 05-18-2018 at 19:10:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 860 pto clutch
  • That's a good idea, should have been blocking it on my 860 that same way all this time.

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