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Denise    Posted 08-23-2018 at 11:00:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 8n power loss when using bush hog
  • after mowing for short while seems to get in a bind, if i do not push in clutch it will stall. when mower is not in use even while still engaged (raised) it seems ok and tractor has power. any ideas? i really need to mow and this is a aggravating problem... girl here ha not exactly a specialist but have had this tractor for 30+ years and this is something new thank you have no one around here who seems to work on these either

    Ncorrigible    Posted 08-23-2018 at 17:54:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I am with RustyAl. My lawnmower has more horsepower than an 8N and a 54 inch mower deck. It mows a lawn fine, but would suck big-time in 5 inch grass. Try smaller cuts now, followed by more frequent mowing and your problem may go away. The 8N was one hell of a good tractor, but it kind of stunk with a 12 bottom plow.

    Rustyal    Posted 08-23-2018 at 14:30:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Try taking half a cut and see what happens.

    Dead Eye Dave    Posted 08-23-2018 at 13:14:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well, Denise, I am not a mechanic either but I will suggest a couple of things. I would check the bush hog gear box to make sure it was full of lubricant. I would then look under the bush hog deck to see if there was anything tangled in there. Sometimes it can pick up wire or rope. If all of this is OK then I might check fuel flow. If the screens get clogged up then when you put demand on the tractor the engine does not get enough. It may get enough to operate without load or at idle but not when working. The last but not least is if it is heating up when working. Is the radiator topped up? Just needs to be at the top of the fins when looking in the filler. Nothing else comes to my mind. Good luck. Dave

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