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tinman
06-02-2005, 12:00 AM
Not every time but most. Not turning full speed but still turning. Any ideas. thnx

CCWKen
06-02-2005, 12:18 AM
Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?

tinman
06-02-2005, 12:21 AM
5th year using it...3rd full time

cclllc
06-02-2005, 01:59 AM
Too much tension on the belt would cause it.

Restrorob
06-02-2005, 07:43 AM
Not every time but most. Not turning full speed but still turning. Any ideas. thnx



Too much belt tension and or the two belt guides at the engine pully too far apart,Engage the deck and adjust the guides to 1/8 inch from the back of the belt with a little foward tilt,This should take care of it.

TLS
06-02-2005, 08:57 AM
Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?

My DC never had a clutch brake. They would coast down for almost a minute after disengaging. Customers would always walk up and I was always afraid they'd stick their foot under the deck thinking the deck is off.

Restrorob
06-02-2005, 01:17 PM
My DC never had a clutch brake. They would coast down for almost a minute after disengaging. Customers would always walk up and I was always afraid they'd stick their foot under the deck thinking the deck is off.


Maybe you should check the rear guide adjustments also,The blades should stop spining within 30 sec.

MOOSE
06-03-2005, 07:38 PM
You have a spindle with bad bearings. I had the same problem and replaced the bearings. And now no problems with blades that keep turning.

topsites
06-04-2005, 12:02 AM
Sounds like the clutch break is wearing out. How old is the machine?

I second the brake pads.

tshank
06-04-2005, 12:20 AM
Choppers don't have a blade brake.

TLS
06-04-2005, 12:22 AM
I didn't think so. But wasn't sure about the newer ones.

Restrorob
06-04-2005, 06:13 AM
Choppers don't have a blade brake.


Thanks for this input, Had you not I was.
The only Choppers with a blade type brake is the New Silver Eagle Series with the electric PTO clutch and the brake is incorporated in the clutch,Oh there was one of the very first units out years and years ago that also had a electric PTO clutch but these units are since dead by now.
They Don't use a electric PTO clutch on their full blown commerical units because its just one more thing to give a problem or wear out !!!!

AS I said adjust belt tension and the rear belt guides to take care of this problem :cool2: