View Full Version : blades are disengaging

10-04-2000, 07:42 PM
I have a bobcat 36 w 15 kohler, now I was going over some grass and the blade lever keeps coming back and slowly disengaging the blades..the terrain is a bit bumpy...do you know whats going on

Vandora Lawn & Landscape
10-04-2000, 07:47 PM
Is the belt loose? Maybe you need to replace the belt. Check the throw arm for the idler pulley if it's a manual engagement. Also, make the sure you belt and all pullies are clean. If they have grease or anything else on them, the belt might slip off.

Vandora Lawn & Landscape
10-04-2000, 07:50 PM
If it's an electric clutch, possibly some wire is crossed and disengaging the clutch.

10-04-2000, 07:59 PM
I dont know nothing about bobcat, but if it is a electric pto low battery charge will do this. The pto needs all the juice to stay engaged.This happened to one of my toro's.

10-04-2000, 08:42 PM
Ill check the belts..its a manual engagement..the arm lever was moving back towards disengagement but only slightly left some grass uncut

Vandora Lawn & Landscape
10-04-2000, 09:08 PM
Maybe you can adjust the throw arm where it connects the idler, it usually has an eye bolt that can be tighted or loosen to adjust he amount of throw.

10-04-2000, 11:02 PM
Check the belt and see if it's too tight.

10-04-2000, 11:22 PM
check to see if the back stop on the throw arm stop is bent

little green guy
10-04-2000, 11:26 PM
I dought it's to tight, usually if the belt is tensioned right the lever will sort of pop into place real snuge, i don't know exactly how to explian it but if the belts loose the lever won't tighten up correctly and it will wander back. Thats what i think it probly is. Or one of the linkages could be bent.

10-05-2000, 08:13 AM
your linkage and the idler is out of adjustment,your manual shows you how to adjust it,as it should snap in and snap out when disinguaged,