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Old 04-06-2013, 09:26 PM
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Clutch or what?

I have a Gravely 260z that the blades stop after about an hour. I have switched the PTO switch and that is not it. It used to do this and I could turn it off and start it right back up and they would engage. Now it takes several hours of not running. Does this sound like the clutch or what else could it be?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:30 PM
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Not familiar with Gravelys, but sounds like the BBC is messed up to me.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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Check the connection to the clutch, make sure plug isn't able to wiggle loose
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:02 PM
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Found a small article for you to read, it also mentions the connection but also says about a possible battery/charging issue. Worth looking into and swapping a battery to see if it helps.
http://www.justanswer.com/small-engi...lade-will.html
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:58 AM
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Thanks for the link to the article looks like I may have fried the charging system. It actually was messing up real bad Tuesday and the battery was dead so i was jumping it from the truck. The article also mentioned discount battery. I replaced the Walmart battery Friday and actually got more time before it went out yesterday. So my next question is, what does the "charging system" consist of? Because I'm not sure if a better battery would even help with a fried charging system.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:06 PM
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Well apparently the charging system is not fried. The spring from the tension pulley had broken and the belts had come off. Discovered this when I went to check the clutch wiring. Used a spring from the trampoline as a temporary fix. with all the issue I'd been having didn't even think to look at the belt.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:34 PM
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Hmm. Yea I was looking deeper than that too. Always something simple that stumps us.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:36 PM
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Hope your kids are careful while jumping on the sabotaged trampoline haha
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