blades are disengaging

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Rufur, Oct 4, 2000.

  1. Rufur

    Rufur LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 143

    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
     
  2. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    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.
     
  3. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    If it's an electric clutch, possibly some wire is crossed and disengaging the clutch.
     
  4. CommercialCuts

    CommercialCuts LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Posts: 37

    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.
     
  5. Rufur

    Rufur LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 143

    Ill check the belts..its a manual engagement..the arm lever was moving back towards disengagement but only slightly left some grass uncut
     
  6. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 386

    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.
     
  7. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Check the belt and see if it's too tight.
     
  8. sunrise

    sunrise Banned
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    check to see if the back stop on the throw arm stop is bent
     
  9. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    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. Dave

    Dave LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Posts: 315

    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,
     

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