Electric clutch engagement

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by siklid1066, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. siklid1066

    siklid1066 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Do you engage the blades at a high speed or low speed when you put the blades on?What about when you turn them off?Dealer says full throttle,it does not make sense.
  2. bard

    bard LawnSite Member
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    The engine should be at or just above half throttle. Engaging at full throttle will reduce the life of the clutch. The same is true when disengaging. The only way it is acceptable to engage the blades at full throttle is if the mower is equipped with a hyd clutch pac.
  3. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,370

    As a general rule, this is good advice !!
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    at 1/2 throttle just as my manual and sticker on the mower panel says

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