HUSTLER clutch gone?!?!

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by sweetz, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    O.K., this is B.S. My new 36" Mini-Z only has 22.8 hours on it & I believe that the clutch for turning the blades on & off is already gone!!! I was going to turn the blades on to mow one of my accounts and "click.....click.....click...." that's all I could get the PTO button to do!!!!!!!!!!

    Needles to say, I was pi**ed!

    I have a full day of mowing to do do tomorrow & Friday. I'll be at my dealer BEFORE they open tomorrow to make sure that I'm first in line! How long does it take to change out a clutch? Why did this go so fast? Do you think it was just a faulty part from the beginning????

    :confused:
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    E-mail me and I will get this looked into for you.
     
  3. Mickhippy

    Mickhippy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Have you checked the fuse?
     
  4. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes, that was one of the first things that popped into my mind to check.
     
  5. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Was it your pto pigtail?
     
  6. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ? What do you mean? (Don't mean to sound stupid. :dizzy:)
     
  7. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is a "pigtail", a small wiring harness that attaches to the clutch.

    Pj
     
  8. djlawn

    djlawn LawnSite Member
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    Why do the pigtails seem to go so fast. I replaced mine twice this year so far. I am not sure if it is getting caught up by small branches since I was just getting done mowing some lawns fo rthe first time this season. I tried to go around areas that were heavily laden with branches until they can be cleaned up. I fit is getting caught by a branch or something is there a guard or something that can go over the clutch assembly to help protect it?
     
  9. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    We do offer a optional plate that bolts up under the clutch assembly area.
    I don't have the part # here with me right now, I will post it alter this evening.

    Pj
     
  10. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why is everything that you really need optional???:hammerhead:
     

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