Permagreen Ultra help!!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfman78, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. turfman78

    turfman78 LawnSite Member
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    What perfect timing for my machine to start giving me fits.

    On my last job today my permagreen ultra would keep going (wheels spinning) even when I took my hand off the throttle. The cable is not stuck as the spring takes it back at the engine so I know that is fine. If I am going full speed and take hand off throttle it will slow down but wheels keep spinning and going forward. I have to pop it into neutral or power down to stop. Same with reverse. Its like the clutch is continuously spinning? Clutch bad?

    Called Permagreen, but Bill was gone for the day. Hopefully he gets back to me in the morning or else I am taking it up to Finch John Deere to spend some $$$. Can't be without it too long this time of the season.

    Any diagnoses out there?
     
  2. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sometimes the cable housing gets shifted and causes the throttle to stay on a little

    Also make sure the clutch is clean sometimes it gets rusty sitting in the off season sounds like the clutch is not dis engaging its self.
     
  3. turfman78

    turfman78 LawnSite Member
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    ok thanks trock. what do you suggest......spraying wd40 in the clutch area if its the rust causing it not to disengage? I will try that first. Hate having to wait on a new part and sit idle for a couple days.
     
  4. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
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    Don't spray oil on it that could cause belt to slip
    spray electrical cleaner or Carb cleaner in the clutch where the springs are then blow it out with an air gun.
     
  5. turfman78

    turfman78 LawnSite Member
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    i just looked under there. Arent there supposed to be 2 springs on each end that connect the......(don't know what they are in the clutch but they look like brake pads) Looks like 1 may have came off and lost now.....i take it that could be a problem?
     
  6. trock

    trock LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes you will need a new clutch
     

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