Try this.... Keep your choke on about 1/3. Thats it! It really seems to help me. I can now engage at just above idle and NO stalling. Cant try it with my SCAG WB, as it doesn't have a seperate choke control. So you guys without a seperate choke control are out of luck here. Last few weeks, the mornings have been cold here, and I let the LC Lazer warm up a few minutes on my first job of the morning. Sometimes this requires 1/3 choke to keep her running a bit rich. In the wet mornings, the clutch plates are often grabby due to rust, and the belts are also quite grabby. By keeping the choke on, and throttling it up just above idle, I can engage the PTO without any hiccups. Try it without the choke, and you need almost 1/2 throttle! P.S. Dont forget to push the choke back in !!!