PTO disengages

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mnstrohm, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. mnstrohm

    mnstrohm LawnSite Member
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    I have a Gravely WB w/15 HP Kawasaki, pull start. The PTO is Disengaging regularly. I checked to air gap and it registers OK. Any other ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 910

    Obviously check the connections.
    Does it exhibit the problem under certain conditions, like when the engine is bogging badly, or at totally random times?
     
  3. mnstrohm

    mnstrohm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    At the beginning of the season, it did it once every 10 hours or so at "normal" mowing conditions; now I cannot keep it engaged sitting still at any idle. This is a Gravely w/ Pro-Steer, as opposed to pistol grips. I did notice that both Yellow wires at the safety lever switches (the ones at the handle) are cut. Does anyone know if these should be? Or are they only used on electric start models? I am electronically challenged, so any advice for an amateur would be great. Thanks again
     
  4. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 910

    You might follow the other PTO thread. It might be a situation that fits both of you.
    Football game's on, gotta go:)
     

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