36" Scag, clutch bogged down and stopped...what do i do!!??!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Orkin Yards, May 21, 2002.

  1. Orkin Yards

    Orkin Yards LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    I have a 4 year old 36" Scag recently put new drive belts, tires, and tranny to engine belt....today i was mowing and it sounded like it was bogging down and then just died...looked under the mower my clutch was smoking and what looks like a washer had fallen off, what does this mean?!? it is a 12.5 kaw....
  2. lawn and stump

    lawn and stump LawnSite Member
    Messages: 191

    your clutch pilot bearing went- time for a new clutch
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,732

    when you put the new tranny to engine belt on, did you tigthen the belt as tight as it would go or did you leave a little slack it in? there should be some tension but not as tight as you can get the belt. this will cause it to burn up early.
  4. Shady Brook

    Shady Brook LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,517

    Yep, sounds like the clutch is toast. Sorry, them clutches are not to cheap.


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