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Average life of elec. clutch?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawnguy001, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. lawnguy001

    lawnguy001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    My 44'' Toro hydro w/b has developed a vibration @ low speed idle. 400 hrs on 17 hp Kaw. 500v. Engage the blades and vibration seems to disappear.
    I 've checked hydro belt for nicks , pulleys , etc. My question , do the bearings in these clutches go bad ? if so , can this cause this vibration ? Thing shakes like a out of balance washing machine when mower is @ low idle.

  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    OK to answer the first question most electric clutches used commercially will usually last 3-4years after that you start to develop problems, you will get longer out of the clutches that have the three adjustment points then the fixed point brake with no adjustments. Second question, yes the bearings fail but this will usually cause the clutch to try and spin at all times or not disengage. Third question, yes the clutch can cause a vibration try undoing your belts and see if the vibration goes away. Hope this helps:)

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