blade clutch

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by coldgin, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. coldgin

    coldgin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    friend of mine I work with said he tried to mow for the first time over the weekend and when he engaged the blades smoke started coming from the mower...he has a scag walk behind with electric pto clutch...he ordered a new one and I am assisting with the install...any advice and how long a job is it?
  2. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Silver Member
    from NWI....
    Messages: 2,085

    getting the old one off can be a bit tricky,,,,tapered shaft and all. then trying to line up the new one with the belts can be tricky as well. I would say 2hrs
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    You must be thinking of something else, There's no tapered shaft and no belts to line up. The clutch slides into one spot and the bolt holds it up.....

    If the old clutch slides off easily I'd say 15 mins, If you have to massage it off with pry bars and a hammer add another 15 mins......
  4. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,190

    At least an hour! Prolly more, especially with two of ya doin' it. Trust me!
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Dang..... I must be too good...... :weightlifter:
  6. coldgin

    coldgin LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    thanks for replies buddy called and felt like an idiot...the clutch is ok...turns out it was the drive belt for the tranny smoking upon further examination...going to go check it out tomorrow...sounds like a belt tensioner is locked up...he had bought a new clutch but luckily the dealer refunded him his money and got new drive belt

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