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blades are disengaging

Rufur

LawnSite Member
Location
md
I have a bobcat 36 w 15 kohler, now I was going over some grass and the blade lever keeps coming back and slowly disengaging the blades..the terrain is a bit bumpy...do you know whats going on
 

Vandora Lawn & Landscape

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Baltimore, MD
Is the belt loose? Maybe you need to replace the belt. Check the throw arm for the idler pulley if it's a manual engagement. Also, make the sure you belt and all pullies are clean. If they have grease or anything else on them, the belt might slip off.
 

CommercialCuts

LawnSite Member
Location
Mo
I dont know nothing about bobcat, but if it is a electric pto low battery charge will do this. The pto needs all the juice to stay engaged.This happened to one of my toro's.
 
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Rufur

LawnSite Member
Location
md
Ill check the belts..its a manual engagement..the arm lever was moving back towards disengagement but only slightly left some grass uncut
 

little green guy

LawnSite Senior Member
I dought it's to tight, usually if the belt is tensioned right the lever will sort of pop into place real snuge, i don't know exactly how to explian it but if the belts loose the lever won't tighten up correctly and it will wander back. Thats what i think it probly is. Or one of the linkages could be bent.
 

Dave

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
RI
your linkage and the idler is out of adjustment,your manual shows you how to adjust it,as it should snap in and snap out when disinguaged,
 
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