Turf Tiger Clutch Out

Mr Mow It All

LawnSite Member
I have a 61in. turf tiger three years old and only 700 hours on it and the pto clutch went out. Is this a common problem? How costly is it to repair?


LawnSite Senior Member
I had one go out on my scag sthm while under warranty, but has run over 1000 hours since replacement. I'd figure around $250 for a new clutch. Lynn


LawnSite Platinum Member
This is something that I learned from Lawnsite. Don't engage or disengage the clutch a full throttle. This will wear it out faster.

Mr Mow It All

LawnSite Member
Okay, now I've been told that it could be just the switch and not the whole clutch. How do i know?

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Chicago, IL USA
By pass the switch and see if it engages. Just don't have your toes under the deck when you do this. By pass the seat switch and the clutch switch and you shouldn't need it running to do this, I don't think. I'm not familiar with your brand so I could be wrong, like the weatherguessers. :)


LawnSite Senior Member
southern ohio
Mr mow it all:
I am having problems with my email so I'll post here in case you don't recieve them. I have 2 electric pto clutches in stock and they are both from Scag mowers. The one for sale is from a wb 61" deck and I think they are basically all the same. We have interchanged with no problem.
The part is a Warner Electric # 5215-99
Pulley # is 2846
Shaft arbor hole is 1"
Used about 150 hours. Nothing wrong with it.
Check with your Scag dealer to see if it will work. The last time I bought a new one it was $160.00. $475 plus labor sounds real high.
You could have a switch problem. Just turn the key into the on position and short out the pto switch. You should here a strong click. No need to start the mower to do this.
If you get a "click" then replace the switch. If not, make sure that the wiring is good from the switch down to the clutch.


LawnSite Gold Member
My Scag clutch fell off one day while mowing----------what a mess. That's another thing you need to look at every now and then to see if everything is tight. Cost me over $300.00 to get repaired.

Great thing about a Chopper---------------no electric cluth!


LawnSite Silver Member
lol homer..... sounds firmiliar! When i had my gravely 3 wheeler i went to go over a small curb and the entire clutch fell off.... im not happy when equipment goes down in the middle of the day but this time... i had to laugh.