Check the PTO clutch adjustment
after the initial 25 hour
break-in period and then after every 250 hours of operation.
Also perform the following procedure
if the clutch is slipping
or will not engage, or if a new clutch has been installed.
1. Remove key from ignition switch and disconnect
plug wires to prevent the possibility
starting while the PTO is being adjusted.
2. Note the position
of the 3 adjustment
Figure 26) in the side of the brake plate and the nylon
3. Insert a 0.012 - 0.015 in. (0,30 - 0,38 mm) feeler
gauge (C) through each window, positioning
between the rotor face and the armature face as shown
in Figure 27.
tighten the adjustment
nuts (B, Figure 26)
until the rotor face and armature face just contacts the
5. Check the windows for an equal amount of tension
when the gauge is inserted and removed,
NOTE: The actual air gap between
the rotor and armature
may vary even after performing
This is due to dimensional
variations on component
and is an acceptable
6. Perform the Check the Mower
test. Mower blades and mower drive belt should come
to a complete
stop within five seconds after PTO switch
is turned off.