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Have you load tested the battery?
It sounds like a poor connection in the wiring. Are you getting voltage to the key switch on the red wire coming into the switch?
So as soon as you turn the key switch on you hear the pto click?
If the pto is engaged it will kill power going to everything else and not allow the machine to crank over. Just push the pto switch down to make sure that it is turned off.
I think I misunderstood your last response. You were saying that it clicks if you engage the pto, right?
So you are getting voltage to the key switch, the pto works when the switch is operated.
You could have a safety switch not working properly. I would check the brake switch first. Can you provide the model and serial number from your machine so that I can better assist you?
Okay, everything runs back through the fuel gauge/hour meter to operate this machine. We know that you are getting power to the meter because the pto will click when the switch it pulled on. I would go back and check the seat safety, parking brake safety, control lever safety switches if any one of these are bad it could be your problem. Otherwise you have a bad meter that will have to be replaced.
Just let me know what you find.
At the base of each drive control lever you will find one switch on each. Normally these have two wires going to each of them, if you want to unplug the wires on each one at a time and try to start with it just unplugged and with a jumper wire between the two.
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