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Engine does not engage the starter? You should be able to just move the pto engage lever and it would move the switch, unless the switch or bracket is damaged.??
Yes, I tried moving the pto lever... no success
But when I was mowing the tractor stalled very suddenly (on the thick grass)... It makes sense to me that the pto is still engaged, hence why the motor won't tick over....
If you jump the solenoid at starter, posiitve post to the single switch terminal will the engine turn?
Haven't tried that... Wouldn't know how to do that! :-)
OK, look under the fender on the pto lever side and see if you can see the switch that the lever has to push. If it is pushed. I doubt this is pto. I wonder if the engine can be turned by hand or with a wrench. I worried the engine may be locked!
OK, I'll head out to the tractor and have a look... If switch is ok, how do I check if engine can be turned? I did roll the tractor back 15 yards to clear it of debris under deck.
Before I head outside to look at it, anything else I should check?
Engine full of oil and coolant?
Yes, oil and coolant all good
OK, also check the battery cables, at battery and at the negative to the frame and the posiitve t the starter solenoid, You never know, can be just a loose cable.
Cool... I will check that. But when I turn on the key I get the ticking sound (the fuel pump?).... But I will check them all... I will be gone for 30mins or so... speak soon
Ok, so I checked battery, all ok (I even tired to jump start with another battery)... We just towed tractor back to the workshop (50 yards) and the rear end making a ticking sound when being towed... Have not heard that before. Blades and belts clear of any grass/sticks and spinning freely
Look for wires ripped off the engine/transmission area. A loose wire or bad connection, and you have this.
Ok, I'll go check
This tractor has two pto switches, one for midmount pto and one for rear pto, are both in neutral?
All wires are fine... re the PTO switches, do you mean the levers on the left hand side of the seat? PTO engage is in neutral, and the other one (which selects front or rear or combo pto) is set to rear now. Although I have tried all 3 combinations.
It shows two safety switches, looks like one on each side, one is for pto, I assumed the other was too.
Changed to question and answer so we can continue without added charges
I can see a switch for the PTO selector under teh fender but not for the pto engage lever
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