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I have a 1994 4wd Ford 1715. I block the clutch pedal when

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I have a 1994 4wd Ford 1715. I block the clutch pedal when not in use, and the tractor is stored under cover. The tractor has worked fine for several years. Last week I started using the tractor (no problems), then the clutch would not disengage. The problem happened after I was using forward drive-train to fill the bucket from a crushed stone pile. Should I try the clutch pedal depressed / hard braking technique mentioned in a previous thread?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Does the clutch feel ok? Seems like it would not seize to the flywheel when in use. If pedal feels different, the clutch may have lost the facing and locked the clutch from disengaging. You can try the braking technique, but if it does not work. I figure the clutch has failed!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The clutch pedal feels normal. The visible clutch linkage appears to be working. If I recall the sequence of events correctly, I was "pushing" the bucket into a large crushed stone pile in 1st gear (mid-range). When I depressed the clutch pedal to stop the forward motion the tractor kept moving forward. Could the force of "pushing" into the stone pile have created the problem?
When I try the braking technique, is it important to brake one wheel & then the other? Should the tractor be in 2wd when I attempt the braking technique?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Brake technique needs to be with transmission in a mid range gear, not low, and two WD. And jerking with one brake then the other , for best chance! and clutch pedal tied or blocked down, to get all the pressure off the pressure plate.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you find the problem? Please rate to close. Thank you!