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I have a deere 3010 row crop tractor. The PTO slips when…

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I have a john deere 3010 row crop tractor. The PTO slips when using a bush hog whin it puts pressure on the shaft.

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My 3010 John Deere tractor's PTO slips when putting pressure on it, like using a bush hog in heave grass.

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

This is a mechanical pto, with gears that the shifter engages. Only thing that can slip is the pto clutch, on the flywheel. Do you have free play in the clutch pedal, so the pressure plate can fully engage the flywheel? If so, the only way to repair is to split the tractor and replace the pto clutch disc.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I do have free play in the clutch. sounds like gears not meshing. could it be bent pins (2 pins) on the shifter rod?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

If gears are not meshing, pto would not turn at all, just grind gears!

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
It doesn't turn at all under pressure. These pins hold the shift collar on the shaft.The problem I have now is if its the clutch disk you split the tractor at a different place than you would to replace the shift collar pins.I haven't heard from you lately. Are you finished?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

To replace clutch you split at rear of engine.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I know but there another split further back behind the transmission case.
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

You have problem with the pto shifter, detent, where it will not stay in gear?

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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 5 years ago

Pto shift fork is up front with the clutch housing.

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