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  1. Help with 325 PTO Clutch Issue?

    John Deere Lawn Tractors & Late Garden Tractors
    My 325 lately has been making an awful noise when I engage the PTO to run the mower. In the past, when I pulled up on the PTO lever, the mower engaged almost immediately but now it makes a noise (screech?) for maybe 2 or 3 seconds before the mower engages. The previous owner replaced the PTO...
  2. Is there already a step by step post on troubleshooting a 318 front PTO? no luck with

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    No luck with Search. This is a common problem that has been discussed here before I'm sure. If there is already a good post on troubleshooting steps I would appreciate a link. I already set the air gap at 0.018. I've tested both fuses. tractor starts easy. PTO doesn't engage. I've tested...
  3. 314 starts and runs fine, then engine started to die...

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello, First post here. I just purchased my first JD, a 314 that had a rebuilt (original) engine. I have run it a number of times with no issues. This morning I was snowblowing (model 49) without issue. My neighbor came by to admire the machine, I turned the tractor off for 5, then I started it...
  4. Info on 317 PTO clutch and Magnum carb

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a 317 with the hated Series one Kohler. Recently I came across a Kohler Magnum 18 removed from a Cub Cadet. I had no idea of the condition but only paid $50 bucks for it so what could I lose? After rigging it up on the bench and discovering a severe knock was nothing more than a loose...
  5. Intermittant stopping of front PTO - JD430

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a JD 430 garden tractor, and when I was mowing yesterday, the deck would suddenly stop. Occasionally the engine would cough when it happened. If I disengaged the front PTO and then reengaged it, it would run fine for a period of time, sometimes for only a few seconds, sometimes for 20-30...
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