PTO not disengaging when it should

MotorCityBear

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Equipment
L3901
Aug 3, 2019
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Blairsville, GA
I have an L3901 with approximately 100 hours that has developed an issue where the PTO doesn’t disengage When I move the I talked to my dealer and did a search here and the “solution” appears to be spraying lubricant into the PTO cable. I have fine that a few times but the issue reappears a few weeks later. Has anyone come up with a better solution?
 

lugbolt

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ZG127S-54
Oct 15, 2015
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Mid, South, USA
follow the cable down to where it attaches to the transmission

drench the return spring at the end of the cable with your favorite lubricant wd40 kroil pblaster whatever you have it don't matter. Work the lever back & forth a few times. Should free right up.
 

BigG

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l2501, FEL, BB, Rotary cutter, rake,spreader, roller, etc. New Holland TL80 A
Sep 14, 2018
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315
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West Central,FL
Are you storing the tractor outside? Perhaps every time you get on the tractor you need to engage/disengage the PTO.
 

Fido Farms

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Equipment
L3901, 35 Massey, Summit X 146, Polaris 700 RMK, Yamaha Viking
May 27, 2018
101
1
18
Canada
Try checking the adjustment on the pto cable. With the tractor off and the pto disengaged do this. Rotate the pto shaft by hand and while your moving the shaft slowly try to engage the pto using the lever. See how much play you have before the pto cam start to lock up/click. I may just be set to close. Check the manual to compare/set the pto cable. It may solve your issue.
 

MotorCityBear

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Equipment
L3901
Aug 3, 2019
21
0
1
Blairsville, GA
Try checking the adjustment on the pto cable. With the tractor off and the pto disengaged do this. Rotate the pto shaft by hand and while your moving the shaft slowly try to engage the pto using the lever. See how much play you have before the pto cam start to lock up/click. I may just be set to close. Check the manual to compare/set the pto cable. It may solve your issue.
I will check the cable tension this weekend. Thanks for the help.
 

kubotafreak

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Equipment
GRAND l6060, L3560, B6100, gr2100, tg 1860, g1800, g1900, g2160
Sep 20, 2018
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30
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Arkansas, US
May or may not be related, but be sure to idle down before shutting down pto implements. They can burn out the brake for the clutch in short order.