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Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

Posted by mcgardiner (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 11, 11 at 13:17

Engine dies when blades are engaged on Kubota T1760 lawn tractor. Is running fine but shuts down when try to engage blades. Changed PTO and drive belts but this did not solve the problem. Any suggestions on how to trouble-shoot?

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RE: Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

prolly one of your safety switches acting up or failed -- to troubleshoot, elect digram and VOM/test light would help.

RE: Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

Do all the blade pulleys and idlers on the mowing deck turn freely by hand?

RE: Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

A shot in the dark...make sure the battery is up to par.

RE: Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

Are you giving it enough throttle, is the engine warm enough?

The battery has absolutely nothing to do with it as its sole purpose is to start the engine

RE: Kubota T1760 dies when engage blades

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Sun, Dec 25, 11 at 9:41

Unplug the PTO and try, that will immediately tell you if it's electrical as in a safety switch or mechanical as in binding pulleys, etc. If it dies with the pto unplugged you'll know it's electrical.

I have heard about shorted coils in the PTO which "could" drag down the voltage but that's a stretch I think.

Good luck,


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