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post #1 of 7 Old 09-10-2019, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

Here's the thing. I replaced the switch, but still nothing happens. I didn't think it was the switch to begin with because it was practically new. What else could it be? I know there are other safety features but not sure where to start. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

time for a test light, unplug pto, assuming seat switch is still in play, have someone sit on seat, park brake released & check for power & ground at PTO connector.

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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

One of the first things to check is the wire going from the frame rail to the PTO. It has a small two-wire connector that can be pulled apart if you ran over a big stick or something like that. After that it can get really tricky. If the reverse position switch is out of adjustment it will prevent the PTO from engaging. Or the neutral switch can do the same thing. Look to see if the red and green LED's on the PCB are on with the tractor running. If not then the safety circuit is not complete. One easy way to check the position switches is with your toe. While sitting on the tractor with it running lift up on the reverse pedal and see if the PTO will engage. Don't raise it very much but enough to see if it is that switch. Same thing with the forward pedal. Push it down a hair and then lift it up a hair while trying to engage the PTO.
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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

Also, check to see if the parking brake lockout switch is stuck in the closed position.

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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

Don't forget to check fuses.

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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

One thing I find on mine when the PTO gets fussy is this.
When I back out of the garage or back up for anything sometimes it will not engage until I hit the forward peddle a bit. Sometimes it take s a few tries.
The other thing I have noticed is that after a good washing the PTO does not like to engage or stay engaged.
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Re: x585 I pull mower engagement switch - nothing happens

On my x485 sometimes, I have to tap my brake a few times, it's like it's not coming all the way up, so I tap it and it must pop up a little more and the PTO works.
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