I recently bought a lgt 145 tractor. Had some fun getting it running ie fix gas tank, fuel lines, filters, coil, points, but now the electric clutch coil has gone out of it. The tractor dealers tell me it can't be ordered and my lawn is starting to get long. I saw a clutch on ebay for a john deere 318 that looks similiar but I'll have to get some shaft measurements before I can tell for sure.
Anyone know where I can get this part? Is there other tractor models I can search for that would use the same clutch?
When I first checked it out, I wasn't exactly sure what I was looking for. I ensured power was getting to the clutch. There is a magnetic field when power is applied, but it doesn't seem to be strong enough to engage the clutch. I took it to the local dealer and they told me it was dead. I'm not completely convinced. Resistance between the power lead and ground is 4.2 ohms. When I get some time, I'll clean the connections up some more and try it again.
I tried smallenginesuppliers.com: they aren't much into clutches. He recommended a guy who was: they aren't into fords, and so it goes... I did find one in Alberta for $600.
You can also take a look at the gap between the clutch disk and pressure plate. This should be adjustable and I think the gap should be arounf 0.012 inch, measured at 3 locations. If this is too wide the clutch may not pull in.