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How can one tell if a PTO clutch is still good by looking at it when still in the tractor? The lining is so thin that it would seem that it is almost impossible to make a good determination.
 

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Best I've done is to feel in there and feel the space between the cups and cone. Guess at best but if you have space, it'll run some more. It's much like buying a used one off Flea Bay.. a gamble!
 

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So what you are saying is that this clutch is likely still good?

 

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At that point the unknown is if the clutch will disengage. Equally as bad as one that is worn out is one that won't come out. I was told by one of the former Gravely Elves from Clemmons of one in the area that had been stuck for over 10 years and was still used regularly for mowing. I'd have thought it would free up by now but it apparently hasn't!
 

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If it is stuck engaged then it will never wear out.
 
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