After the power takeoff (PTO) disc stops spinning on your 8-horsepower lawn (Salt Lake City, UT) tractor using a Kohler motor, an important safety feature of the machine ceases to function. The PTO, also referred to as the blade involvement controller, controls the flow of power into the mower deck and also starts and stops the blades of this tractor in reaction to your adjustment of the PTO lever. After the pulley is flawed, it’s crucial that you eliminate it and replace it with a new one ASAP.
Park the machine on a level surface and set the parking brake. Remove the key from the ignition. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery to prevent accidental starting.
Lower the mower deck into the lowest position and allow it to rest on two wood blocks positioned on every side of the mower. Disconnect the drive belt in the mower deck. Eliminate the pins that attach the mower deck into the elevator linkage. Eliminate the wooden blocks and then roll up the deck from under the mower to access the PTO pulley.
Remove the nut found in the middle of this PTO pulley with the proper socket. Pull the PTO pulley off the spindle. You can now set up the new pulley and then proceed with the mend.