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Massey 245 2 stage clutch question

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03-08-2018 08:04:35

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I have another question on my new to me Massey 245.

It has a live PTO with a 2 stage clutch. The clutch seems to work fine, however the tractor does not move until the clutch is almost completely released, which is pretty high up from the floor board. The clutch doesn't grind, the gears are easy to shift, and the PTO works great, but I was wondering if it is normal for the clutch to engage so high up?

Any expert advice on this would be much appreciated.

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03-08-2018 20:17:30

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 Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question in reply to zeke-dog, 03-08-2018 08:04:35  
Thanks MF#1, yes I did follow the owners manual and adjusted the clutch prior to this post. However since it still released high I wanted to get some other opinions to set my mind at ease. It sound like, from the other posters, that this is normal for a two stage clutch, which makes me feel better.
Thanks again for your help on this.

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03-08-2018 16:29:31

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 Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question in reply to zeke-dog, 03-08-2018 08:04:35  
I believe the Owner's Manual describes the adjustment, if you don't have one I would advise you to get one.
There is a turnbuckle and a clamp adjustment that may help. If everything works as it should then you "may" need to adjust one versus both to get a better 'fit' for the clutch pedal, I 'think' the turnbuckle is for the pedal movement. Don't make a huge adjustment and mess up the rest. With that two-stage setup the clutch will tend to release a little higher than a single stage one. Again, follow the manual.

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Phil Tibbetts

03-08-2018 09:05:26

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 Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question in reply to zeke-dog, 03-08-2018 08:04:35  
As long as you have a little free travel and the clutch don't slip it is ok.

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03-08-2018 08:56:41

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 Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question in reply to zeke-dog, 03-08-2018 08:04:35  
My 165 is the same way. I cant say for sure that is correct but I think that is the way the 2 stage clutches are.

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