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1950 WD Hand Clutch

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Tulsa TractorGuy

07-25-2002 15:15:34




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My brothers wd hand clutch is eather in or out very suddenly. Shouldn't it be gradual like a foot clutch? Is there an adjustment or will he need to replace th hand clutch? Thanks Much!!




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JMS/MN

07-27-2002 22:16:52




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 Re: 1950 WD Hand Clutch in reply to Tulsa TractorGuy, 07-25-2002 15:15:34  
There is an adjustment on the hand clutch- remove the battery box, remove the cover beneath it. There are three sets of shims on the clutch assembly beneath the cover. Remove equal number of shims from each position to tighten up the clutch if necessary. Engaging the clutch will produce a more positive snap than disengaging it. Over center simply means that when you pull the lever towards you, the linkage snaps over its fulcrum,(pivot point) to lock it into place, and it takes more pressure to release it, than to engage it. That's why you hear and feel more snap to push the clutch forward than when you pull it back, and engage it.

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Diesel Don

07-25-2002 15:44:36




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 Re: 1950 WD Hand Clutch in reply to Tulsa TractorGuy, 07-25-2002 15:15:34  
Thats the way it's supposed to work.The engage/disengage linkage is an overcenter type.When you disengage it,you will feel a fairly crisp snap.When engaging,pull it in smoothly.When you feel the clutch start to engage,pull it in slowly from that point.You're going to like that clutch.When disengaged,you'll still have power to the PTO and the hydraulic system.My dad and I had a WD and we both really liked it.I think we both were ready to cry the day we sold it.

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Tulsa TractorGuy

07-25-2002 16:19:06




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 Re: Re: 1950 WD Hand Clutch in reply to Diesel Don, 07-25-2002 15:44:36  
Thanks Diesel Don for your responce. You said that the linkage on the hand clurch is an overcenter type. What do you mean overcenter type?



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Diesel Don

07-25-2002 20:41:40




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 Re: Re: Re: 1950 WD Hand Clutch in reply to Tulsa TractorGuy, 07-25-2002 16:19:06  
To try to keep this short,there are no springs or other mechanical linkage to keep the clutch engaged or disengaged.The arrangement of the handle and linkage is designed so it pops from engaged to disengaged to maintain position.I'll try to find an example for you this week.



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