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165 Clutch - oh no not another clutch tread !!

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03-02-2009 18:23:56

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Hello Folks

I have adjusted up my 165 clutch and it functions nicely now. However the crew are still complaining, seems not all of them are as limber as me and they reckon their knee is nearly up around their ears at the top of the clutch pedal travel – I’ve tried telling them that they need to lose weight around their middle sections but all that has gotten me is dirty looks, especially from the female elements !!

For those not as slim as me I need to try and adjust the pedal height so its travel starts lower. I’ll start by straightening the connector rod, the slight bend in it isn’t helping.

I know from the Operator Manual that I need the 1/8” initial “free” travel (at the collar), but if I adjust it at the collar how much total travel do I need before the pedal hits the floor – is just enough to trip the PTO clutch OK, or does it have a specified amount (radius?) of travel too.

Cheers - Foster
This post was edited by Tentman at 18:25:14 03/02/09.

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Tony in Mass

03-02-2009 18:59:07

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 Re: 165 Clutch - oh no not another clutch tread !! in reply to Tentman, 03-02-2009 18:23:56  
I will say your first option is best Foster, better for the heart and back too. When I adjusted my clutch, I found there was no room to bargain, the transmission clutch releases nearly at the footplate. So this won't do your gang any good at all. To keep knees level, you would have to move the muffler, heatshield and footplate, and that might not even do the job. Did you try moving the seat all the way back? Or what I did, and I am a little guy, I put an old fashioned pan seat off a TO30 in its place. I just prefer that style for short jobs that need a lot of 'looking back'. Now go cut off their chocolate ration.

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DavidP, South Wales

03-03-2009 11:30:33

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 Re: 165 Clutch - oh no not another clutch tread !! in reply to Tony in Mass, 03-02-2009 18:59:07  
Hi Foster,
Never mind the position of the clutch pedal, tell you crew that they should feel privileged to have the opportunity to drive such a wonderful tractor..... ...OK I'm ducking down!!!
I assume that you have the North American toggle linkage pedal as opposed to the European type which pivots at the rear of your foot. If you require excessive movement to operate it the cause is likely to be too much of a gap between the first and second stage operation. Every clutch assembly is different from the point of wear etc. If you reduce the gap on the 3 internal flywheel bolts a little you will bring the stages closer together. There must still be enough gap so that the end of the first stage cleanly disconnects the drive to the wheels before you enter the second stage. With this done, the pedal height can be set lower and you will still have it working correctly within its operating stroke. Look also for wear in the linkage that may be causing the pedal to sit higher.

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