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Cub Cadet 125 PTO Clutch Parts Needed

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mescarcega

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I am trying to help my father in law with an OLD Cub Cadet 125
Someone really buggered the PTO Clutch
Thanks to this forum, I found all the set screws and got it off the engine, it was SO stuck on the shaft, I resorted to a 3 jaw puller and destroyed the pulley on the basket. I can machine it off the basket and find a replacement.
Previous owner filled the clutch basket full of silicone. for what reason I have no idea. But I had to break all the ears of the friction disc in order to turn it to gain access to the set screws.

First option: does anyone have a complete PTO Clutch assembly for sale in good working condition?
Second option: if not, are parts available? I need many parts. I don't even know what is missing within the basket.
Third option:, has anyone fitted a centrifugal belt clutch on the shaft for PTO? He is only going to drive a snow blower we fitted up to it.

Advice from those in the know REALLY appreciated!
Marty
Mesa, AZ
 

jkoenig

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You might have better luck getting pulley, and pto from R.F. Houtz. Try there too.
 

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Here's a blow up of the parts needed to make it functional once again

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You might have better luck getting pulley, and pto from R.F. Houtz. Try there too.

Digger does have re-man PTOs back in stock! Good for him. Here is a photo of the adjusting tool you use to set the PTO clutch up. There are two different versions, and this is the narrow frame (125) version. CC Specialties, Xtreme above have these tools available.

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mescarcega

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Digger does have re-man PTOs back in stock! Good for him. Here is a photo of the adjusting tool you use to set the PTO clutch up. There are two different versions, and this is the narrow frame (125) version. CC Specialties, Xtreme above have these tools available.

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Thanks, I was wondering that that was for. Can you explain how it is to be used or is there a tutorial somewhere I can see?
 

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You lay it across the front of the pto to use to set how much to tighten the screws which load the triangle spring. I'll see if I can find the instructions.
 

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Marty,

Here is a photo from Neil Mullins “Upgrade” thread about putting a 12 hp into a 106 (gear drive, 10 hp version of the next generation after the 125 era tractor). He is also refeshing the PTO clutch, and this photo reminded me of the importance of the graphite (originally) button in the center of the PTO pulley. There are soft metal ones available now as well. Is yours in good shape, or new?

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jkoenig

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Thanks Kendal. Graphite goes in the release arm, metal button goes in the pto pulley. Both are important. See Neil's "Update" thread to see another what not to do...
 

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I have only repaired 2 of these PTO clutches. But both needed the steel button in the center of the clutch. In both cases the tractors had apparently set idle for some time & the buttons had rust pits in them & even though you can polish them up the imperfections still prematurely wear the fixed graphite button on the actuator lever
 

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I have only repaired 2 of these PTO clutches. But both needed the steel button in the center of the clutch. In both cases the tractors had apparently set idle for some time & the buttons had rust pits in them & even though you can polish them up the imperfections still prematurely wear the fixed graphite button on the actuator lever
Glad to see this post Neil, of the 2 I just rebuilt 1 had a pretty pitted up wear button
 
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