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Cub Cadet 125 PTO Clutch Parts Needed

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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 push button
 
Glad to see this post Neil, of the 2 I just rebuilt 1 had a pretty pitted up push button
The 1 experience I had with it the button was pretty bad. I probably didn’t spend enough time trying to file or sand it smooth enough. As a result I wore out 2-3 graphite buttons over the mowing season. I removed that PTO & had it apart a second time to put a new button on.
 
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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The button is still there. I have to get this assembly apart and refresh everything. I got the replacement clutch basket/pulley today, so I am going to order a rebuild kit.
 
Get you a brass button for the pto actuator lever. :bluethumbsup:
Good idea.

My father in law lives 2 hours away. I wished I would have brought the assembly home with me.
Other than it being gooped up with silicone (why, I have no idea) the parts look like they were all there.

I can machine a button if I know the dimensions, and how it is retained in the throw out arm.
 
Probably used silicone to hold the button in. CCSpecialties has these buttons. Just put it in and brad the stem on the back side so it won't come out.
 
I ask because you said the clutch basket was filled with silicon. My 127 had a distinct rattle that I could never figure out until a few weeks back when I was taking it off....the rattle was from the missing clips
 
My bad. I thought you said the pto lever button had silicone on it. Rough getting old!
 
Probably used silicone to hold the button in. CCSpecialties has these buttons. Just put it in and brad the stem on the back side so it won't come out.

All the clutch friction disc ears were full of silicone, essentially "gluing" it to the basket.
What a mess...
 
I ask because you said the clutch basket was filled with silicon. My 127 had a distinct rattle that I could never figure out until a few weeks back when I was taking it off....the rattle was from the missing clips
Hopefully when I get the kit, I will understand where the clips go.
 
Maybe this will help.

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Do you think the silicone might have been in there as an anti-rattle/knock solution? I could see someone thinking that would cushion the clutch in the basket after getting tired of listening to it.
 
I think Robert is on to something.
 

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