- Jan 11, 2021
- Al Pat
I am struggling to get the pto clutch bearing mounted straight and flush with the end of the crankshaft on my 129. When I tap the lock collar counter clockwise (direction of engine rotation) to tighten the bearing on it doesn't stay straight on the crankshaft and gets crooked causing the pto clutch to wobble and not fully disengage. Does anyone know what could be going on here? Is it possible the crankshaft is worn where the bearing and lock collar sit preventing the bearing and collar from fitting correctly? Is it even possible that the old bearing could have worn the crank down? It's a brand new bearing and lock collar ordered from CCS along with a clutch I recently rebuilt also. Not a huge deal right now since I can use the blade instead of the snow thrower on it but I would like to get this solved by spring so I can use the tractor again for a backup mower and for mowing the field edge's and keeping them clean.