How hard is replacing the PTO Clutch on a John Deere 116 Lawn Mower?

It is a 116 John Deere Riding Lawn Mower, it runs loyal but whenever i try to engage the PTO the blades won't spin. On rare occasions it will spin but if i try to mow grass the blades stop turning, the repairman told me that it was most tenable the PTO Clutch. So like i said how hard is it to replace?
I am pretty sure, the belts are all there and i don't see any missing springs.


Assuming you are talking about an stirring clutch. It is held onto the crankshaft with a bolt in the center of it and some bolts holding it to a bracket. Not a hard job. The worst part is the value of a new one. There is an ajustment to the clutch. There are three nuts looking at it from the bottom. Near each nut is a slot. You adjust the nut so that the gap in the slot is .012" with a antenna gauge.


Assuming you are talking about an charged clutch. It is held onto the crankshaft with a bolt in the center of it and some bolts holding it to a bracket. Not a hard job. The worst part is the expenditure of a new one. There is an ajustment to the clutch. There are three nuts looking at it from the bottom. Near each nut is a slot. You adjust the nut so that the gap in the slot is .012" with a hint gauge.

Lawn Mower Pto Clutch - Bookshelf


Customs Bulletin and Decisions, Regulations, Rulings, Decisions, and Notices Concerning Customs and Related Matters of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the United States Customs Court Customs Bulletin and Decisions, Regulations, Rulings, Decisions, and Notices Concerning Customs and Related Matters of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals and the United States Customs Court

The PTO clutch/brake is principally used in lawn and garden tractors. Id. 11 7. It is not, however, used in propulsion of the tractor. Id. 11 4. Rather, power is transferred through the subject merchandise from the engine to operate various ...

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The PTO clutch/brake is principally used in lawn and garden tractors. Id. II 7. It is not, however, used in propulsion of the tractor. Id f 4. Rather, power is transferred through the subject merchandise from the engine to operate various instruments  ...