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I have a Cub Cadet Zero turn 50". My PTO clutch stops working after a while. If I let it sit for an hour or so, it begins working again. When I turn 180 degrees, the clutch disables momentarily and then starts after I go forward. Its almost like it disables when either lever is placed in the reverse position. Is this normal? Could it be the clutch is overheating from it disengaging and re-engaging frequently. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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A lot of newer machines will not mow in reverse. As far as it not working for periods of time might be another issue. What is your model and serial# from the decal?
 

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:ditto: Yeah, almost all newer units have a reverse interlock that kills your blades when you back up. It's possible that overheating could have something to do with the intermittent problem, especially if you do a lot of turning.
 

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Are the wires on the clutch free from any obstructions ? Any cuts in the wires down there ?
 

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Are the wires on the clutch free from any obstructions ? Any cuts in the wires down there ?
A good helpful read.
Yes, I think this is a defect in many newer ZT mowers...They will not cut in reverse...Some have a switch to counter this...
Mine , a Simplicity ZT curs in reverse.., but its old.....
Best, if possible to now the year of manufacture....just like cars///
Another defect is slopply wiring, so, more work to do...
 
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