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lk00331 07-12-2013 01:39 PM

Cub Cadet LTX 1045 PTO
 
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I bought a LTX 1045 about three years ago and have been pretty happy with it. A year or so ago I took the deck off to change the blades and am not sure what I did in the process of putting it back together but now my PTO engagement lever does not go back to its full (off) resting position. It sits about halfway between the "off" and "on" spots (shown by the picture) on the guide. The belt sits pretty loose on the pulleys when off and sometimes it will engage immediately, sometimes it takes 5-10 seconds before the blades get up to full speed, and other times I have to shut the motor down to realign the belt with the drive pulley. I have bought a new belt but when compared to one another they are the same length so that is not the issue. I have thought that maybe it's the PTO cable but that doesn't fix the PTO lever not coming back all the way. Did I somehow bend the PTO lever? Maybe a combination of both? Any help is appreciated as it's becoming very frustrating.

joecaption 07-12-2013 02:36 PM

Sounds like the belt is on wrong.
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http://www.cubcadet.com/wcsstore/Cub..._769-04349.pdf

lk00331 07-12-2013 02:41 PM

I thought about that too but on the underside of the fender there is a sort of an L bracket that comes to rest on a sensor which as shown in the picture is at full rest. I can take another picture when I get home to give a better idea of what I'm talking about. This L bracket will not allow the PTO handle to come back any further which is something I didnt touch at all.

lk00331 07-12-2013 07:34 PM

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The arrow in the upper left corner denotes the L bracket I'm talking about. As you can see the PTO drive lever is seperated by a plate but you can also tell there is no more room to move the lever back any further due to this bracket. Please help!

joebleaux 02-22-2014 04:26 PM

Was this ever solved?
 
I have the same thing happening to my mower, and it has gotten to the point where the blades won't spin at all and it seems like the lever is not rotating enough to pull the cable. Did you ever figure this out? Nothing on the Internet seems to have a solution to this problem.

lk00331 02-23-2014 09:01 AM

Unfortunately, I have not figured it out. I will be re-evaluating it in the spring as it's currently 4 degrees here and the ground is covered in snow. The only thing I can think of is that the drive lever got bent somehow and is not allowing the lever to travel as far as it is supposed to so I am going to order one of those in the next couple of months to see if that takes care of it.

Grampa Bud 03-03-2014 10:19 AM

Try talking to the dealer you bought this from or at least a dealer that sells and repairs your equipment. Just tell them your problem/concern. They have good advice and they probably seen your problem 50 or 60 times already.
I have a Simplicity 4111 that I currently have a 12.5 horse Briggs on (so that should make it a 4112.5 right), but it had a 3 speed stick on it when I bought it new from one dealer and now I have a hydrostatic drive for the rear end, I guess making it a 4112.5 HD. During the course of 37 years it runs OK, but I noticed when changing the belly mower for the snowblower or vice/versa sometimes the implement belt will roll over and I can smell something burning -just for a second-.
When I have a problem I can't figure out easily I just give the guys I deal with now a call. They seem to recognize my voice and questioning pattern and always have the correct company answer to my problem. I have gone beyond those answers sometimes and reengineered the belt tensioning on the mower to include one extra brace for the tension idler which perfectly solved the problem, but was a design flaw from the manufacturer. In all instances the first line of inquiry should be to a qualified dealer or repair shop. The picture you show doesn't show enough to determine the exact problem (from on top of the fender), but I'm willing to bet your guys could tell you right over the phone whats wrong, what you have to do to fix it, and probably have you on the beaten path in as little as 5-10 minutes.
Have a good one,
Grampa Bud

Northernglenn 07-05-2014 10:05 AM

Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I have exactly the same issue.

Northernglenn 07-05-2014 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by lk00331 (Post 1311414)
Unfortunately, I have not figured it out. I will be re-evaluating it in the spring as it's currently 4 degrees here and the ground is covered in snow. The only thing I can think of is that the drive lever got bent somehow and is not allowing the lever to travel as far as it is supposed to so I am going to order one of those in the next couple of months to see if that takes care of it.

Did you ever get a solution to this? I have the same problem.

OBYX386 07-08-2015 03:44 PM

it is a bent PTO handle
 
to replace the handle lower the blades to the lowest setting, remove the black cover (4 screws), the yellow guide that the handles ride in (3 screws), the split bushing that holds the handle in place (2 screws 1 for each half), you can take out the battery and battery holder for added room I didn't, then remove the cable and spring from the PTO handle (inside the unit). The job was sort of a pain, but in the beginning I was trying to avoid taking out too many screws (don't be lazy). The part will come fast and will cost you less than $20.00 from Cub Cadet.

OBYX386 07-08-2015 03:47 PM

it is a bent PTO handle
 
Your problem is a bent PTO handle. To replace the handle lower the blades to the lowest setting, remove the rubber part of the PTO handle, remove the black cover (4 screws), the yellow guide that the handles ride in (3 screws), the split bushing that holds the handle in place (2 screws 1 for each half), you can take out the battery and battery holder for added room I didn't, then remove the cable and spring from the PTO handle (inside the unit). The job was sort of a pain, but in the beginning I was trying to avoid taking out too many screws (don't be lazy). The part will come fast and will cost you less than $20.00 from Cub Cadet.

jamers 02-03-2016 10:03 AM

Fix that bent PTO handle in seconds, no disassembly
 
I agree with OBYX386. It sounds like what happened to mine. I have a 900 series that had the wrong bar code sticker under the seat thus was given the wrong manual and that caused all sorts of problems ordering parts such as wheel weights that were supposed to bolt on the wheel hubs. After returning the weights and seeing the price on the "suitcase" style weights (200-250+) to hang on the rear I just bought 2 - 45lb kettle bells from my local sports shop and a ratchet strap from Canadian Tire (total about 100.00). Now it looks like my rig has balls! Anyway I ended up hooking one end of my strap to the frame right where the PTO handle would need to swivel as you engage the deck (snow thrower attachment in my case). When I tried the first time it felt "stuck" so I pushed a little too hard before realizing what was wrong and I bent the handle a little. With the handle bent in that direction you no longer have enough room to fully engage the PTO, it is like pushing it 90% of the way down. Not sure how you bent yours but this fix might save some grief for some folks out there.

To solve I looked under the chassis and observed how the handle mechanism moved when engaging. Pushed it maybe half way down ..far enough to see a gap between the frame and the part holding the PTO cable end then I reached up inside there with a large screw driver to jam in the gap, held it in place and pushed the PTO handle back in the disengage direction hard enough to bend it back. Presto, fixed. Now I hook my strap some other place!


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