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Massey 245 2 stage clutch question


 
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zeke-dog
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have another question on my new to me Massey 245.

It has a live PTO with a 2 stage clutch. The clutch seems to work fine, however the tractor does not move until the clutch is almost completely released, which is pretty high up from the floor board. The clutch doesn't grind, the gears are easy to shift, and the PTO works great, but I was wondering if it is normal for the clutch to engage so high up?

Any expert advice on this would be much appreciated.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My 165 is the same way. I cant say for sure that is correct but I think that is the way the 2 stage clutches are.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As long as you have a little free travel and the clutch don't slip it is ok.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I believe the Owner's Manual describes the adjustment, if you don't have one I would advise you to get one.
There is a turnbuckle and a clamp adjustment that may help. If everything works as it should then you "may" need to adjust one versus both to get a better 'fit' for the clutch pedal, I 'think' the turnbuckle is for the pedal movement. Don't make a huge adjustment and mess up the rest. With that two-stage setup the clutch will tend to release a little higher than a single stage one. Again, follow the manual.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Massey 245 2 stage clutch question Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Thanks MF#1, yes I did follow the owners manual and adjusted the clutch prior to this post. However since it still released high I wanted to get some other opinions to set my mind at ease. It sound like, from the other posters, that this is normal for a two stage clutch, which makes me feel better.

Thanks again for your help on this.
 
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