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Old 04-18-2010, 12:09 AM   #1
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clutch is rusted to the flywheel,any ideas???
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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Sometimes you can pull the tractor with a chain and a truck and un stick it..
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:20 AM   #3
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Hammer???
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:52 AM   #4
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Jack up the rear end and put it safely on blocks. Get the rear wheels spinning and slam on the brakes. Might have to do it a couple of times but it should break the bond between the clutch and flywheel. Repeat: Safely on blocks. There is a lot of inertia with the rear wheels spinning and the tractor will want to move when you do this!
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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If you can get a disk hooked up start discing. Eventually the clutch will break loose. I have a New Holland that has this problem. To prevent it in the future wire the clutch pedal down. This will take the pressure off and keep it from sticking. Also parking under a shed will work.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:19 AM   #6
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Start it when in gear, rocking it, not taking off and running it but just enough to rock it then turn it off a few times unstuck mine. Ford mechanic told me that sometimes it will unstick it...it did. Beats paying $3000 to split the tractor to replace it and it has been running fine since. Happens when tractor isn't covered and lots of moisture in the air.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #7
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What size and model you talking about ????
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:19 PM   #8
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Start it when in gear, rocking it, not taking off and running it but just enough to rock it then turn it off a few times unstuck mine. Ford mechanic told me that sometimes it will unstick it...it did. Beats paying $3000 to split the tractor to replace it and it has been running fine since. Happens when tractor isn't covered and lots of moisture in the air.
This is what my dad did to his when it got stuck. Has been fine ever since.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:11 PM   #9
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What size and model you talking about ????
52 hp johndeer model 3010
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:40 PM   #10
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Wire the pedal down so when it does break loose you will know it. We put on the brush hog and mowed the nastiest stuff we could find. Took about an acre of good size tallow trees to break it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:06 PM   #11
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tried the starting in gear several times with no avail,to muddy to do anything else,sprayed wd-40 on it to try and bust it loose,any more ideas????
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:26 PM   #12
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you may have just ruined the clutch disc with the wd40. Operating under heavy load should do the trick. Wait till it dries up a bit. Normally what Cheez recommeded will do the trick.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:42 AM   #13
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #14
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I am having the same problem with my Zetor 3320, The petal will not release the clutch. SUCKS
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:29 PM   #15
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still stuck,chained it to a tree today,just dug holes with the rear tires,thinkin ill try diskin next,not sure how ill back up to it and then get it rollin though
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #16
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Jack it up and block it up good
Start it up in a higher gear like 2nd or 3rd
Hold clutch down and rev tractor
slam the brakes and it will pop loose.

This is how you unstick clutches on trucks.

Doing work with the tractor may work because everything will eventually heat up to temp and maybe break free.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #17
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Haven't a clue... But my dad has had a tractor mechanic come out to the house (outside of Lott) and break his 4020 in half and replace his... I think the guy is in Temple... resonable rates if I remember correctly.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:32 AM   #18
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tried everything except blocking it up and slamming on the breaks,thats my next try,man i really dont wanna split this thing,its got a cab and everything,gonna be tough
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:57 AM   #19
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The bigger the tractor the more expensive it is. Split 8n...not too bad on uneven ground. Wouldn't think about doing full size backhoe/FEL myself without access to another tractor with FEL and some hefty jacks and big tools.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:57 AM   #20
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chained it to a tree today,just dug holes
When you chained it to the tree did you just pull against it? Or let the tractor get rolling then hit the end of the chain? The sudden impact on the clutch is what will break it loose. Pulling will not do it. If at all possible use a tow strap instead of a chain. Ive seen a chain go through a back window and then through a passenger headrest while jerking someone out of the mud. Good luck.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:07 PM   #21
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Hammer???
This is how I fix everything...or try to fix everything. After I use this method I usually buy a new one.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #22
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When you chained it to the tree did you just pull against it? Or let the tractor get rolling then hit the end of the chain? The sudden impact on the clutch is what will break it loose. Pulling will not do it. If at all possible use a tow strap instead of a chain. Ive seen a chain go through a back window and then through a passenger headrest while jerking someone out of the mud. Good luck.
THIS /\ /\ /\..... the clutch pedal has to be in released position. Grew up with old equipment and tractors. Have never had one that I could brake loose(not sayin it can't happen)

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Old 04-23-2010, 01:34 PM   #23
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Its a johndeere--drive it in a tank or catch it on fire
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