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 01-09-2006, 08:53 Post: 122455
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 Clutch Block?

My Brother has a Kubota B7800 on the Tractor is Says to put a block under the Clutch pedal to appy pressure to the pressure plate, Do others do this?? Whats the reason for this??

We have Farm Tractors that have sat for months on end with no problems??






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 01-09-2006, 08:56 Post: 122457
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 Clutch Block?

The purpose of the block is to keep the clutch plate from rusting against the pressure plate. You may not have had problems before, but Kubota will not honor any warranty work for a frozen clutch plate. If you are going to store the tractor, we would highly recommend you use the clutch block.






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 01-09-2006, 08:58 Post: 122458
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 Clutch Block?

Bunky, a lot of tractors even have a little hook that you can use to hold the clutch pedal down.

The idea is that the clutch linings, like brake pads, can and do absorb moisture, and since the flywheel and pressure plate are smooth bare metal, a little rust will develop if they sit for long under the right (wrong?) conditions.

In an extreme case this can cause the clutch to rust solidly together and pushing the pedal will not free it.

If you lock the clutch open when the tractor is stored for a long period of time, like over a winter, you can prevent this from happening.

Best of luck.






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 01-09-2006, 09:04 Post: 122459
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Well I Guess that makes sense But I would be worried about premature wear on the pressure plate springs...






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 01-09-2006, 09:39 Post: 122465
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 Clutch Block?

I would to but when questioning an engineer he told me that it would but not enough to matter over the cost of a clutch job. This is not a new problem but a very old one and I doubt it will go away with the newer clutch pads being more metal then ever.






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 01-09-2006, 12:47 Post: 122472
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I will agree with Art I have a 1956 Allis Little G that we have hooked the clutch for ever except for just one winter of not doing it that I had to go in and bust loose the clutch when all other ways of breaking it loose did not work. As a kid I can remember doing it on all clutched equipment during those times of new usage.






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