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    I have been told by a guy who really knows slip clutches (rep for major manufacturer), to back off the clutch springs when storing my tiller for the winter. This takes spring pressure off the friction discs and ensures that you'll re-adjust the clutch before use. This avoids running with a frozen NON slip clutch. This makes sense. Penn fishing reels (and others) advise releasing the brake/drag for storage, too.

    I've done this for my spreader's PTO shaft slip clutch, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minuteman17 View Post
    I have been told by a guy who really knows slip clutches (rep for major manufacturer), to back off the clutch springs when storing my tiller for the winter. This takes spring pressure off the friction discs and ensures that you'll re-adjust the clutch before use. This avoids running with a frozen NON slip clutch. This makes sense. Penn fishing reels (and others) advise releasing the brake/drag for storage, too.

    I've done this for my spreader's PTO shaft slip clutch, too.
    This is advised by most manufacturers, but very few slip-clutch equipment owners do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyweight View Post
    This is advised by most manufacturers, but very few slip-clutch equipment owners do.
    Ditto. Most slip clutches receive "zero attention" until somethings breaks on pto shaft. I slip my slip clutches at the beginning of every season of use.
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