Hello. I'm new to the John Deere world but just got a 1997 755 hydrostat 4wd. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the pto is supposed to go right into gear with no easing into it. This is my first hydrostat w/o a clutch. I've tried pushing the lever up real easy but it doesn't make any difference. It kills the motor every time unless I have it wound up and just bump it slowly a few times until the bush hog blades start spinning a little, then I can get it into gear and keep running. Is this normal? or do I need to take it in and get it checked out?
Any advice would be appreciated.