Today I was removing the MMM and getting set up with the FEL and BH. As a habit, I move the PTO selector to Rear when the MMM is taken off, so it's in the correct position for reinstall.
After the MMM was off, I could not move the PTO select lever. Didn't see anything physically blocking the lever shaft but this thing was jammed hard, to the point where if I pushed any further the lever would have bent or broken.
Here's the sequence of things I did:
- I left it alone (in the Mid position) and drove about 40 yards to where the BH and FEL were at, hoping the bouncing across the terrain would free up. I tried to move it, still no luck.
- I put the loader and BH on and drove a while doing chores. After 20 minutes or so, I tried again. Nope still stuck.
- I turned the PTO on for 10 seconds and turned it off. Tried again, and the PTO selector lever moved freely.
This is the first time this happened. If it happens again, how concerned do I need to be? What's the chances I could be damaging the tractor?