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I had to replace the pto clutch on my John Deere L120 .
The OEM replacement was something like $350 and the non OEM from Hexautoparts was more than $100.
https://www.hexautoparts.com/electric-pto-clutch-for-john-deere-l120-l130-gy20878-bearing-upgrade.html
I bought the non OEM part. It was identical, and I mean in every detail, except for the JD logo embossed on the back. Even the part number stamped on the back was identical except that the part number from the old one ended in a JD.It was made in China and easy to install.My John Deere is nice and quite again!!
All in all,saved me a couple hundred dollars and my lawer mower is cutting grass again.
Then I recommend to my neighbor.He also bought a pto clutch online but from Ebay,more cheaper.
But him told me the electronic ignition of new aftermarket pto clutch died so he bought the OEM replacement.That thing didnt fit at all. All the terminals on it were in different places and none of the wires reached to their terminations. He ended up just letting it dangle in the air suspended by the wires because that's the only way it could be installed.
John Deere may have a reputation for quality but sometimes it isnt warranted,right ?
 

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I was told several years ago that John Deere PTO's where made in Japan. I would count that as an after-market item.
The good thing about the PTO you bought for $100.00 , is that you may get three years out of it, and you buy another and get three years, and another and get three years totaling 12 years for $300.00. Still saving $50.00 in those 12 years.... I would consider that a great deal anywhere. Of course, considering that John Deere probably makes somewhere around 300% profit on the OEM item.
 

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I got an OEM on Amazon for $200,Deere wanted $290.The original one lasted 17 years.
 

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I got an OEM on Amazon for $200,Deere wanted $290.The original one lasted 17 years.
My neighbor has a $99 one on order from Cramazon. When he told me Deere wanted close to $300; I about crapped my pants though I wasn't surprised. I paid $155 for a Deere PTO clutch in 2009.
 

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It seems all PTO Clutch for lawn mowers have substantially increase in price in the last 5-6 years. A John Deere PTO Clutch in 2009 used to be about $100 anywhere you looked.Now they can run $300 or more for the same pto clutch.
My neighbor has a $99 one on order from Cramazon. When he told me Deere wanted close to $300; I about crapped my pants though I wasn't surprised. I paid $155 for a Deere PTO clutch in 2009.
 

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Being John Deere does not build their own clutches(they buy them from a outside suppler), they're only OEM because it comes with a new mower.

So..........
 

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So..... If my first one that came on the tractor lasted me about 17 years why go to a different one.Of course Deere doesn't make the clutch as is other parts (example Kawasaki engine,Yanmar engine) why not get replacement that you know works rather than something you don't.As much of a pita it is to remove I sure don't want to do it again in 5 years because of a cheap part that didn't hold up.
 

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So..... If my first one that came on the tractor lasted me about 17 years why go to a different one.Of course Deere doesn't make the clutch as is other parts (example Kawasaki engine,Yanmar engine) why not get replacement that you know works rather than something you don't.As much of a pita it is to remove I sure don't want to do it again in 5 years because of a cheap part that didn't hold up.

I agree. I base what I am getting on how hard it is to replace or how important it is.
 

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I talked with my neighbor today that has the $99 knockoff clutch on order from Cramazon. I asked him how many hours he got out of the OEM Deere clutch I put in the L-130 when I owned it. He got a whopping 43-hours out of it. :thumbsdown: I got a whopping 100-hours out of the original clutch. :thumbsdown: Now Deere wants $300 for these garbage clutches. :banghead:

My buddy takes better care of his vehicles than I do mine as he used to be a service writer for Goodyear, and he's a gear head into street rods and amateur drag racing.
 

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My original alternator in my 455 went out around 1,200 hours. I bought a new one from Deere and it lasted about 400 hours and it went out. It was around $320 if I recall......

I went on Amazon and found one which was $53........

https://www.amazon.com/Alternator-SE501822-AM877557-MIA10338-Deere/dp/B00DF6NFIA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1527599491&sr=8-3&keywords=john+deere+455+alternator

It has lasted since April of 2016........about another 300 hours with no problems.

It was identical to the one from Deere

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Here is the new Deere Part number MIA10338, $318.60 from Green Parts. Here is the listing.

https://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-20-AMP-Alternator--MIA10338_p_13360.html

When in doubt, check around. It's worth the time and effort.......
 
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