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Hi all,
I have a 2012 JD 2720 tractor and have been having a issue with the PTO popping out of gear when I'm snow blowing. The first time it started I thought it was just the deep heavy snow and maybe I was going to fast but it's since then its disengaging whenever I'm using the blower. It only happens a couple of times while blowing but this has never happening in the past.

Anybody experience this same problem and have a fix for it or know why its doing this?

Thanks
 

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I have a similar 2720 with a front blower. What is your indication that the PTO has popped out of gear? The PTO engagement on these is controlled electrically.
 

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Yes, we need a more detailed explanation please.

Does the tractor shut off?
Front or rear blower?
Does the PTO light stay on when this happens?
What position is your PTO selector in?
 

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jgayman,
Same setup, 53" front mounted blower. I'll be blowing snow and all of sudden the blower will quit running because the PTO lever has come out of location (engagement) of mid PTO. I'm talking about the rear/mid/forward lever on the left side of the seat, not the push/pull button on the dash. I then have to push the PTO lever back into mid PTO position. The first time I realized what had happened I though maybe I hit the lever with my elbow or something to knock it out of engagement but that's not the case.
 

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jgayman,
Same setup, 53" front mounted blower. I'll be blowing snow and all of sudden the blower will quit running because the PTO lever has come out of location (engagement) of mid PTO. I'm talking about the rear/mid/forward lever on the left side of the seat, not the push/pull button on the dash. I then have to push the PTO lever back into mid PTO position. The first time I realized what had happened I though maybe I hit the lever with my elbow or something to knock it out of engagement but that's not the case.
Hmmm... does the PTO selector lever seem to have a decent amount of detent between positions? Ideally, does it seem any different than when you first bought the tractor?

Here's something you could try... run the snow blower with the PTO selector in the "BOTH Mid/Rear" position and see how that does. Since you don't have anything on the rear PTO turning that extra shaft should not have any negative effects (in fact, working the shaft and drive line can do some good for your seals).
 

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Hmmm... does the PTO selector lever seem to have a decent amount of detent between positions? Ideally, does it seem any different than when you first bought the tractor?

Here's something you could try... run the snow blower with the PTO selector in the "BOTH Mid/Rear" position and see how that does. Since you don't have anything on the rear PTO turning that extra shaft should not have any negative effects (in fact, working the shaft and drive line can do some good for your seals).
jgayman,
The detent seem to be the same as before. I'll try your idea of running in the mid/rear position and see now it runs in that position. Thanks
 

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jgayman,
The detent seem to be the same as before. I'll try your idea of running in the mid/rear position and see now it runs in that position. Thanks
Sounds good. That's odd that it would kick out if the detent feels normal. Unfortunately most of that linkage is internal.

 

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jgayman,
The detent seem to be the same as before. I'll try your idea of running in the mid/rear position and see now it runs in that position. Thanks
Any update on the problem?
 
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