Introduction: So You Want to Repair a PTO Clutch on a John Deere Tractor?

Need to repair a PTO clutch on your favorite antique tractor?  This instructable is meant for you!

Before we start any repairs, make sure the tools you'll need are handy. Dust off the owner's manual, too. You can never get enough help. We will go through repairs on a John Deere 630 tractor, but these videos are useful for a number of models including  R, 50, 60, 70, 80, 520, 620, 720, 820, 530, 630, 730 and 830. 

Watch the video below before you start, to get an idea of what you are up against.

The next part is where the fun begins.  We hope you have a pair of flat nosed snap-ring pliers, a bearing splitter, and a  hydraulic press.

Let the dis-assembly begin! 

In order to properly disassemble tractor parts, these tips that will come handy:

1. Drain powershaft clutch housing.

2. It’s advisable to reinstall the drain plug fill with kerosene to capacity and run the tractor with powershaft engaged for approximately 10 minutes. This will ensure a much cleaner powershaft clutch assembly and housing decreasing the need for as much cleaning before reassembly; saving time and towels. Drain washing agent from the powershaft clutch housing.

3. Remove clutch lever or pedal linkage from clutch operating arm.

4. Loosen and remove bolts & nuts holding the clutch cover to the clutch housing.

5. Remove clutch cover and clutch assembly from tractor (some standard, orchard, and Wheatland type models may require removal of some operator station. You can find more tips here.