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JD 260B question

Post by ZeonJNix » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:49 pm

Just got my 260B back from the shop. Engine runs great. When I engage the drive with the transport wheels the unit takes off, no issues. When I take the transport wheels off, engage the reel and then put it in drive the mower shuts down. I have to tilt back on the mower to get it to move with the reel spinning. Once I get it going it will cut smooth. Seems like there is something wrong with the engagement of the reel.

Has anyone experienced this and know what it is?
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Re: JD 260B question

Post by Greendoc » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:03 am

Check your engine oil level. Many engines have a low oil safety shut off.

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by crussell » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 am

Have you tried engaging the reel with the transport wheels on? or disengaging the reel with the transport wheels off? This might help determine if it is an issue with reel engagement.

If this is the case, I'd check your reel to bedknife clearance to make sure it is not too tight.

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by ZeonJNix » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:27 pm

crussell wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 am
Have you tried engaging the reel with the transport wheels on? or disengaging the reel with the transport wheels off? This might help determine if it is an issue with reel engagement.

If this is the case, I'd check your reel to bedknife clearance to make sure it is not too tight.
I tried to engage the reel with the transport wheels on and it shut down as well.

The reel to bed knife might be too tight. I’ll check that.

But when it does engage and I bring it back down to the turf and mow it seems to run and spin good.
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Re: JD 260B question

Post by claydus » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:02 pm

Does the reel spin easily by hand? Also, didn't you have this mower serviced at ReelWorks in Braselton?

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by ZeonJNix » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:58 am

claydus wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:02 pm
Does the reel spin easily by hand? Also, didn't you have this mower serviced at ReelWorks in Braselton?
Yes I did. The reel spins by hand, but not super easy. I adjusted the contact by loosing to where it wouldn’t cut paper and then tightened back down. Cuts paper perfectly. What are you thinking the issue may be? Contact too tight?

Funny thing is that after I do get it going and I run it for a few minutes it seems to act better. It will engage and take off each time. I shut the mower down for a few hours and then tried again with same issues at first and then it would warm up and be ok.

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by g-man » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am

Check your belts and pulley bearings.

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by claydus » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:51 am

g-man wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 am
Check your belts and pulley bearings.
This.

Remove the black plastic john deere cover. This covers the engagement pulleys and some of the belts. Make sure the pulley on the top spins freely. If it doesn't seems smooth then this may need replacing. This is one of the first things i replaced on mine.

Also, did ReelWorks change out the gear oil in the gray case? It might be worth checking the oil level or changing it out. Or the chain or gears inside this assembly could need replacing.

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Re: JD 260B question

Post by ZeonJNix » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:31 am

Thank you guys for the information.

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