Why wont my blades engage on my Riding Lawnmower / Tractor?

Blades wont Engage

Top Reasons why your blades will not engage on your Riding Mower or Tractor:


  • Belt-the number one cause for your blades not to engage is that your belt is either stretched or loose causing it to slip or fall off completely. Belt could have snapped also. When you are trying to process too much grass/leaves they could pack up under your deck and push off your belt.


  • PTO- Your PTO knob could be bad. If so, that is an easy fix! Make sure your have your model and serial of your tractor BEFORE you call your dealer to get a replacement knob.


  • Clutch- Boy, wouldn't that suck! They run $200-$300. Again, not common but could happen.