Need to Replace the PTO Clutch on Your Lawn Mower? Here’s What You Need to Know


When it comes to a keeping a well-maintained lawn, lawn care holds an important place in the hearts of many Americans.

In 2016, the US. Lawn Care industry saw $77 billion worth of revenue and retail sales of lawn care supplies are projected to reach $6.6 billion in 2019.

Eighty million households in the United States have private lawns and 83 percent of Americans think having a yard is important. What’s more, 90 percent of those surveyed think it’s important to have a yard that’s well-maintained. In fact, the average American spends an average of four hours per week taking care of their lawn. That’s more than 200 hours per year that the average person spends making their lawn look its best.

With so much time spent making lawns look their lushest, having a working lawnmower is of great importance. Whether you prefer push mowers or riding mowers, having replacement lawn mower parts on hand is essential if something breaks down.

For those who have riding lawnmowers, an important component to any of them is the electric PTO clutch. The power take off (PTO) clutch transfers the power of the mower’s engine to the mower blade. The Gravely PTO clutch is a popular model and a clutch that is malfunctioning makes it a lot harder to get your grass cut.

If your lawn mower needs a replacement, here are several steps you can take as a DIY project. Many lawn mowing repair shops can help you with your needed fixes, but if you’re keen on doing it yourself, here are some essential steps:

  • Disconnect the spark plug wires
  • Release the blade belt
  • Remove the electric clutch
  • Install the new electric clutch
  • Reinstall the blade belt
  • Reconnect the spark plugs

Sears provides a useful guide with helpful pictures to replacing an installing a new Gravely PTO clutch to get your lawn mower back up and running.

Ogura Industrial Corp shows all the necessary steps for electric clutch replacement in this video.

Clutches are an important component of any riding lawn mower and whether you’re looking for a Gravely PTO clutch, Dixie Chopper PTO clutch, Bush Hog PTO clutch or Ariens PTO clutch, there are many options available online to fit your needs.