Your John Deere tractor won’t shift into gear. If you try to power shift, the clutch pedal will stay in neutral, but the transmission won’t move. The clutch is what lets you change the RPM of the engine, not the tractor itself. A manual transmission will allow you to shift in and out of gear without a clutch. This feature is convenient, as you can powershift in and out of gears without a clutch. When the issue persists, you may need to split the tractor.
If the problem persists, you may need to check the PTO lever. If the lever is stuck half way between the 540E and 540 position, this could cause the problem. If the transmission has failed, you need to adjust the lever or replace the lever. Sometimes the issue is related to the PTO. In this case, you must check the linkage of the tractor and replace it.
The next step in determining the cause of a John Deere tractor won’t go into gear is to check the PTO lever. If the lever is stuck halfway between the 540E and 540 position, the issue is likely caused by the lever. If you find this, you can then try adjusting the PTO lever. If all else fails, you can also check the gear to gear lever.
Another thing you can try to check is the shift lever. The transmission has different locations, so you may need to push it several times to switch gear. The park brake holds the tractor stationary while the neutral brake disengages the park brake. The reverse brake transmits power to the wheels for rearward travel; it is marked with an “R” on the display. The forward brake transfers power to the wheels for forward travel.
Another reason your tractor won’t go into gear is a problem with the PTO. If the lever is stuck between the 540E and F13E positions, the tractor may be stuck in the 540E position. The right lever will release the clutch, but the lever may be stuck in the wrong place. The lever needs to be moved to the opposite slot if it will work. If you can’t get the tractor to move, try shifting it to a lower gear until it starts working again.
If you’ve tried a manual shift, but the tractor won’t move into gear, you should check the lever itself. It may be stuck between two or more positions, or it may be in a different position entirely. If it’s stuck between two positions, it is likely a problem with the PTO. The shift lever must be moved in the opposite direction of the tractor. Then, the lever can be released and the tractor will move in reverse.
If the lever is stuck in the forward position, the shift lever will shift into the right gear. Usually, the shift lever will not move in either direction. To get around the problem, try a manual shift. If this doesn’t work, you can use the manual control to manually shift. It will automatically move in the forward position. But this doesn’t always work. And if the tractor won’t shift into gear, a mechanic will need to replace the whole transmission.
If you’ve been unable to move the tractor at all, you might need to check the PTO lever. It may have become stuck half way between the 540E and 540F positions. If this is the case, you can move it in low gear. It may not work, but it will sometimes. If it’s not, you should try to find another problem. In this case, you’ll have to check the clutch or the transmission.
If the lever is stuck in the right position, you may have to try moving the tractor in low gear. Changing gears is not easy when you don’t know where the lever is. Often, the problem is with the clutch. Occasionally, a clutch might be stuck in the forward position and not engage in the reverse. This means that the problem lies in the lever. To make it work again, you should first pull the clutch and try putting it back into its original positions.