RPT 001896.14 – INFORMATION FOR OPERATOR: Rear PTO Switch On Although Preselection of Rear PTO Speed Was in Neutral

RPT 001896.14 (RPT 1896.14)

Code: 001896.14

Shortcode: 1896.14


This operator information code, RPT 001896.14, is generated when the rear PTO is switched on even though the preselection of the rear PTO speed is in neutral. This may indicate a malfunction in the rear PTO switch or user operation error.


This code serves as information for the operator and may indicate a potential issue with the rear PTO switch or user operation error.


Inspect PTO Switch:

  • Check the rear PTO switch for any visible damage or disconnections.
  • Ensure the switch is securely mounted and connected properly.

Verify PTO Speed Preselection:

  • Ensure that the rear PTO speed preselection is correctly set to neutral when intended.
  • Adjust the settings if necessary to prevent unintended PTO activation.

Check Wiring and Connections:

  • Inspect the wiring and connections related to the rear PTO switch for signs of damage, corrosion, or loose connections.
  • Repair or replace any damaged components.

Test Switch Functionality:

  • Use diagnostic tools to test the functionality of the rear PTO switch.
  • Ensure the switch is transmitting accurate data to the control software.

Update Control Software:

  • Ensure that the control software is updated to the latest version.
  • Apply any available patches or updates that address switch issues.

Consult Technical Support:

  • If the problem persists, consult with technical support or the equipment manufacturer for further assistance.
  • Provide detailed error logs and diagnostic reports to aid in troubleshooting.


Ensuring the rear PTO switch and speed preselection function correctly is crucial for safe and efficient operation. Regular inspections and maintenance of the switch and its wiring can prevent such issues.

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