What is a PTO Shaft?
The Power Take-Off (PTO) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between farm tractors and implements.
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How do I choose a PTO shaft?
When measuring a PTO shaft, use a tape measure and measure from the outside of each yoke to obtain the closed length.
The series size should correspond with the amount of horsepower your tractor has. There are two different speeds used most commonly with tractor PTO shafts, the 540 (type 1) and 1000 (type 3) RPM.
What is the standard size of a PTO Shaft?
New PTO shaft length = 1000mm from end to end. So to get our measurement we need to do the following: PTO shaft length – Distance between tractor & implement + 75mm buffer.
1000mm – 800mm + 75mm = 275mm that needs to be removed from the PTO shaft.
What can damage the PTO Shaft?
Contact between the PTO driveline and tractor or implements will result in damage to the PTO shaft. – Do not exceed the maximum working angles for the PTO shafts.
The PTO drive should be disengaged when the joint angle exceeds 45 degrees or the joint angles are unequal.
How do you maintain a PTO shaft?
The PTO shaft should be greased regularly to keep the universal joints from failing and to stop the shaft from seizing. Failure to grease your shaft regularly or as outlined
in the PTO shaft’s maintenance schedule could result in end thrust potentially destroying the implement’s gearbox.