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PTO Configurator Tool

Determining Your PTO Series

March 2, 2017

The PTO shaft plays the crucial role of transferring power from your tractor to an attached implement. The parts of a PTO shaft consist of the internal and external PTO yoke, universal joint, safety chain and safety shield. Several different types of PTO shafts are available, so it’s essential to choose the right one for your equipment and applications.

PaulB Parts offers three PTO shaft styles: North American, German and Italian. Each style includes several series options consisting of multiple choices for bearing diameter, cap-to-cap overall length and snap rings. The most accurate way to determine the correct series is to measure the outside diameter of the bearing cap and the U-joint from one end of the cap to the other. The location of the snap ring is another determining factor.


PTO Series Discovery Tool

Determine your North American, Italian, or German PTO series.

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To use this tool, begin by selecting the image that represents your shaft/tube style and then follow the rest of the prompts.

North American Style

Italian Style

German Style

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