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How to Size Your PTO Shaft

March 2, 2017

If you use farm implements with your tractor, you likely depend on a PTO shaft to deliver power from your machine to the equipment. Accomplishing this transfer requires connecting the driveshaft from the implement to the stub shaft of the PTO tractor. Depending on the equipment, the attached shafts will rotate at 540 or 1,000 rpm during operation.

It’s important for your PTO shaft to be the right size – and this shows you how easily it can be done. Keep several points in mind when determining the PTO size.

First, there should be at least a one-third overlap between the shaft and the tube. If you’re using a slip sleeve, the overlap should be approximately 3″. If the shaft is too long, it will bottom out and create a conflict between the tractor and the shaft. In most cases, this will cause damage to one or the other, or both.

If you have to raise your implement to get your PTO shaft on, you could be setting your equipment up for damage. If you need to cut your PTO shaft, it’s not too hard to get it done. Check out this informative video that shows you how to do it from Weasler®..

PaulB Parts Can Meet All Your PTO Shaft Needs

If you’re looking for high-quality PTO shafts and components at competitive prices, you’ve come to the right place. We offer several PTO shaft sizes to meet your requirements. If you need help determining PTO size, we have the knowledge and experience to guide you every step of the way.

Order your PTO shaft today. Give us a call at 1-844-728-5228 or contact us online to learn more.

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