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    PTO connection

    I tripped across this on the net today. https://tractorptolink.com/easy-powe...-adapter/#tops

    I can't decide if it's a great idea or likely to come loose and tear something up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I tripped across this on the net today. https://tractorptolink.com/easy-powe...-adapter/#tops

    I can't decide if it's a great idea or likely to come loose and tear something up.

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    I am sure it works well if it is hooked up properly, but I am sure it will make quite the mess if it separates when the PTO is going. Thanks for sharing.
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    In all the years of farming I never had much trouble hooking up the pto shafts on any of my equipment. Always kept the tractor's pto shaft clean and just hooked them up. For 350 dollars I think I'll stick with the basics.
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    I've had issues, but it's because there's no way to turn the stub on the tractor and some of my implements are a pain to turn from the shaft to line up the splines.

    I don't think his idea is dangerous (the graphic might be backwards for how the tabs engage in the slotted plate), but I also can't see paying $350 for one.

    The biggest problem I have is that my lock pin is a little tweaked from my stump grinder seizing shafts when they twisted. I should just replace it, but haven't yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treefarmer View Post
    I tripped across this on the net today. https://tractorptolink.com/easy-powe...-adapter/#tops

    I can't decide if it's a great idea or likely to come loose and tear something up.

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    That's in interesting idea. If they were made in any kind of volume they would cost less.
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    I wonder if something like a chipper with a big flywheel that wants to keep spinning when you shut the pto off would unlock it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonPol View Post
    In all the years of farming I never had much trouble hooking up the pto shafts on any of my equipment. Always kept the tractor's pto shaft clean and just hooked them up. For 350 dollars I think I'll stick with the basics.
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    X2(ditto)
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    I liked the old style

    Quote Originally Posted by RonPol View Post
    In all the years of farming I never had much trouble hooking up the pto shafts on any of my equipment. Always kept the tractor's pto shaft clean and just hooked them up. For 350 dollars I think I'll stick with the basics.
    Ron
    I had little trouble with the old style push in pins on the equipment and large tractors. I found the collar style and tighter quarters on the 790 more troublesome. I would say it's age but I can still hook up the 15' Bushhog and that PTO with cvc joints is heavy. (That doesn't go on the 790 for sure.)

    I won't spend $350 for one of those either, but I thought it was interesting. For some of the folks on here that really struggle, it might be worthwhile although I still wonder what happens when you throttle down the tractor on a spinning implement while making a turn or otherwise pulling slightly on the PTO.

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    I've never had any problems attaching implement PTO shafts, especially at the rear of the tractor. Nothing I'd be interested in but YMMV.
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    This is my take after watching both videos. Just for the record I don't have much experience with PTOs.
    However I do have a lot of experience with drive shafts.

    The real problem is when the 2 don't line up. Then witch is easier to turn? Tractor or shaft?
    To me it looks like the plastic shaft guard is always in the way. Making it difficult to work with the coupling. Not having a PTO guard (on the tractor) that flips up won't help access.
    This product is just putting the problem out in the open. Giving your hands the needed room to work. Them red disks are larger and make it easier to twist.

    The downside is you now have a spinning assembly without a guard. In the old days before shaft guards I'm sure it was easier to do it. However it was way easier to get hurt or killed by the spinning shaft.

    Personally I would buy an extra coupler and make some kind of handle for it. Then you can use your new special tool like a socket. To rotate the shaft coming out of the transmission.
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