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    PTO Shaft Assemblies - General Question

    Just curious to know what questions to ask when purchasing a used implement to ensure that I am getting a shaft compatible with or can buy a shaft compatible with my tractor. Is the shaft connection to the attachment fairly standard? Splines? Length? Not sure of the process. Looking to purchase some used equipment, but my cost could go up quite a bit if the hardware isn't compatible (I think?).

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    Albert, Have you read this thread? All About PTO Shafts Might be a good place to start.
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    The splines and basic connection is standard for 540 RPM shafts, but the length varies quite a bit depending on the implement and tractor it was used on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    The splines and basic connection is standard for 540 RPM shafts, but the length varies quite a bit depending on the implement and tractor it was used on.
    that said there are two or three stock sizes. IIRC they come in 24" and/or 56" or something like that when you buy them new from a store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    The splines and basic connection is standard for 540 RPM shafts, but the length varies quite a bit depending on the implement and tractor it was used on.
    Did implements / tractors standardize after a certain year? I seem to recall our old 9N had a different spline than modern implements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgayman View Post
    Did implements / tractors standardize after a certain year? I seem to recall our old 9N had a different spline than modern implements.
    The standard of 1-3/8 and six splines has been the norm since the 50's, the 9n may have had a 1-1/8 shaft though.


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    Depending what the owner has (tractor) and what you have it could be the same.If not hopefully the shaft is longer than you need so you can make adjustments. I had to buy a shaft because my brother and I went halves on a spreader.So if you need to replace any pto shafts there are different series for different implements.For example a series one would be for a spreader but can't be used on a tiller or brush hog.They go M1,M4,M6,M7,M8 this site will help explain. PTO Shafts I did find this one at a good price and is better then what came on the spreader. PTO Shaft, 1-3/8 in. 6-Spline x 1-3/8 in. 6-Spline F/ Speader
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Albert, What tractor do you have?
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    Also depends on which end of the tractor you are talking about.
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    that said there are two or three stock sizes. IIRC they come in 24" and/or 56" or something like that when you buy them new from a store.

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    The PTO shaft on the implement will be the correct length for the implement to fit standard distances from PTO to hitch points on the tractor. Unless you have an unusual quick hitch extension, the shaft on the implement will fit your standard 540


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