Looking at my 54D mower deck off the tractor I was wondering what to do with the female coupling under the tractor when the drive shaft is disconnected. Does anyone plug that open PTO spline to keep dirt out?
It occured to me simply because it has the potential to be one of the highest friction points on the entire tractor. Just about every other friction point has a grease fitting or requires spray lube... Seems odd to me to invite any kind of dirt or dust right into a "spline" when we usually pump them full of grease and also boot them on some applications.