My RC2048 has a slip clutch with a large rubber shield on it. I've always found it pretty frustrating to grease the PTO shaft with that darn cover in the way. I was to the point of completely removing the cover. The cover has flaps that pivot out of the way but really don't provide enough room to get the end of the grease gun in there. It isn't perfect, but I cut out just enough of the cover to cut my frustrations down to zero. Have to pull the PTO off the tractor to make the angles work but it's 110% better for me than before and I'm confident it's taking the grease.