B2650 PTO shaft hook up

mpham

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B 2650 cab
Nov 15, 2016
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Hi:
No matter where I put the lever I can't get the shaft on the tractor to rotate so I can get the teeth to line up. What's the trick? Tried trans in neutral, key on, middle pto only, middle and rear. I even tried with the tractor running. I can't turn the implement so what's the deal? Thanks.
 

bird dogger

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Feb 24, 2019
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Hi:
No matter where I put the lever I can't get the shaft on the tractor to rotate so I can get the teeth to line up. What's the trick? Tried trans in neutral, key on, middle pto only, middle and rear. I even tried with the tractor running. I can't turn the implement so what's the deal? Thanks.
On mine, if I select "front PTO" only the rear pto stub will rotate close to 1/2 of a revolution. Plenty of movement to match up the splines. Engine off, etc., for safety reasons but technically not needed.

David
Edit: I wasn't thinkin quite correctly: my "front" pto is technically the "MID PTO" only. My bad. But selecting the mid pto only does allow my rear pto stub to rotate almost half a turn...stop to stop.
 
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BigG

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The PTO may not be going all the way into neutral. We had trouble on my L2501 with the PTO. The lever was in the off position and the tractor would start but the PTO lever was not moving all the way to the off position down at the transmission case. A little PB Blaster on the shaft coming out of the housing and down the cable to the lever and things loosen up and work correctly again.
 

mpham

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B 2650 cab
Nov 15, 2016
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Thanks.
I will check to see if it is off all the way. Mine doesn't move at all no matter which lever I move. It's like a brake is holding it.
 

i7win7

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With tractor running you can try the various pto options mid or off (visual inspection only don't get near a rotating pto). When you find what works shut tractor off. If you're hooking up a tiller, raise it to get tines off ground, both sides should rotate. using spray oil in shaft and connect will let parts slide together easier, if you haven't used them in awhile