PTO Link Quick Connect System

mikester

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My PTO shaft already has a good quick connector for splined shafts that "disconnects in seconds", I see no benefits of adding a questionable $320 second coupler in between and cutting my PTO shafts to fit.
 
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I believe Tony's Tractor Adventure has a video or two about PTO connector.

 
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So in reality you are extending the PTO shaft from the tractor to defeat the tractor PTO safety shield.

Why not simply cut off the safety shield? Same effect at the end of the day and will save you $320. Put the money saved towards your epitaph.

BTW my tractors all have flip up PTO safety shields so access isn't as much of an issue as the one in the video.
 
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Bmyers

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What I have found to help is WD40 Dry Lube. I spray the PTO Shaft and the connector. It has helped prevent rust and keeps everything moving and doesn't seem to attract the dirt compared to grease.

In addition I seen the video of using paint pin to mark your spindle spots, so it makes it easier to see to align them up.

Just a few things I have found helpful.
 
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My Dad (85 with major back issues and balance issues) could not get the PTO shaft off and on by himself. I got him one of these, and rigged a tie down so it would wrap over the top link at exactly the right height to align the pto link pieces.

For me it is faster to just use a well lubricated standard PTO connector. For him it isnt.

I got him a QH15 quick hitch and the PTO link and he can do it himself no problem. He only has a rotary cutter for PTO on that machine right now anyway. He does take it on and off every week or so though. For him the combination has been huge.

With the PTO link, you do still need to be able to spin the PTO shaft (out of tractor or implement) a bit to lock it in place. So its not like you can just smash them together.

My advice: if you really have a reason to get one and understand they arent going to save you a ton of time by themselves get it. If you think this thing is going to make it effortless and cut the time to 3 sec you are wrong. Lube your existing PTO shafts and use them.
 
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Reminds me of the fishing lure that catches more fishermen than it does fish 🤪
 
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milanmark

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Thanks for the replies and advice. In their video it went on easier than coming off!
also noticed as mentioned it defeated the safety shield! We’ll keep trying for now!
 

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curious, so I followed the link....
hmm, extends 4.5", so...
you should ADD 4.5" to your safety shield... (may not be possible ??)
also, you may need to cut 4.5" off your PTO shafts....(that's a 'geometry' thing..)
also, need to buy extra part if you have a BX series tractor (ka-ching..$$$.)
also, you'll need 1 for EVERY PTO shaft, or spend extra time getting it on/off...

reality is spray brake cleaner on the PTO splines and shaft,then light spray of THIN oil( Red rustcheck), stuff mates real good then..
I've found attaching right lower link, then top link ,THEN PTO, then left lower link works very well for me. All depends on tractor, implement and agility.....
 
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