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PTO Driveline

Explore VEVOR PTO Shafts to Get Your Machinery Run Like Never Before


PTO shafts are unsung heroes of power transmission. These remarkable components seamlessly link tractors to implements and help transfer power, and enhance their functionality. Tractor PTO shafts help enhance the functionality of implements and boost the overall productivity of operations across different industries, including agricultural to construction.  


Unleash the full potential of your machinery with VEVOR PTO shafts. At VEVOR, we offer an array of PTO shafts, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your needs. With our sturdy and durable PTO drive shafts, you can have any type of machinery, such as mowers, tillers, and tractors, work like never before.


Understanding the PTO Shaft and Its Mechanism


PTO (Power Take-Off) shafts are at the heart of various industries, providing efficient energy transmission from tractors to implements. PTO shafts act as the power conduit between tractors and machinery, enabling them to work seamlessly together. With a tractor PTO shaft, power from the tractor is transferred to the PTO-driven implements or machines. This eliminates the need for separate engines, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.


PTO Shafts transform rotational energy generated by tractors’ engines into mechanical power that drives attachments. Implements are connected to the tractor’s PTO output via a PTO shaft spline that transfers torque directly to implements, providing seamless power transfer for efficient operations.


PTO Shafts Types and Their Applications


Different types of PTO shafts are specifically designed to cater to different tasks and applications across industries.


Transmission PTO Shafts


This is the oldest form of PTO shaft and is connected directly to the tractor’s transmission. The main drawback of transmission PTO shafts is that they stop moving as the vehicle stops moving and also when shifting gears. This is the reason that they often require an overrunning clutch.


Independent PTO Shafts


Independent PTO shafts feature their own clutch for autonomous operation. They are further divided into two sub-types: mechanical and hydraulic. Where mechanical variants feature their own on/off selector that is independent of a tractor’s clutch, hydraulic versions utilize a hydraulic pump powered by the vehicle’s engine. Hydraulic versions also provide autonomous control over the shaft for independent and flexible functioning.


Economy PTO Shafts


These PTO shafts are designed to conserve fuel, decrease vibrations, and minimize noise emissions. Economy PTO driveline shafts operate at lower RPMs, allowing tractors to operate more efficiently when performing baling, mowing, or tilling tasks, which require efficiency over speed.


Reverse PTO Shafts Provide Backward Mobility


As suggested by their name, reverse PTO shafts are capable of changing direction via a lever or button. This feature proves invaluable when operating implements that may get stuck, such as post-hole diggers and thrashers.


Non-Shear PTO Shafts


These Non-Shear PTO shafts are engineered for uninterrupted power transfer, making them ideal for generators and pumps requiring constant speed. Featuring no breakpoints or shearing points, Non-Shear PTO shafts ensure a steady energy supply without interruption.


Shear Pin PTO Shafts


Shear Pin PTO shafts feature a shear pin or bolt that breaks or shears in case the shaft encounters obstacles like rocks or stumps, stopping the shaft and providing essential protection to both implements and tractors.


Slip Clutch PTO Shafts


Slip Clutch PTO shafts feature a slip clutch mechanism to absorb shock and shield implements and tractors from potential damage. They work particularly well when used with implements requiring variable speeds, such as mowers or tillers.


Factors to Consider When Selecting a PTO Shaft


Finding the ideal PTO shaft is key to optimizing performance and ensuring seamless operation. Here are a few important factors for you to ensure that you get the right PTO drive shaft for the job:


1. Size and Length: The size and length of the PTO shaft are imperative for it to do its job. So, consider measuring the length of the shaft from the outside of each yoke with a measuring tape. To get an ideal fit, consider pairing its series size to your tractor’s horsepower rating. You may also want to look into the option of PTO shafts with adjustable length.


2. Type of PTO: Different applications call for different PTO shaft types for optimum operations. Therefore, you must get a tractor PTO shaft that best meets your needs. For instance, where non-sheer shafts are best for applications requiring constant speed, slip-clutch PTO shafts work best for operations requiring variable speed.


3. Torque Rating: When selecting a PTO shaft, you must take into account the torque needs of your application and match it with the torque ratings of the PTO driveline shaft.


4. Application Compatibility: Verify compatibility of the PTO shaft with the implement or machine that you will be using.


5. Quality and Durability: For high quality and durability, look for tractor PTO drivelines made of top-grade materials and with safety certifications. At VEVOR, we manufacture our PTO shafts with carburized steel, and all have CE certification.


Choose VEVOR for Efficient and Durable Shafts


PTO shafts help maximize the functionality and efficiency of your tractor and implements. Whether you are working in the agriculture or construction industry, PTO shafts can help boost the productivity of your operations.


To help you streamline your operation and improve efficiency, VEVOR offers an array of PTO shafts, allowing you to find the one that perfectly matches your farm equipment and runs smoothly. Featuring carburized steel, our PTO shafts offer unmatched durability at highly affordable prices. Besides top quality, we offer an unrivaled user experience. Working with us, you get free home delivery, a 30-day no-hassle return option, and a 12-month warranty.


FAQs About PTO Shafts


Q: What Is the Standard PTO Shaft Length?


Different applications and equipment require different PTO shaft lengths. To determine the ideal shaft length, consider measuring the distance from your tractor’s PTO output shaft to each implement’s input shaft, ensuring an appropriate fit with sufficient overlap.


Q: Can I Use a PTO Shaft With Different RPM Ratings?


Yes, a PTO shaft with a different RPM rating can be used, but it is not advised as it can compromise the efficiency and safety of the operation. And before using, you need to ensure that the concerned implement can handle different RMP ratings.  


Q: How Often Should I Grease My PTO Shaft?


Regular greasing of your PTO shaft is crucial to its functionality and longevity. You should grease the universal joints every 8 to 10 hours or as recommended by the manufacturer.