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Old 11-23-2013, 07:58 AM
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PTO Shaft Clutches

This past fall I acquired a used DR 3pt hitch chipper to use on my CC 7254. I am very pleased with how it works. Unfortunately, it puts too much of a load on the tractors rear pto as now something has failed internally and I have no power.

I am going to have the pto repaired and I want to try to prevent another breakage.

I have looked at pto shaft clutches. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of clutches that mount in line with the shaft? Is a small chipper a suitable application for that type of a device?

Any info will be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:49 AM
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PTO Shaft Clutches

Does your tractor put out enough pto horsepower/RPM's for the chipper?
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:26 PM
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:29 PM
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Does your tractor put out enough pto horsepower/RPM's for the chipper?
Yes, chipper needs min 15 hp at pto, tractor has 20 hp at pto at 540 rpm
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:52 PM
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Perhaps that set up should have a slip clutch in the shaft.
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I either like a slip clutch on all my pto shafts or a shear pin.
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