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PTO Shaft Clutches

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by balms, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. balms

    balms LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    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.
  2. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Does your tractor put out enough pto horsepower/RPM's for the chipper?
  3. balms

    balms LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

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  4. balms

    balms LawnSite Member
    Posts: 97

    Yes, chipper needs min 15 hp at pto, tractor has 20 hp at pto at 540 rpm
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  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,247

    Perhaps that set up should have a slip clutch in the shaft.
  6. ohbuckhunter

    ohbuckhunter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 140

    I either like a slip clutch on all my pto shafts or a shear pin.
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