What does PTO stand for?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, what exactly does PTO stand for? You know, the blade engager button on the Lazers......
     
  2. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Power Take Off
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    or, Pull This Out
     
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    Push Til Off
     
  5. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    Come on guys! I'm curious!!!
     
  6. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
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    Eric told you-power take off
     
  7. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh, I thought that was a joke like the other ones!
     
  8. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
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    Who's on first ?
    I don't know. What's on second?
    Who?
    Who is on first!

    This could get ugly.

    Five star was right--Power Take Off
     
  9. klite

    klite LawnSite Member
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    On A Dump Truck You have to engage the PTO before the hydrolics operate the dump . on a mower I thinkit works in combination with the clutch when you engage the blades, and when you hook up a snowblower, sweeper ect.
    I'm sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong.
     
  10. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    There are PTO's on a lot of equipment. The first I was ever around was on the farm on a farm tractor. The old tractors had a PTO like on a dump truck. You had to push the clutch in and then engage the PTO, but now they are all what they call Live PTO's.

    Vibe Ray, PTO is for Power Take Off and on farm tractors, utility tractors and even garden tractors, they are used to run equipment behind the tractor mainly, especially on farm tractors. Examples, balers, older combines, silage cutters, mowers, ect.

    On commercial mowers, it engages the mower deck.
     

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