I'm considering removing the PTO from my H. I've long since stopped using it for real work, its just my tractor ride tractor now and I'd like to build a custom platform on the back. Removing the PTO will give me an additional 8" of space. I'll save it in case I want to put it back. From the drawing it looks pretty simple, just pull the unit out and fabricate a cover and seal for the opening in the rear end. Any worries with this plan? It looks like the transmission counter shaft is supported by a bearing so it should continue to operate properly without the PTO shaft in place.