ahh, correct. I wasn't the operator.. I'm the wrench turner right now.
we have no mechanic at work right now.. and the boss knows I'm the guy that fixes tractors.. so lately I've been the 'tool truck driver'. :)
the least 3 times I'vee fixed this tractor it was operator abuse. most expensive one was running too long a telescoping pto shaft and mashing the bearing carrier and tractor peo shaft into the rear cetner hosuing eating the pto clutch and some small doodads.. rear bearing carrier.. etc. pure operator abuse.
this damage? looks like the TO bearing rusted and froze. this one showed no grease zerk on it like I had expected.. it's not the first clutch it's had.. but I bet it's been 20 ys since it's last one.( and I didn't install that one )
and yeah.. the boss's hat flew off his head when i told him what I'd found for prices..