Independent pto is hydraulic and will engage whether or not the clutch is pushed in, or if it's in gear. It is completely independent of the clutch.
For Live PTO, you have to puch in the clutch to engage it. If not, all you'll go is grind gears.
I would be interested in a picture of the cover you have, as I modified the cover on our 165 to be able to use the rear end as the sump for an engine driven hydraulic pump for the loader, but I have been thinking about modifying it a little more because I would like to put in a larger suction line.
I would like to see where they put the lines in & out. I put my return elsewhere on the transmission top cover.
Donovan from Wisconsin