|Dell (WA) said: (quoted from post at 10:45:41 06/05/13) Tracman......welp, since you are supporting yer brushhog by the lower 3-point balls ...and... a wheel on yer brushhog, there is really NOT MUCH weight on yer diffy top-link when mowing. When lifting, different answer. And yes, continue to use yer limiter chains. |
Make certain you have yer MANDATORY ORC (over running coupler) on yer PTO. And yes, you may haffta saw 6-in off'n BOTH yer PTO drive shafts. Don't worry, they're made to be sawed. .........Dell, yer ORC safety preacher
Maybe not so much...when I put the ORC on my PTO of course that made it longer. My drive shaft slides onto a square shaft on the gearbox side of the mower. This addition with the ORC put the end of that drive shaft at about an inch and a half away from bottoming out on that squared shaft.
I was going to cut off about three inches from the end of the drive shaft but discovered that the squared part that slips over the mower shaft is not that long. If I remember right, it's only about 6 inches. I figured that taking anything off would leave to less of shaft on that squared mower shaft.
In other words there would be so much of that square mower shaft stuck up into the drive shaft with not enough of the square part to hold it steady and keep it from vibrating and causing problems on down the road.
The only alternative I could see is cutting the drive shaft in the middle and removing around three inches. This would require some good welding and balancing to do it right. This post was edited by Caryc at 18:11:07 06/05/13 2 times.