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TO-30 PTO/Hydraulics question

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12-03-2017 14:21:48

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Hi everyone,

I have a '54 TO-30 and thus far I have been leaving the PTO engaged so my hydraulics are always ready to go. I don't use PTO driven implements but I like not having to think about engaging/disengaging. Someone just told me that I should turn the PTO off when I am not using it/before i shut the tractor down instead of leaving it on. I have never previously heard anything one way or another about this so I'm wondering if I can get some advice. I don't want to cause any damage or unnecessary wear. Thanks!

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Craig (DE)

12-04-2017 04:46:46

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 Re: TO-30 PTO/Hydraulics question in reply to tanner7212, 12-03-2017 14:21:48  
I always leave my PTO engaged. I keep the clutch in when starting then ease it out to let the pump do it's thing.

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12-04-2017 03:54:00

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 Re: TO-30 PTO/Hydraulics question in reply to tanner7212, 12-03-2017 14:21:48  
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I always turn mine off. Just a habit really, but when I am done I always raise the implement, then turn off the PTO. Then, drive to the barn and lower the implement and shut off the tractor. If there is nothing on the back, it is always off with the PTO cover on.

Another situation where I disengage is when I am moving into position with the mower or snow blower attached. The PTO shaft is too noisy when fully lifted.

It does save a little on wear-and-tear.

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12-03-2017 18:57:40

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 Re: TO-30 PTO/Hydraulics question in reply to tanner7212, 12-03-2017 14:21:48  
I can"t imagine any reason that you will damage anything by leaving the PTO/hydraulic pump (with no pto driven implement on the hitch) connected all the time except for the obvious wear on the bearings. etc from having the pump and the shaft turning all the time the engine is running. I would advise you to have the pro shaft cap installed for obvious safety reasons.

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12-03-2017 15:45:03

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 Re: TO-30 PTO/Hydraulics question in reply to tanner7212, 12-03-2017 14:21:48  
I leave mine on all the time.
It's probably a good idea to install the cover over the PTO shaft if you don't use it, but I can't do that 'cause I have an overrunning clutch installed. Just don't get near the spinning shaft.


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