Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
  
Ford Tractors Discussion Forum
Order Ford 860 Parts Online

Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
WV860

07-12-2020 11:29:35




Report to Moderator

Have a 1955 Ford 860 & a 3pt auger. It has a driveshaft connected to the gearbox that terminates with square steel tube. Question, what would need to complete the connection?

Also, would a clutch protect the PTO shaft?




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
sotxbill

07-13-2020 05:42:07




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
If the phd was already there, look for the front half of the pto shaft.
measure the shaft dimensions so see what a front half cost. ie the shaft could be 3/4" by 1" rectangular,, or 1'x1' square. the front shaft can slide over if the rear shaft is solid,, or if the rear shaft is hollow, the front shaft can slide inside. That will help you know what your looking for.

If not, remember you can buy a whole pto shaft for a phd for around $150 + or - delivered, off of ebay, so dont go to a farm store and pay 350 for a half shaft. (https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Post-Hole-Digger-PTO-Shaft-Heavy-Duty-Series-4-1-1-4-Smooth-Bore-Yoke/261865878952?hash=item3cf86c35a8:g:F8sAAOSwBahVO6hA) but you have to match up where the shaft comes out of the gear box. Most phd's have the same size input shaft.

Secondly... remember.. a phd is about the only implement that you use on the tractor.... that the pto speed should be just above an idle... That way if it hits a root, water pipe, it will kill the engine. Otherwise... it will screw itself into the ground, with the roots holding it,, and you will be three weeks digging it back out. Lots of new diggers have a max tractor rpm of 1000 on them. about everything else off the pto, the tractor must be at pto speed for them to work.
Hope you find the other half of the shaft.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
RayJohnson

07-13-2020 05:23:34




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

and can be screwed in the ground.. :)



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
showcrop

07-12-2020 18:51:58




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
You need a square shaft that slides into the tube connected by a universal joint to a PTO coupler. Pretty much all farm supply stores have a display of PTO shafts and parts. There are just a few different types on many different implements.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
WV860

07-12-2020 13:59:53




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

Gotcha, thx for the post. Being new makes it challenging to say the least.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
denny k

07-12-2020 14:11:19




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 13:59:53  
Just remember a post hole auger CAN be a dangerous piece of equipment to operate if you are not careful.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Ultradog MN

07-12-2020 12:22:25




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
To affirm what Jmor said but in different words, you need the other/front half of the driveline. If you mean do you need an over running clutch to use an auger, no you do not. Your 860 has live PTO so you don't need an over running clutch for any implement.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
WV860

07-12-2020 12:16:16




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
Id like to run a clutch to protect the PTO output shaft. Not sure what to use (style & size)?



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
JMOR

07-12-2020 11:49:46




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeAnother, larger square tube with s u-joint (to fit tractor pto splines) which slides over the existing tube, assuming that existing tube has u-joint at gear box.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
WV860

07-12-2020 11:33:22




Report to Moderator
 Re: Help connecting 3pt auger to Ford 860 PTO in reply to WV860, 07-12-2020 11:29:35  
Also, as you can tell, Im new to tractors. Just looking to keep up the tradition on my wifes family farm.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy