Slip Clutch PTO Shaft for Disc Mower Hesston & CaseIH Discbines 1340

A slip clutch PTO (power take-off) shaft is a mechanical part used to connect a tractor or other power source to an implement or attachment. The slip clutch feature allows the PTO shaft to slip or disengage if the implement or attachment encounters an obstruction or overload, thus preventing damage or injury to the machinery or operator. This is achieved by the use of a mechanism that releases the driving force when a certain amount of torque or resistance is encountered and then re-engages the drive when the obstruction or overload is removed. Slip clutch PTO shafts are commonly used in agricultural and industrial machinery.

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Slip Clutch PTO Shaft for Disc Mower Hesston & CaseIH Discbines 1340

A slip clutch PTO (power take-off) shaft is a mechanical part used to connect a tractor or other power source to an implement or attachment. The slip clutch feature allows the PTO shaft to slip or disengage if the implement or attachment encounters an obstruction or overload, thus preventing damage or injury to the machinery or operator. This is achieved by the use of a mechanism that releases the driving force when a certain amount of torque or resistance is encountered and then re-engages the drive when the obstruction or overload is removed. Slip clutch PTO shafts are commonly used in agricultural and industrial machinery.

Slip Clutch PTO Shaft for Disc Mower

Slip Clutch PTO Shaft Parts

The main parts of a slip clutch PTO shaft include:

PTO Input shaft - The part that connects to the power source, such as a tractor or engine.

PTO Output shaft - The part that connects to the implement or attachment, such as a mower or tiller.

PTO Shaft Center Housing - The part that contains the slip mechanism and allows the input and output shafts to rotate independently.

PTO Shaft Slip Clutch Assembly - The component that provides the slip feature, consisting of friction discs, pressure plates, springs, and other parts.

PTO Shaft Safety Shield - The protective housing that covers the rotating parts of the PTO shaft.

PTO Shaft Locking Collar - The part that secures the output shaft to the PTO stub, allowing it to transfer power.

PTO Shaft Grease fitting - The component that allows lubrication of the bearings and other moving parts.

PTO Shaft Yoke - A component used to connect the output shaft to the implement.

Safety stickers and warnings - The warning labels and instructions that inform operators of the potential hazards of operating PTO shaft machinery and how to use it safely.

Disc Mower PTO Shaft Specifications

Original equipment is 55N Weasler 80 degrees on the tractor side and a 50-degree CV on the discbine. Input shafts are usually 1.50" round.

This PTO shaft with slip clutch is built of sturdy steel and features 1-3/8" 6-spline on the tractor and implement ends. It comes with a slip clutch for the protection of equipment or the tractor PTO shaft and simple replacement. It can serve as a farm power tool to improve your work efficiency significantly. Our PTO shaft can be adapted to the models of these agricultural machines: Hesston 1340, 1345 / some CaseIH 8312, Massy Ferguson PTD 12, and New Idea 5512.

Part NumberTractorImplementDescription
146568491.375-211.5" RD clamp55N 80x50 Double CV
82-14656849none1.5" RD clamp55N 50 degrees CV half(implement)
83-146568491.375-21none55N 80 degrees CV half(tractor)

Slip Clutch PTO Shaft Features

Some of the key features of slip clutch PTO shafts include:

(1) Protection against overload: The slip clutch feature prevents damage and wears to machinery and equipment in case of obstructions or overloads. Allowing the PTO shaft to slip and disengage prevents the transfer of excessive force that could cause damage to the shaft or attachments.

(2) Reduced maintenance costs: Slip clutch PTO shafts require less maintenance and repair than traditional PTO shafts because they are designed to protect both the tractor and the attached equipment. This means that they are less likely to fail due to wear and tear, which in turn reduces the need for costly repairs.

(3) Improved safety: Slip clutch PTO shafts are designed with safety in mind, featuring protective shields and other components that reduce the risk of injury to the operator or those nearby. Additionally, many models come with warning labels and instructions that provide guidance on proper use and handling.

(4) Versatility: Slip clutch PTO shafts are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet the needs of different machines and applications. They can be used with a wide range of attachments and implements, including mowers, tillers, harvesting equipment, and more.

(5) Cost-effective: Despite their advanced features and benefits, slip clutch PTO shafts are often available at a comparable cost to traditional PTO shafts, making them a cost-effective choice for many equipment operators.

Slip Clutch PTO Shaft Features

▍What is a Slip Clutch for PTO Shaft?

A slip clutch for PTO (Power Take-Off) shaft is a safety feature that is incorporated into the PTO shaft assembly to protect the tractor and connected machinery or equipment from damage in situations where there is excessive resistance or obstruction.

A slip clutch is designed to slip or disengage when a certain amount of torque is exceeded, thereby preventing any excessive force from causing damage to the tractor or the attached equipment. This mechanism is crucial because it can prevent serious accidents from happening when an obstruction is encountered while operating machinery.

Slip Clutches typically consist of two metal plates, with one attached to the tractor and the other attached to the implement. When the PTO drive shaft transmits power from the tractor to the implement, the metal plates are under pressure and held together by springs. However, in case of any excess resistance, the plates slip apart, and the shaft automatically stops transmitting power.

Overall, the use of a slip clutch enhances safety, protects equipment, reduces maintenance costs, and prevents damage to machinery. Slip clutch PTO shafts are widely used in agricultural, commercial, and industrial applications that require power transfer between machines.

Applications of PTO Shaft with Slip Clutch

PTO (Power Take-Off) shafts with slip clutches are widely used in various applications where power has to be transmitted from one machine to another. Some of the common applications include:

Agricultural Equipment: Slip clutch PTO shafts are extensively used in the agricultural industry, where they are used to transmit power from tractors to various attachments, such as mowers, balers, and tillers. This ensures that the equipment is protected against damage due to unexpected obstructions like rocks, stumps, and other obstacles while tilling, harvesting, or doing other farming tasks.

Commercial Equipment: PTO shafts with slip clutches are also commonly used in commercial settings for tasks such as landscaping, irrigation, and maintenance of parks, golf courses, and other open spaces. Attachments such as wood chippers, snow blowers, and leaf blowers are connected to the PTO shaft, and the slip clutch provides an added measure of safety and protection.

Industrial Equipment: Slip clutch PTO shafts are used in various industrial settings, where they are used to transfer power to conveyors, pumps, and other industrial machines. In large industrial plants, PTO shafts with slip clutches provide a reliable and efficient mechanism to transmit power between machines while protecting against damage and enhancing safety.

Overall, the widespread use of PTO shafts with slip clutches across a range of industries highlights their versatility and usefulness in a variety of applications.

▍Agricultural PTO Shaft Other Usage Scenarios

  • Big balers
  • Round balers
  • Mowers
  • Straw Choppers

PTO Shaft Application

▍How to Install the Slip Clutch PTO Shaft to a Disc Mower?

Installing a slip clutch PTO (Power Take-Off) shaft to a disc mower is a necessary safety measure and can be accomplished in a few steps. Here is a step-by-step guide:

Secure the Disc Mower: Park the disc mower on a flat and level surface and ensure that it is properly secured with the parking brake on.

Connect the PTO Shaft: Connect the PTO shaft to the tractor and the disc mower. Make sure that the connections are secure and tight and that the PTO shaft length is adjusted to the correct measurement to prevent any binding or twisting.

Install the Slip Clutch: PTO shaft slip clutches usually come pre-assembled with the necessary hardware, so follow the manufacturer's instructions to install clutch assembly. Slip clutch assemblies consist of two metal plates, springs, and a locking collar. Attach one plate to the tractor end of the PTO shaft and the other plate to the disc mower input shaft.

Adjust the Slip Clutch: Adjust the PTO shaft slip clutch according to the manufacturer's recommended settings, usually indicated by the measurement of torque on the shaft or belt tension. Adjustments are usually made by tightening or loosening the springs using the adjusting bolts located on the side of the clutch frame.

Test Run: Once everything is installed, start the engine and test the mower to ensure that it is operating correctly. Engage the PTO shaft and listen to the slip clutch as it disengages when you encounter unexpected obstructions, such as rocks or stumps.

Inspect Periodically: Inspect the PTO shaft slip clutch periodically for wear, and replace worn parts or entire clutch assemblies when necessary.

Overall, installation of a slip clutch PTO shaft to a disc mower requires basic mechanical knowledge and adherence to the manufacturer's instructions. The result is a safer and more efficient operation of the disc mower.

Install the Slip Clutch PTO Shaft to a Disc Mower

Agricultural Gearbox for Slip Clutch PTO Shaft

An agricultural gearbox is a mechanical device that is used to transmit power from the tractor engine to the equipment used for farming, such as plows, tillers, and mowers. Agricultural gearboxes play a vital role in the smooth operation of agricultural equipment and help in generating optimal power and speed for a variety of farming tasks.

One important component that can be combined with an agricultural gearbox is a slip clutch PTO shaft. The slip clutch PTO shaft helps to protect the gearbox and other equipment by disengaging the power during sudden shocks or overloads, thus preventing damage and prolonging the lifespan of the equipment.

The slip clutch PTO shaft is mounted on the output shaft of the gearbox on one end and the driven equipment on the other end. It works by transmitting power through a series of metal plates (two to four) that are held together by springs. If an obstruction or overload is encountered, the springs compress, and the plates start to slip, disengaging the power transmission until the obstruction has passed or the overload has subsided.

The benefits of combining an agricultural gearbox with a slip clutch PTO shaft include:

Enhanced Safety: Protection against sudden shocks and overloads that can cause damage, injury, or even loss of life.

Increased Efficiency: Protects the agricultural gearbox and prevents downtime and repair costs, thus ensuring continued productivity in farming operations.

Longer Equipment Lifespan: Reduced wear and tear on equipment, prolonging their lives and reducing the need for replacement.

Overall, combining an agricultural gearbox with a slip clutch PTO shaft is a practical and efficient solution for farmers and agricultural workers, helping to increase safety, efficiency, and the lifespan of their equipment.

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Slip Clutch PTO Shaft Manufacturer

HZPT covers an area of more than 12000 square meters and employs more than 100 people. We specialize in developing, manufacturing, and selling PTO shafts, industrial universal shafts, automobile drive shafts, universal joint coupling shafts, PTO universal joints, etc. The annual turnover is 60 million yuan and 9 million US dollars, increasing year by year. Our products enjoy a high reputation among customers in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, and North America. We are the top three professional OEM suppliers of many agricultural tool factories in the domestic market. HZPT PTO shaft adheres to our “QDP” principle: quality first, rapid delivery, and competitive price. We have obtained CE, TS / 16949, and ISO9001 certifications, and have systematic production equipment and a QC team to ensure our quality and delivery. We warmly welcome friends from all walks of life to visit and establish mutually beneficial long-term cooperative relations.

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