Smallholders Insurance from Greenlands

Author Topic: Tractor PTO  (Read 551 times)


  • Joined Sep 2020
Tractor PTO
« on: September 26, 2020, 01:53:16 pm »
Hi, I have an interesting problem with my compact tractor.  I have purchased a backhoe attachment and have mounted it on the tractor three point hitch in the correct position ( with difficulty).  The problem is that the distance between the detent on the intput shaft of the backhoe and the tip of the PTO shaft on the tractor is 18 inches.  The PTO shaft supplied if shortened to this length  would have no protective outer tubing left.  Another PTO shaft listed as a 510mm shaft can be shortened to nearly this length and still have nearly the minimal 1/3  protective tubing length left ( 1/4 inch short of the minimal overlap).  The drive is vitually in line and the Backhoe is fixed i. e. the lifting function is non operational on the hitch.  This is why it was difficult to mount without the hydraulic pump linked to the tractor..  Any advice is very welcome. Thanks


  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: over-crowded already. You really don't want to live here actually.
Re: Tractor PTO
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2020, 09:47:19 pm »
A conundrum @workwright & I'm not sure I can quite "see" it:  do you have any pictures and/or could you re-describe the issue in another way to help achieve an understanding ?!


compact tractor vs tractor vs quad

Started by mebnandtrn (8.04)

Replies: 1
Views: 3184
Last post August 16, 2017, 11:04:18 am
by Still playing with tractors
what tractor?

Started by c day (5.98)

Replies: 5
Views: 6022
Last post May 30, 2011, 12:53:35 am
by waterhouse
To buy a tractor or not.

Started by artscott (5.98)

Replies: 9
Views: 6751
Last post May 17, 2012, 05:45:31 pm
by Small Farmer
do I need a tractor?

Started by embo (5.98)

Replies: 22
Views: 13896
Last post May 10, 2013, 01:54:38 am
by Julestools
Which tractor?

Started by moony (5.98)

Replies: 13
Views: 11690
Last post March 22, 2013, 05:14:38 pm
by JEP

Forum sponsors

FibreHut Energy Helpline Thomson & Morgan Time for Paws Scottish Smallholder & Grower Festival Ark Farm Livestock Movement Service

© The Accidental Smallholder Ltd 2003-2022. All rights reserved.

Design by Furness Internet

Site developed by Champion IS