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 07-28-2004, 15:11 Post: 92144
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Ok, I have a question that is probably really dumb but I have to ask it.

Last night I removed the LX-6 from my 4710 for the first time. Removal was a snap with the quick attach 3 point bracket.

As I went to re-attach the brush cutter I ran into a problem getting the PTO shaft started on the splines of the tractor output shaft. There was plenty of grease on the splines but try as I might I could not get it to engage. I tried turning the PTO shaft thinking that I might just not be lined up and finally after about 15 minutes I got it to slip on. From there, it was easy to get the collar locked into place.

There must be an easier way to get the shaft to engage the splines...

Any help would be appriciated.






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 07-29-2004, 07:00 Post: 92185
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I'd check for paint or burs on the coupler. I think that getting the splines aligned up has become more aggravating since pto brakes became almost universal. Shields make turning the shaft difficult. I don't have a brake but if I need to reposition a shaft I tend to do it from an implement auger or blade. From the shaft, it's tougher to rotate it if it's at a sharp angle. For additional leverage there may be enough room between the shields to use a strap wrench somewhere.






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 07-30-2004, 22:34 Post: 92337
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 PTO Shaft Hook-up

well, it's a pretty different tractor, but on my 4110 I find it *much* easier to rotate the tractor output shaft than the attachment shaft.






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 07-30-2004, 22:42 Post: 92338
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Usually I can turn the impliment pto shaft at the universal joint manually enought for alignment.

My problem is pulling back the ring on the coupler to let it slide on while trying to push the shaft onto the tractor.

Is anyone other than me having problems getting their hands between the PTO guard and the shaft coupler to work the ring type couplers?






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 07-30-2004, 22:47 Post: 92339
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I've come to prefer the push-button style pto shaft lock better than the sliding collar ones for this reason. That said, I generally don't have too much trouble getting the shaft lined up on my 4310. The pto guard swivels up to allow easier access. But once in awhile it can be a fight.






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 07-30-2004, 23:24 Post: 92345
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Do you know if the ends are replacable, or would I need to order the whole shaft?

The Bush Hog has the ring type. The KK Tiller has the push button type. Much easier to work, but not used as often as the cutter.






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 07-31-2004, 04:52 Post: 92356
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Jparker, long as the push botton type yolk is a standard size, which is 99% likely, most any farm supply outlet or machine shop will have them on hand. I too still prefer the old push botton type. Some of my ring types you need to turn the ring, some you slide the ring toward yourself while pushing the yolk onto the tractor shaft. Long as the splines are lined up and a squirt of oil on the shaft the old push botton type is a one hand operation. Have a great weekend. Frank.






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