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    Default Hooking up a Shaft to the PTO ?

    OK Guys, yet another newbie question.

    Went to hook up my 5' bush hog for the first time this weekend and had 2 issues even before i started cutting.

    1) I learned why its important to store the Cutter on level ground, what a pain trying to line up the 3 Pont hitch !!

    well i got that done and then ..

    2) I slide the shaft onto the PTO but Im thinking not far enough...there is a groove in the PTO shaft about 2 " down, and im guessiogn the collar of the mower shaft is supposed to go down that far at least.

    there is no spring loaded collar onthe mower shaft but i couldnt get it to slide down more than 1 1/2 inches, just before that groove....what am i doing wrong ? how do i get it to go on farther ?

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    Default Re: Hooking up a Shaft to the PTO ?

    The ones w/o the collar usually have a spring loaded pin that you push as you slide on. The pin springs back when released and engages the groove in the shaft.
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    Default Re: Hooking up a Shaft to the PTO ?

    Make sure your pto shaft is somewhat clean, a llittle dirt can make the collar hang up.
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    Default Re: Hooking up a Shaft to the PTO ?

    OK, thanks, dont think mine has a collar and dont recall a Pin...one of the two must be there

    it starts to slide on real smooth then just stops dead

    ill have a look see what i can find

    thanks alot

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    Default Re: Hooking up a Shaft to the PTO ?

    Post a Pic if You Can . Just ran into the Same Problem With a Finish Mower I Bought that was Different from My other shafts . & Thanks to Someone Here They explained it & it was a Piece of Cake .

    Mine Either has the Spring Pin. Or The One I Couldn,t Figure out had a Plastic looking Collar That had to be Turned to the Right to Allow it to Slip on Then Back to the left to Lock in Place . Best of luck . Bob

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