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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    I see you list i Match quick hitch. This adds to your draft arms length, so PTO shaft needs to be longer.

    Put it back together and mark the safety shield with the cutter on the ground (should be the longest position of the PTO shaft). Then take the PTO shaft off and determine how much overlap you have. You need at least 6"

    Did you buy used? Former owner may have cut the PTO shaft too short. Or new? Did seller set it up? Does the owners manual address the PTO shaft set up? My Bush Hog manual does.
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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    You have been short-shafted.

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    You Possiably could make up the distance with a safety clutch..That would take up the distance, if clutch will fit? Buying another shaft would probably cost less..so..
    Okay, Legal disclaimer: Old but not senile, definitely do not have the answer to everything!

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    Might already have the clutch in the shaft. Or is it shear pins?

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    Besides, I think most if not all have a clutch affair to keep the shaft from being damaged when it hits anything. As they said above your shaft pulled out from being over extended. Just slide the smaller back into the bigger.

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    Quote Originally Posted by tbutman View Post
    Besides, I think most if not all have a clutch affair to keep the shaft from being damaged when it hits anything. As they said above your shaft pulled out from being over extended. Just slide the smaller back into the bigger.
    And wait for it to happen again?
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    I have a feeling the shaft length did not take into account the extra length necessary when using a quick hitch. Might be able to just add a PTO extender to the tractor's PTO shaft.

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    Quote Originally Posted by RickB View Post
    And wait for it to happen again?
    Exactly!!! Thanks for saying it...My shaft only has 4 inches make up on the tiller..probably a lot less torque than a bush-beater? It does use a shear bolt for protection...If i torque mine out, or twist-it, i will Buy a longer shaft..I haven't sheared a bolt in my first years uses..But did look into buying the clutch, it was $120.00 at TSC..it looked to add about 3 inches more??l
    Okay, Legal disclaimer: Old but not senile, definitely do not have the answer to everything!

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    And now denverdave, you say in another thread that it snapped off again?? or slipped out again??

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    Default Re: Brush hog driveshaft snapped in 1/2!

    Well I think it is the shear bolt that holds it on to the gearbox, one guy said it is an easy fix if I can get my hands inside the plastic bell.

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