Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Southern middle Tennessee
    Tractor
    MF 135 soon to be Kubota

    Default L4400, connecting to the PTO

    Late this evening I tried, for the first time, to hook an implement to the PTO. I found out quickly that you cannot turn the PTO shaft to line it up with the splines of the shaft for the implement. What am I doing wrong? Is there a way to release the shaft so it can be turned by hand? Thanks, I can call the dealer tomorrow but sometimes it's hard to talk to someone who knows over the phone.

  2. #2
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    220
    Location
    White Co., ARKANSAS
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830 DT & B2710

    Default Re: L4400, connecting to the PTO

    Try turning the shaft on the implement. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    It takes a little determination sometimes, but the shaft will eventually turn. This is what I do when connecting to a 6' tiller and a 6' bush hog.

    Before I realized that the implement shaft could be turned, I would engage the pto on the tractor for a second or two, then try to connect the implement shaft [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img].
    I would - sooner or later - get the splines lined up. I don't recommend this way [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img].

    If your connecting to a tiller, the tines have to be off the ground to turn the shaft.
    Hope this helps.

  3. #3
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    80
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Tractor
    Kubota L2800DT

    Default Re: L4400, connecting to the PTO

    Yep, turn the shaft on the implement. If you even think about engaging the PTO----STOP and think again. Some of the regulars on TBN advise to turn the engine OFF and pocket the key before hooking/unhooking an implement to the PTO. Imagine how much more trouble you will have connecting to the PTO with only one arm/hand...............

  4. #4
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    63
    Location
    Southern middle Tennessee
    Tractor
    MF 135 soon to be Kubota

    Default Re: L4400, connecting to the PTO

    I did a little experimenting today when I hooked up the tiller. I had been doing it like you said but after I hook up the tiller and raise it up it is hard to get into the PTO shaft. Today I shut off the tractor after I connected the 3pt and took both shifters out of gear and raised the seat and I was able to turn it by hand for a few inches each way. I don't know what part of this combination enabled me to be able to turn it but it worked. I had read where the Kubotas were designed to turn a few inches and that the seat was part of the safety switch. So I just tried everything. Thanks for the replies.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    41
    Location
    Arkansas
    Tractor
    Kubota L4400

    Default Re: L4400, connecting to the PTO

    I hooked up the 5' bush--hog to my 4400 this weekend, I experience no PTO problems, although I only had to turn it a few degrees to get alignment.

  6. #6
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    267
    Location
    North Texas (40 Miles South of OK)
    Tractor
    Kubota L4330 HST

    Default Re: L4400, connecting to the PTO

    I have to raise the tiller to spin my PTO also. I have a long heavy screw driver that I keep in my Tractor tool box just so i can ut it in the knuckle of the PTO shaft to spin it - I makes it a lot easier. If you do that make sure the tractor is OFF, you have the key, & you do not force it so you hurt the shaft/impement.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.