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    After using a rake and weight box all week I finally needed a powered unit on the 3 pt. When I finished I pulled the pins and forgot the shaft...This is what happened when I backed up to the rake to hook up.:The gaurd was removed to see the damage. Already booted myself in the butt and bought a new shaft at Tractor Supply for 200 and tax.Lucky I didn't break my pto unit off the back of the tractor.
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    Phil. from Mass.

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    You should be able to take sharper bends with it now.

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    experience comes from making mistakes.
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger2561 View Post
    You should be able to take sharper bends with it now.

    LOL. It's only a flesh wound, cut out the bend, and weld the two ends together with a smaller tube inside for strength.
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    Can't say that I've ever done that. But it's just dumb luck!

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    Lots of us have done that. Welcome to the club.
    Now you can go around corners better.
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    kebo, I thought about that too but would it still be balanced? Might cost ya a pto shaft seal. I'd do it but what chances would I be taking?
    modify, adjust and improvise....a country boy can survive

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    i bent a lift link arm on a tractor the first day I got it one time.

    'stuff' happens.

    glad no one got hurt.

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    Welding a new shaft to the U joint is SOP where I come from. Never had it cause a problem.

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    But if you can't weld it is morally acceptable to just go and buy a new one.
    We have all done this kind of thing and it's actually not really dumb, it just an oops as you mention. And oops happen.
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