Awaiting my Woodland Mills WC68

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ericm979

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I used the video below, and the PTO shaft manual when shortening the shaft for the winch I got recently.

Since the shaft is short I did not leave the usual 40mm/2in of free space as that would make the length of the mating part kinda short. It's more like 20mm.

I removed the outer plastic shields so I could get clean cuts and clean up the swarf. Each manufacturer does the shields differently but the manual for my shaft showed how to remove them. It was not too difficult. A good hacksaw works fine, it's mild steel.

Don't put too much grease between the shaft halves and use a light grease. Lots of heavy grease can make it difficult to extend the shaft by hand when attaching the implement, especially when its cold. I don't leave the shafts out in the rain so mine don't need as much grease between the halves. The u-joint bearings do need grease but I try to wipe up the grease that flows out before I use the shaft so it does not make as much of a mess inside the shield.
 
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RalphVa

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WM have good instruction on how to measure and to cut the PTO shaft. Just add another 1 inch to what the instructions call for.

I just used a Sawsall to cut the plastic and then each part of each shaft. Use a file to remove iron filings.
 
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SylvainG

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Looks like I have the first job lined up for the chipper this spring...
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jonsstihl

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thats great. shove the whole thing in there on low speed and stand back and watch it eat.

does yours have the valve attached to the body on a welded bracket or with round spacers bolted on. I had a problem with mine where the bracket for the valve was welded on at the wc46 location instead of the wc68 location so the swingarm only went up 4 inches. they were great about it and gave me a choice of several options to rectify the problem.

they were supposed to change the design to avoid that problem.
 
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SylvainG

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It's under a tarp for the winter. Will need to check next spring once the snow has melted.
 
 
 
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