How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used?

   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #31  

Avenger

Veteran Member
Joined
May 16, 2018
Messages
1,089
Location
Spokane, WA
Tractor
LS XR4145C
yes, talking about shafts and lubricants will bring out the 13 year old in all of us. Just remember that, hopefully, we are all adults, and if you choose to cover your (PTO) shaft or not, is on you and you take the risk. :D
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #32  

ch1ch2

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 15, 2013
Messages
1,017
Location
DFW, TX
Tractor
IH 584, NH TC33DA, NH TN95A
I have to lube mine!
I can not get the pieces to slide without lube.
I use Fluid Film. It makes less of a mess and wipes up well.
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used?
  • Thread Starter
#33  
OP
J

Jstpssng

Super Star Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2005
Messages
19,137
Location
Maine
Tractor
Kubota L3301
People are posting about Fluid Film more and more. Until recently I thought that it was only used as a rust inhibitor for automobiles. How many different things do people use it for? It must work pretty good, otherwise people wouldn't keep buying it at ten bucks a can.I use white grease for lubing things like door hinges and latches on my pickup, is FF a good substitute for that? How would it work on the deck of my wood splitter? I don't want to use grease because that would make a mess of the wood.
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #34  

Wagtail

Super Star Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2013
Messages
10,927
Location
St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
Tractor
JD 4105 / JD Z355E (48" deck)
Do you believe covering the shaft when not in use would have prevented them from snapping or was it something else that caused it?
Like maybe hitting something with the implement?

My thought towards always using the cap when not employing a PTO driven implement is simple... the tractor came with one therefore there must be a reason that 'they' put one there.

So why not use it? A wee spray of lanolin-based lubricant or WD-40 to prevent rust due to infrequent use of the PTO is just preventive maintenance as far as I can see.
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #35  

Wagtail

Super Star Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2013
Messages
10,927
Location
St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
Tractor
JD 4105 / JD Z355E (48" deck)
People are posting about Fluid Film more and more. Until recently I thought that it was only used as a rust inhibitor for automobiles. How many different things do people use it for? It must work pretty good, otherwise people wouldn't keep buying it at ten bucks a can.I use white grease for lubing things like door hinges and latches on my pickup, is FF a good substitute for that? How would it work on the deck of my wood splitter? I don't want to use grease because that would make a mess of the wood.

'FF' is a lanolin based lubricant and I use a similar spray all around the property... including the base/deck of my wood splitter. I works great and doesn't make a mess of my wood.

On the tractor = if it moves, but doesn't have a dedicated grease nipple, it gets a shot/spray of lanolin lubricant.
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #36  

Utopia Texas

Platinum Member
Joined
Aug 11, 2013
Messages
754
Location
Brookshire & Cat Spring,Texas
Tractor
Kubota B2650 / Kubota L6060 / Kubota ZD2300
81454F63-F714-4DD4-AF7A-7B8EEF9D656A.jpeg
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #37  

ruffdog

Super Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2011
Messages
8,174
Location
southern wisconsin
Tractor
Bobcat Toolcat 5610G, Deere X744, Cub Cadet IH 982
However, you will also need additional water-based or silicone lubricant.
 
   / How do you protect your PTO shaft when it's not being used? #40  

Doofy

Super Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2017
Messages
5,104
Location
Alaska
Tractor
LS XR 3135HC
 
Top