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- Jan 14, 2011
- Kubota Tractor Loader L3560 HST+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3,700 pounds bare tractor; 5,400 pounds operating weight ~~~~~~~~ 37 horsepower
PTO Link - Anyone using it?
There does not seem to be enough demand from new-to-tractor owners for aftermarket PTO Quick Connect suppliers remain viable over the mid to long term. The able experienced don't need them.
New PTO powered implements, connecting to new tractor PTO splines are always difficult. Once implement and tractor PTO parts are somewhat worn in, mating becomes easier.
Clean mating parts, lubrication and technique are the keys.
Most here like Eureka Fluid Film as PTO lube. I prefer wax chain lube in an aerosol can.
Grease is too thick.
WD-40 burns off. Shaft goes on "OK" but can be difficult to remove when hot.
Connect the implement to the tractor using two Lower Link pins and one Top Link pin. Lift implement hydraulically until implement PTO shaft and tractor PTO spines are perfectly level, one with the other.
Turn tractor engine off, so tractor PTO splines can be rotated by hand.
Turn male splines by hand until they align with female shaft indents. Slide shaft onto tractor splines.
If the PTO shaft and tractor splines are not perfectly level it is almost impossible to slide shaft on to splines.
I am 73 years old. I connect PTO without too much difficulty.