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Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:50 am
by Bigfoot
Dud. It can be difficult on some implements, but there's not $4-500 of convenience there. Possibly for an elderly person???? Idk

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:03 am
by dun
Bigfoot wrote:Dud. It can be difficult on some implements, but there's not $4-500 of convenience there. Possibly for an elderly person???? Idk

For us "elderly/weak" persons, the ratchet strap is the only way I can hook up most anything, even the brus hog with it's lighter constructed connector.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:08 pm
by Brute 23
Only one that have given me trouble were usually dirty or some thing from people letting the slide off in the dirt. I tie the ujoints to the equipment so they don't slide in the dirt, keep the latch, tractor, and pto shaft clean, and pour oil on them like a high lift jack. They slide on pretty smooth.

The batwing is the heaviest to maneuver but it has a bracket that holds the shaft up above the tongue. That bracket leans forward and back. After I hook the shredder to the tractor (pin and hydraulics) I grab the bracket with my right hand and the joints with my left. When you pull on the bracket with your right hand the shaft moves toward the tractor. If it's not lined up I spin the ujoints with my left hand (best if wings are down already) and pull on the bracket with my right hand. The shredder shaft will slide on a little ways with the latch not pulled back. No sue trying to oull the latch back if your not lined up. Once the shafts are lined up keep pressure with you right hand and slide the latch back with your left hand. It slides right on.

IMO people screw up by trying to pull the latch back at the same time when they are trying to stab the pto shaft to the tractor.

Never do it with 2 people. Your asking for pinched fingers and POed people.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:50 pm
by skyhightree1
DUD I could have had the shaft hooked up the regular way just as fast and felt a lot better about it being fastened securely

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:27 pm
by greybeard
not worth the added $$$$ imo.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:51 am
by slick4591
EZ Hinge Farm Gate

Ran across it this morning and figure it's worth kicking around. I can see this as a deal for someone like me that doesn't own a welder and needs to hang a gate in an area where there's little pressure. I'm sure most of y'all can make one much less expensive with a little more backbone.


Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:03 am
by callmefence
slick4591 wrote:EZ Hinge Farm Gate

Ran across it this morning and figure it's worth kicking around. I can see this as a deal for someone like me that doesn't own a welder and needs to hang a gate in an area where there's little pressure. I'm sure most of y'all can make one much less expensive with a little more backbone.



Use a commercial grade chain link fence strap on hinge. Only a few bucks .It will be identical to what's on the gate but male and comes in pretty much all pipe sizes. Once you got your gate where you like it. Shoot a good size self tapping screw through the strap into the post.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:43 am
by 1982vett
First off.... get rid of the guard on the tractor.... biggest pain of hooking a pto is a dry shaft, a ding in the shields on the shaft or a slightly bent shaft..... but this is the USA where everyone has a right to sell some useless contraption to anyone that will buy it. :2cents:

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:05 am
by Texasmark
Atimm693 wrote: ............. Still have to spin either the implement or PTO shaft to line it up, which is the toughest part I run into if the tractor has an automatic PTO brake.


Not to pirate the topic but your comment here caught my eye: I work alone and my baler tractor has just such an independent PTO. My roller has the CV joint on the tractor end so hooking up the PTO is a real bear. Solution has 3 parts:
1. I deliberately leave the baler with the pressure off the belts for obvious reasons. In doing this it also sets me up for improved shaft connecting.
2. I block up the shaft on the baler tongue so that the connector on the end of it is right against the tractor's shaft.
3. Using a rod in the U joint on the baler end, with the pressure off the belts, I can easily rotate the baler shaft while watching the connection for any signs of alignment. Once you see that little bit of movement, in she goes. Wink!

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:12 am
by Texasmark
jedstivers wrote:
dun wrote:
jedstivers wrote:Shoot, get some of those big heavy ones and have stuff all in the way and it's about all I can do on some of them.
Some I have to get real close and hook the pto up then back the rest of the way and hook the implement.

Easiest way to hook up the heavy ones is hook a ratchet strap around the implement PTO shaft and hook the other end of the strap to the end of the top link. You can just crank the strap enough so that it lines up perfectly with the PTO. That way all you have to fiddle with is the latching mechanism and the shaft itself.

Yep.
Speaking of the latching mechanism though, now days it seems they make them harder to use. The old simple push pin is no more.


I'm still finding the push pins on new equipment. My PIA is the rounder connector with the CV joint attached and the sliding yoke as you mentioned. Not Mother Deere's best moment in the design process.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:18 am
by Texasmark
Post by "dun": [/quote]For us "elderly/weak" persons, the ratchet strap is the only way I can hook up most anything, even the brus hog with it's lighter constructed connector.[/quote]

I just googled ratchet strap to see what you were talking about. Seeing it I think I might try that on my round baler PTO shaft. It's a drag implement but my 3rd member has a hook for attaching to the tractor to keep it at about the 2 O'Clock position when not in use. I could hook into that for a suitable lifting point. Much better than my idea of using blocks under the shaft as I have to lift the shaft to insert the block and being a pendulum arrangement, allows for fore-aft movement.

Thank you sir for that input! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 am
by dun
You have to watch out for old tricky people

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:22 pm
by Atimm693
Texasmark wrote:
Atimm693 wrote: ............. Still have to spin either the implement or PTO shaft to line it up, which is the toughest part I run into if the tractor has an automatic PTO brake.


Not to pirate the topic but your comment here caught my eye: I work alone and my baler tractor has just such an independent PTO. My roller has the CV joint on the tractor end so hooking up the PTO is a real bear. Solution has 3 parts:
1. I deliberately leave the baler with the pressure off the belts for obvious reasons. In doing this it also sets me up for improved shaft connecting.
2. I block up the shaft on the baler tongue so that the connector on the end of it is right against the tractor's shaft.
3. Using a rod in the U joint on the baler end, with the pressure off the belts, I can easily rotate the baler shaft while watching the connection for any signs of alignment. Once you see that little bit of movement, in she goes. Wink!


I prefer to shut the tractor off and spin the tractor end rather than the implement, but I'm sure some tractors have them locked all the time.

We have a Valtra that allows you to put the PTO in neutral, which is pretty slick.

Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:47 pm
by slick4591
Older product that I don't remember seeing before. Any good?


Re: Deal or Dud

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:15 pm
by True Grit Farms
slick4591 wrote:Older product that I don't remember seeing before. Any good?


Works good you just need to go slow, use low heat and the surface must clean.